cycle 090126

More Things to Worry About

A Church of Ireland proposal for families of the "Northern Ireland's Troubles," as it's referred to, calls for £12k (about $16,650) per family . . but irrespective of whether the deceased had been a bomber or a bomb-ee. The Guardian

Can you imagine a newspaper editor's glee at finding a carton of eggs in the supermarket with "Allergy Advice: Contains Egg" printed on it? Daily Mail (London)

Records show that Richard Fuld (ex-CEO of Lehman Brothers, blamed by all kinds of potential plaintiffs for riding the company to its September bankruptcy) sold his $13.3m F State mansion in November . . to his wife . . for $100. New York Times

Feel safe in Chicago, knowing that a 14-yr-old boy, in a cop's uniform, walked into a police station and actually talked 'em into putting him on shift in a squad car? Associated Press via Yahoo

Things You Thought Didn't Happen: In Mogadishu, a jam-packed stadium to watch . . a basketball game . . a women's basketball game. Reuters via Yahoo

Sounds Like a Joke: Wealthy man, girlfriend of 10 yrs (and three children), she didn't take the break-up well, demands to be treated as a common-law wife, says he even proposed to her, but he said, Oh, that, yeah, but that was just an April Fool's joke.
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jan 26, 2009

Proposing as an April Fool's joke? Seriously? To hell with half give her ALL the money for that!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/26/09 at 03:05 PM
RE: Basketball Game, it doesn't sound like a Joke, it sounds like the Philippines.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 01/26/09 at 03:39 PM
Chicago Patty, this was in Chicago! The cops are the gangs.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/26/09 at 11:08 PM
Do not mess with the Chicago PD. (The voice of experience....)
Posted by Brian R. on 01/26/09 at 11:13 PM
StarThrower- If you read down further, it says the $10 might be a place holder, and the tax stamp suggests "she may have paid as much as $100 for the house," so maybe Chuck's being conservative ^_^
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 01/27/09 at 07:57 AM
Now you see Brian R., that sounds like a challenge.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 08:17 AM
StarThrower- nah, it's "as much as" $100, so it could be $50 but not $13.3 million, at least from the article's wording ^_^
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 01/28/09 at 06:56 AM
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