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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Weird

Inexplicable


News of the Weird


It is the Christian commandment to love your enemies and to do good to them. I did that, explained Dan Ross, 61, a retiree in Lehigh Acres, Fla., who in November wired a dozen yellow roses to Maj. Nid...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

It\'s Good to Be a British Criminal (actually, \"United Kingdom Criminal\")


News of the Weird


After pleading guilty in Cardiff Crown Court to forging an uncle's checks worth 41,000 pounds ($65,000), Hayley Price, 42, was fined 5 pounds ($8), given a suspended sentence and ordered to do communi...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Can't Possibly Be True


News of the Weird


In November, a Chicago judge ruled that former firefighter Jeffrey Boyle is entitled to his $50,000 annual pension even though he had pleaded guilty in 2006 to eight counts of arson (and allegedly con...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alcohol Was Involved


News of the Weird


In November, the Seattle Police Department, investigating a complaint about a beating, interviewed a 25-year-old man hospitalized after being found screaming in pain impaled on a metal fence. He said ...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

With a little help from my friends


News of the Weird


Big-time traffickers who smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. from Mexico rely on GPS devices to evade the Border Patrol, but starting in June, border-jumpers who travel on their own can have prot...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Continuing Crisis


News of the Weird


A man identified in China's Chongqing Evening News in November as Mr. Zhang, 32, admitted he is competitive with his wife and "never wants to lose an argument," but inevitably his contentiousness leav...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

News That Sounds Like a Joke


News of the Weird


Plastic surgeon Mark Weinberger, who skipped town in Merrillville, Ind., in 2004 to avoid mounting malpractice lawsuits and Medicare fraud charges, was finally cornered living in a tent on the souther...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just Can't Stop Myself!


News of the Weird


In November, Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, and the luxury fashion store Valentina Inc. announced a settlement of the latter's lawsuit over Lee's $155,547 outstanding tab. On a previous tab of $...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Failed to Keep a Low Profile: A news summary of traffic stops on Christmas Eve in Alice Springs, Australia, noted that 11 people were charged with DUI, including one man who was spotted driving despit...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Having Fun Now!


News of the Weird


On the heels of the "Balloon Boy" fiasco in which a super-ambitious father exploited his child to win a reality TV job, Jim Dunn of North Vancouver, British Columbia, submitted a demo reel to reality-...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010
 
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