The World Continues to Disappoint, Plus “Cletus ‘n’ Catfish”

News of the Weird Daily (Part II)
Monday, January 19, 2009

More Things to Worry About

Cliches Come to Life: Kenneth Dailey confessed to the murder, and re-confessed, but a court released him because the police didn't say, "May I?" (though prosecutors still think they can convict him). WSMV-TV (Nashville)

What budget problems? The city commissioners in Weston, Fla., are set to vote tomorrow to approve the final payment on the $141,000 to count the trees in town (in case, y'know, a hurricane comes along, and they need an accurate count of the damage). South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Update: Zimbabwe printers introduced four new currency notes, in the denominations of Z$10, Z$20, Z$50, and Z$100 (er, trillion, in each case). BBC News

A debt-collection agency in Lithuania has hired the country's "most famous" witch to help reckon with overdue accounts [Ed.: but, Ho, Ho, Ho, those backward people . . putting their faith in witchcraft . . instead of just borrowing trillions of dollars to bail out stupid people!] Associated Press via Arizona Republic

The wealthy, Harvard-educated director of an Iranian cultural organization was sentenced to two yrs in prison in London for slicing pages out of rare books in a library (Reasoned the judge, "You have a deep love of books, perhaps . . . to excess"). The Independent (London)

Police in Milton, Ky., arrested Clester "Cletus" Mullins for the murder of Catfish Jones. Madison (Ind.) Courier

Comments on Things to Worry About?
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People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
Allan Mailloux, 45, must be a driven man because the high temperature in Madison, Wis., that day was minus-2 (F), yet he just couldn't stop himself from walking around with his junk hanging out. Wisconsin State Journal
Comments 'allan_mailloux'

Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
You might wonder why Marie Peterson, 60, Spring Hill, Fla., would even have a need to shoplift K-Y, but maybe as a hair gel, or perhaps she's a surgeon. WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg)
Comments 'marie_peterson'

Today's Newsrangers: Scott Langill, Karl Olson, Steve Miller, Sandy Pearlman, Bryce Jackson, Ginger Katz
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jan 19, 2009

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