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OKG Newsletter


Topic: weird

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


News of the Weird


Ian Brady, now age 70 and perhaps the most famous British murderer of the 20th century, complained recently that the psychiatric inmates housed with him in Ashworth Hospital still qualify for governme...
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Leading Economic Indicators


News of the Weird


Some dermatologists have created significant divides between their "medical" patients (acne, cancer) and their beauty-treatment patients (plastic surgery, Botox), with the latter offered luxurious wai...
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Recent Alarming Headlines


News of the Weird


Elephant beats heroin habit with detox (Reuters, 9-4-08) (Chinese poachers had spiked his bananas with heroin to control him).  "Court grants injunction to stop woman cutting off man's peni...
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Latest Religious Messages


News of the Weird


Toward a More Accessible Anglican Church: In August, Birmingham Cathedral announced plans to open a series of wine bars in London, as (according to an official) one of the "alternative ways" of enga...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cool grandmother


News of the Weird


Angela Pusateri, 79, may be unconventional, but, according to Jenna, 13, "She really is a cool grandmother." The Hallandale Beach, Fla., woman is a rap-music singer with a new CD ("Who's Your Granny?"...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cultural Diversity


News of the Weird


In many ways, reported the Los Angeles Times in August, the Torajans of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island "spend a lifetime preparing for their demise," in that the most glorious highlight of their existe...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Weirdo-American Community


News of the Weird


Barbie's Not Just a Girls' Obsession: Robert Martin, 47, was arrested in Cape May, N.J., in July after a State Police officer spotted an array of pornographic magazines in his car in a public parkin...
 
Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Continuing Crisis


News of the Weird


The Nebraska legislature's new "safe haven" law for unwanted babies, like other states' laws, allows them to be dropped off anonymously at hospitals to discourage abortions (and neglect by unfit paren...
 
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fine Points of the Law


News of the Weird


Joey Bergamine, 19, who is preparing for a re-trial in Fayetteville, N.C., on a DUI charge stemming from a July 2007 incident, will argue that he should have been advised of his right to have a lawyer...
 
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Undignified Deaths


News of the Weird


A 21-year-old man fishing off Jones Beach on New York's Long Island in July was killed when he yanked his line back too quickly, propelling his 3-ounce lead sinker out of the water, where it struck hi...
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
 
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