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  • LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (AP) - Martha Haupt says coping with a change
    of address after more than five decades in the same house isn't
    easy - especially when she hasn't moved.
    Haupt, 89, has a typed sign taped to the kitchen table so she
    won't forget the new address that the village recently assigned to
    her home on McKinley Street.
    The village decided her address was out of sequence with other
    homes on the block. It should be even-numbered but instead was odd.
    That's something her late husband pointed out when they moved in
    55 years ago. He petitioned to have it changed then to no avail.
    "The village thought it was no big deal for a long time," said
    Haupt's daughter, Carol Baker, of Darboy.
    Haupt wants the village to relent and let her use the original
    address as long as she still lives on the same street.
    "I know I'm on the wrong side of the street," she said. "Half
    of Little Chute has wrong numbers."
    "I thought they could wait until I moved into an apartment."
    But community development director Jim Moes said that is
    unlikely. He said the village makes arrangements for address
    changes with utilities, emergency services and county mapmakers.
    The Haupt home was one of two that had address changes this
    time. Residents must also change the address posted on their homes,
    which Haupt has done.
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    • Oops!!

      Sweden's state broadcaster SVT embarrassed by porn mishap
      STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Sweden's state broadcaster SVT on
      Monday faced ridicule for mistakenly showing a porn movie in the
      background of a news broadcast over the weekend.
      Viewers of a 5-minute news update at midnight Saturday could see
      explicit scenes from a Czech porn movie on a TV screen behind news
      anchor Peter Dahlgren.
      The monitor - one of many on the wall of a control room visible
      behind the studio - normally shows other news channels during
      broadcasts. But staffers who earlier in the evening had watched a
      sports event on cable channel Canal Plus - which often shows
      X-rated films after midnight - had forgotten to switch it back,
      said news director Per Yng.
      "This is highly embarrassing and unfortunate," Yng said. "It
      must not happen again."
      A producer quickly spotted the sex scenes and ran into the
      control room and turned off the monitor, Yng said.
      He said there had been no complaints from viewers about the
      mishap, but "enormous interest from media."
      Swedish tabloids on Monday poked fun at the steamy broadcast,
      jokingly changing the name of the show - Rapport - to "Rapporn."
      Magnus Akerlund, who oversees the hourly news updates, told
      tabloid Expressen he was "shocked and dismayed" at the mistake.
      "It's a huge blunder by us," he said.

      (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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      • Young Driver...

        BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Police investigating a complaint
        about a van disrupting morning traffic on Monday in the German
        city of Goettingen were surprised to discover a 5-year-old boy
        behind the wheel.
        "He was seemingly intent on experiencing the daily traffic
        chaos and simply jumped behind the wheel of his dad's Mercedes
        Vito and went off to explore," police spoksman said.
        During his short journey, the toddler stalled the van
        several times in the middle of the road and a passer-by alerted
        police. The boy and the vehicle were returned to his father
        unharmed.
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        • Now ain't this weird

          KOLKATA, India, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Islamic clerics in
          eastern India have ruled that a woman divorced by her husband
          in a fit of drunkenness can remarry him only after she takes
          another husband for one day, police said on Monday.
          Ershad, a rickshaw puller, uttered the word "talaq", or
          divorce, three times earlier this month while he was drunk, and
          when news leaked out in their village in eastern Orissa state,
          the clerics said they must separate.
          "The couple had kept it under wraps and continued to stay
          together but the clerics ruled that since Ershad uttered the
          word talaq three times, it constituted a divorce," district
          police chief Shatrughan Parida said over the telephone.
          Under the rules, the woman, who is a mother of three, must
          marry another man and obtain a divorce from him before she can
          be reunited with Ershad, the clerics in the local mosque said.
          The clerics have said the man the woman marries temporarily
          must be 70 years of age, Parida said.
          Muslims, who constitute more than 13 percent of India's
          mainly Hindu population, are governed by special personal laws
          including marriage laws. But in many remote rural areas, it is
          the local clerics who pass diktats on social issues before they
          reach the courts.
          Earlier this year, another Muslim couple in neighbouring
          West Bengal state was told by local religious leaders they must
          separate after the man uttered "talaq" thrice in his sleep.
          They refused the order and continue to live together.
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          • Got Milk?

            Indians rush to temples to feed "thirsty" idols
            LUCKNOW, India, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Thousands of people
            flocked to temples across India on Monday following reports
            that idols of Hindu gods were drinking milk given by devotees
            as sacred offerings, witnesses said.
            Teenagers, adults and the aged stood in long lines with
            garlands and bowls of milk to feed the idols of Lord Shiva,
            Lord Krishna and the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha, they said.
            Hundreds chanted hymns in the northern city of Lucknow and
            the eastern city of Kolkata and went into hysterics when the
            milk held against the idols disappeared.
            "It is amazing, Lord Ganesha drank milk from my hands. Now
            he will answer all my prayers," said Surama Dasgupta, a
            middle-aged woman in Kolkata.
            The frenzy began late on Sunday in some northern cities and
            soon spread across the country, including the capital New
            Delhi, even as rationalists and non-believers called it mass
            hysteria.
            A similar mania gripped the country in 1995 when thousands
            of Hindus fed milk in spoons to marble idols of Lord Ganesha.
            That rumour spread across the globe and there were reports
            of Hindu deities drinking milk in London, New York and Italy.
            "It is very natural for any stone idol to absorb any liquid
            and the older the stone the more it absorbs," M.P. Singh, a
            geology professor at Lucknow University, told Reuters.
            The "milk miracle" came days after thousands of people in
            the financial hub of Mumbai drank water from a murky Arabian
            Sea creek as they thought it had miraculously turned sweet and
            could cure illnesses.
            But police stepped in and stopped people after Mumbai's
            civic officials said the water could have temporarily lost its
            salinity due to pollution and inflow of freshwater from a
            nearby source.
            (Additional reporting by Prithwish Ganguly in NEW DELHI)
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            • Tickets to Nepali anyone?

              Nepali women strip and plough to appease rain gods
              KATHMANDU, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Dozens of Nepali women
              stripped naked and ploughed their fields in west Nepal, hoping
              to appease the gods and get some much needed rain, a newspaper
              report said on Sunday.
              About 50 women in two villages in Kapilvastu district, 190
              km (120 miles) west of Kathmandu, resorted to the desperate
              move at night on Friday as days of prayers and Hindu ceremonies
              failed to bring rains for the parched paddy crop, it said.
              "This is our last weapon, we used it, and there was light
              rainfall," Nepali daily Rajdhani quoted one of the women as
              saying.
              Although there is no clear religious basis for the
              practice, some locals believe such a move could appease the
              rain gods.
              Officials said there was insufficient rain during the
              June-September monsoon season this year and vast stretches of
              land along the southern plains, Nepal's bread basket, were
              parched.
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              • Two????

                Indian man wants op to remove extra organ
                NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - An Indian businessman born
                with two penises wants one of them removed surgically as he
                wants to marry and lead a normal sexual life, a newspaper
                report said on Saturday.
                The 24-year-old man from the northern state of Uttar
                Pradesh admitted himself to a New Delhi hospital this week with
                an extremely rare medical condition called penile duplication
                or diphallus, the Times of India said.
                "Two fully functional penes is unheard of even in medical
                literature. In the more common form of diphallus, one organ is
                rudimentary," the newspaper quoted a surgeon as saying.
                The surgery was expected to be challenging as both organs
                were well-formed and full blood supply to the retained penis
                had to be ensured to allow it to function normally, he added.
                The newspaper did not disclose the identity of the man or
                the hospital to protect the patient's privacy.
                There are about 100 such reported cases of diphallus around
                the world and it is known to occur among one in 5.5 million
                men, the newspaper said.
                It is caused by the failure of the mesodermal bands in the
                embryo to fuse properly. The mesodermal bands are one of three
                primary layers of the embryo from which several body parts are
                formed.
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                • Indians drink "divine" sea water as it turns sweet
                  MUMBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of Indians drank from
                  a murky Arabian Sea creek after news spread overnight that its
                  water had miraculously turned sweet and could cure illnesses,
                  police said on Saturday.
                  About 5,000 people gathered at the creek in India's biggest
                  city of Mumbai overnight, and many of them were seen drinking
                  the dirty water with their palms, they said.
                  "Sweet seawater, this is a miracle. This water is divine,"
                  Sheikh Naseer, a Mumbai resident, told a local TV news channel.
                  He was also shown giving a young boy a bath in the creek's
                  murky waters that receive thousands of tonnes of sewage and
                  industrial waste every day.
                  Some people carried seawater away in bottles and plastic
                  bags, saying they were going to share it with their families.
                  Children as well as adults bathed in the murky water in which
                  garbage and plastic were seen floating.
                  Police said the news spread after some fishermen tasted the
                  water and found it sweet and told local residents about it.
                  "There has been a mad rush to the creek. There is a dargah
                  nearby and people felt this is something divine," said S.
                  Kumar, a police officer, referring to an Islamic mausoleum in
                  the area.
                  But police stepped in and stopped people from going to the
                  creek on Saturday after authorities and doctors warned that the
                  water could be polluted and drinking it could be dangerous.
                  Mumbai's civic officials said the water could have
                  temporarily lost its salinity due to several reasons, including
                  pollution and inflow of freshwater from a nearby source.
                  "We have collected a sample of the water and sent it for
                  testing," a city official said, adding that the water in the
                  creek had returned to being saline.
                  Last year three people drowned in the Arabian Sea off
                  Mumbai after thousands of people made a dash for a beach where
                  diamonds were rumoured to be washing ashore.
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                  • Psycho Killer Raccoons

                    OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) - A fierce group of raccoons is on the
                    loose in Olympia, Washington. Locals say some people have taken to
                    carrying pepper spray to ward off the masked marauders. They say
                    one woman who was bitten and had to get rabies shots now carries an
                    iron pipe when she goes out at night. The raccoons have reportedly
                    killed ten cats and attacked a small dog. Some neighbors have
                    started a raccoon watch and say the urban raccoons aren't afraid of
                    people or small family pets. A state wildlife official says raccoon
                    attacks on people and pets are highly unusual. Residents may or may
                    not want to handle the situation themselves. State officials remind
                    them that trappers can be summoned from the Department of
                    Agriculture to remove problem animals.
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                    • Fried Worms??

                      NEW YORK - So you want to eat fried worms, eh? Despite the
                      gross-out factor, it wouldn't be the most outlandish thing you
                      could do. Worms, it turns out, are a good source of protein. In
                      many parts of the world, they're a delicacy. The new movie, "How
                      to Eat Fried Worms," which opens this week, has a character who
                      eats worms. Wonder if he knows that worms are served like bar nuts
                      in Thailand and as sun-dried snacks in southern Africa, and are on
                      a "Bug Bistro" menu at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
                      in Halifax, Canada. Cooked, they've been compared to potato chips
                      and beef jerky. Gene Rurka, the exotic-food chairman of the famed
                      Explorers Club in New York, says "insects don't look good." He
                      says people need a comfort level. That's the thinking behind his
                      trademarked Wormzel, a worm pretzel that he said made the idea of
                      eating a nightcrawler more palatable to guests at the last
                      Explorers Club dinner, where many so-called exotic foods are
                      served.
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                      • THE MAN IS A MACHINE! He disappears off the map for a while and WHAM! Heeee'ssss baaaccckk. Go ED!

                        However, I always thought that diphallus was a word that meant a certain appendage was misplaced... as in relocated to the cranium....??? At least thats what its always meant to me.
                        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

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                        • You're KIDDING.... right?

                          Bridesmaid Was Real Chicken

                          POSTED: 7:32 am EDT August 21, 2006

                          BISMARCK, N.D. -- Chicken was a part of the wedding of Terry Morris and Renee Biwer, but it had nothing to do with the menu or the name of a popular dance.

                          Henrietta the hen was a bridesmaid. She's also the pet of the groom.

                          Terry Morris has had Henrietta for 12 years, ever since the hen came into his wheel alignment shop in Olympia, Wash.

                          He said he kept the hen a secret from his bride-to-be at first because he didn't want her to think he was crazy. She didn't, and the couple now travel with Henrietta and keep her in hotel rooms with them.

                          The new Mrs. Morris said Henrietta is part of the family, and "like one of our children," it's important to include her.

                          Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


                          I always knew the folks down Olympia way were a bit "off" ......
                          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

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                          • Police crack down on striptease funerals...
                            BEIJING (Reuters) - Striptease send-offs at funerals may
                            become a thing of the past in east China after five people were
                            arrested for organizing the intimate farewells, state media
                            reported on Wednesday.
                            Police swooped last week after two groups of strippers gave
                            "obscene performances" at a farmer's funeral in Donghai County,
                            Jiangsu province, Xinhua news agency said.
                            The disrobing served a higher purpose, the report noted.
                            "Striptease used to be a common practice at funerals in
                            Donghai's rural areas to allure viewers," it said. "Local
                            villagers believe that the more people who attend the funeral,
                            the more the dead person is honored."
                            Wealthy families often employed two troupes of performers
                            to attract a crowd. Two hundred showed up at last week's
                            funeral.
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                            • Weed?

                              PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A Yavapai County sheriff's deputy
                              patrolling a senior housing development outside Prescott Wednesday
                              spotted a 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing between two
                              residents' driveways.
                              Deputy Justin Dwyer got out, identified the plant and
                              interviewed the residents, spokeswoman Susan Quayle said. They told
                              the deputy they thought the plant was "just an attractive weed,
                              and they had been watering it because it looked so nice."
                              Quayle said it appeared the plant was growing wild and probably
                              sprouted from a stray seed. Dwyer told the homeowners he would have
                              to confiscate it and asked them to call deputies if more were
                              found.
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                              • Milking this story........

                                Cows 'moo' with an accent, farmers believe
                                LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Cows have regional accents,
                                a group of British farmers claims, and phonetics experts
                                say the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds.
                                Lloyd Green, from southwest England, was one of a group
                                of farmers who first noticed the phenomenon.
                                "I spend a lot of time with my Friesians and they
                                definitely 'moo' with a Somerset drawl," he said, referring
                                to the breed of dairy cow he owns.
                                "I've spoken to the other farmers in the West Country
                                group and they have noticed a similar development in their
                                own herds.
                                "I think it works the same as with dogs - the closer a
                                farmer's bond is with his animals, the easier it is for
                                them to pick up his accent."
                                Dom Lane, spokesman for a group called the West Country
                                Farmhouse Cheesemakers to which Green belongs, said it
                                contacted John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at University
                                College London, who said that a similar phenomenon had been
                                found in birds.
                                "You find distinct chirping accents in the same species
                                around the country. This could also be true of cows," Wells
                                said on the group's Web site
                                (www.farmhousecheesemakers.com).
                                According to Lane, accents among cows probably develop
                                in a similar way as among humans, and resulted from
                                spending time with farmers with differing accents.
                                "Apparently the biggest influence on accents is peer
                                groups - on children in the playground, for example," he
                                said. "Herds are quite tight-knit communities and don't
                                tend to leave the area."
                                He added that more scientific research was needed to
                                prove what was just an anecdotal theory at this stage.
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