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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Weird

Government in Action!


News of the Weird


Over-Connecting the Dots: At age 8, Mike Hicks is a frequent air traveler with his mother, and while she is seldom noticed by airport screeners, "Mikey" almost always is because he shares a name with ...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Great Art!


News of the Weird


Just after Christmas, the Anglican Church of St. Peter in Great Limber, England, unveiled artist Adam Sheldon's 6-foot-high representation of the crucifixion consisting of 153 pieces of toast. Sheldon...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Good to Be a British Criminal (continued)


News of the Weird


Victim Debra Wilson testified that she had been driven nearly into bankruptcy by loan shark Robert Reynolds, 39, who extorted over time the equivalent of about $135,000. In December, Reynolds was conv...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Latest Religious Messages


News of the Weird


Pastor John Renken's Xtreme Ministries of Memphis, Tenn., is one of a supposedly growing number of churches that use "mixed martial arts" events to recruit wayward young men to the Christian gospel. T...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Better Late Than Never?


News of the Weird


Ten days after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab nearly brought down the Christmas Day airliner over Detroit, the State Department officially revoked his visa. Eight days after the Christmas Eve demolition of...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

To the dogs


News of the Weird


Anthropomorphizing Little Muffy: A February St. Petersburg Times report found several local people who regularly cook gourmet meals for their dogs and who revealed their dogs' (or maybe just "their") ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Myesha Williams, 20, and a friend walked in to the police station in DeLand, Fla., in January and demanded to know why their photos appeared in local crime news on TV. Following questioning, police de...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Litigious Society


News of the Weird


Craig Show, 49, filed a lawsuit in January against the Idaho State Police and the Bonner County Sheriff's Office, demanding compensation following his DUI arrest in August. Show said the cops had seiz...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


Last May, a 13-year-old boy in Galt, Calif., became the most recent inadvertent beneficiary of foolish behavior. Acting on a dare, the boy had chugged eight shots of tequila and lost consciousness. A ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ironies


News of the Weird


In February, the trade group Mortgage Bankers Association announced the sale of its Washington, D.C., headquarters for $41 million. The association had purchased the building in 2007, at the peak of t...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010
 
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