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    'Lap Pillow' Offers Solace to Lonely Men
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Single or lonely Japanese men may get
    lucky this Christmas.
    One popular item for holiday shoppers is the "lap pillow,"
    with skin-colored polyurethene calves folded under soft thighs
    -- a comfy cushion for napping, reading or watching television.
    The 9,429 yen ($90) pillow, which comes with one red and
    one black skirt, went on sale in late November and maker Trane
    Co Ltd says shipments have reached 3,000 in just a few weeks.
    "We created this item to help tired people relax," said
    Makoto Igarashi, Trane's managing director.
    Care was taken with details such as the softness of the
    thighs, panty lines on the pillow's "backside" and wrinkles in
    the lap of the skirt so as to make the pillow look and feel as
    real as possible.
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    • Carols at Midnight? Neighbors Want Silent Night
      WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand woman with Christmas
      lights on her house that play carols has been asked for an old
      favorite -- silent night.
      A noise-control officer told Robin Adams the carols coming
      from her decorations were too loud and asked her to turn off
      the lights, the New Zealand Press Association reported.
      "Whoever complained just can't get into the Christmas
      theme. It's just a bit of a cheer up," Adams was quoted by NZPA
      as saying in the small South Island town of Blenheim, about 50
      km (30 miles) south of Wellington.
      Prior to the complaint, Adams said she turned the
      decorations off before midnight out of respect for elderly
      people living nearby, saying the carols could become annoying.
      "It does drive me a bit nutty, but that's why we only have
      them on for three or four hours each night."
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      • Floral Cigarette Wreath for 105-Year Old Smoker
        LONDON (Reuters) - Nursing home staff paid tribute to a
        105-year old British woman who had smoked since the age of 15
        by cremating her with a packet of cigarettes and laying a large
        floral cigarette on her coffin.
        Marie Ellis died -- of natural causes -- at the Eaton Lodge
        Nursing Home in Kent, southeast England, in early December and
        was cremated on Tuesday, clutching a packet of her favorite
        Benson and Hedges cigarettes.
        "We will always remember her for her smoking because the
        first thing she asked when she got up was 'Can I have a
        cigarette,"' said matron Maria Kallis, who commissioned a large
        wreath in the shape of a cigarette, made with white and yellow
        chrysanthemums, for the spinster's coffin.
        The enigmatic Ellis, an ex-typist, arrived at the nursing
        home 15 years ago.
        Apart from her 15-a-day habit, she was also notorious among
        staff for her unhealthy eating habits, often asking for sugar
        in her soup and always demanding three sugars in her coffee.
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        • China in Olympic-size stink over dumped dead pets
          BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Residents of Beijing are
          worried that the careless disposal of dead pets is hurting
          their campaign for a "green" Olympic Games to be held in the
          capital in 2008, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
          Of the more than 200 pets that die each day in Beijing,
          only one is cremated. The rest are either buried or dumped in
          trash cans, Xinhua said.
          Pets were shunned in the days of Mao Zedong as a symbol of
          bourgeois decadence, but pet pooches have become increasingly
          popular in the last decade as living standards have risen
          dizzily.
          "Quite a number of pet owners bury their pets either in the
          lawns of residential quarters or in public places, and quite a
          number of dead pets end up in the trash cans of residential
          communities," Liao Yumin, manager of the Beijing Boai Animal
          Crematorium, was quoted as saying.
          "The careless burial of dead animals could result in
          hazardous pollution as rainwater or flooding runs over the
          bodies," he said.
          The issue came to the attention of authorities last year
          when civet cats, considered a delicacy in the south, were found
          to be linked with an outbreak of SARS, he added.
          In an online survey by the Beijing municipal government,
          "citizens have shown concern that the careless disposal of dead
          pets in the city might do harm to the capital Beijing as it has
          been exerting itself to host a Green Olympics in 2008, one of
          the goals of which is to improve waste treatment in Beijing,"
          Xinhua said.
          At the end of June, Beijing had 417,731 registered dogs, an
          increase of more than 7,000 over 2003, show statistics from the
          city public security bureau.
          The actual number of pets in the city was estimated at more
          than a million, Xinhua said.

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          • Oklahoma police find marijuana stashed in coffins
            OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A routine traffic stop
            turned into a drug bust when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers
            found 610 pounds (275 kg) of marijuana stashed in four
            coffins.
            Authorities say Timothy Hynd and Robert Dean Harper were
            charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
            before being released on Monday.
            The arrest occurred on Sunday, highway patrol spokesman Lt.
            Brandon Kopepasah said, after troopers stopped a truck
            traveling slightly above the speed limit near the rural city of
            Salisaw.
            The men consented to a search, and trained dogs "hit" on
            the cargo section of the truck, he said.
            "They unloaded 22 caskets," Kopepasah said. "You had to
            unload all those caskets and the very front caskets were loaded
            with marijuana."
            An attorney for one of the men said his client was unaware
            there was marijuana in the caskets and was only delivering
            them.
            "He didn't check inside the caskets for drugs -- would
            you?" attorney Donn Baker said.

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            • Tulips...and airport safety

              Tulips protect Dutch airport
              AMSTERDAM, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Fields of tulips and daffodils
              being planted around Amsterdam's Schiphol airport will not only
              add more colour come spring but also make it safer for planes to
              land, the airport said on Wednesday.
              A spokesman for Schiphol -- one of Europe's busiest airports
              -- said the vibrant blooms were a deterrent to birds damaging
              planes after being sucked into jet engines during landing or
              take off.
              He said the mice and other rodents that some birds hunt were
              repulsed by the scent of tulip and daffodil bulbs and that
              without their prey, the winged predators would have little
              reason to frequent the area around the airport.
              "It's a known fact that this works and it is certainly a
              more friendly way of getting rid of the birds than some other
              airports have employed," the spokesman said.
              The airport reports approximately three bird strikes for
              every 10,000 landings and take-offs.
              REUTERS

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              • December 16, 2004 -- Cops bagged a suspect in 24 armed robberies after linking him to a can of beer. A witness to one home invasion in the Columbus, Ohio, area told police that the suspect was carrying an Icehouse beer in a paper bag. Based on that information, investigators studied surveillance tapes from local convenience stores and spotted Mario Demarcus Brundidge, 25, buying that brand of beer just 30 minutes earlier.
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                • December 17, 2004 -- Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pulled over a delivery truck, and found 610 pounds of marijuana — stashed in four coffins. Drivers Timothy Hynd and Robert Dean Harper were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. But Donn Baker, a lawyer for one of the men, insisted his client was innocent, saying, "He didn't check inside the caskets for drugs.

                  Would you?"
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                  • December 18, 2004 -- An elementary school in Bridgeton, N.J., was evacuated after a kindergarten teacher discovered a fuseless stick of dynamite in her classroom. Police determined that the dynamite was accidentally left behind by sheriff's department K-9 handlers.
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                    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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                    • December 19, 2004 -- A dumb robber walked into a bank in downtown Milwaukee, handed the teller a note, took the money and ran. But the robber's note was written on the back of his probation papers, and cops quickly busted him. The suspect, not surprisingly, was on probation from an arrest for a previous bank robbery.
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                      FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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                      • December 20, 2004 -- Residents of a Florida town had that sinking feeling over the weekend — but no, they weren't depressed. A monster sinkhole, more than 150 feet wide and 50 feet deep, opened beneath a road in Deltona, swallowing four lanes of pavement, forcing the evacuation of 20 homes and threatening power lines. "It has not stabilized yet, so I'm sure its going to get a lot bigger," said Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rogers.
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                        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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                        • December 21, 2004 -- Sicko teens are hurling a life-size mannequin off a highway overpass into the path of oncoming cars to make drivers believe they've hit somebody. Cops in Swampscott, Mass., say freaked-out motorists are calling them to report mowing over a pedestrian — only to find out it's a dummy. "No accidents, no damage so far, but obviously, it's not a smart thing to do," said Lt. Peter Cassidy. Police are seeking three teenagers in the twisted pranks
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                          • December 22, 2004 -- Think the prices of Christmas trees are high here? Then check out Honolulu, where folks camped out overnight at a shopping center for the privilege of buying them for more than $200 apiece. That's because after hundreds of trees went unsold last Christmas, stores ordered far fewer this year, causing a statewide shortage.
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                            • December 2, 2004 -- A group of Scrooge-like Germans are trying to create "Santa-free zones," claiming Saint Nick has become a commercial symbol that has all but ruined Christmas. "We object to the material things, the hectic rush to buy gifts, and the ubiquity of the bearded man in the red suit that are taking away from the core meaning of Christmas," said Bettina Schade of the Frankfurter Nicholas Initiative. They might have a point * but banning Santa?
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                              • December 24, 2004 -- 'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...How to live in a world that's politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to "Elves". "Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves. And labor conditions at the north pole Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

                                Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. And equal employment had made it quite clear That Santa had better not use just reindeer. So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid, Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

                                The runners had been removed from his sleigh; The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A. And people had started to call for the cops When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops. Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened. His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."

                                And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows, Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation, Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

                                So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife, Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life, Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz, Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

                                And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion That making a choice could cause so much commotion. Nothing of leather, nothing of fur, Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her. Nothing that might be construed to pollute. Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot. Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise. Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys. Nothing that claimed to be gender specific. Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.

                                No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth. Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth. And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden, Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden. For they raised the hackles of those psychological Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological. No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt; Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt. Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passé; And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

                                So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed; He just could not figure out what to do next. He tried to be merry, tried to be gay, But you've got to be careful with that word today. His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground; Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

                                Something special was needed, a gift that he might Give to all without angering the left or the right. A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision, Each group of people, every religion; Every ethnicity, every hue, Everyone, everywhere...even you.

                                {Here's the Weird But True part}
                                So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth..."May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."
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