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Fine Points of the Law


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Inventor Jiro Takashima, 75, maintains that his Pro-State massager is a serious medical device (retailing for about $80), but his daughter-partner Amy Sung, 35, simultaneously markets it as a prostate...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (September 2003)


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Tensions were brewing in the family of Zell Kravinsky, 48, and his psychiatrist-wife Emily over what she believes is his excessive altruism (according to an August 2003 profile in The New York Times)....
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Unclear on the Concept


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Psychologists generally discount that children at age 6 can form a specific intention to "sexually" molest anyone (as opposed to roughing someone up or being obnoxious), but the principal of Downey El...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Year of the Blind!


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(1) In Urfa, Turkey, in April, pop singer Metin Senturk set the world speed record for an unassisted blind driver (in a Ferrari F430, at about 175 mph), an experience he called "like a dance with deat...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sucker Nation


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The New Living Expo in San Francisco in May showcased such "healthy-living" breakthroughs as a $1,200 machine promising to suck toxins out of your body; a $249 silver amulet to protect you from "deadl...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

People With Issues


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At her arraignment in Missoula, Mont., in April, Jackiya Ford, 37, refused to enter a plea to various fraud charges because, she explained, "Montana" is not a legal entity. According to the prosecutor...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Horshoes, hand grenades and homework


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New York state school officials had promised to crack down on soft test-grading to end the near-automatic grade-advancement by students unprepared for promotion. However, a June New York Post report f...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Can't Possibly Be True


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According to a May report by Seattle's KOMO-TV, former Oregon National Guardsman Gary Pfleider II is awaiting the results of his latest appeal to end the garnishment of his disability checks to cover ...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Armed and Clumsy (All New!)


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In this latest collection of men who accidentally shot themselves recently, private parts were the center of attention. University of Illinois campus police officer Bryan Mallin accidentally shot hims...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (August 2004)


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In July (2004), police were summoned to an upscale office building in St. Louis, Mo., on a report of a man roaming the halls with a gun, and on arrival, officers found some workers hiding under desks ...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thinning the Herd


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Their Getaways Hit a Dead End: (1) Noah Comer, 39, crashed his motorcycle and was killed as he tried to flee sheriff's deputies in San Diego in January after allegedly stealing a pack of cigarettes fr...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Start 'em early, start 'em right


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Catholic Youth Organization coach Michael Kman, 45, was charged in May with various misdemeanors regarding an alleged attempt over a several-month period to fix kids' basketball games for Kman's Our L...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Questionable Judgments


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Standing firm under severe local criticism, John Chianelli (the chief mental-health administrator of Milwaukee County, Wis.) has begun housing aggressive males and vulnerable females together in the s...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

People With Issues


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Walter "Butch" Rubincan, 46, was charged in February in Newark, Del., as being a serial thief with perhaps a 20-year habit, specializing in men's shoes. When not out taking things, Rubincan (who "kept...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Latest Religious Messages


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Virginia state inmate Kendall Gibson, who is serving 47 years for abduction and robbery committed at age 18, has spent the last 10 years in the prison's "hole," 23 hours a day in a cell "the size of a...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010
 
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