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  • November 17, 2003 -- In the latest "Jackass"-type stunt gone terribly wrong, four Louisiana teens sparked a statewide manhunt after faking two back-to-back kidnappings in public, one that led to a 90-mph chase with cops. In one, horrified witnesses watched as a bound and gagged girl jumped out of a car trunk in Jefferson, only to be grabbed by two teens who threw her back in the trunk and sped off. They've now all been charged with criminal mischief."I think they actually fear their parents now more than they fear the judge," said Police Maj. John Marie.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    • MOSCOW (AP) - Pay toilets are commonplace, but in school?
      For a short time, students at a high school in the southern
      Russian city of Taganrog had to do more than raise their hands an
      ask for permission to use the bathroom - they had to fork over
      cash, NTV television reported Tuesday.
      School officials instituted a plan to charge pupils for toilet
      trips in order to pay for repairs that were needed after students
      vandalized bathroom fixtures, NTV reported. It said city education
      authorities quickly halted the practice.
      The network broadcast part of what it said was an amateur video
      taken in a hallway at the school, which showed a boy asking a
      cleaning woman whether he could use the bathroom.
      Her reply: "Pay."

      (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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      • Don't forget to brush...

        BERLIN (AP) - German archaeologists have unearthed what could be
        Europe's oldest toothbrush, officials said Tuesday.
        The brush, dug up at the site of a former hospital in the
        western city of Minden, is at least 250 years old, said the
        Landscape Association of Westfalen-Lippe, which oversees the
        excavation.
        While the bristles have rotted away, the brush's 10 centimeter
        (4 inch) handle of animal bone is carved at the other end into a
        tiny spoon believed to be used for cleaning out the owner's ears.
        The toothbrush is almost identical to one found earlier this
        year near Quedlinburg, about 170 kilometers (100 miles) farther
        east. Experts dated that brush at around 1750, making it the oldest
        found in Europe at the time, and suggest the latest find may have
        been come from the same workshop.
        Toothbrushes first became widely used in the 18th century, as
        tooth-rooting sugar became a fixture in the diet of wealthier
        Europeans.
        (swg-dr)

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        • Almost a Darwin award winner....

          MODESTO, Calif. - Police said a masked man who robbed a Modesto bank Monday forgot to cut eye holes into his disguise, occasionally lifting up a corner of the flannel cloth to see his feet as he fumbled his way through the heist, and crashing into the Oak Valley Community Bank's steel door frame on the way out.



          The robbery was successful, and the man, who was wearing a pink shirt, big white gardening gloves and tight jeans, was last seen driving away with an accomplice and an undisclosed amount of money, Detective Tom Blake said.


          Police did not return messages Tuesday asking whether the man had been caught.



          Tanker
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          "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
          Gunny Ermey


          "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


          Humpty Dumpty was pushed

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          • More to the Masked Robber story?
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            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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            • Speaking of robbers....

              ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. A man accused of stealing more than $140,000 in gaming chips from a closed baccarat table at The Sands casino was being held Tuesday.

              Rurick Jackson, 44, of Mays Landing, was charged with theft by unlawful taking. Proceeds of the early morning theft were recovered, authorities said.

              State Police Casino Gaming Bureau detectives said they identified Jackson as a suspect through surveillance camera images and witness interviews.

              Authorities located him at the Atlantic County Courthouse, where he was appearing for a sentencing conference on an unrelated charge.


              Jackson was being held at the Atlantic County Jail Tuesday on $30,000 cash bail.
              I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

              "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
              Gunny Ermey


              "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


              Humpty Dumpty was pushed

              Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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              • If only all crooks were this dumb.

                Police arrest robbery suspect

                He's lured to station to retrieve cell phone lost at crime scene

                By Mike Martindale / The Detroit News

                FARMINGTON HILLS -- A suspect in four suburban holdups was arrested Monday after police lured him to a police station to claim a cellular telephone he left at a robbery scene just seven hours earlier.

                Wilbert Boswell, 49, of Detroit -- who disguised himself to pick up the phone by shaving, donning eyeglasses and covering his bald head with a hat -- is linked to recent holdups at shoe stores in Farmington Hills and Southfield, a Redford Township clothier and a Madison Heights card shop, police said. He was arraigned Tuesday on charges of armed robbery.

                "This guy is a career criminal with a heroin addiction," said Farmington Hills Police Chief William Dwyer. "He is also dumber than dumb."

                Police say Boswell, whose 30-year criminal history includes a bank robbery, dropped his cell phone in the West River Shopping Center after robbing a Payless shoe store on Grand River Avenue at gunpoint. Police lured him to claim the phone after leaving a message that it had been turned in by a citizen.

                "This guy didn't even make it to the right police station," said Dwyer. "He drove to Farmington's department, where officers stalled him until our guys could go over and pick him up."

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                • Men found in trunk of car after chase

                  canada.com Wednesday, November 19, 2003
                  RCMP are trying to sort out details of an apparent kidnapping that came to light at the end of a police chase in Langley.

                  After boxing in a vehicle at a gas station early today, police arrested two men in the car -- then watched as two other men popped out of the trunk.

                  The second pair were taken to hospital to get checked out.

                  Police are also searching a farm just down the road but it's not known if the incidents are linked.

                  © Copyright 2003 Canadian Press
                  If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                  "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                  "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                  Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                  impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                  IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                  • Running in circles?

                    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Prison officials in Bangkok say they'll
                    allow a British drug convict to participate in the city's annual
                    marathon but - unlike other competitors - he'll have to run behind
                    bars.
                    While participants run through the streets of the Thai capital
                    for Sunday's Bangkok Marathon, Trevor Lound will run for 124 laps,
                    or about 42 kilometers (26 miles), around his prison's running
                    track.
                    "The corrections department has permitted the convict Trevor to
                    participate in the 2003 Bangkok Marathon as he wishes to raise
                    funds (for charity)," the Department said in a statement.
                    Lound, 38, has served more than seven years of a 25-year
                    sentence at Klongprem prison on unspecified drug convictions.
                    It was unclear how Lound, whose hometown was not immediately
                    known, would raise the funds or who would receive them.
                    Thousands of people participate each year in the Bangkok
                    Marathon.
                    Klongprem prison is on the northern outskirts of Bangkok and
                    houses 6,876 prisoners, most of them Thai.

                    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                    • Belgian shop sells furniture kits for divorced men
                      BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian furniture shop is
                      offering special packages for divorced men who hate shopping in
                      a country where half of all marriages end in a divorce after
                      five years.
                      The packages, sold at $2,729 a piece, include a living
                      room, a complete bedroom, a dining room and a television set,
                      including a DVD player.
                      "I always tell them ... 'you have to put an end to this
                      part of your life and start a new one,"' Paul Dierckx, the
                      owner of the shop, who is twice divorced, told Reuters.
                      The shop sells at least ten kits a week, he said.
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                      • Are you KID-ding?

                        N.M. lawyer takes up case of outlaw Billy the Kid
                        SANTA FE, N.M. (Reuters) - First, he got a gun, then he
                        earned a name as an outlaw in the the Wild West, and now Billy
                        the Kid, although long dead, has himself a high-powered lawyer
                        and a chance at a pardon.
                        New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has asked Santa Fe attorney
                        Bill Robins to represent the Kid in an investigation into the
                        true fate of the famous Western outlaw, the governor's office
                        said.
                        A spokesman for Richardson said Robins will support a
                        Lincoln County, New Mexico, sheriff and his deputy as they look
                        into the mystery of Billy the Kid's death.
                        New Mexico recently reopened the case of Billy the Kid, who
                        is supposed to have died 122 years ago, believed gunned down by
                        one the state's most famous Wild West lawmen, Sheriff Pat
                        Garrett in 1881.
                        Others say the Kid fled to England and died of old age or
                        that the gunslinger died in Hico, Texas, at the age of 90.
                        The Kid, whose real name was Henry McCarty but who also
                        went by William Bonney and Kid Antrim, is supposedly buried in
                        Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
                        One of the first challenges for the Kid's new lawyer will
                        be get a New Mexico court Dec. 8 to allow the exhumation of the
                        Kid's mother, Catherine Antrim, for DNA testing.
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                        • Chinese police nicked for gambling, drunk driving
                          BEIJING (Reuters) - China has fired 259 police officers
                          since January for gambling, drinking during work hours, drunk
                          driving, carrying firearms under the influence of alcohol or
                          violating gun use and management rules.
                          The Ministry of Public Security had investigated 587 police
                          for breaking the so-called Five Prohibitions that were
                          introduced in January to clean up the force, the Xinhua news
                          agency said Thursday.
                          The ministry had dispatched 15 inspection teams around the
                          country to check up on police stations.
                          China's police force, the world's biggest, is accused of
                          widespread corruption.
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                          • Parking lot designed for absent-minded drivers
                            SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore company has a high-tech
                            solution for absent-minded drivers who lose their cars in
                            parking lots.
                            Stratech Systems Ltd has developed a parking lot
                            surveillance system that pinpoints the location of a car after
                            drivers key in their license plate number at a kiosk.
                            After punching in the number, a map appears on a screen
                            indicating the zone and lot where the car is parked.
                            A display panel at the car park's entrance also gives
                            directions to the nearest vacant spot.
                            If someone loiters in the car park, the system can alert
                            security, a Stratech spokesman told Reuters.
                            The price of the system starts at about $60 per parking
                            spot, depending on the features, Stratech said. To outfit a
                            300-lot car park, the bill could run to $69,690.
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                            • Trashing the neighborhood

                              BERLIN (AP) - Fed up with garbage-strewn streets? Berlin thinks
                              it has found a solution - trash cans that say thank you.
                              Starting next spring, the German capital's trash service will
                              build electronics into a handful of the city's 20,000 street-side
                              wastebaskets that will allow them to speak or sing to the public, a
                              spokesman said Thursday.
                              "We want to encourage people in a nice, funny way to throw
                              their trash in the baskets and not on the street," said the
                              official, Bernd Mueller. The talking trash cans - powered by solar
                              cells - are meant to show that Berlin is "a modern city with
                              high-tech services, and that it is also very cosmopolitan," he
                              added.
                              Making Berlin's visitors feel at home, some of the baskets will
                              be programmed to say "Thank you" or "Merci" instead of
                              "Danke," Mueller said. The talking wastebaskets will be installed
                              at heavily visited sites such as the Reichstag building and the
                              central Friedrichstrasse train station.
                              Still, the garbage cans will be silent after dark.
                              "Some people might feel uncomfortable if these things said
                              something to them at night," Mueller said.
                              Instead, lights around the opening of the basket will glow
                              green.
                              Mueller declined to say how much the project would cost or
                              exactly how many baskets will be introduced next spring, but he
                              said Berlin hopes to market the product in other German cities.
                              The capital decided to go ahead with the project after drawing a
                              favorable response from passers-by when it tested a prototype last
                              summer.
                              (md-gm)

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                              • Mistaken Identity

                                Hospital sends wrong corpse to relatives
                                TOKYO (AP) - A hospital mixed up the corpses of two elderly men
                                with the same last name, an error that wasn't discovered until just
                                before the body of one was about to be cremated, an official said
                                Thursday.
                                A contractor hired to retrieve a corpse from the Otsuka Hospital
                                morgue and deliver it to a funeral home picked up the wrong body
                                last July, said hospital official Makoto Noguchi.
                                A relative noticed the unfamiliar face on the corpse when the
                                body was being transferred to a casket before the funeral. The
                                family had planned to cremate the body, as is customary in Japan.
                                Noguchi said the hospital marks refrigerated compartments in its
                                morgue with the names of dead patients. In this case, one of the
                                two mistaken bodies was unmarked, and the contractor was unaware
                                there were two corpses in the morgue with the same last name.
                                The hospital did not release the names of the patients to
                                protect the privacy of their families. It made the case public
                                after local media reported the incident.

                                (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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