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  • Ah, the start of my new life! But first...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A man freed from jail in Belgium last
    Friday allegedly committed eight robberies before being
    arrested the next day, the national Belga news agency reported.
    The unidentified man was carrying stolen jewels when he was
    arrested in Jambes, on the outskirts of the southeastern city
    of Namur, the agency reported Sunday. The agency gave no other
    details on the arrest or what he was imprisoned for earlier.
    Police confirmed an arrest.
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    • Oh crap.....

      Obedient driver follows orders, crashes car
      BERLIN (Reuters) - A German motorist followed the command
      "Turn right now!" from his navigation system and crashed into a
      small toilet hut by the side of the road -- about 30 yards
      before the crossing he was meant to take.
      The overly obedient 53-year-old from Freiburg drove his
      sport utility vehicle off the road onto into a building site,
      up a stairway and into the small toilet shack, police in the
      eastern town of Rudolstadt said Sunday.
      It caused 2,000 euros ($2,500) worth of damage to the
      stairway, 100 euros damage to his car, and he was also fined 35
      euros.
      Earlier this month an 80-year-old motorist also chose to
      follow his navigation system and ignored a "closed for
      construction" sign on a Hamburg motorway. He then crashed into
      a pile of sand but neither he nor his passenger were injured.
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      • Inmate won't use "get out of jail free" card
        BERLIN (Reuters) - A 59-year-old German man who has spent
        the last 34 years in jail has turned down offers to be let out,
        an official said Saturday.
        "He rejected an offer to leave in 1992," Thomas Melzer, a
        spokesman for the Brandenburg state justice ministry, told Bild
        newspaper. "We can't do anything if someone sentenced to life
        in prison doesn't want to leave."
        The man, identified only as Gerold H, was convicted of
        murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1972 when the area
        was part of communist East Germany.
        German prisoners have no obligation to agree to leave jail
        before their sentences have been completed.
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        • A cow you can steer
          SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean taxi driver has come
          up with a new way to fight assaults: make your vehicle so
          conspicuous that nobody would dare try to rob you.
          After being robbed several times, Juan Geraldo upholstered
          and covered every square inch of his car's interior with black
          and white spotted cowhides, including the steering wheel and
          ceiling. He then decorated the interior with stuffed toy cows,
          and added a horn that moos.
          The visual effect is even more impressive at night, when
          the black and white taxi interior is set off from floor to
          ceiling by a flood of neon light.
          "The effect was immediate. They haven't robbed me since,"
          said Geraldo, who said the special effects also brought in more
          clientele and allowed him to expand his cab fleet from one car
          to nine.
          The 46-year-old taxi driver with 27 years of experience
          completes the cow theme by dressing in a cowhide jacket and
          hat.
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          • Peep, peep, peep

            Prisoners wed after peephole courtship
            ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Two prisoners in an Ivory Coast jail
            who courted and fell in love through a peephole in an iron door
            have been released for a few hours to get married, one of their
            jailers said Friday.
            Roland Guy Bouabre, serving a 3-year sentence for stealing
            a bicycle, courted Emilie Yobouet, who was given a one-year
            sentence for kidnapping a child, while he was delivering
            groceries for her to cook.
            He would take the groceries to the iron door and then a
            guard would deliver them.
            "You can find love in all kinds of places -- even prison,"
            Daloa prison guard Norbert Bah told Reuters by telephone.
            Yobouet completed her sentence two days after the wedding
            but brings food to the jail each day to supplement her
            husband's meager prison diet.
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            • I must warn you...I know Kung Fu!

              Fighting spirit saves British pensioner from attack
              BERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A 70-year-old British pensioner,
              trained in martial arts during his military service, dispatched
              a gang of four would-be muggers in a late-night attack in
              Germany.
              "Looks like he had everything under control," a police
              spokesman from the German town of Bielefeld said of the incident
              last Friday.
              The man, a native of Birmingham who now lives in Germany,
              was challenged by three men, demanding money, while a fourth
              crept up behind him. Recalling his training, the Briton grabbed
              the first assailant and threw him over his shoulder.
              When a second man tried to kick him, the pensioner grabbed
              his foot and tipped him to the ground. At this point, the three
              men, thought to be aged between 18 and 25, fled, carrying their
              injured accomplice with them.
              The pensioner, whose name was not immediately available,
              suffered light abrasions.
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              • Say what??

                Dutch army should take prostitutes abroad -mayor
                AMSTERDAM, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A Dutch mayoress has raised
                eyebrows by backing the idea of sending prostitutes to accompany
                Dutch troops on foreign missions.
                "The army must consider ways its soldiers can let off
                steam," Annemarie Jorritsma, mayor of the town of Almere in
                central Netherlands and a member of the ruling VVD liberals,
                told Dutch television.
                "There was once the suggestion that a few prostitutes should
                accompany troops on missions. I think that is something we
                should talk about," she said, adding that the prostitutes would
                keep soldiers from turning to local women.
                Her comments have drawn a mixed response in the Netherlands,
                renowned for its liberal prostitution laws.
                "I don't think my wife would find it a good idea," Wim van
                den Burg, a spokesman for the military service trade union told
                Dutch newspaper Volkskrant on Monday.
                Andre van Dorst of sex industry organisation VER told the
                same paper: "I can see somthing in this, though it's a very
                strange idea."
                The Netherlands has more than 2,000 soldiers serving abroad,
                most of them in Afghanistan as part of a NATO peacekeeping
                force, and in Bosnia.
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                • "Paris Syndrome" leaves Japanese tourists in shock
                  PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Around a dozen Japanese tourists a
                  year need psychological treatment after visiting Paris as the
                  reality of unfriendly locals and scruffy streets clashes with
                  their expectations, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
                  "A third of patients get better immediately, a third suffer
                  relapses and the rest have psychoses," Yousef Mahmoudia, a
                  psychologist at the Hotel-Dieu hospital, next to Notre Dame
                  cathedral, told the newspaper Journal du Dimanche.
                  Already this year, Japan's embassy in Paris has had to
                  repatriate at least four visitors -- including two women who
                  believed their hotel room was being bugged and there was a plot
                  against them.
                  Previous cases include a man convinced he was the French
                  "Sun King", Louis XIV, and a woman who believed she was being
                  attacked with microwaves, the paper cited Japanese embassy
                  official Yoshikatsu Aoyagi as saying.
                  "Fragile travellers can lose their bearings. When the idea
                  they have of the country meets the reality of what they discover
                  it can provoke a crisis," psychologist Herve Benhamou told the
                  paper.
                  The phenomenon, which the newspaper dubbed "Paris Syndrome",
                  was first detailed in the psychiatric journal Nervure in 2004.
                  Bernard Delage of Jeunes Japon, an association that helps
                  Japanese families settle in France, said:
                  "In Japanese shops, the customer is king, whereas here
                  assistants hardly look at them ... People using public transport
                  all look stern, and handbag snatchers increase the ill feeling."
                  A Japanese woman, Aimi, told the paper:
                  "For us, Paris is a dream city. All the French are beautiful
                  and elegant ... And then, when they arrive, the Japanese find
                  the French character is the complete opposite of their own."
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                  • Scales of justice weigh heavy for dieting escapee
                    SYDNEY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - An Australian prisoner who went
                    on a crash diet so he could squeeze his way out of jail escaped
                    to show authorities that he could go straight on the outside, a
                    court heard on Friday.
                    Robert Cole, 37, fasted and used laxatives to lose some 14
                    kg (30 lbs) before he squeezed through a hole he had chiselled
                    with a butter knife to escape from a hospital in a Sydney
                    maximum security prison in January.
                    Weighing just 56 kg (123 lbs), Cole squeezed through the
                    hole he had made between brickwork and a windowframe, scaled a
                    razor-wire fence, walked along a prison wall and then jumped to
                    freedom. He was recaptured three days later.
                    Cole's lawyer Richard Leary told the New South Wales
                    District Court that his mentally ill client -- jailed on theft
                    and assault charges -- had acted naively after failing to
                    convince authorities he was fit for release, Australian
                    Associated Press reported.
                    "He committed this offence in a vain hope to show
                    authorities that he can survive outside," Leary said.
                    Judge Roger Dive described Cole's offence as serious and
                    jailed him for 21 months.
                    "It has involved some time-consuming efforts and planning
                    and preparation," Dive said.
                    Cole's sister Denise Roberts, an Australian actress, said
                    he had long suffered from drug-induced psychosis. She said her
                    brother had put on a lot of weight since his recapture.
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                    • N.Y. funeral homes plead guilty to body part theft
                      NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least four funeral homes stole
                      human body parts from thousands of corpses to sell for use in
                      transplants in a scheme in which seven funeral directors have
                      pleaded guilty, New York prosecutors said on Wednesday.
                      The plot's suspected ringleader, Michael Mastromarino, a
                      former New Jersey oral surgeon who ran a Fort Lee, New Jersey,
                      company that sold human tissue for medical implants, pleaded
                      not guilty on Wednesday along with three others to new charges
                      in the case, including body stealing and opening graves.
                      The prosecutor said the case raised concerns that some
                      tissue provided for possible use in transplants could have been
                      tainted.
                      "These ghoulish thieves thought they could pull off the
                      crime of the century, stealing bones from the dead, without any
                      thoughts of their victims' families or the transplant
                      recipients who would receive possibly tainted bone and tissue
                      grafts," Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a
                      statement.
                      One of the bodies possibly harvested was that of famed
                      British broadcaster Alistair Cooke, longtime host of the U.S.
                      TV program "Masterpiece Theater," who died in 2004. Prosecutors
                      said the suspects changed documents to show Cooke died at age
                      85 of a heart attack, not at age 95 from cancer.
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                      • Waiter, there's a fly on the wall
                        LONDON (Reuters) - Many of life's personal dramas are in
                        restaurants. From flirtations, proposals to divorce, people lay
                        them out over food and wine -- assuming there is no audience.
                        But there is -- and thanks to the Internet, it might be a
                        global one.
                        "My new customers are too busy French kissing to notice me.
                        I skid to a halt, turn around, and walk away ... I don't have
                        anything against public displays of affection, but there is
                        something called room service."
                        Waiter, as the anonymous narrator of this extract from
                        http://waiterrant.net calls himself, has changed details to
                        protect the privacy of his customers, and keep them coming to
                        his upmarket New York Italian restaurant, alias The Bistro.
                        Since April 2004, his weblog has been building into a
                        situation comedy of life in and around a restaurant - its owner
                        and staff, motley customers, the local homeless guy who shows
                        up at the window, or the woman neighbor who stepped out naked
                        on the street -- but for a towel -- on a dare.
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                        • Can't search beyond the current page while in the office, hopefully NJ hasnt beat me to this one

                          Ape Monkeying Around Pulls Fire Alarm. Firefighters Rush To Scene

                          POSTED: 8:11 am EDT October 24, 2006

                          DES MOINES, Iowa -- One of the great apes at a research center in Des Moines was doing more than monkeying around -- she ended up with the Fire Department on the way.

                          Web Site: See Photos Of Panbanisha

                          Firefighters said a bonobo ape pulled the fire alarm mounted on the wall at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa and sent a signal to the 911 dispatcher.

                          The alarm sent fire trucks racing to the scene.

                          Fire Department spokesman Brian O'Keefe said a false alarm by an animal is a first for his department. Officials at the center said the offending female ape, an adult named Panbanisha, has been given a scolding and told not to do it again.

                          The alarm is mounted on a wall in the bonobo home in an area used by the apes and scientists.

                          Alarms at the center are also being covered to make monkeying around with them a little more difficult.

                          Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
                          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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                          • October 25, 2006 -- This Chicago-area 14- year-old was just plane stupid - and thank goodness for that, anguished family members said. When a 46-year-old man she met on the Internet convinced her to visit him for a sexual encounter, she bought an airplane ticket to Washington, D.C. After the plane landed she realized she had goofed - the guy lives in Washington state, not D.C. He was busted after the troubled teen 'fessed up to airport police and the FBI.
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                            • Science exam a test of love...
                              ACCRA (Reuters) - A 30-year-old Ghanaian man could be
                              jailed for up to five years after writing his wife's paper in a
                              science exam, police in the West African country said on
                              Wednesday.
                              Kofi Ochere and his wife Christiana Yeboah, 28, a teacher,
                              had both registered for the exam at the Presbyterian Secondary
                              School in Legon, a suburb of the capital Accra.
                              But Ochere, who did not need the qualification, offered to
                              write his wife's paper while she wrote his.
                              "He feared the woman would not do well. But at the
                              examination hall, they noted the paper had a feminine name,"
                              police spokesman Beneso Darkwa said.
                              The two had been arrested while investigations continued.
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                              • Don't quote me on this...

                                New book takes humbug out of quotations
                                LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Showman P.T. Barnum never said
                                "There's a sucker born every minute" although he wished he had.
                                And Civil War Admiral David Farragut probably never said "Damn
                                the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead" -- words that have inspired
                                generations of fighting men.
                                To make things even more complicated, it is doubtful that
                                Paul Revere warned that "The British are coming" when he would
                                have at the time of the American Revolution thought himself
                                British, although a revolting one. He probably would have said
                                "The Redcoats are coming."
                                A new, meticulously researched book of quotations attempts
                                to set the record straight on those beloved phrases that have
                                crept into everyday use as signs of wisdom and wit, including
                                Sigmund Freud's sage advice that "sometimes a cigar is just a
                                cigar." (He didn't quite say that, although his biographer
                                thinks he would have approved of the idea.)
                                "The Yale Book of Quotations" has a simple thesis: famous
                                quotes are often misquoted and misattributed. Sometimes they
                                are never said at all but are, instead, little fictions that
                                have forged their way into public consciousness.
                                Take, for example, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead,"
                                a rallying cry supposedly uttered by Farragut during the
                                American Civil War battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864.
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