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  • Laundry Label Calling President an 'Idiot' a Hit
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Insulting a president can be
    profitable, a Washington state bag maker has discovered, but it
    is best if the insult is written in French and tucked away on a
    tiny laundry label.
    Labels on most of the backpacks, messenger and laptop bags
    made and sold by Tom Bihn have his company's contact
    information along with washing instructions in English and
    French along with a message reading: "Nous sommes desoles que
    notre president soit un idiot. Nous n'avons pas vote pour lui."
    The translation reads: "We are sorry that our president is
    an idiot. We did not vote for him."
    Tom Bihn, who designs and makes bags for his eponymous
    company of 10 employees in Port Angeles, a seaside city 60
    miles northwest of Seattle, claims he has no idea how the
    phrase got onto the label, but credits it with doubling bag
    sales.
    "We don't know how it got there," Bihn said in a dead-pan
    manner.
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    • Traffic Offenders Undergo Sanity Check
      LAGOS (Reuters) - The Lagos transport chief said 608
      Nigerian motorists were tested for insanity after they were
      caught driving against the flow of traffic on city streets,
      local media reported on Wednesday.
      Muiz Banire said the 608 were selected from 22,418 people
      whose vehicles were impounded last year for various traffic
      offences.
      "One person was found to be insane, while 20 people were
      found to have very low intelligent quota, which connotes they
      were not fit to drive cars along Lagos roads," Banire was
      quoted as saying in Wednesday's Punch newspaper.
      Driving in the wrong direction is a relatively common in
      Lagos, Nigeria's largest metropolis, where traffic lights, road
      markings and signposts are scarce.
      Nigeria has one of the world's worst road accident records,
      with over 7,000 people killed last year. Most motorists have
      never had any formal training or passed a test.
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      • Lawmaker Aims to Ban Hog-Dog Fights
        NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana state legislator is
        trying to outlaw a violent spectator sport: fights pitting
        vicious dogs against wild hogs.
        Rep. Warren Triche, a Democrat from Thibodaux, has
        introduced a bill that would ban the bloodiest forms of
        "hog-doggin," as the pig-versus-canine duels are known in the
        rural corners of his state.
        "My motivation is that it is an absolute cruelty, and
        damned well sadistic," Triche told Reuters in an interview on
        Wednesday.
        The bill passed the Louisiana House on Tuesday after Triche
        showed bloody videos of squealing feral hogs being attacked by
        specially trained dogs. But it must now go the state Senate
        where Triche fears it may be mired in the mud by opponents
        friendly to the rural contests.
        "This is a hillbilly attitude. You could film 'Deliverance
        2' and '3' with this kind of attitude," Triche said, referring
        to the 1972 film that depicted the ordeal suffered by
        vacationing city dwellers at the hands of a vicious band of
        rural residents.
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        • Gun safety presenter shoots self

          ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- A federal drug agent shot himself in the leg during a gun safety presentation to children in what police describe as an accident. His bosses, however, are still investigating the incident.

          The Drug Enforcement Administration agent, whose name was not released, was speaking April 9 to about 50 adults and students organized by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, witnesses and police said.

          He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to the police report. He then pulled back the slide and asked an audience member to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn't loaded.

          Witnesses said when the agent released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. The gun was pointed at the floor.

          The agent was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center and returned to work, a DEA official said.
          "Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech." ~Printed in "The London Journal" around 1722

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          • May 2, 2004 -- He's in royal trouble again.William Ligue Jr., who ran onto the field and attacked a Kansas City Royals coach during a Chicago White Sox home game, has been arrested for breaking into a car.Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Ligue's earlier sentence of 2 1/2 years probation and send him to prison for as much as five years. Ligue's 15-year-old son was also involved in the bizarre September 2002 beating of coach Tom Gamboa
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            • May 2, 2004 -- Luciana, a 24-year-old Queens newlywed, found herself in a panic as the days ticked down to her January wedding - she desperately needed to get her virginity back. Her fiancé, who like Luciana comes from a strict Latina family, had no idea his bride-to-be had lost her virginity at 16 with a previous boyfriend. "Before we were married, he asked me constantly, 'Are you a virgin?' and I said yes every time - the lie just grew and grew," Luciana, who wanted her last name to remain anonymous, told The Post. "He thought I was respectable, and he's old-fashioned. I felt so much regret that I lost my virginity before I was married - I wanted it back." So, Luciana joined what is becoming a fast-growing trend in New York, particularly in Latin American communities - she visited a medical clinic in Queens that specializes in "re-virginization." For $2,000, women undergo a two-hour procedure at the Ridgewood Health and Beauty Center that reattaches the hymen and lets them pass for virgins again. "When I do this surgery, nobody would ever be able to tell the woman wasn't a virgin," gynecologist Louis Palma said. "In some societies, virginity is a prize, so I basically make them a virgin again in an hour." Esmerelda Vanegas, president of the Ridgewood Center, said the procedure - known as hymenoplasty - is a common procedure in South America and the Middle East, and is starting to become a big business in America. "It's like a little white lie, but you do it for love," Vanegas said. "Some people think I'm from outer space to be doing this, but in some places losing your virginity is compared to death - you can't get it back, ever." Vanegas said the American mentality is very different and that most gynecologists here won't perform the surgery. "They just don't understand why it would be necessary," she said. "But there is a huge demand." Vanegas said she had hired several South American plastic surgeons, like Palma, who is from Ecuador, because many of her clients are Latin American girls trying to fool their parents and fiancés into thinking they are still virgins. Luciana, an office manager in Queens, said she was scared walking into the clinic last October to have the procedure, and had considered coming clean about her sexual history and even ending the relationship with her husband-to-be. Three months after being "re-virginized," she had sex with her husband on the first night of her honeymoon in Punta Cana. "It hurt even more than originally losing my virginity," she said. "My husband had no idea because all the stuff happened again that happens when you really are a virgin." Luciana says despite the pangs of guilt, she will never tell her husband the truth. "My worst fear in life is him finding out. I should have gotten married in red. I'm a little devil," she said. "I'll take this to my grave." The Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute in Greenwich, Conn., also performs the surgery - but with a laser instead of stitching.
              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
              LT. John Ginley Engine 40
              FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
              FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
              FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
              FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
              FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
              FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

              Charleston 9
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              • HONG KONG (AP) - An elderly Hong Kong widow whose beloved pet
                rooster's crowing drew complaints from neighbors has reluctantly
                given the bird away after a castration operation failed to shut him
                up, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.
                The 61-year-old woman, who wasn't named, said she slept in the
                same bed as the rooster and "cried and cried for weeks" after
                parting with the bird about a month ago, the Post reported.
                "He was more loyal than a dog. Whenever I called him from the
                living room he would come out from the kitchen saying 'coo-coo,"'
                she was quoted as saying.
                The veterinarian who castrated the rooster only removed one
                testicle because of excessive bleeding, but the partial castration
                at least reduced the enthusiasm of the bird's early morning
                salutation, the report said.
                The widow defied public housing rules by keeping the rooster,
                along with three ducks and two hens, in her apartment. She
                reportedly referred to the flock as her "children."
                Hong Kongers rarely keep poultry as pets, but live chickens
                packed in cages are a common sight in Hong Kong markets.

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                • Activists Urge Better Prostitutes' Rights Worldwide
                  HONG KONG (Reuters) - The world's oldest profession should
                  be decriminalized and treated like any other business,
                  international activists at a Hong Kong conference on
                  prostitution said Sunday.
                  Prostitutes are abused by policemen who demand free sex and
                  then arrest them for soliciting and they are victimized by
                  politicians who launch crackdowns to woo voters, speakers at
                  the conference said.
                  Activists also demanded better health support for
                  prostitutes to prevent the spread of diseases including
                  HIV/AIDS, especially in less developed parts of the world.
                  "The criminalization and stigmatization of prostitutes is
                  fundamentally linked to the disrespect of women," said Carol
                  Leigh, an American activist and former prostitute who was the
                  first to use the term "sex worker" in the late 1970s.
                  Lobbyists from around the globe, including the United
                  States, Australia, mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, urged
                  for proper decriminalization of the trade worldwide.
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                  • Corpse with False Passport Stays 16 Days at Airport
                    CAIRO (Reuters) - A corpse with a false passport spent 16
                    days at Cairo airport before Egyptian authorities agreed to
                    release it for burial on Friday, airport sources said.
                    The authorities checked the corpse's fingerprints and then
                    formed a committee to ponder the case, they said.
                    The coffin had arrived in Cairo from Syria but the airport
                    refused to release it when the dead man's son gave a name
                    different from that on the passport.
                    The man, 55-year-old Mohamed Abduh, had obtained a passport
                    in the name of his brother Ibrahim, the sources said.
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                    • CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - A man trying to rob a
                      St. Croix restaurant was hospitalized after he hid in a heat
                      extraction unit when employees showed up early for work Sunday,
                      authorities said.
                      Workers turned on the cooling system's hood and its fan blades
                      began to strike the man repeatedly, police said. He was in stable
                      condition at a hospital where he was being treated for numerous
                      cuts and abrasions.
                      The man broke into the Tutto Bene Cafe in Christiansted and
                      attempted to open the restaurant's safe, said Scott Hill, the
                      restaurant's executive chef.
                      He became trapped when the first shift reported for work earlier
                      than usual, Hill said. The cafe was anticipating brisk business
                      because of St. Croix's Half Iron Triathlon, which was held on
                      Sunday, he said.
                      "After employees turned on the unit, they observed an unusual
                      sound coming from inside the roof, where the hood is located,"
                      Hill said.
                      The employees searched the unit and discovered the intruder
                      coiled up inside the hood with the blades cutting him. "He was
                      basically stuck inside of it and had nowhere to go once the unit
                      was turned on," he said.
                      No cash was missing. Police said they expected to charge the man
                      with burglary once he is released from the hospital.
                      (sb-fg)

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                      • BARDSTOWN, Kentucky (AP) - A man and woman were arrested after
                        an employee at a photo lab saw pictures of a toddler posing with a
                        pot pipe.
                        John R. Gray, 20, and Elizabeth Lyvers, 24, were charged with
                        first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a felony. Police
                        also charged Gray with one count of marijuana possession and one
                        count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
                        The photographs appeared to show Lyvers' son, who is about 3,
                        smoking marijuana from a water pipe, authorities said. Police said
                        the couple maintain the water pipe did not contain marijuana.
                        Police searched the couple's home Sunday after the Kroger photo
                        lab in Bardstown turned over the film and provided police with an
                        address.
                        The couple's lawyer, public defender Paula Pace, said Kentucky
                        law appears to require the presence of a drug other than marijuana
                        to support a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor in the
                        first degree, but she said she is still reviewing the case.
                        The boy and the couple's 1-year-old child were taken by social
                        service workers.

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                        • Airline Pilot Caught Dozing in Flight
                          TOKYO (Reuters) - A pilot for Japan's All Nippon Airways
                          fell asleep at the controls for several minutes while on a
                          domestic flight and had to be awakened by a government
                          inspector who was traveling in the cockpit.
                          A spokesman for the airline said on Friday that the
                          50-year-old pilot, whose name was not released, dozed off while
                          flying on March 23 from Tokyo's Haneda airport to the western
                          prefecture of Yamaguchi, a trip that takes about an hour.
                          An official from the Transport Ministry, who was in the
                          cockpit for a routine inspection, woke the pilot after he fell
                          asleep as the plane was cruising at 12,000 meters (36,000
                          feet), but he dozed off again and had to be awakened a second
                          time.
                          "He was asleep for two or three minutes," the spokesman
                          said.
                          The spokesman said there was no danger to passengers since
                          the plane was on auto-pilot and the co-pilot was also present.
                          The pilot, who has been suspended, is undergoing medical tests.
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                          • Newspaper Welcomes New States with Nude Photos
                            BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top-selling Bild newspaper on
                            Friday welcomed the 10 new members to the European Union in its
                            own special fashion -- with pictures of 10 scantily clad young
                            women from the countries in question.
                            Continental Europe's biggest daily with 12 million readers,
                            famous for its popular page one pictures of naked women, found
                            10 women in the new EU member states aged 18 and 25 to pose
                            with little or no clothing to mark the EU enlargement to 25
                            nations.
                            "The new EU women are so sexy," wrote Bild in a headline
                            over pictures of the nearly nude blondes, brunettes and
                            red-haired women. "Hello, new neighbors!"
                            Bild published pictures of Polish ice cream vendor Anka,
                            Czech customs inspector Stania, Hungarian hairdresser Victoria,
                            Slovak nurse Jana, Lithuanian student Eliska, Latvian police
                            officer Buba, Slovenian secretary Franziska, Estonian post
                            worker Ekaterina, Carmela of Cyprus and Mona from Malta.
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                            • Woman Drove for Days with Dead Mother in Car
                              MIAMI (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman drove around for days
                              with her mother's decomposing body in the passenger seat of her
                              car, Florida investigators said on Thursday.
                              Sheriff's deputies found the woman's body on Tuesday in a
                              car parked outside a Wal-Mart store in the northeast Florida
                              city of Palm Coast. The medical examiner ruled the 65-year-old
                              woman had died of natural causes at least five days earlier.
                              The woman's daughter, in her mid-30s, was inside the
                              24-hour store, where she had been shopping since the night
                              before. She was incoherent and unable to give a clear account
                              of her journey to Florida, Flagler County Sheriff's
                              investigators said.
                              Police went to investigate when other shoppers complained
                              about the odor coming from the parked car.
                              They traced the auto registration and pieced together
                              details of the trip from receipts found in the car.
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                              • Hair Hair!

                                Reports: Hong Kong policewoman wins tussle with officials over dyed
                                hair
                                HONG KONG (AP) - A Hong Kong judge quashed a police department
                                reprimand against a veteran officer for refusing to restore her
                                highlighted hair back to its natural dark brown color, newspapers
                                reported Tuesday.
                                Senior Inspector Sharon Lim, 36, appealed the reprimand in
                                court. High Court Judge Michael Hartmann declared the reprimand
                                invalid before even starting any proceedings on the matter Monday,
                                the Apple Daily tabloid reported.
                                Lim had defied a rule, imposed in January 2001, requiring
                                officers to keep their hair "neat and tidily trimmed and in its
                                natural or original color."
                                Hartmann apparently thought the police were being overly strict.
                                "She is a police officer, but it does not mean that she has to
                                look like an American marine," the South China Morning Post
                                newspaper quoted the judge as saying.
                                Lim had argued the only way to restore her natural tint would be
                                to re-dye her hair - thus breaking the rule again.
                                Police spokeswoman Kelly Chan said the department is still
                                studying the case.

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