Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said a witness who was the designated driver for the group told police the four men were sitting at a table outside a trailer park after their night on the town and began arguing about religion.
The talk became heated when the subject turned to who would go to heaven and who would go to hell.
Stoker said he would settle the argument and went into a house and returned with a shotgun, which he loaded and placed in his mouth, Alford said the witness reported.
"The victim Joslin then took the gun out of Stoker's mouth, saying, 'If you have to shoot somebody, shoot me,"' Alford said, citing the witness report.
The shotgun went off, hitting Joslin in the chest and killing him.
SPRING HILL, Fla. — An argument between two handicapped men over a hospital parking space escalated when one man whipped out a sword, prompting the other to pull out a 9mm handgun. (Read full article at CourtTV.com.)It's no wonder FARK.com gave Florida its own icon...
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Two firms are suing the State of Florida over its website, saying the Bush administration stole ideas and designs. The latest suit has been filed by Winter Springs computer consultant Brent Gregory. He said his company is being muscled out of business by the state. He said the Web site known as MyFlorida.com has stolen information, page design and its overall concept from his own StateofFlorida.com site.You can find the full news article online at Local6.com News.
Playing off the theme of Tuesday night's 7-7 tie at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Milwaukee, the independent minor league team will be having "Tie One For The Bud" night and will giving out ties with commissioner Bud Selig's face on them to select fans that attend Wednesday night's game against the Sioux City Explorers.You can read the full article (and see a tie photo) at ESPN.com. Now might I turn your attention to the OU football kickoff countdown in the sidebar, which now stands at, count 'em, FIFTY DAYS LEFT!
"In addition to suspending our club policy which restricts the appearance of neckties on the premises, we've petitioned the league to investigate the prospect of having all our games end in tie scores," said Tom Whaley, the team's vice president, in the news release. "We thereby reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt physically or emotionally by the random vagaries associated with on-field losses or extra innings."
"The mystery of the missing trifecta has been solved. Sort of.
In this space last week, it was noted that President Bush often tells audiences that he promised during the 2000 presidential campaign that he would allow the federal budget to go into deficit in times of war, recession or national emergency, but he never imagined he would 'have a trifecta'. Nobody inside or outside the White House, however, had been able to produce evidence that Bush actually said this during the campaign.
Now comes information that the three caveats were uttered before the 2000 campaign -- by Bush's Democratic opponent, Vice President Al Gore. The Post's Glenn Kessler found in the archives this promise from Gore: 'Barring an economic reversal, a national emergency, or a foreign crisis, we should balance the budget this year, next year, and every year.' Gore said that to the Economic Club of Detroit in May 1998, then repeated it at least twice more, in speeches in June and November of that year."