Chuck’s Hand-Picked Overnight Weird News for Thursday

After two Southern California biker gangs brawled, 3 Hell's Angels were arrested, along with 7 from a Christian biker gang
"Set Free Soldiers Worldwide" is "not your normal motorcycle club," its website reads. "Some say we are too good for the bad guys, and too bad for the good guys. [W]e try to live right in this wrong world and let our light shine wherever we may go." One neighbor gave high marks to Pastor Phil Aguilar, 60, head rider of Set Free, but, gee, do their hogs have to make all that noise at night? Orange County Register
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One of those news stories destined to launch a million Internet "Comments"
A British professor suggested we'd all save so much time (especially teachers and students) if we just took, say, the 20 most-often misspelled words and officially blessed them, instead, as acceptable alternative spellings. Great idea; let's move on. No, no, civilized society is doomed. Is not. Is, too. (Bonus: One of the new words is "wierd.") Daily Mail (London)
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Recurring Themes
He just got out of jail from serving time for robbing a BBT bank in Seymour, Tenn., and he robbed it again last Friday.and got caught again last Saturday. (No, this is a different guy from that last guy who re-robbed the bank after getting out of prison.) And here's a slideshow of a darling fixer-upper house in Monkton, England. The gov't didn't object that a sloppy couple lived there, only that making their dog live there constituted abuse.
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Your Daily Losers
In Bethlehem, Pa., several teenagers stole a tip box that had been set out to collect money for a local charity that did maintenance on the portajohns at the park, but police chased them, with the fastest kid dashing off through nearby woods. Then he accidentally fell into a pit and was captured. "That's not mud on him," said an officer. The pit was actually a manure pit dug by homeless people in the area to use as their latrine. Morning Call (Allentown)
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People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
Ronald Miller was arrested in Fort Wayne, Ind., and charged once again with public indecency after displaying himself blatantly from his house. From the news report: "[T]he two [officers] walked up to the home and found the naked man, then on the couch, conducting a lewd act with a claw hammer, plastic bag, and motor oil." WANE-TV (Fort Wayne)
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Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot only]
Matthew Sigman and his lovely sweetheart Anthonette Betancourt might have committed a string of burglaries. St. Petersburg Times
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More Things to Worry About on Thursday
Big-time Houston pastor Joel Osteen is so powerful that his wife has the ability, if she's mad at you (as she was at this flight attendant), to cast a plague of hermorrhoids . . . . . "Woman Riding a Donkey Fights Off Lion with Machete" (and the question is not, Why would a lion need a machete? but how could this happen right outside Acapulco?) . . . . . An F State mother was arrested for child abuse but said she still doesn't understand what was so bad about setting her 3-yr-old on top of the car and driving around a parking lot to give the kid some "Whee!" moments" [LINK CORRECTED]. . . . . Cincinnati preacher Thomas Howell, 71, abjectedly failed at turning the other cheek to a driver who had cut him off in traffic. Today's Newsrangers: Paul Venderley, Stephen Taylor, Harry Farkas, Joan Knappenberger
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     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Aug 07, 2008

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