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  • October 9, 2004 -- Bulgarian hunter successfully fought off a 700-pound bear — and then tripped over his gun and almost killed himself. The hunter fended off the bear in woods near Milkovica by hitting it over the head with the butt of his shotgun and then firing into the air. But when he started to pursue the bear, he slipped and fell, triggering a shot that grazed his head.
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    • October 10, 2004 -- British scientists have found a 1,000-year-old skull showing signs of primitive cranial surgery. The 11th-century skull showed scars of a near-fatal blow by a blunt weapon. But thanks to a 'lifesaving" procedure apparently performed at the time, the 40-year-old attack victim survived.
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      • October 11, 2004 --Ezra Nicholas had better watch it or he'll be starring in the sequel to "Super Size Me." The 19-year-old daredevil set a world record by stuffing 3.2 giant McDonald's hamburgers into his mouth without swallowing. "I'm on top of the world right now . . . Yes! I am the Burger King!" Nicholas screamed at the wacky competition.
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        • October 12, 2004 -- The PC police are alive and well in Carmel by the Sea , Calif., where a group of women 51 to 84 posed for a nudie calendar to raise $30,000 for the cash-strapped firehouse — but the money was rejected as too hot to handle. The "Carmel Fire Belles" thought their saucy poses with firefighting equipment would help get the local ladder company out of debt, but City Attorney Don Freeman said, "It would open us up to workplace causes of action such as sexual harassment and hostile environment and things of that nature . . . It runs the risk of offending people."
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          • Rescue Saint Bernard Dogs Out of Work

            GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Switzerland's Saint Bernard, famed for rescuing avalanche victims in the Alps, is finally bowing its massive head, the fabled barrel around its neck replaced with a "for sale" sign.
            Heavy and slow in the deep Alpine snow, expensive to feed and their jobs largely taken over by helicopters and heat sensors, the once-proud dogs have found themselves obsolete and a drain on the resources of the religious order that has raised and trained them for centuries.
            There is no record of when Saint Bernards first started rescuing people, but they are credited with saving some 2,000 travelers over the past 200 years on the Saint Bernard Pass on the border with Italy.
            With their usefulness at an end, however, the Congregation of Canons of the Great Saint Bernard is ready to sell the 18 adults and 16 pups.
            Big and bulky, an adult male can weigh up to 220 pounds and eat more than four pounds of meat a day. They also take up a lot of time and energy, says Brother Frederic, one of five monks living at the famed hospice on the pass.
            "At first, and even at the beginning of the century they were very useful," Brother Frederic said. "But in 1955, there came the helicopter," which had limited room for the large dogs.
            By 1975, the last time one of the dogs was used on a mission, they had mostly been replaced at rescue scenes by smaller, speedier golden retrievers and German shepherds.
            But the Saint Bernards remain the tourist's best friend.
            As their usefulness declined, the monks began to send the dogs to spend the winter in kennels down in the valley, first in Econe and now Martigny. During the summer tourist season, they were brought back up to the pass.
            The dogs are expected to be sold to associations rather than individuals. The buyers will be required to let them return to the pass each summer.
            "Nothing will really change when the dogs are sold," said Brother Frederic. "Just the ownership. It will take a load off of us and allow us to spend more time with those who need it. But the dogs will still be around."
            Monks founded the hospice at the summit of the pass - 8,100 feet above sea level - in the 11th century as a refuge for travelers. Large mountain dogs have been a part of hospice life since the mid-17th century, providing the brothers with company and protection as well as being deployed to rescue travelers lost in the fog and snow.
            The Saint Bernard's great stamina, extraordinary sense of smell and hearing and double fur coat covering a heavy layer of fat made it ideal for its job in the Alps.
            The dogs saved numerous lives during Napoleon's famous trek across the Great Pass in 1800. The St. Bernard's fame subsequently spread throughout Europe and became the symbol of rescue and solace.
            Barry, the most famous Saint Bernard, lived in the monastery from 1800 to 1812, and helped save more than 40 people. To this day, at least one dog at the hospice is always called Barry in honor of the legendary canine.
            Some parts of the dog's heroic history may be more fable than fact.
            The mythical barrel strapped around the dog's neck and filled with brandy has no mention in the monastery records. It is, however, mentioned by the 17th century alpinist Reinhold Meissner, who wrote, "Often the dogs receive a little barrel around their neck with alcoholic beverages and a basket with bread."
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            • Family Cooking Feud Turns Into Gun Battle
              Associated Press

              Thursday, September 30, 2004

              BLUEWELL, West Virgina -- A family meal erupted into a gun battle after a father and son clashed over how to cook chicken.

              The two men argued Sunday over the best way to prepare skinless chicken for dinner.

              "It started out as a physical confrontation, but it escalated until both of them were shooting at each other," Detective Sgt. A.D. Beasley of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said.

              Beasley said each man fired a .22-caliber handgun at the other. Harley Shrader was struck by a bullet that went through the upper part of his right ear and lodged in the back of his head. He was treated at a hospital and released. The elder Shrader was not injured.

              Jackie Lee Shrader, 49, was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment. Harley Lee Shrader, 24, was charged with wanton endangerment.
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              Calif. deputies say 11-year-old attacked her baby sitter with machete

              Thursday, October 7, 2004

              (10-07) 15:56 PDT BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) --

              An 11-year-old attacked her baby sitter with a machete during a struggle that included attempts by the girl to grab a baseball bat, a shovel and a BB gun, investigators said.

              The girl fled on a bicycle after the attack but was arrested about an hour later and booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, said Sgt. Doug Hubbard, of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

              The 34-year-old sitter telephoned deputies after fending off the Tuesday attack and locking herself and the girl's 12-year-old sister in the bathroom of the Mojave Desert home, Hubbard said.

              No serious injuries were reported.

              The girl and the sitter had gotten into an argument over feeding a dog, and the girl began to beat and choke the animal, Hubbard said. The sitter tried to pry the girl off the dog.

              The scuffle moved to the front yard, where the girl grabbed a shovel and then a baseball bat in an attempt to attack the woman, Hubbard said. The girl next found a BB gun, but the woman got it away from her, he said.

              The altercation continued until the girl found the machete lying in the yard and began to chase the woman, who took refuge in the bathroom, Hubbard said.


              I have a friend who had a similar incident not too long ago, with a 9yr old who threatened her with scissors because of a disagreement.
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              • found the machete lying in the yard


                What kind of family leaves machetes lying around the yard?



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                • October 13, 2004 -- Police trying to help an all-shook-up Elvis wound up chasing one of the Blues Brothers. Crystal, Minn. cops were called to a veterans halls and found a man dressed as Elvis Presley apparently having convulsions. He suddenly jumped up and yelled, "Viva Las Vegas!" before singing show tunes, said Crystal Police Capt. Dave Oyaas. At about the same time, a man dressed as John Belushi's character in "The Blues Brothers" allegedly stole a car — so the cops chased and arrested him. "It's one of those things that you stop and scratch your head, and you think, 'Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?' " Oyaas said.
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                  • This thread is still going. Man there must be alot of darwin award winners out there. A few years ago a guy in the metro area where I live hid his fireworks in his oven so when the police do their yearly inspection they dont find anything. Wife comes home turns oven on to cook and boom!!! Blew the side of his house out.
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                    • Stinky Louie

                      BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Slovaks were on the lookout for a
                      foul-smelling bank robber Thursday after police said the thief had
                      a nasty odor.
                      A gun-toting, masked man in his 20s, clad in a green sweat
                      shirt, robbed a bank in the capital and took some 461,000 koruna
                      (euro11,530, US$14,235) in various currencies, police said.
                      Police spokeswoman Alena Tosevova said what the bandit wore was
                      not the most noticeable thing for workers inside the bank, but
                      rather a strong smell which they reported to investigators.
                      Tosevova said it was unclear whether the smell was caused by the
                      thief having stepped into dog droppings or whether he soiled
                      himself during the robbery.

                      (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                      • Breast Implants for Men -- What's Up with That?
                        SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Breast implants are becoming more and
                        more popular with a surprising group of Shanghai citizens --
                        men.
                        The Shanghai Daily said Wednesday that most of the male
                        patients seeking implants in China's financial hub wanted to
                        impress women, or clients, or in some cases their boss.
                        The implants are similar to those used by women, but they
                        are shaped differently and are stiffer.
                        Doctors warn that the surgery has certain risks and people
                        with allergies or heart problems should find another way to
                        look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newspaper said.
                        "To be frank, surgery is unnecessary," Liu Chunlong, from
                        the Shanghai Ren'ai Hospital, was quoted as saying.
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                        • Gross, Gross, Gross....
                          LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Emergency service workers had
                          their stomachs turned when they cleaned up a smelly mess of
                          spilled pig innards that blocked a busy Arkansas intersection
                          for several hours on Tuesday.
                          Police said a truck spilled about 1,000 pounds (450 kg) of
                          hog intestines fresh from a packing plant. The mess in the
                          state capital, Little Rock, left several cleanup workers
                          queasy.
                          "It was horrible. Oh, it was bad," said Sgt. Terry Hastings
                          of the Little Rock police department.
                          The truck was carrying the entrails from a rendering plant
                          to a facility where dog food is manufactured when the driver
                          made an abrupt stop. The container was covered only by a tarp,
                          which did not prevent the viscera from sloshing into the
                          crossroads, police said.
                          Firefighters used bleach and fire hoses to flush away the
                          mess.
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                          • Stray Dogs Invade Albanian Town
                            TIRANA (Reuters) - An Albanian town had to call in police
                            and hunters after a pack of 200 stray mountain dogs attacked at
                            least nine people.
                            Headed by a clearly identifiable leader, the snarling pack
                            overran the main street of the small northern town of Mamurras,
                            its mayor said Wednesday.
                            "Even in the movies I have never seen a horde of 200 stray
                            dogs from the mountains attacking people in the middle of a
                            town," Anton Frroku told Reuters by telephone Wednesday.
                            He said the dogs bit at least nine people, aged from 20 to
                            60, dragging them to the ground and inflicting serious wounds.
                            "I was going to a cafe when the pack of dogs attacked and
                            bit me. They kept biting and I fell to the ground," 32-year-old
                            Agim Laku told News24 television.
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                            • October 14, 2004 -- A 14-year-old schoolgirl destroyed an ATM with her bare hands after it swallowed her bank-card. "I train regularly at a local boxing club to keep fit, [so] I guess I must have learned a few things," the teen told cops. But bank officials aren't laughing — they're demanding $8,500 from the girl to repair the machine.
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                              • No Butts!!

                                Italy school bans bottom-revealing trousers
                                ROME, Oct 12 (Reuters) - It might be fine for Christina
                                Aguilera or plumbers, but not for school children -- jeans that
                                reveal the buttocks have been banned by an Italian headmaster.
                                "Just as covering your face with a burka is excessive ... so
                                is it beyond the bounds of decency to wear trousers that, when
                                you sit down, reveal your bottom," read a circular by the head
                                of Vitruvio Pollione high school in the central Italian city of
                                Avezzano.
                                "Most kids take the fashion in their stride, but in some
                                cases it had led to rather ribald comments," headmaster Angelo
                                Bernardini told Corriere della Sera newspaper.
                                Fashionable teenagers in Italy are fond of rapper-style
                                baggy, low-hanging jeans for boys and midriff-revealing trousers
                                for girls. In both cases underwear is often on view.
                                "A triangle of G-string popping out of the trousers --
                                that's vulgar, that's something I really would not like to see
                                at school. But a glimpse of underwear elastic isn't such a bad
                                thing, it's just a little innocent provocation," founder of
                                Italy's Diesel clothing brand, Renzo Rosso, told the Corriere.

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