Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012
I'm a Poll Man:
Could VP JOE BIDEN become a liability to Democrats in some key swing states? Conventional wisdom says "no," but numbers from a newUSA Today/Gallup poll might leave room for some concern. In the 12 swing states likely to determine the outcome of the election, just 40-percent of registered voters view Biden favorably, while 54-percent view him unfavorably.
Independents are also down on the veep, with 50-percent saying they view him unfavorably, versus 35-percent holding a favorable view. (Pacelli)
Trolling for publicity:
Warning: note sexual content.
Being a good girl in this tough, modern world ain't easy --just ask LORI "Lolo" JONES! The track and field goddess told MARY CARILLO on "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that staying a virgin at 29-years-old is much harder than training for the Olympics. Apparently some guys don't believe her, others never call again and a few are shocked she sticks to her principles after months of dating. Lolo says she wants to give the gift of virginity to her husband and any potential contenders need to be single, nonsmokers, Christian, have no baby mamas and are gainfully employed! (Lee)
RICHIE SAMBORA fell in love with DENISE RICHARDS all over again. He tells Us Weekly magazine that when he found out she adopted baby ELOISE, it made him love her more. And his daughter AVA, with ex HEATHER LOCKLEAR, also loves Denise, telling the tabloid, "I would love it if they got married." (Myers)
MICK JAGGER's daughter, GEORGIA MAY JAGGER, was just named the new face for MADONNA and LOURDES LEON's Material Girl clothing line. Georgia May tells People magazine that she's "thrilled" to be "handpicked by Madonna and Lola." She joins KELLY OSBOURNE and TAYLOR MOMSEN modeling for the juniors clothing line sold at Macy's. (Bartha)
At the local Cop Shop:
If you're in a situation where you have to dial 911, the last thing you want to hear on the other side of the phone is snoring. But that's what a Maryland woman heard when she called emergency services to help her husband who was struggling to breath. She called 911 and was transferred to a snoozing dispatcher.
After realizing something was wrong, the original operator broke back into the call and directed the woman to a second dispatcher. As the second dispatcher gave the woman instructions, the first dispatcher could be heard snoring (18 times) before finally awaking. Officials say the napping dispatcher was a firefighter 17 hours into a 24-hour shift. He's on leave pending an investigation.
The ailing husband, meanwhile, made it to the hospital and is doing fine. (Maiman)
Survivor: real life:
A man from Alberta, Canada, was run over by an 8-thousand-ton freight train --and survived.
CNews reports the roar of a diesel locomotive and 26 railcars apparently wasn't loud enough to wake a drunken man who passed out on the train tracks. Authorities say, if he had awakened and sat up while the train passed overhead, he would be dead now. But, apparently he kept sleeping as the train rolled right over the top of him. Then, after the train had passed, he finally woke up. One witness said, "He got up and grabbed his beer and just walked away."
Officers later caught up with him and arrested him for public intoxication. (Still)
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