Santa Domingo: An American magician was recuperating in the Dominican Republic after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a
flammable cologne. Chico, California-native Wayne Houchin said he is receiving treatment for burns that doctors are cautiously optimistic will not result in scars.
A yesterday statement on his Facebook page says he is "resting, healing and working through the legal process" in the Caribbean nation, where he had been performing with a group of fellow magicians.
During a Nov 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic's 'Closer To The Stars' TV program, guest host Franklin Barazarte abruptly doused the US magician's head with 'Agua de Florida,' a flammable cologne commonly used in Santeria rituals. A video of the incident shows the magician's head bursting into flames as Barazarte runs his hands over Houchin's hair....more
11:43 AM, Dec 03, 2012
London: Felix Sanchez won his second Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold, and the Dominican Republic's first medal of the 2012 Games, by putting the field way behind down the stretch to finish in 47.63 seconds on Monday night. Sanchez, who turns 35 on Aug. 30, also was the 2004 Olympic champion. He stuck his tongue out as he crossed the line and let out a scream. Then he knelt on the...
02:15 AM, Aug 07, 2012
London: Stroke is one of the main cause of death among people over the age of 65 in developing countries like India and China, according to new research. The study surveyed 12,373 people aged 65 and over between 2003 and 2005 in a total of 10 urban and rural sites in India, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico and China, documenting over 2,000 deaths over a three to five...
08:11 AM, Mar 01, 2012