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Compelling Explanations


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Paula Wolf, 41, was arrested in Stevens Point, Wis., and charged with hitting four pedestrians at random with projectiles on April 21. In Wolf's car, police found a blow gun, a slingshot and a bucket ...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

America What a Country!


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In 2007, after a stay in the United States distinguished mainly by his acquisition of a long police record, illegal immigrant Cecil Harvey, 55, was deported to his native Barbados. However, according ...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (April 1994)


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The New York Daily News reported in April (1994) on a cellblock fight between prominent New York mass murderers Colin Ferguson and Joel Rifkin while they were awaiting trials at the Nassau County jail...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Uh-Oh!


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A recent French documentary in the form of a TV show called "Game of Death" mimics the notorious 1950s human-torture experiments of Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram, who would coax test subjects to a...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Continuing Crisis


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Mexican police, raiding a suspected hideout of drug kingpin Oscar Nava Valencia in the city of Zapopan in December, found the expected items (weapons, drugs, cash) but also 38 gold- or silver-plated g...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spectacular Errors


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Milton High School beat Westlake, 56-46, for the Georgia 5A boys' basketball championship in March. Westlake's chances evaporated during the pre-game warm-ups, when their Georgia-player-of-the-year ca...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some People Never Learn


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Briton Robert Dee, feeling humiliated at being called the "world's worst tennis pro" by London's Daily Telegraph (and other news organizations) sued the newspaper for libel last year. After taking tes...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Overconfident \"Artists\"


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Clair Arthur Smith, 42, of Cape Coral, Fla., was charged with forgery in May after he allegedly tried to doctor the amount of a check he had received from Bank of America. Converting the "$10.00" chec...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bright Ideas


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Frustrated customers frequently challenge bills, and occasionally, "rescission" of the original deal is a suitable remedy. However, it's not suitable for some services. Deborah Dillow was late with th...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alcohol Was Involved


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Donald Wolfe, 55, was charged with public drunkenness in March in Brookville, Pa., after neighbors spotted him giving, as he described it, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a roadkill possum along Route...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Readers' Choice


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Albert Bailey, 27, and a 16-year-old buddy were charged with robbery of a People's United Bank in Fairfield, Conn., in March, after they made it much too easy for police by calling the bank beforehand...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Unclear on the Concept


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At press time, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal is considering declaring veteran comedian Guy Earle guilty of discrimination against two uncloseted lesbians who were heckling him in a night ...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Recurring Themes


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Federal agents in April uncovered an elaborate bestiality ring (involving horses) in Washington state. Facility operator Douglas Spink is suspected of using the site to make pornographic videos for pe...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Expanding \"Rights\"


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In April, a high official of the European Union called for member-nations to subsidize "vacations" for seniors, the disabled and those too poor to afford one. Said Commissioner (for enterprise and ind...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Fuzzy Thinking


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Schools' conventional "zero tolerance" policies prohibiting guns or weapons on campus not only apply (as they have recently) to drawings of guns and to a 2-inch-long toy charm in the shape of a gun, b...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010
 
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