Modern radio drama Paranoria, TX releases 100th episode

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paranoria, TX, a modern radio drama hosted at internet-based AstroNet Radio, released its 100th episode. The episode is titled The People’s Choice and aired on Monday.

The station’s web site describes the show as “old school radio theater with a new and outrageous geeky spin!” In its early days, the show was featured solely at the long-running internet radio site TogiNet Radio, a site focused on talk radio. In late 2015, TogiNet established AstroNet Radio as a subsidiary station. The show originally featured amateur voice actors, local to East Texas. After some time, professional actors/talent came to be featured intermittently. Some of those were

  • Kevin Betzer from television series Deep South Paranormal.
  • Clu Gulager notably from The Virginian and The Fall Guy.
  • John Gulager notably as director of Piranha 3DD.
  • Diane Ayala Goldner notably from horror film franchise Feast.
  • Vernon Wells notably from the films Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Weird Science.

Wikinews caught up with the show’s producer, George Jones, to discuss the show.

((WN)) First, tell our readers about Paranoria, Texas.

George Jones: Paranoria, TX started out as a little show that could. We really didn’t know what we were doing but we wanted to do Old School radio in a brand new format which consisted of a new script every week with a cast of voice actors. The result was a surprising hit and now the show has grown into something completely different than what it was in the beginning and we have followers worldwide. The basic premise of the story is that there is a group of nerds who come together plotting to take over the world but end up saving it time and again.

((WN)) When did the idea for the show first come to you?

GJ: I was called into the [TogiNet] studio for an interview about one of my events and while I was there the DJ asked me if I had ever thought about doing a radio show myself. I had no idea what I was going to do but I was intrigued and after a little brainstorming and utilizing my own creativity the show was born.

((WN)) You’ve written most of the scripts, right? Has anyone else helped you with writing?

GJ: I have written 90% of the scripts for the show. Eric Nivens, Alan Mendez, Jeremy Nagel and Matt McBride have also written a few scripts. It gets tough running a brand new 20-page script every week but somehow we’ve managed for almost a hundred weeks. We thank God for fans who keep us going, otherwise it would not have made it for so long.

Jones estimates since the first episode, the show has been downloaded roughly 30,000 times. The show is set to feature a spin-off series soon.

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Prince Philip of UK makes last solo public engagement after 65 years

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The United Kingdom’s Prince Philip, 96, performed his last solo official royal public engagement, before retiring from his official duties as the consort of Queen Elizabeth II after 65 years of service, with a Captain General’s parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

As the Captain General, he took the royal salute and inspected the soldiers to mark the end of the 1664 Global Challenge. He told the soldiers humorously “You all should be locked up” after they completed a 2,678 kilometer (1664 mile) trek in support of the Royal Marines Charity. 

Buckingham Palace announced Philip’s retirement plan in May. Philip succeeded King George VI — Elizabeth’s father — as Captain General of marines in 1953, the year after she succeeded him as monarch. On the announcement in May, Prime Minister Theresa May offered her well wishes and gratitude to Prince Philip, 95 years old at the time.

Lady Myra Butter, an acquaintance of Philip’s for more than eight decades, said on BBC Radio 4 program Today, of Philip’s future after retirement, “I’m sure that he won’t disappear, he will be greatly missed by everybody. He’s been such a stable character in all our lives — he’s always there and he’s always been there for the Queen and I think we’re very, very lucky to have him.”

Serving longer than any other British consort, Philip has made 22,219 solo public engagements as consort, 637 solo overseas visits, 5,496 speeches, and 14 books. He currently supports or belongs to more than 780 organisations.

Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, is a nephew of late King Constantine I of Greece, and was born on the Greek island of Corfu. Philip is a former naval officer and courted Elizabeth during his service in the Royal Navy. He married her in 1947 in Westminster Abbey. This November will be their 70th wedding anniversary. Elizabeth described Philip as “my strength and stay”.

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wikinews interviews Kristian Hanson, producer-director of indie horror film ‘Sledge’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Just days away from Halloween, Wikinews interviewed Kristian Hanson, producer-director of independent slasher film Sledge. The film has been a recent source of discussion in horror fan circles, primarily due to its production budget of only US$800. Sledge is Hanson’s fourth film to direct, according to Internet Movie Database.

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Getting In Shape For Your Wedding

Getting in Shape for your Wedding


John Walker Smith

Every bride wants to look gorgeous on their wedding day. They want to be able to wear that strapless dress without fear of bingo wings. They want to be at their physical peak and have the photos to prove it. Lets face it, they want the assembled guests to gasp in awe as they float effortlessly down the aisle, a vision of loveliness. The trouble is (aside from the fact that in reality the only gasp most of us will inspire is one of shared embarrassment as we trip over our too-long dress and land at the feet of the vicar), with nuptials looming time is tight and money is being spent like the wedding marks the end of the world.

So how do you get in shape for the big day without taking too much precious time away from the planning or too much precious money away from the dress and shoe (and champagne) fund?

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New bride Sarah Lewellen shared her secret with us: Six weeks before the wedding I still hadnt done a stitch of exercise. I wanted to lose weight as quickly as possible, so I decided to go to boot camp she confided. Boot camp is exactly what you imagine it might be: a week of intense exercise and strict dieting. Sarah went to a camp in Scotland but you can find them throughout the UK. It was hard, Sarah told us. We were woken up at 4 or 5 am and made to run a mile before wed even have breakfast, then for the rest of the day we would do classes or maybe a ten mile hike. Although it was tough, Sarah admitted she did enjoy it and even lost half a stone, which in one week is impressive by any standards. The downside, though (aside from the early mornings, strict rations and punishing exercise regime), is the cost. At around a grand for the week it is not the cheapest solution.

If your pockets dont run that deep, you could try visiting one of the many gyms in London. And before you ask, no, you dont need to be a member of a gym in London to go to a gym in London. You just need to have heard of payasugym. With well over 120 gyms in London, payasugym enables you to visit whichever participating gym you chose, as many times as you like, on a pay-per-session basis. Thats right, it really is pay-as-you-go, just as the name suggests.

Of course, toning up or losing weight isnt the only preparation a bride might want to do before her wedding day. With all the stress of the planning, taking time out to relax and pamper yourself is as important as making sure the caterer is going to turn up. Its no use trying to turn your body into Cindy Crawford if your face says Miss Havisham.

Payasugym can help out here too, as many of their gyms in London also have spas, which you can use once youve bought a pass from the website. You dont even need to go to the gym. Head to the swimming pool to float about for a while and pretend you are exercising, give yourself a facial by opening up those pores in the sauna and steam room, then head for a much needed massage. So now you can evaporate the frustration of having the photographer and florist on speed-dial without having membership to a swanky club. You could even take the Mother-in-Law-to-be to a luxury spa in London and treat her. That should get you in her good books.

A one-off gym visit to a gym in London starts from around 4.50 for a basic gym, heading up to 20 for visit to a luxury, top of the range spa. Perfect for those brides-to-be who want to tone up and get a healthy glow in time for the big day.

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September 13, 2017 in Photography

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What is about the bikini that makes it loved by men and women alike, and adored the world over? Bikini has secured itself as the number one womens swimwear favorite, surpassing the traditional one piece swimsuit. However, while the bikini of today bares many similarities to the original bikini, in the past we have seen the bikini go through radical transformations and a range of different styles and trends.

So what is a bikini? In the most basic of terms, a bikini is a two piece womens swimsuit. However, to say that it is simply two pieces of swimwear would be to undermine the very essence of the bikini. A bikini, at its heart, is the most magical of swimsuits and one that shows off a womans figure at its very best.

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Over the years, we have seen the rise and fall in popularity of certain bikini styles. Bikinis are adjustable, which is probably the number one factor for their popularity, as is the material covering the bust. Padilla is a retailer and manufacturer of bikini and other sportswear products which has been established since 1993. We use quality material and fashionable design to enhance comfort and confident of our customers.

Today, bikini styles run the gamut from the sweet and cute bikinis to the downright sexy bikinis. And of course, all of the bikini styles in between. Most often, youll find bikinis mixing up different styles. In fact today, you can even mix and match your bikinis yourself, with bikini tops and bottoms sold separately for your creative convenience.

Whatever your bikini style whether youre a hot bikini girl or a lover of designer bikinis, bikinis are a womans best friend. And I will guarantee you this, they are pretty friendly with the men too!

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September 11, 2017 in Sport

Germany book quarter-final spot with 2-0 win over Sweden

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A two goal burst from Lukas Podolski in the first 12 minutes put Germany through to the quarter-finals of the Fifa World Cup, Saturday.

Sweden did not get into the round of sixteen game against the host nation and were not helped when Teddy Lucic was sent off before half time. Lucic had tugged Miroslav Klose’s shirt to stop a dangerous run, and received his second yellow card on a controversial call.

Podolski scored the goals but the supremacy on the field was due to captain Michael Ballack who, with his passes from midfield, controlled the game for the Germans. Klose was influential next to young Podolski in attack, setting up both goals.

In the fourth minute, Klose turned and split two Swedish defenders just outside the box. His shot was blocked by Andreas Isaksson, but Podolski was there to put in the rebound. Soon thereafter, Klose occupied three Swedish defenders with a run across the penalty area, sent a reverse ball into the centre and Podolski converted for his second goal of the match.

Jürgen Klinsmann’s side did not hesitate to shoot; they kept 63 per cent of possession and Ballack dominating many chances were created. Germany had 21 more shots than Sweden in the game. Isaksson made some outstanding one-handed saves to keep the score at 2-0, from Klose and a Ballack effort which he tipped onto his right post.

Lars Lagerback’s side played with just ten men in the second half but they nearly got the perfect start with a penalty after Christoph Metzelder pushed Henrik Larsson from behind. This was the referee’s second disputed call, after sending off Lucic. Larsson took the spot kick but the 35 year old Swedish star shot just over the crossbar.

Argentina, the winner of match 50 versus Mexico, would meet the hosts in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.


  • 1 Round of sixteen
  • 2 Formations
    • 2.1 Germany
    • 2.2 Sweden
  • 3 Officials
  • 4 Related news
  • 5 Sources
September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

2007 Taipei Samsung Running Festival: A combination with charity, technology, and sports

Sunday, October 14, 2007

With the success of the Samsung Running Festival from 2005 in Taipei, and continued with the image of charity, Samsung Electronics donated 100 PDA phones to Chinese National Association of the Deaf, R.O.C., Taiwan. (CNAD) and CNAD elected “Taiwan Top 10 Outstanding Deaf Occupational Excellence” delegates to receive this donation in the 3rd Taipei Samsung Running Festival.

“Earlier in 2006, Samsung donated lots of funds to help the process of 2009 Summer Deaflympics in Taipei. In this meaningful activity, I’m appreciated with the donation from Samsung who helped lots of deaf people in Taiwan with a good enterprise image. I hope Samsung can still promote the charity in Taiwan.” Jiong-huang Yang (Chairman of CNAD) said at the Donation Ceremony.

“Based on a concern with an enterprise of ‘What’s taken from the people is used for the people’, Samsung imported this running activity and donated with charity activity in Taiwan. I hope this event will close on people in Taiwan.” Kuen-Hee Park (Greater China Area Chairman of Samsung Eletronics) remarked at Opening Ceremony.

Nearly the start at 7:00 a.m. (Taipei Time), more than 30,000 runners were ready to start. To prevent the starting and route problem, the organizer Chinese Taipei Road Running Association set up the controlling line at the start line and it took a good effect with the start controlling.

After the running activity, Samsung Electronics held lots of performances such as kids’ street dancing, taekwondo skills by Taipei Physical Education College, CTITV Live Contest of “Ape Show” Program, and a small concert of CTV “One Million Star” entertainers. And National Palace Museum also invited runners visiting the NPM with dressing official “Taipei Samsung Running Festival” T-shirt after all the programs ended.

September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Gunman on the loose in Melbourne

Monday, June 18, 2007Police in Melbourne, Australia are on the hunt for a gunman who killed a man and injured two others in the city’s central business district this morning.

Officials warned all office workers to remain indoors, and train services to Flinders Street Station were temporarily on hold, as investigations were carried out on the intersection of Flinders Lane and William Street.

Malcom Bates, who witnessed the shootings at around 8:15 a.m., said the gunman grabbed a woman from inside a taxi. “The lady got away and he turned and shot three people basically point blank,” Mr Bates said. “I was right across the road”. He said that the incident took no longer than the “wink of an eye”.

Paramedics struggled to revive the one victim for almost an hour before declaring him dead at the scene. The two injured people have been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

Police believe the incident began at the Bar Code 24-hour bar in King Street, when a woman attempted to get into a taxi. She was apparently grabbed by the hair by the gunman who then shot her and two men who attempted to come to her aid.

Police have identified the gunman as Christopher Wayne Hudson, aged 29. They believe him to be a member of the Hells Angels bikie gang. Police have described Hudson as about 180 cm tall, with short brown hair and wearing a dark tracksuit top and dark denim jeans.

A building worker on a construction site on the corner of Queen and Flinders Streets has reportedly discovered a handgun. It is understood the gunman may have thrown the weapon into the site as he fled the scene.

September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

News briefs:August 8, 2005


  • 1 Robin Cook dead after collapsing
  • 2 Russian submarine rescued by Royal Navy
  • 3 America’s atomic bombing commemoration held in Hiroshima
  • 4 Larson B ice-shelf collapse reveals exotic organisms isolated for 10,000 years
  • 5 ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies at 67
  • 6 Space Shuttle Discovery STS-114 landing postponed for weather
  • 7 Netanyahu quits over Israel’s pullout plan
  • 8 Wikipedia Current Events


September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Arson charge for man who cleaned home with gasoline

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ernest Krajniak from Chilton, Wisconsin in the United States has been charged with arson after a lit cigarette ignited gasoline soaked clothes, setting his apartment ablaze.

On Friday April 3, Krajniak, 47, cleaned his entire apartment with about five gallons of gasoline, wiping everything down with the soaked clothes. After he was finished, he piled the soaked clothes in the center of his bedroom, lit a cigarette and then threw what was left of the still lit cigarette, into the pile.

Krajniak never called the fire department and never pulled the alarm. Instead he yelled ‘fire’ a few times then walked to the police station where an ambulance took him to a local hospital for the treatment of minor burns. The fire department later arrived to put out the blaze and his apartment was extensively smoke damaged. 11 other apartments were also damaged, leaving the occupants without a place to stay for at least a week.

“I should have never used that,” said Krajniak during a court appearance on Monday. He admitted to knowing that gasoline was highly flammable. He was arrested and his bond has been set a US$2,500. Krajniak’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, April 13. According to, Krajniak has no prior criminal record.

The careless smoking of cigarettes has been blamed for thousands of fires across the U.S. In January 2008, an unnamed elderly woman in Buffalo, New York was receiving oxygen for medical problems in her home and lit a cigarette and began to smoke it. The oxygen coming from her mask then facilitated the ignition of her clothing, setting her on fire.

In the U.S. in 2002, only 4% of all residential fires were reportedly caused by smoking materials. These fires, however, were responsible for 19% of residential fire fatalities and 9% of injuries. The fatality rate due to smoking is nearly four times higher than the overall residential fire rate; injuries are more than twice as likely. Forty percent of all smoking fires start in the bedroom or living room/family room; in 35% of these fires, bedding or upholstered furniture are the items first ignited.

September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized