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  • Tissue anyone?

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Call it theater of the macabre: A jar
    containing a small piece of tissue from the body of John Wilkes
    Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's killer, will be on display when
    the musical "Assassins" opens in Philadelphia.
    In fact, it will be a twin bill: theatergoers will also be able
    view a piece of the brain of the lesser-known presidential assassin
    Charles Guiteau, the man who killed President James A. Garfield in
    1881.
    The specimens will be on loan to the Arden Theatre from
    Philadelphia's Mutter Museum, which boasts a large collection of
    medical oddities. They will be on display in the lobby for one
    night, the opening of "Assassins" on Sept. 19.
    "People know who they are, but to see them in the flesh - no
    pun intended - to me is exciting, it's relevant, it's interesting
    and it's educational," said Anna Dhody, a spokeswoman for the
    Mutter Museum.
    The museum is run by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
    Dhody said the samples were acquired long ago but she did not know
    the circumstances.
    Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre, and died
    the next morning.
    Booth was killed by pursuers 12 days after shooting Lincoln.
    Guiteau was hanged - after an insanity defense failed - on June 30,
    1882.
    The tissue fragment from Booth is believed to have come from his
    neck, Dhody said.
    "Assassins," a Stephen Sondheim musical that explores the nine
    people who have taken aim at U.S. presidents, won five Tony awards
    in 2002.
    "When you have the first two ... successful assassins in U.S.
    history in a city, and you have this wonderful show going on, how
    do you not combine the two?" said J Nathan Bazzel, a Mutter Museum
    docent who came up with the idea.
    The specimens are preserved in fluid in small, vintage glass
    jars. If a few patrons find the display in poor taste, organizers
    hope most will appreciate the chance to connect to history.
    "We prefer to think of it as we're showing our tangible
    evidence of very, very important parts of American history," Dhody
    said. "So we're hoping people would approach it from more of a
    historical than a macabre viewpoint."
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    • Flying nun looks like sh*t

      SALLY FIELDS THINKS SHE LOOKS LIKE "DOG POOP"
      NEW YORK (AP) - She doesn't like the way she looks. She really,
      really doesn't like the way she looks. In fact, Sally Field tells
      Health Magazine she thinks she looks like "dog poop." She says
      she's not different from a lot of women who want to "put a piece
      of black velvet over the mirror when they turn 50." And she's 60
      now.
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      • Truth stranger than fiction as author jailed
        WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish crime writer has been jailed
        for 25 years after authorities found he had committed a murder
        that had been described in one of his thrillers, officials said
        Wednesday.
        In his 2003 book "Amok," Krystian Bala described in detail
        the brutal murder of a Polish businessman.
        Police found that the fictional crime had similarities with
        a case in 2000 when a body was fished out of the river Oder in
        the town of Wroclaw, near the German border.
        Prosecutors said Bala had humiliated, tortured, starved and
        later killed his victim, who had a love affair with the
        writer's wife.
        "The court has sentenced Krystian B. to 25 years in prison
        for the murder of his ex-wife's lover," said a spokesman for
        the court in Wroclaw.
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        • Woman lived with dead aunt for year
          VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian woman lived with the
          mummified remains of her aunt for a year, Vienna police said
          Wednesday.
          Officers found the corpse of the 96-year-old aunt under a
          blanket on a bed after ignoring the 51-year-old niece's claim
          that her aunt was sleeping and should not be disturbed, a
          police statement said.
          A preliminary inquiry had determined that the niece, who
          was taken to a psychiatric hospital for examination, may have
          covered up the death for financial reasons, it added.
          Austrian news agency APA quoted police investigator Gerald
          Hoebart as saying possible theft was being looked into since
          the younger woman appeared to have lived off her aunt's pension
          since the death and used her cashpoint card to withdraw money.
          An autopsy was planned to check whether any foul play was
          involved in the death, believed to have happened in August
          2006.
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          • Adulterers beware - or pay the price
            BOGOTA (Reuters) - Married Colombians engaged in passionate
            extra-curricular activities may soon have to think twice about
            their philandering ways if a senator's proposed legislation
            punishing adultery gets the green light.
            Sen. Edgar Espindola said he has proposed a law that would
            impose fines and enforced community service as punishment for
            adulterers in an effort to protect family values and shield
            children from broken homes.
            "I believe a lot of my companions are going to support this
            initiative," Espindola said on Tuesday. "This project should
            motivate Colombians to reflect on the importance of the
            marriage, the home and the importance of family."
            He said aggrieved parties could take complaints and
            evidence such as photographs to local family judges, who would
            decide to impose fines of up to 20 minimum monthly salaries --
            around $4,000 -- and obligatory welfare service.
            Spouses forgiven by partners would escape punishment.
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            • Math prodigy, 9, says university too easy
              HONG KONG (Reuters) - A nine-year-old mathematics prodigy
              has become Hong Kong's youngest undergraduate, waltzing through
              his first day at university saying classes were too easy.
              March Boedihardjo, an Indonesian-Chinese boy resident in
              Hong Kong, was accepted by Hong Kong's Baptist University to
              study for a master's degree after gaining straight As in
              entrance A-level exams usually taken at 17 or 18.
              "It was too easy," Boedihardjo told reporters after
              attending a convocation ceremony in a pint-sized black-gown and
              his first day of classes Tuesday, adding that he'd already
              learnt the subject matter a year or two ago.
              The university has designed a five-year program for the
              child, but it has stirred controversy among some education
              experts who say he might experience stunted personal and social
              development as a result.
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              • Now Hear This!

                BOSTON (AP) - A pair of former Northeastern University freshmen
                are facing charges after prosecutors said one leaned out his dorm
                window Sunday and loudly told a woman in the dorm opposite his that
                he and his roommate were selling pot.
                Oops. Two police officers happened to be nearby.
                "If you're looking for weed, my roommate Ferrante has some for
                sale," Michael Emery said out the window, according to the Suffolk
                district attorney's office.
                Two plainclothes Boston officers in the building overheard the
                conversation and went to a second-floor room where they arrested
                Emery, 18, and Matthew Ferrante, 18, after finding about four
                ounces of marijuana; drug paraphernalia, including a scale; and
                several bottles of alcohol, prosecutors said.
                The students were arraigned Tuesday on charges including
                possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute in a
                school zone, a count that carries a maximum of two years in jail.
                They pleaded not guilty, were released on personal recognizance
                and are due back in court next month. Attorneys for the men did not
                immediately return calls for comment.
                They are no longer students at Northeastern, university
                spokeswoman Laura Shea said.
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                • Airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god
                  KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Officials at Nepal's state-run
                  airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the
                  Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its
                  Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.
                  Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to
                  suspend some services in recent weeks due the problem.
                  The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome
                  aircraft Sunday at Nepal's only international airport in
                  Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official
                  said.
                  "The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft
                  has resumed its flights," said Raju K.C., a senior airline
                  official, without explaining what the problem had been.
                  Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an
                  electrical fault. The carrier runs international flights to
                  five cities in Asia.
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                  • Three bears, now lion, try to leave zoo
                    ALMATY (Reuters) - A lion escaped from its cage at a Kazakh
                    zoo over the weekend, the second such incident in a month, news
                    media reported Monday.
                    The six-year-old lion called Adam sneaked out of his cage
                    through a door that had been accidentally left open, Kazakhstan
                    Today news agency reported.
                    The lion roamed around freely for half an hour before zoo
                    workers lured it back to safety.
                    Just a month ago, three bears broke out of their enclosure
                    in the same zoo in southern Kazakhstan.
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                    • Fashion war on taxi slobs
                      KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is cracking down on
                      shabbily dressed taxi-drivers, fining them for not tucking in
                      their shirts or for wearing shoes of the wrong color.
                      Malaysia's lowly paid tax-drivers are supposed to wear
                      white shirts, dark trousers and black shoes, but in reality
                      passengers are happy if they can just persuade them to use the
                      meter.
                      But the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board is out to make a
                      fashion statement, the Star newspaper said Monday, quoting its
                      chairman as saying drivers had to present a professional image.
                      Taxi-drivers have been fined 100-300 ringgit ($29-$86) --
                      or up to three days' average wages -- for wearing an off-white
                      shirt or getting behind the wheel without socks, angering the
                      drivers and reducing one of them to tears, the paper added.
                      "I actually saw a taxi-driver crying over having to pay a
                      fine of 200 ringgit when I was at the (licensing board's)
                      office recently," Abdul Jalil Maarof, president of the Klang
                      Valley Taxi Owners Association, told the Star.
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                      • Bulldozer Barrels Into Police Station
                        Police Arrest Man At Scene

                        POSTED: 10:12 am EDT August 31, 2007
                        UPDATED: 12:14 pm EDT August 31, 2007

                        TROY, N.H. -- A Troy man is accused of driving a bulldozer through the front doors of the town's Police Department early Friday morning, WMUR-TV in Manchester reported.

                        Officials arrested 34-year-old Stanley Burt at the scene.

                        Authorities said Burt stole the bulldozer and then drove it into the police department around 12:30 a.m.

                        No one was inside the building at the time of the incident, the television station reported.

                        State police said Troy Officer Kevin Stone happened to be driving by the station and saw the bulldozer repeatedly slamming the front of the station.

                        Stone and other officers managed to take Burt into custody without incident.

                        Burt is charged with criminal mischief and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon. He was due in court Friday morning.

                        Troy police said Burt has prior offenses in town. Investigators are still looking into a possible motive.

                        Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.


                        I know of at least one Brit armoured tank driver who did a similar thing many years ago on a British base in Germany. The Regiment was returned home early from a training exercise. He found his wife in bed with another guy, so he quietly left the two of them to their passions. He returned to the tank park, climbed into his Cheiftan, and started to drive it home. Actually "Home" was through the front door of his Married Quarters. He apparently drove through the house several times, however taking as much care as as is possible with a 65 ton vehicle NOT to drive through the bedroom areas......

                        I guess that gives new meaning to:

                        HI HONEY. I'M HOME.
                        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)

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

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

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                        • Yuck

                          A fiery auto crash in July near Augusta, Ga., had killed the driver and would likely kill the passenger, too, if the fire were not immediately smothered. Firefighters were still minutes away, but passing by was a pump truck from a local plumbing company, whose quick-thinking driver extinguished the flames with 1,500 gallons of raw sewage from a septic tank-cleaning job he had just finished. [WJBF-TV (Augusta), 7-9-07]
                          I don't care what anyone says, I'm not changing from foam to sewage!
                          SFPD Member MABAS Division 47
                          Told my wife I'm at work. Told my boss I'm sick. I'm really at the fire station.
                          I.A.C.O.J.

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                          • A fiery auto crash in July near Augusta, Ga., had killed the driver and would likely kill the passenger, too, if the fire were not immediately smothered. Firefighters were still minutes away, but passing by was a pump truck from a local plumbing company, whose quick-thinking driver extinguished the flames with 1,500 gallons of raw sewage from a septic tank-cleaning job he had just finished. [WJBF-TV (Augusta), 7-9-07]



                            EEEWWWWWWW


                            However, good thinking and initiative on the part of the sewage driver.

                            =====

                            Ummm...errr.... aaahhh ya. Thats it....

                            Man Crosses Mountains By Foot For Love
                            Journey Through California Will Take Man 150 Miles To Anaheim

                            POSTED: 9:18 pm EDT September 6, 2007

                            BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- One man decided to prove his love to a woman Thursday by attempting to cross the mountains between Bakersfield, Calif., and Los Angeles by foot, reported KERO-TV.

                            The 150-mile journey for Nathan Staker, 21, stemmed from a late-night phone conversation with his girlfriend, Nicole Faltermayer, which turned into a challenge of the heart.

                            Yet the journey didn't begin at the base of the mountains that are home to the Los Padres National Forest.

                            Staker began his journey Thursday in Bakersfield by jogging along Highway 119, and then along a frontage road that parallels Freeway 99.

                            Staker told KERO-TV in Bakersfield that he didn't plan out his journey, and didn't know if he would get arrested when he finally walked on the freeway south of Bakersfield.

                            He joked that he would probably have to call his girlfriend after a night in jail.

                            Staker's 150-mile trek on foot will take him from Bakersfield to the doorstep of Faltermayer's home in Anaheim. Calif.

                            "She thinks I'm crazy," he said about Faltermayer.

                            Staker met Faltermayer two years ago. Beginning as friends, their relationship evolved and now Staker is out to prove his undying devotion, despite Faltermayer's disbelief.

                            For Staker his love is no joke. He set out with a proposal in mind.

                            Jordan Barker, youth pastor and friend of Staker, said if Faltermayer accepts Staker's proposal, he'll marry them on the spot.

                            A passing motorist offered to drive Staker 35 miles. Staker declined. Nothing could detour him from his goal to walk every step of the way.

                            Staker's journey is about a love he'll be able to tell his future children about. "Every girl deserves a love story," he said.

                            Staker expects to arrive in Anaheim Sunday morning. Faltermayer said she'll be waiting for him.

                            But will they get married? That's a question that will be answered in roughly 150 miles.

                            Distributed by Internet Broadcasting
                            Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 09-07-2007, 11:35 AM.
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                            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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                              Thats what I get when trying to make a new thread.
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                              "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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                              • SUV Driver Blames Backseat Sex For Crash
                                Driver Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor

                                POSTED: 12:06 pm EDT September 19, 2007
                                UPDATED: 1:09 pm EDT September 19, 2007

                                MOSCOW, Idaho -- A driver of a sport utility vehicle who hit a telephone pole blamed the crash on two friends having sex in the back seat.

                                Joshua D. Frank, 22, pleaded guilty this week to a misdemeanor charge of failing to notify a police officer of a traffic accident.

                                He was fined nearly $190 after his Chevy Blazer hit a telephone pole in the Moscow, Idaho, area.

                                According to court documents, Frank told police that his SUV is top heavy and the backseat action made it become "tippy," causing him to lose control.

                                According to the affidavit, Frank suffered a minor head injury in the crash and his friends were treated for unspecified injuries.

                                Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.


                                Are we sure he wasn't trying to "get a look-see" too????
                                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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