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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Things to Worry About
Troy Brisport, 34, was charged with kidnaping and restraining a 22-yr-old woman for three days, but the only assaulting he did during that time was bombarding her with Bible verses
. Toledo Blade
Can't stop himself: Arrested last year for doing immunizations, mammograms, and colonoscopies without a license, "Dr." Jack Readnour got out on bail, but now he's opened another "clinic"
at the Holiday Inn Express (and it's an extra $10 if he provides transportation). WLWT-TV
A city council meeting in Sarasota, Fla., was the scene that Mr. Steve Lightfoot chose for releasing his bombshell information that John Lennon was actually murdered by, um, eerie-ol' Stephen King
(who has a home near Sarasota), and not Mark David Chapman. WWSB-TV
Castle Hills, Tex. (near San Antonio) has just instituted a $55 fee for responding to 911
medical emergencies (but your first call a year is free!). KENS-TV
Another day, another ridiculous wedding in India
(boy, age 1½, to a dog, to keep kid from being eaten by a tiger because that's what happens to toddlers with out-of-place teeth coming in). Agence France-Presse via Yahoo
Readers' Choice: Man in China has wife and 5 squeezes
. Economy sours. Needs to pink-slip 4 squeezes. Holds a contest (with independent judge). The 5 don't know what contest is for. Categories: beauty, talent, alcohol capacity. First-one-cut gets word, sets up the man and other 4 squeezes, driving everyone off a cliff. She dies, others merely injured. Plan exposed. Everyone dumps man (including wife). Ta-daaaa! CNN [UPDATE: The Chinese reporter on this story was fired for plagiarism, and the editor is investigating whether the story was true-plagiarized or fiction-plagiarized.]
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In Clackamas County, Ore., police arrested Byron Earl Huff, 47, and confiscated his pants, which they said were of "specialized tailoring" to enable him easier access to, y'know, his goodies. KGW-TV
Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
What kind of a man would take a dump in, and then flush, an already-clogged toilet? Maybe Ephrim Coburn, 51, Lakewood Park, Fla., who maybe threatened to kill that work-crew manager who got ticked at him. TCPalm.com
If you're an editor anywhere in America, and ya put the word "wedgie" in a headline, you're gonna get traffic. So here's that story. I wish it were more interesting, but ultimately it's just a story with a "wedgie" reference. Associated Press via Yahoo
Today's Newsrangers: Bruce Alter, V. Berthelsdorf, and, on the Chinese-mistresses story, I stopped counting after Eli Christman, Emory Kimbrough, Scott Loflin, and Don Schullian. Sorry.