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A News of the Weird Classic (January 2003)


News of the Weird


In 2001, a woman filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota seeking to recover for injuries she suffered when she tripped over an orange traffic cone.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Questionable Judgments


News of the Weird


New Hampshire teenager Kyle Dubois was critically injured in March when he and fellow students attached clamps to his nipples and plugged in an electrical cord.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Update


News of the Weird


Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood continues in the thrall of what forensic experts everywhere discredit as pseudo-science (everywhere except Mississippi, that is).
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Leading Economic Indicators


News of the Weird


To most, the toilet is a functional appliance, but to thoughtful people, it can be an instrument upon which creativity blossoms.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weird Science


News of the Weird


On an August ABC-TV "Nightline," professor Matt Frerking of Oregon Health and Science University allowed cameras to record his narcolepsy-like "cataplexy."
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!


News of the Weird


In July, the world's largest four-day rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, released a signature-brand men's cologne, Let'er Buck, to mark the company's 100th anniversary.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Civilization in Decline


News of the Weird


Tom Tom, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier, was laid to rest at the Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Ark., in March, even though he was in good health.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Anything for a buck


News of the Weird


More than a half-million children in the U.S. take antipsychotic medicines.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

The litigious society


News of the Weird


Three self-described bisexual men filed a federal lawsuit in April against the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance for disqualifying them from the Gay Softball World Series in Seattle in 2008 because they were not sufficiently gay.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ironies


News of the Weird


The soldiers of the 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, have been statistically in greater peril while stateside than while deployed in Iraq.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Compelling Explanations


News of the Weird


The Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, Dan Maes, explained in August that he began the campaign supporting "green" programs, but has rethought his position.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Civilization in Decline


News of the Weird


An historic site along the lower Jordan River was closed for a day in July for public health reasons.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Convicted burglar Gerald Maxwell, 39, was caught in August breaking into the same Sarasota, Fla., home he had broken into last year.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Update


News of the Weird


Michael Peterson was convicted in 2003 of murdering his wife, Kathleen, and sentenced to life in prison in North Carolina.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (January 2000)


News of the Weird


The lawyer for a former Fort Lauderdale, Fla., phone-sex worker announced to reporters in November (1999) that he had won a workers' compensation settlement for his client.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010
 
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