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    PANCHPARA, India, March 19 (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Indian
    man has married his 80-year-old grandmother because he wanted
    to take care of her.
    "I felt she needed extra care as she is old. I can look
    after her better as a husband than as a grandson," Narayan
    Biswas told Reuters.
    "As a husband, I am with her all the time, to care for
    her," said the high school graduate, who farms rice fields and
    also works as a tutor.
    The grandmother, her back bent with age, says she is
    "happy" with her young husband whom she married in a
    traditional Hindu ceremony near Panchpara, a village 150 km
    (100 miles) west of Calcutta. Her first husband died more than
    30 years ago.
    "I helped bring him up with my own hands and now he looks
    after me. He is a good husband and ensures I get my meals on
    time," said Premodas Biswas, a red vermilion streak on her
    forehead, the mark of a married Hindu woman.
    Local officials say marrying a blood relation is illegal
    under the Hindu Marriage Act, but they have no plans to take
    action against the couple.
    "There has been no complaint against them and they are
    living as husband and wife after a temple ceremony. Their own
    family has accepted them so we have no plans to act as of now,"
    Dilip Das, a local government official, told Reuters.
    Last June, a nine-year-old Indian girl was married to a dog
    near Calcutta after a priest told her parents the wedding would
    ward off evil.

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    • Pythonesque Manila Diner Serves Spam, Spam, Spam
      MANILA (Reuters) - Spamburgers, Spam nuggets, Spam
      Spaghetti, Caesar salad with Spam, Spam and eggs: the menu at
      the Spamjam restaurant in Manila could be straight out of the
      Monty Python sketch.
      "I'm a Spam lover," said Philip Abadilla, who opened the
      world's first Spam restaurant in December. "It's always on my
      mind."
      While the canned luncheon meat will forever be ridiculed by
      fans of the British comedians, it is a much loved staple in the
      Philippines.
      Filipinos eat 2.75 million pounds of the stuff every year,
      and woe betide anyone arriving from the United States who
      doesn't bring a few cans for their relatives.
      "It appeals to my taste buds," said Aris Yambao, a
      28-year-old advertising executive on his second visit to the
      red, yellow and blue restaurant in one of Manila's enormous
      shopping malls.
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      • Bite Me!

        Dracula Park to Lure Fans to Romania
        BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Diehard Dracula fans may be able to
        sate their thirst for jelly-and-blood puddings by May 2005 when
        a theme park dedicated to the infamous count is expected to
        open.
        The Balkan country wants to boost its ailing tourist
        industry by luring visitors to the park near Bucharest, which
        would feature horror rides, a vampirology institute and gory
        menus.
        The long-delayed plan to build a park is back on track
        after securing private investment. But the park will cost more
        than double the original amount, said Sorin Marica, the head of
        the Dracula Park SA firm, which owns the project.
        "We'll open it by May (2005). The season starts then, so
        that's the best timing for Dracula," Marica told Reuters on
        Wednesday.
        Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and Brau-Union AG of Austria
        were among the investors already committed to the project,
        sources close to the deal said.
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        • Death of suspected bike thief leads police to cache of cycles
          MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The death of a suspected bicycle
          thief has saddled police with an intriguing problem - what to do
          with his houseful of bikes.
          Police said Friday the man, who was in his 60s and whose
          identity was not released, died last week while trying to steal a
          bike in the southern city of Melbourne. They did not elaborate on
          the cause of death.
          Officers discovered the cache of about 1,000 bicycles when they
          went to inform the man's relatives in the nearby town of Geelong of
          his death.
          "In every room including his bedroom, bathroom and kitchen
          there are bikes, bike helmets, parts, chains, seats and tires ...
          it's something else," said Senior Sergeant Adrian Benny. "There
          are also bikes down the side of the house and there are two sheds
          full."
          Now they have the problem of working out which of the roughly
          1,000 bicycles were bought by the man, which were stolen, and how
          to return the heisted ones.
          "It's a logistical nightmare," Benny said.

          (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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          • Swede seeks $65,000 for flawed alimony ruling
            STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuters) - A Swedish man who paid
            alimony for 13 years for a child he knew was not his has been
            proven right and now wants half a million crowns ($65,000) in
            compensation, a newspaper reported Thursday.
            The man, 70, had a brief affair with the boy's mother in
            the late 1960s, the daily Expressen said. After giving birth,
            the woman told a court the man was the father. A blood test did
            not rule out paternity and the court ordered alimony.
            For 13 years the man paid up and met the boy regularly. He
            remained convinced he was not the father and last year asked
            the boy, now 34, to take a DNA test to settle the matter.
            The test showed he could not be the father. "It feels
            incredibly good, it confirms what I've known all these years,"
            Expressen, which did not identify the man, quoted him as
            saying.
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            • Wrong Number Leads to Woman's Arrest
              OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman dialed a wrong
              number and ended up under arrest after she tried to set up a
              drug deal with her former parole officer, police said on
              Tuesday.
              Patricia Michel was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of
              the unlawful distribution of a dangerous controlled substance
              at her home in Durant, Oklahoma, near the Texas border.
              Michel called her former parole officer, Doug Canant, on
              his cell phone by mistake, thinking he could help set up a deal
              where she could acquire methamphetamines, police said.
              "I am a bit of a joker, so I was playing along," Canant
              said in a telephone interview. "She thought she was talking to
              her local drug dealer."
              She told the parole officer she did not have money to buy
              drugs because she was waiting for her U.S. tax refund and
              wanted to exchange one type of drug for another, Canant said.
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              • Woman Convicted of Cruelty Toward 230 Dogs
                LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 72-year-old woman collapsed in
                court on Tuesday after a jury convicted her of animal cruelty
                toward more than 230 Chihuahuas and 60 birds she kept in
                squalor at her southern California home.
                Emma Regina Harter, who was also convicted of lesser
                charges of battery on an animal control officer, unsanitary
                conditions and failure to isolate sick animals, was treated in
                the courtroom by paramedics and released, prosecutors said.
                She was ordered to return to court on Friday, when she
                faces a possible sentence of five years in prison.
                Authorities raided Harter's home, which was caked in layers
                of fecal matter and where Chihuahuas were living in the walls,
                in November and seized the animals.
                Many of the diminutive dogs died due to illness after they
                were taken from Harter's home and others were found too
                dangerous for adoption. But after the story became national
                news animal activists convinced a judge to spare about 150 of
                the animals from being put to death.
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                • March 18, 2004 -- A Frenchman who said he was traumatized by the Spain bombings was convicted of trying to run over a pedestrian he mistook for Osama bin Laden. The 35-year-old, identified only as Pierre, was sentenced in Montpellier to a three-month suspended sentence. The man he tried to run over was unharmed. Pierre's lawyer, David Mendel, said his client was the "victim of a hallucination" while driving Monday through Montpellier's historic center. "If it were [bin Laden], we would have won $5 million," Mendel said, referring to the reward.
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                  • Read that about Osama at work the other day in the newspaper..that is just to funny... also read this one in the newspaper the other day...I think it was the daily news? or the new york post..one of those papers that has the little weird articles in them. Anyway here it is had to do some research on the internet but here it is ..

                    Soldier's shame over donkey sex
                    From correspondents in Gardez, Afghanistan
                    March 16, 2004

                    AN Afghan soldier was detained by police after being caught having sex with a donkey in southeastern Afghanistan, a police officer said today.

                    The soldier was discovered with the donkey in an abandoned house in a small village of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, last week, a local police officer said.

                    "He was caught in the act by a small boy who immediately told police about what he had seen and police arrested him in action," the Gardez-based officer said, requesting anonymity.

                    The soldier claimed he committed the act because he did not have enough money to get married.

                    After being caught with the donkey in a village about 100km south of the capital Kabul, he was jailed for four days and then released without charge.
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                    • March 20, 2004 -- A Greek basketball coach was slam dunked this week by Sweden's PC smoking laws - after he lit up during a game at an arena with a no-smoking policy and set off the venue's smoke detectors. The alarm forced the town's firefighters to respond to the game. When they realized that the only smoke was coming from coach Yiannis Ioannidis' cigarette, they fined him $532 for the cost of the false alarm callout.
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                      • World Champion 'Snake Man' Killed by Cobra
                        BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Boonreung Buachan, holder of
                        the Guinness Book of World Records title for spending the most
                        time penned up with snakes, was killed by a cobra that bit him
                        during his daily show, a hospital doctor said on Monday.
                        Boonreung, 34 and dubbed Snake Man, was rushed unconscious
                        to Prai Bung Hospital near his home town, 350 miles northeast
                        of Bangkok, Dr Wipa Praituan told Reuters.
                        "He was brought here with no signs of life. He wasn't
                        breathing and his heart didn't beat," she said.
                        Boonreung was listed by the "Guinness Book of World
                        Records" in 1998 after living with snakes in a glass box for
                        seven days.
                        An epileptic, he went into convulsions after being bitten,
                        but no one took him to the hospital initially because they
                        thought he was suffering an epileptic fit.
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                        • Out of control...........

                          Fired for Complimenting Client's Good Looks
                          STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A female receptionist in an office in
                          south Sweden was sacked for sexual harassment when her employer
                          heard she had complimented a male client of the company on his
                          good looks, a Swedish newspaper reported Monday.
                          "I joked with a client about how handsome he was," the
                          receptionist told the daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet. The man said
                          he had not been offended by the woman's remark.
                          It is not uncommon in Sweden for women to accuse men of
                          sexual harassment, but the opposite is rare.
                          The woman's employer declined comment, said the newspaper,
                          which did not identify the company or the people involved.
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                          • Croutons Land Top Brain Surgeon in the Soup
                            LONDON (Reuters) - A leading British brain surgeon has been
                            suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.
                            Dr Terence Hope was sent home from the Queen's Medical
                            Center in Nottingham, where newspapers say there is a 39-day
                            waiting list for brain operations, after being accused of
                            taking extra croutons without paying, hospital sources said on
                            Monday.
                            "A consultant was suspended following allegations
                            surrounding his personal conduct," the hospital said in a
                            statement. "He was due to operate today on three patients.
                            Their surgery has had to be postponed."
                            Hope, 57, who has been working as a neurosurgeon in
                            Nottingham for 18 years, is an expert in traumatic brain
                            injuries. Efforts to contact him not immediately successful.
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                            • Leap Year Boo Boo

                              GM to Fix 'Leap Year' Software Glitch in Pontiac
                              DETROIT (Reuters) - What day is it? Don't ask the driver of
                              General Motors Corp.'s Pontiac Grand Prix.
                              Due to a software glitch, the computer display in the 2004
                              model year Grand Prix shows the wrong day of the week, Pontiac
                              spokesman Jim Hopson said on Monday. Engineers overlooked the
                              fact that 2004 is a leap year, with an extra day,
                              "Somehow or other, the fact that this was a leap year got
                              missed," Hopson said. "We are working on a solution."
                              GM may be able to fix the problem by resetting the
                              software. A more costly solution could include replacing the
                              display unit, he said.
                              The redesigned Grand Prix went on sale last March, and all
                              models since then could potentially be affected by the glitch,
                              Hopson said.
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                              • March 23, 2004 -- After listening to testimony in a murder case, Baltimore jurors returned to the jury room to find that they were victims - a thief had snatched their cell phones and car keys.
                                "They were angry, hot, livid," said lawyer Warren Brown, who was in the courtroom on another case. "Here they are, jurors in a murder case, and we can't even trust the court to protect their belongings from thieves."
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