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News of the Weird 5/23/13

News of the Weird 5/23/13

by Chuck Shepherd Backyard Barnyard The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America’s largest cities—New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver—nearly one home out of [...]

News of the Weird 5/16/13

News of the Weird 5/16/13

by Chuck Shepherd Charming The beauty pageant each April at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, requires traditional skills like interview poise, evening-gown fashion and talent, but [...]

News of the Weird 5/9/13

News of the Weird 5/9/13

by Chuck Shepherd Frontiers of Parenting Caribou Baby, a Brooklyn, N.Y., “eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store,” has recently been hosting gatherings at which parents exchange tips [...]

News of the Weird 5/2/13

News of the Weird 5/2/13

By Chuck Shepherd Well-Earned Retirement In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job—as Amsterdam [...]

News of the Weird 4/25/13

News of the Weird 4/25/13

by Chuck Shepherd Smarty Pants The Precocious Tots of Finland: A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that [...]

News of the Weird 4/11/13

News of the Weird 4/11/13

by Chuck Shepherd Undocumented Living Undocumented immigrant Jose Munoz, 25, believed himself an ideal candidate for President Obama’s 2012 safe-harbor initiative for illegal-entry children, in [...]

News of the Weird 3/21/13

News of the Weird 3/21/13

by Chuck Shepherd Holy Handguns One of the many decisions greeting Pope Francis, as Salon.com pointed out, is whether to officially recognize a Patron Saint of Handgunners—as urged by a U.S. [...]

News of the Weird 1/17/13

News of the Weird 1/17/13

by Chuck Shepherd Jails Need Locks Too? “Fulton Jail Will Get Working Cell Locks,” read the Dec. 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline. The county commission serving Atlanta had finally [...]

News of the Weird 1/10/13

News of the Weird 1/10/13

by Chuck Shepherd Fragrance of War Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named [...]

News of the Weird 1/3/13

News of the Weird 1/3/13

by Chuck Shepherd The Continuing Crisis Floyd Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an odd scene in a New York City courtroom in November. Johnson has only one leg, and had been charged [...]

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