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  • Diver is young fisherman's catch of the day
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch scuba diver became the
    surprise catch of the day for a 13-year-old boy fishing in the
    Netherlands when his hook got caught in the man's lip.
    "I heard a sound on my head and immediately I felt a jerk
    on my lip," Wim van Huffelen, who had been swimming in the
    North Sea, was quoted as saying by Dutch newspaper De
    Telegraaf.
    The daily ran a picture of the diver with the hook embedded
    in his lower lip.
    The diver had been swimming close to the shore near the
    southern Dutch town of Zierikzee. A doctor managed to free him
    from the hook.
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    • Ding Dong Ding

      Priest fined for early morning bell-ringing
      AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch priest has been fined 5,000
      euros ($6,800) for ringing his church bells too loudly in the
      morning.
      The Catholic priest began ringing the bells at just after
      seven in the morning soon after arriving in Tilburg about six
      months ago, a spokesman for the town council said.
      This prompted dozens of complaints from residents and the
      council in the southern town agreed the priest was breaking the
      rules.
      "The priest can ring his bells whenever he likes but he has
      to keep within noise regulations. People don't appreciate it,"
      the spokesman said.
      The priest risks further fines if he continues.
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      • THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The theft of a 50-foot backyard
        tree has a Conejo Valley homeowner stumped.
        Kelley Fornatoro left on vacation Aug. 2 and returned a week
        later to find her 50-foot California pepper tree missing. Police
        Capt. Randy Pentis said it was felony grand theft.
        "It's creepy. I want them to get these guys," Fornatoro said,
        adding she feels violated.
        Oxnard-based Julian's Tree Care said someone called for removal
        of the nearly 30-year-old tree. It took two days to cut it down at
        a cost of $3,500.
        The company hasn't been paid and police also consider Julian's
        Tree Care a victim. Experts said it would cost up to $60,000 to
        replace the tree.
        Fornatoro called a neighbor who watched her house while she was
        away and the neighbor was shocked to learn Fornatoro wasn't behind
        removal of the tree.
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        http://venturacountystar.com
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        • Hot sex? Friction? You set me on fire baby!!

          German teenagers' debut sex act interrupted by fire
          BERLIN, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A teenage couple having sex for
          the first time were interrupted when candles set fire to the
          girl's attic bedroom and forced them to flee naked from her
          parents' house, German daily Bild reported on Friday.
          The girl had wanted to create a romantic atmosphere for the
          occasion. But when the room suddenly became engulfed with
          flames, they had to make a hasty escape.
          The couple, both 18, were pictured naked in the paper among
          the burned wreckage of the attic. A charred teddy had survived
          but the fire wrecked the entire top floor of the house causing
          around 100,000 euros ($134,800) worth of damage.
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          • Half-Naked Man Leads Police On Chase
            Police Seek To Find Out Why Man Wasn't Wearing Pants

            POSTED: 11:05 am EDT August 23, 2007
            UPDATED: 12:54 pm EDT August 23, 2007

            HOUSTON -- A half-naked man led police on a chase through north Houston early Thursday, KPRC-TV reported.

            Houston police said an officer spotted the man driving without headlights in a residential neighborhood at about midnight.

            The officer attempted to stop the car, but the driver took off, police said.

            Investigators said the chase lasted for about 15 minutes and reached speeds of 90 mph.

            The man jumped out of the car without his pants on, police said. He ran through a yard and jumped over a fence, detectives said.

            After an officer caught up with the man, the two struggled, officials said.

            The man bashed his head on the hood of a patrol car and smashed his face against a window, police said. He was treated at the scene for his injuries. {I wonder how many times he actually bashed his own head on the hood and window?}

            Investigators said the man's pants were found in his car. They are working to determine why he was not wearing them.

            Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.
            Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 08-24-2007, 11:31 AM.
            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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            • Woman Fights 27-Year-Old Speeding Ticket
              Woman Says She Has Never Been Pulled Over

              POSTED: 10:25 am EDT August 23, 2007
              UPDATED: 2:34 pm EDT August 23, 2007

              QUECHEE, Vt. -- Janelle Dunklee had been driving without a driver's license for 27 years without even realizing it, reported WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh.

              Dunklee said she recently got a letter from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles stating that she needed to pay a fine to have her license reinstated.

              Dunklee, not knowing why her license had been suspended in the first place, said she called the DMV.

              She said the DMV told her they had been clearing out their records and found Dunklee owed money on a speeding ticket issued in 1980.

              Dunklee said that upon further research, she found out she supposedly had been pulled over for going 43 in a 30-mph zone in Hartford on Sept. 17, 1980, and had been issued a $26 ticket.

              Dunklee said she had never been pulled over in her life, and decided to fight the charge.

              On Tuesday, Dunklee went to court and said the prosecution and the judge were surprised by the delay. They were so surprised, in fact, that they dismissed the ticket.

              State's Attorney Robert Sand said that in 1980, paperwork was done by hand, and it wasn't uncommon for things to get lost.

              The officer who issued the ticket to Dunklee said it was so long ago that he couldn't remember ever giving it.

              Distributed by Internet Broadcasting
              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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              • Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
                Woman Fights 27-Year-Old Speeding Ticket


                The officer who issued the ticket to Dunklee said it was so long ago that he couldn't remember ever giving it.

                Distributed by Internet Broadcasting
                The officer is still working after 27 years ? either he was a rookie or the retirement plan they have stinks.

                Larry

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                • I LIKE IT!!

                  Student Suspended Over Stadium Prank

                  Thursday, August 30, 2007 Bondage File Read more weird news in the Bondage File.

                  (08-30) 11:18 PDT Hilliard, Ohio (AP) --

                  A high school student who tricked football fans from a crosstown rival into holding up signs that together spelled out, "We Suck," was suspended for the prank, students said.

                  Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban Columbus, said he spent about 20 hours over three days plotting the trick, which was captured on video and posted on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. He said he was inspired by a similar prank pulled by Yale students in 2004, when Harvard fans were duped into holding up cards with the same message.

                  At the end of the video, Garchar wryly thanks the 800 Hilliard Darby High School supporters who raised the cards at the start of the third quarter during last Friday's football game.

                  "It couldn't have been done without you," reads the closing frame of the video.

                  Garchar, 17, created a grid to plan how the message would be spelled out once fans in three sections held up either a black or white piece of construction paper.

                  Directions left on stadium seats instructed fans to check that the number listed on their papers matched their seat numbers. Darby supporters were told the message would read "Go Darby."

                  "It was tedious," Garchar said. "I didn't really think it was going to work."

                  But it did, and everyone at Davidson has been talking it ever since, said Jordan Moore, a junior.

                  "That was the ultimate in-your-face," he said. "I think it was ingenious."

                  Davidson Principal John Bandow had told students that he expected them to show sportsmanship at the game, which Darby won 21-10.

                  Bandow gave Garchar three days of in-school suspension and banned him from extracurricular activities for a semester, the students said. Two Darby students who helped Garchar received the same punishment after the principals from both schools spoke by phone.

                  Hilliard schools spokeswoman Michelle Wray said she couldn't confirm the punishment because the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act forbids the release of student disciplinary information.

                  "We weren't expecting it to be such a severe punishment," said Jen Trimmer, 17, one of the students involved. "We just thought it was all in good fun."
                  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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                  • Sad but true

                    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - A serial crank caller using a donated
                    cell phone has plagued 911 with nearly 2,000 fake emergency calls
                    over the past six months, tying up dispatchers and sending police
                    and firefighters on wild goose chases, authorities said.
                    A man identifying himself as Nomar has reported himself the
                    victim of everything from a drug overdose and a possible heart
                    attack to robbery and attempted suicide. Officials said they didn't
                    know why nearly all the false emergencies he calls in purportedly
                    take place in Vallejo, a city of about 100,000 along the waters
                    north of San Francisco Bay.
                    "He can be quite convincing and he definitely knows the
                    geography of Vallejo," said Vallejo police spokesman Bill Powell.
                    "If we can't determine it's a false call, we'll send people out."
                    He started making the calls in March, according to the
                    California Highway Patrol, which handles most of the wireless 911
                    calls for the San Francisco Bay area.
                    Investigators analyzed the cell phone signal to track the caller
                    to an area in San Francisco but have not been able to obtain a more
                    precise location. The CHP determined the phone originated with a
                    company in Oklahoma that donated old employee cell phones to an
                    organization that distributes them to the homeless.
                    The phone has no service carrier, which has prevented
                    investigators from discovering any further personal information
                    about the caller. The man has been able to continue making the
                    calls because 911 calls are free even from cell phones without paid
                    accounts, authorities said.
                    Each crank call could result in a single misdemeanor count of a
                    false emergency report to a public agency, and investigators were
                    documenting all the calls in hopes of eventually prosecuting the
                    man, Powell said.
                    "People like him prevent real emergencies from getting through
                    quickly," CHP spokeswoman Mary Pat Marshall said.
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                    • MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The city's pooper scooper law applies to
                      everyone, even police officers on mounted patrol and K-9 unit duty
                      - but a new statute may allow them to start leaving the evidence
                      behind.
                      An ordinance amendment to be taken up Tuesday is aimed at making
                      it easier for the city to increase its use of mounted police
                      patrols.
                      Alderwomen Judy Compton and Lauren Cnare, co-sponsors of the
                      amendment, said the change is meant to allow officers in the saddle
                      or partnered with canines to patrol events such as University of
                      Wisconsin football games without having to stop to pick up
                      droppings like civilian pet owners.
                      Lt. Victor Wohl, who oversees the police department's five-dog
                      canine unit, wasn't aware of the proposed change, but he said it
                      isn't likely to affect his officers' work.
                      "The K-9 handlers are in most instances going to pick up after
                      their dogs," he said.
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                      • MIAMI (AP) - A former CIA operative and Cuban exile plans to
                        auction what he says is a lock of Che Guevara's hair, snipped
                        before the Argentinian revolutionary and friend of Fidel Castro was
                        buried in 1967.
                        Gustavo Villoldo, 71, was involved in Guevara's capture in the
                        jungles of Bolivia, according to unclassified U.S. records and
                        other documents. He plans to auction the hair and other items kept
                        in a scrapbook since the joint CIA-Bolivian army mission 40 years
                        ago.
                        "It's time for me to put the past behind and pass these on to
                        someone else," said Villoldo, also a veteran of the ill-fated Bay
                        of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
                        The scrapbook also holds a map used to track down Guevara in
                        Bolivia, photos of Guevara's body, intercepted messages between
                        Guevara and his rebels and a set of Guevara's fingerprints taken
                        before his burial.
                        It's hard to predict how much the collection will net at auction
                        because there is nothing comparable on the market, said Tom Slater,
                        director of the Americana department at Heritage Auctions of
                        Dallas, which will put the collection on the block Oct. 25-26.
                        "We cannot recall ever having seen artifacts relating to Che's
                        dramatic career and death appearing on the auction market, and we
                        expect this offering to excite broad bidder interest," Slater
                        said.
                        The Cuban government announced in 1995 that its anthropologists
                        had uncovered Guevara's remains from Bolivia, and re-interred them
                        in Cuba without doing DNA testing. Villoldo and other exiles and
                        experts say the body is still in Bolivia.
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                        • NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group of residents is suing a
                          farmer, claiming the propane cannon he uses to scare away birds
                          from his sweet corn is too loud.
                          Some of produce farmer Dennis Polley's neighbors say the propane
                          blasts - sometimes as loud as 120 decibels - have prevented them
                          from enjoying their property.
                          Phil Palmgreen, whose property is roughly 500 yards away from
                          Polley's, said he could feel the impact of the blasts in his chest.
                          "It's been so bad all summer we've never even had a cookout on
                          our deck because it was going to go off every couple of minutes,"
                          Palmgreen said.
                          Polley acknowledged the device is loud, but "it's got to be
                          loud to work," he said. "To get the birds' attention, it's got to
                          shock them a little bit."
                          Polley and his wife Debby are fighting the lawsuit.
                          To lose "would start a chain reaction for every farmer in
                          Jessamine County," Debby Polley said. "Because what's going to be
                          next? Will they not want you to start your tractors until 10
                          o'clock in the morning?"
                          Jessamine County's noise-control ordinance exempts from
                          penalties a "noise disturbance created by farm livestock, the
                          operation of farm machinery or noise created by other activities
                          relating to an agricultural operation."
                          Steve Ayres, another plaintiff in the lawsuit filed last week,
                          said that the group doesn't believe a cannon is a normal
                          agricultural sound.
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                          • WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - It was embarrassing enough Mark Stahnke
                            woke up in a neighbor's yard without his pants. But the trousers
                            had a cashier's check for $41,093 meant for his son, and several
                            hundred dollars in cash.
                            But he got it all back on Friday, including the pants, thanks to
                            an honest citizen.
                            Stahnke said he doesn't know what happened between when he left
                            the bar and when he woke up the next morning, and police were
                            skeptical when he filed a report on Monday.
                            "We're used to hearing weird stories, but with his intoxication
                            we figured this one would be different, that the amount of money
                            wouldn't be exact," Waukesha Police Lt. William Graham said. "How
                            do you get so intoxicated that you lose your pants?"
                            Stahnke said he met his son at a local bar, and doesn't remember
                            much afterward.
                            "I woke up cold not knowing where the heck I was, and I didn't
                            realize it at first because I still had my shoes and socks on," he
                            said. "When I got up, I realized, my God, I don't have any
                            pants."
                            Tim Curzan's dog, Joe, found the pants at a nearby intersection,
                            according to a police report. Curzan went through the pockets after
                            hearing change rattle and removed the soggy contents, but left the
                            pants behind.
                            After the contents dried, Curzan found the cashier's check and
                            tried twice, unsuccessfully, to deliver the items to where he
                            thought the owner lived.
                            On Wednesday, the pants were still at the intersection, so
                            Curzan picked them up and took them to the police, who contacted
                            Stahnke to claim his items.
                            ---
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                            • Beef tips?

                              MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - To (mis)quote Shakespeare: A ham! A ham!
                              My finger for a ham!
                              Authorities say a burglar left part of his fingertip behind when
                              he broke in to a park visitor center outside of Memphis and stole
                              $400 in Honeybaked Ham gift certificates.
                              Lt. F. Hughes, an investigator with the Shelby County Sheriff's
                              Department said the burglar broke a lock, ransacked an office, and
                              rifled through an office manager's desk. Hughes believes the man
                              severed part of his finger while breaking glass in a door to gain
                              entry to the Shelby Farms office.
                              "When we do find him, we'll be looking for him to explain why
                              he has a missing finger, and why we recovered one," Hughes said.
                              Detectives were able to lift a partial print from the finger,
                              Hughes said, although he was unable to say which finger had been
                              left in the office.
                              "By me not having the rest of the hand, I can't determine that
                              right now," he said. "But, when I get the rest of the hand, I'll
                              be able to kind of match that with what we have so far."
                              The burglar also stole some files from the manager's office. A
                              witness later saw a man tossing the files - and the gift
                              certificates - out of his car window.
                              The suspect is still on the loose.
                              ---
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                              • I'm still here!!!

                                DETROIT (AP) - News of Robert Thomas' death has been greatly
                                exaggerated.
                                Thomas thought the letter from the Michigan Department of Human
                                Services was amusing - at first. But the Detroit resident isn't
                                laughing now.
                                Thomas said he was told the problem would be corrected in a few
                                days. Instead, he said he received notice that his Medicaid
                                coverage was being canceled due to his death.
                                Thomas is a diabetic who needs Medicaid to supplement more than
                                $1,000 a month for insulin and other medications, WDIV-TV reported.
                                The state has apologized and promises to restore Thomas' medical
                                benefits by next week.
                                ---
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