Sick Oregon Man ‘Robs’ Bank For One Dollar To Get Health Care In Jail

By Scott Keyes

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Nobody sticks up a bank for a single dollar unless he has a particularly compelling reason. Tim Alsip had one: the only way he could afford health care was to get it in jail.

On Friday morning, 50-year-old Alsip walked into a Portland-area Bank of America and calmly handed the teller a note: “This is a hold up. Give me a dollar.” Alsip then took his single dollar bill and sat quietly in the lobby, waiting for police to arrive. According to The Oregonian, he has a history of mental illness, addiction, and dental problems that seem to have gone untreated. Sacrificing his freedom was the price Alsip felt he had to pay to receive medical care. Continue reading

Brach’s teardown stirs mixed community reaction

Some envision jobs from new development – others see missed opportunity

By Robert Felton

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A high school, mixed-housing and a casino.

Those were among the ideas some had to replace the old Brach’s candy factory at 401 N. Cicero. None of those ideas, however, are part of the site’s future. The recent announcement by the site’s owners to tear down the factory and build a multi-use industrial building has drawn mixed reaction from community members. Continue reading

Lupe Fiasco Sued By Drug Kingpin’s Estranged Wife For Reportedly Hiding Millions Of Dollars [Update: Lupe Clarifies, Sort Of]

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Lupe Fiasco apparently conspired with drug lord Charles Patton in order to hide millions of dollars from his estranged wife, according to a new lawsuit.

Here’s a connection you might not have assumed existed– Lupe Fiasco and drug kingpin Charles Patton. In a new lawsuit from the estranged wife of Patton (who is currently locked up in jail serving a 44-year sentence over a heroin enterprise), Lupe, of all rappers, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars from the wife. Continue reading

Remembering Tommy Morrison — Better Known as Tommy Gunn

By Matthew Kitchen

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No matter how many fights he won or lost, former  WBO World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Morrison — who died Sunday in an Omaha,  Nebraska hospital — was always going to be remembered as Tommy “Machine” Gunn,  the mulleted, arrogant son of a bitch who won the heavyweight title in Rocky  V against a “paper champ,” but who couldn’t beat an aged and injured Balboa  in a Philadelphia street fight. But maybe that’s better than being known as  Morrison, who never lived up to his potential, and whose career was marred by a  positive HIV test, drunk driving, and jail time. Continue reading

Concert Review: “Wu-Block”– Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch

By: Jarrod Horton

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In 2012 Sheek Louch of the group Lox and Ghostface Killah of the group Wu tang Clan released a collaborative album titled “Wu-Block.” This summer, the two emcees were in Chicago at the Shrine Nightclub performing together and I got a chance to check it out. Now before I recap the details of that evening, I want to make a confession, I am a self-admitted “Wu-Head.” Basically that means I have been devoted and dedicated to everything Wu-Tang Clan ever since I heard their first single “Protect ya neck”; so to have a chance to see the group or one of the members perform anywhere or anytime is always a treat. Continue reading