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A popular TV chef in Italy was fired in February after musing on the air about the historical popularity of gourmet cat meat. According to Beppe Bigazzi, 77, cat stew is best cooked after leaving the ...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Continuing Crisis


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Ralph Conone, 68, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, in March after witnesses identified him as the man who several times had walked up behind young children, punched them on the head when their parents ...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Texas Justice


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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals almost never encounters an "improper" conviction, but managed to ease up in February by taking the death penalty off the table for double-murderer Charles Hood, who...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


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Not Much of a Challenge for Cops:  William Edmunds, 32, was charged with DUI in March when his car weaved up to the guard gate at the loading dock for the Montgomery County, N.Y., jail, and he asked i...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lax on Perverts


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In February, the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners relicensed Scott Fredin even though he is still registered as a sex offender following a 2003 conviction for fondling two female patients dur...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bright Ideas


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Supervisors at the Department for Work and Pensions in Carlisle, England, issued a directive in March to short-handed staff on how to ease their telephone workload during the busy midday period. Worke...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Update


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UpdateRobert "Prince Mongo" Hodges had been disturbing people, and sometimes running for office, for 10 years before he came to News of the Weird's attention in September 1992 by attracting nearly 3,0...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Texas justice


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In March, juries in Smith County and Matagorda County sentenced Henry Wooten and Melvin Johnson III to 35 years and 60 years in prison, respectively, for possessing small amounts of drugs (but enough ...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sub-\"Zero Tolerance\"


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Seventh-grader Rachael Greer was suspended from River Valley Middle School in Jefferson, Ind., in February, even though she apparently did exactly what her parents and the school want kids to do ("jus...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Questionable Judgments


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A recent epiphany caused millionaire Austrian businessman Karl Rabeder, 47, to be depressed about his wealth, and by February, he was in the process of giving away an estate worth the equivalent of ab...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Least Competent Police


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Embarrassing: In March, on duty on opening day of the jail at the new Adair County judicial center in Columbia, Ky., sheriff's deputy Charles Wright accidentally locked himself in a cell and was fired...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Inexplicable


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In January, Aretha Brown, 66, who has lived in the same house in Callahan, Fla., (pop. 962) for 30 years, suddenly became unable to leave her yard unless she crawled between CSX railroad cars blocking...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Can't Possibly Be True


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In February, the undergraduate dean's office at Yale University disclosed that it was formally soliciting anonymous, first-person reports of student sexual experiences to publish on a school Web site,...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Unusual Recipes


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It's a simple recipe, said A-List New York City chef Daniel Angerer: a cheese derived from the breast milk of his wife, who is nursing the couple's 3-month-old daughter. As a chef, he said, "you look ...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Undignified Deaths


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A 36-year-old man drowned in Denville, N.J., in January during a friendly swimming competition with a pal, as they raced underneath a 30-yard long ice patch on partially frozen Indian Lake. New York C...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
 
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