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Saturday, January 17, 2004

· Britney visits California hospital.  Britney was photographed for the first time since her sham 55-hour marriage to Jason Alexander when she turned up at the Centinela hospital in Los Angeles.  Read More

· Teen In Critical Condition After Playing Chicken With Amtrak.  A teenager playing a game of chicken on railroad tracks was struck by an Amtrak train, authorities said.  Read More

· Paltrow won't raise child in U.S.  American actress Gwyneth Paltrow said she will not raise her child in the United States because her homeland is too dangerous.  "At the moment there's a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, 'We're number one and the rest of the world doesn't matter,'" Paltrow said.  Read More

· Rumors of Castro's death sweep Miami-Dade - again.  Uncorroborated rumors that Cuban President Fidel Castro had died or suffered a stroke buzzed around Miami-Dade County on Friday, with anxious callers inundating police departments, media outlets and exile groups.  Read More

· Bizarre traffic stop leaves police stunned.  Moments after state police pulled a man over for a seatbelt violation, the driver pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head as a trooper approached the car.  Read More

· 14-year-old narrowly misses LPGA cut.  Michelle Wie shot a final-round 68 at the Sony Open, sinking two birdie putts longer than 50 feet Friday, but came up one shot short of becoming the youngest golfer to ever make the cut on the PGA Tour.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Euphemism [eu·phe·mism] n.  A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered harsh or offensive.  "To pass away" is a euphemism for "to die."  Read More

· Jackson Dances on SUV After Innocent Plea.  Outside the courthouse, there was no containing the self-proclaimed King of Pop as he danced atop his SUV and invited a crush of fans to join him at his Neverland Ranch retreat.  Read More

· 'Party of Five' Actor Gets Jail Time for Attack Involving 12-Year-Old.  Actor Scott Bairstow was sentenced to four months in jail for an attack involving a 12-year-old girl.  Read More

· Ozzy Osbourne Returns Home After Accident.  Ozzy Osbourne is back home after injuring himself in an all-terrain vehicle accident in England more than a month ago.  Read More

Friday, January 16, 2004

· Gates quietly spends $14 million buying homes near Medina estate.  Over the past decade, Bill Gates has quietly bought up 11 properties, including nine houses, that surround his 5-acre Medina estate, creating a buffer zone that is increasingly turning a small hillside neighborhood into a private holding of the richest man on Earth.  Read More

· Firefighters in California town resign to protest colleague's porn career.  Seventeen firefighters in a small volunteer department resigned this week to protest the pornography career of a colleague who allegedly discussed her work at the firehouse.  Read More

· Michael Jackson Arrives Late for Court; Pleads 'Not Guilty.'  Michael Jackson arrived at a Santa Maria courthouse Friday to be formally arraigned on child-molestation charges; Judge scolded Jackson for arriving 21 minutes late.  Read More

· Jacko throws party today - complete with invitations!  Michael Jackson today pleaded not guilty to the felony sexual abuse of a cancer-stricken boy. So now it's time to party!  Read More

· Drunken man confronted by wrong door.  A 56-year-old man in a state sure to give a hangover attracted the unwelcome attention of police in Eindhoven on Friday morning after he mistakenly took his neighbour's front door for his own.  Read More

· Prosecutors say LA celebrity investigator had file on threatened reporter.  Files seized from celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano's office included "corroborating evidence" linking him to a threat against a newspaper reporter, prosecutors said.  Read More

· Britney's wedding pay-off to 'ex.'  Britney Spears reportedly paid childhood friend Jason Alexander $500,000 to end their short-lived Las Vegas marriage.  Read More

· Beer, dump truck, big pile of trouble.  A twice-convicted drunken driver accused of stealing a dump truck in Stafford County told deputies he did it because he had to make a beer run.  Read More

· Author dies after facelift.  Olivia Goldsmith, best-selling author of The First Wives Club - which was later turned into a movie starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton - has died as a result of complications during her facelift procedure.  Read More

· Burglar suing officer who shot him.  Convicted felon says he was surrendering when Akron officer fired gun. Police union says suit has no merit.  Read More

· Man Caught With Marijuana at Courthouse.  A man going through a Des Moines courthouse metal detector emptied his pockets, tossing a small bag of marijuana into the security tray.  Read More

· Firefighters refuse to battle blaze, but watch.  Firefighters watched a Weathersfield, Ohio house burn for about 20 minutes Thursday afternoon without attempting to put it out because the fire occurred outside the city limits.  Read More

· Long John Silver's Makes A Fishy Promise.  Seafood restaurant Long John Silver's has made a whopper of a promise to Americans if NASA discovers an ocean on Mars.  Read More

· Mel Gibson Spreads "Passion."  Mel Gibson wants moviegoers to get their fill of "The Passion of Jesus Christ," and a theater in Dallas is accomdating. The Texas multiplex is setting aside all 20 of its screens for Gibson's movie.  Read More

· Playboy gets OK to sue Netscape.  In a decision that could prompt scrutiny of Internet search engines and online advertisers, a federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a trademark infringement lawsuit by Playboy Enterprises against Netscape Communications.  Read More

· 'Metrosexual' Male Fashion Hits Milan Runway.  Wholesome country-boy by day, and sophisticated playboy by night, he explores his gentler side, preferring tender to tough.  Read More

· Islam seeks cancellation of "obscene" Mariah Carey gig.  Malaysia's Islamic party has called for cancellation of a scheduled performance next month by singer Mariah Carey, charging that her "obscene act" would be unsuitable for viewing.  Read More

· No girl watching with traffic cameras for state troopers.  State troopers will be able to see video images but will not operate traffic cameras on Tuscaloosa streets, including one near the University of Alabama where a camera operator was caught focusing on women's bodies.  Read More

· PETA protesters get naked in Memphis.  Shouting "Compassion is a fashion, fur is dead!" two protesters from a North Carolina chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) stripped down to painted-on leopard spots.  Read More

· Plane lands at wrong airport.  The daily flight on a US Airways affiliate Shuttle America plane ended up landing at Mid-State Regional Airport in Rush Township -- close, but not the chosen destination.  "When the pilot walked in, he said, 'Here's one for the news.'"  Read More

· Bush Booed at Martin Luther King Gravesite.  In a sign of the difficulty President Bush faces as he tries to win black support for his reelection, several hundred protesters loudly booed him on Thursday as he laid a wreath at the grave of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Copious [co·pi·ous] adj.  Large in quantity; abundant. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy.  Read More

· Soccer chief says women footballers need tighter shorts.  FIFA President Sepp Blatter has drawn condemnation from women's sports figures for saying the future of women's football could rest with tighter shorts.  Read More

· Carmen Electra Wins Control of Net Name.  Former "Baywatch" star Carmen Electra has won control of the Internet name www.carmenelectra.com in a ruling by a United Nations panel, a U.N. spokeswoman said.  Read More

· Man Sells Ton of Pot Through Restaurant.  A Jamaican man living in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 10 years in prison and faces deportation for using a Caribbean restaurant to sell more than a ton a marijuana, sometimes in takeout containers.  Read More

· Money troubles - $1,000 bill.  For 20 years, Curtis Smith Sr. carried a rare $1,000 bill in his pocket with no intention of spending it - until the Mayor took it.  Read More

· Congress Stops Spam - But Not Its Own.  Congress crowed about cleaning up our in-boxes with the passage of an antispam law last year, but brace yourself: Some of this year's unsolicited e-mail may feature the latest news from your congressional representatives.  Read More

· Truck Plows Through House Before Crashing Into Pool.  The female passenger was incoherent and topless, while the driver was apparently under the influence of alcohol.  Read More

· Women's sexy ads beat men's 'sophomoric' stuff.  The reality show's star, co-producer and billionaire Donald Trump, fired a man for the second straight week, leaving eight women and six men to compete for the $250,000 executive job for a year with the Trump organization.  Read More

· Glen Campbell Trial Set for May in Phoenix.  A May 17 trial date has been set for country music singer Glen Campbell, who faces a felony aggravated assault charge in a minor traffic accident in November near his Phoenix home.  Read More

Thursday, January 15, 2004

· Wesley Snipes Named as Halle Berry Abuser. R&B singer Christopher Williams made the startling accusation that actor Wesley Snipes was the abusive ex-lover of Halle Berry, who struck the actress so hard, she lost most of the hearing in her right ear.  Read More

· News Media Gather for Jackson Arraignment.  The world press descended in full force Thursday on the normally quiet Santa Maria Valley, setting up mini TV studios with satellite dishes to beam news around the globe when pop star Michael Jackson is arraigned on child molestation charges.  Read More

· Local anchor feels Boston's pain from afar.  On one of the coldest mornings of the year, veteran WBZ Radio anchor Gary LaPierre couldn't get over how frigid it was outside. "Would you believe it's 5 below zero right now?" he told listeners yesterday at 6 a.m.  What he didn't mention was that he was actually in northern Florida, where it was a balmy 50 degrees.  Read More

· Court: Yelling at teens a crime.  A five-judge panel said a man's effort to disperse a carful of teens from a public road in front of his house by shouting at them to get out of his town was a crime. Chapman was wrong in arguing that no one's peace was disturbed by his actions, the court said.   Read More

· EMS Crew Accused of Forcing Sex on Teen.  A former emergency medical technician and a paramedic are accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the back of an ambulance.  Read More

· Lottery Liar Pleads No Contest.  The woman who claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket pleaded no contest Thursday to lying on a police report.  Read More

· Rachel Hunter strips for Playboy.  Rachel Hunter is to appear topless in Playboy magazine in a deal reported to be worth (US) $1.5 million.  Read More

· Restroom photographer canned.  A Merced City School District playground supervisor was fired this week after allegedly admitting to secretly photographing elementary school girls in a school restroom using a cell phone, police said.  Read More

· Applegate Still in Blake Jury.  Hollywood star Christina Applegate is having difficulties excusing herself from the jury in the forthcoming Robert Blake murder trial.  Read More

· Bank robber in Spokane gets knuckle sandwich.  A would-be bank robber who expected a fistful of cash got a fist in the face instead.  Read More

· Actor Rip Torn... Ripped.   Actor Rip Torn was arrested early yesterday for drunk driving after he crashed his car into a taxicab in New York City's Greenwich Village.  Read More

· The Joke Is on Liberals, Says Dennis Miller.  Dennis Miller, the liberal-turned-conservative comedian and defender of President Bush and the war in Iraq, is less than two weeks away from being the host of a new talk show on CNBC.  Read More

· Trump's a cheapskate when it comes to charities.  While fellow titans like Bill Gates and David Geffen have used their charitable foundations to make many significant donations, Trump is, by comparison, an absolute cheapskate.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Ambiguous [am·big·u·ous] adj.  Open to more than one interpretation: an ambiguous reply. Doubtful or uncertain.  Read More

· Diana crash witness speaks for first time.  The only eyewitness - Mohamed Medjahdi - believes any conspiracy to kill her must have been carried out by "invisible men."   Read More

· Irish pub gets rap for "younger women, older men" policy.  Court rules that two sisters who say they were denied admission to an Irish pub because the management wanted "younger women and older men" as customers should be compensated.  Read More

· What would you have for your last meal?  Until complaints starting pouring in, a Texas prison website listed inmates' final dinner requests. Now there's a cookbook for the morbidly curious.  Read More

· Starbucks opens first shop in France.  Starbucks has finally arrived in the country that likes to think it invented the cafe, and some business insiders say they know why it took so long to get here.  Read More

· 49ers quarterback booked on suspicion of drunken driving.  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday, a jail spokesman said.  Read More

· Britney Spears Believes in 'Sanctity of Marriage.'  Britney Spears says the excitement of Las Vegas is partly to blame for her recent 55-hour marriage to her childhood friend.  Read More

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

· McEnroe says he took steroids 'unknowingly.'  Andre Agassi, defending the integrity of tennis dented by the Greg Rusedski nandrolone affair, on Wednesday said he was at a "loss for words" over John McEnroe's comments about drugs in the sport.  Read More

· Idiot car dealer lets 14-year-old test drive Cadillac. Kid steals it.  A 14-year-old was in custody Tuesday after he drove off in a car he had taken on a test drive.  Read More

· Two Men Arrested in Cheerleader's Fatal Plunge.  Two California men were arrested in the death of an 18-year-old New Jersey cheerleader whose naked body tumbled from the ninth-floor balcony of a Maui hotel.  Read More

· EBay Pulls Plug on Auction of W.Va.  An attempt to auction off the state of West Virginia drew 56 bids and by Tuesday evening, had bumped the ante up to almost $100 million.  Read More

· Judge Rejects Attempt to Dismiss Peterson Case.  A judge rejected Wednesday an attempt by defense lawyers to dismiss the case against accused double-murderer Scott Peterson.  Read More

· Aniston gets payout over topless pics.  Actress Jennifer Aniston will receive $600,000 in the settlement of her lawsuit against a photographer who admitted to transmitting unauthorised pictures of the "Friends" star sunbathing topless.  Read More

· Topless passenger declared flight 'next 9-11.'  Passengers on a Virgin Blue flight last week from Hobart to Melbourne endured a 50-minute tirade by a woman who stripped topless and ranted the flight was the next September 11.  Read More

· Kodak to stop selling film cameras.  Eastman Kodak Co. on Tuesday said it will stop selling traditional film cameras in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, another move by the troubled photography company to cut lines with declining appeal in favor of fast-growing digital products.  Read More

· "Taboo," the Wacky Boy George Musical, to Close.  "Taboo," the Boy George musical brought to Broadway by Rosie O'Donnell, will close Feb. 8, losing all of its well-known producer's $10 million investment.  Read More

· Franken Signs Deal With Liberal Radio Station.  They haven't got a name or a launch date yet, but the entrepreneurs who dream of launching a liberal radio network have just landed themselves a lead man: Comedian and best-selling author Al Franken.  Read More

· Jack LaLanne - at 89 - Dismisses old age as merely a myth.  Dismissing old age as a myth, Jack LaLanne, TV's first fitness guru, says old folks should get out of their easy chairs and "work at living."  Read More

· Air crew held over after making obscene gesture.  An American Airlines pilot has been detained by federal police after making an obscene gesture when being photographed at the airport, as part of a newly imposed entry requirement for US citizens.  Read More

· More Young Viewers Get News from Late-Night Comics.  To a young generation of Americans, Jon Stewart may as well be Walter Cronkite.  Read More

· Bryant defense claims accuser is bipolar, requests medical history.  Defense lawyers for NBA star Kobe Bryant said in a court document filed Tuesday the woman who accuses Bryant of raping her suffers from a bipolar disorder, and that her medical and mental health history is vital to the case.  Read More

· Supreme Court Upholds Police Roadblocks.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use the checkpoints to fish for unrelated suspicious activity.  Read More

· Ted Nugent Injured in Chainsaw Accident.  Ted Nugent was injured on the Texas set of his reality show when a chain saw cut through his leg and requiring forty stitches.  Read More

· Peterson trial site narrowed to four counties.  The likely location for the murder trial of Scott Peterson, charged with killing his wife and their unborn child, has been narrowed to four counties, a California state court official said.   Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Ostensible [os·ten·si·ble] adj.  1. Intended for display, open to view. 2. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. [the ostensible purpose of the trip was business].  Read More

· Actor-Writer Spalding Gray Reported Missing in NY.  Actor and writer Spalding Gray, best known for writing and starring in the autobiographical monologue "Swimming to Cambodia," has been reported missing, police said on Tuesday.  Read More

· 'Friends' Cast Prepares Final Episode.  The creators of "Friends" relied on some of television's best finales to guide them in crafting the final episode of television's most popular sitcom.  Read More

· Planning ahead: 'Friends' stars to net $2m each for reunion show.  The cast of Friends have been given a staggering $2 million each to make a special 90-minute reunion which takes place one year after the show's finale.  Read More

· Paris Hilton Named Worst-Dressed of 2003.  Mr. Blackwell, chronicler of clothing catastrophes, poked fun at socialite-reality TV star Paris Hilton Tuesday for committing the worst fashion follies of the past year.  Read More

· Tim Burton: An eccentric man addresses hard truths.  With most of his irreverent movies about dying, Tim Burton doesn't just whistle past the graveyard -- he plays a game of tag with the Grim Reaper among the tombstones.  Read More

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

· Anchor Bares All In Wet T-Shirt Contest Resigns.  Catherine Bosley, a news anchor for 10 years at WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio, was used to having her picture taken, however, someone took pictures of her after she stripped naked during a wet T-shirt contest while she was vacationing in Key West, FL.  Read More

· Peterson attorneys to seek freedom for their client.  Lawyers for Scott Peterson will attempt to persuade a Stanislaus County judge Wednesday that an order holding the accused killer on murder charges was wrongfully issued.  Read More

· Britain's 'Doctor Death' Hangs Himself.  A British family doctor blamed for killing at least 215 elderly patients over several decades hanged himself with bed sheets in his prison cell, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday.  Read More

· Resolution In 'Condom Soup' Case.  Four women have "resolved" their lawsuit against an Irvine restaurant where one of them allegedly found a condom in her clam chowder.  Read More

· 'Condom Soup' lady previously sued Taco Bell.  The California woman who sued a restaurant after allegedly finding a condom in her chowder agreed yesterday to a confidential settlement of her legal claim. Amazingly, if Laila Sultan is to be believed, the condom episode was the second time she was forced to sue over an injurious incident at a chain restaurant.  Read More

· Minn. Man Wants Church Donation Back.  A 55-year-old man is suing a local church because it won't give back a $126,000 donation he gave during a deep depression five years ago.  Read More

· Two La. Students Arrested in Alleged 'Columbine' Plot.  Two high school students were arrested and accused of creating an elaborate plan to re-create the bloody Columbine high school massacre on its five-year anniversary in April.  Read More

· ATM customers hit the jackpot.  Imagine going to your local ATM machine and when you get your money, you get twice what you asked for. However, your reciept only shows the amount you requested.  Read More

· Sex, naked girls and a newly-married cop.  Not one. Not two. No, it took 25 policemen to establish that crimes were in progress at two alleged brothels.  Read More

· The accidents that made a First Lady.  A new book suggests that Laura Bush's reputation as a devoted homemaker may have been shaped by a teenage tragedy that killed a 17 year-old.  Read More

· J-Lo runs to date Pee Diddy.  Jennifer Lopez has been on a date - dining and dancing with ex P-Diddy while fiancé Ben Affleck is away.  Read More

· Professional Tasters Eat and Drink for a Living.  Tasters often do their jobs alone in sensory labs, with controlled lighting and air and no outside disturbances. Professionals need to be discerning eaters who take their time with food.  Read More

· 'Comical Ali' back on television.  Iraq war cult figure Comical Ali has made a return to TV screens - as an expert commentator on Saddam Hussein.  The former Iraqi Information Minister, Saeed al-Sahhaf, 63, has made several appearances on Abu Dhabi TV.  Read More

· Backstreet Boy Nabs Alleged Jewel Thief.  A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys was looking at jewelry at Rocks, a 24-hour jewelry store in Las Vegas while another man came in to try on rings and asked his friend what he thought of one of them.Suddenly, the man made a dash for the door.  Read More

· Kevin Costner to Make Another Western.  Kevin Costner rides again! The actor-director who made the Oscar-winning "Dances With Wolves" and last year's "Open Range" plans to make another Western titled "Horizon," which he will also star in.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Antiquated [an·ti·quat·ed] adj.  Very old; aged. Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded.  Read More

· Fancy a coffee-flavored steak?  The city that spawned America's obsession with strong, dark coffee is giving locals a popular new coffee-flavored steak, even while the mad cow scare that started in Washington state is putting some people off beef.  Read More

· Celebri-sibs capitalize on their famous surnames.  Just call her Baby Britney. At age 12, starlet Jamie Lynn Spears is a leaner, lankier, warier replica of her outrageous older sister, whose quickie marriage to hometown pal Jason Allen Alexander was annulled last week.  Read More

Monday, January 12, 2004

· Diana Ross to Accept Plea on DUI Charges.  During a pretrial hearing in Tucson City Court, Ross' lawyers said she's ready to accept a plea agreement and will change her earlier "not guilty" plea at a hearing scheduled for Feb. 9.  Read More

· Oops! U.S. fighter drops bomb on Britain.  A U.S. Air Force fighter jet dropped an inert training bomb by accident last week over a sparsely populated area of northern England, causing no damage or injury, the British Ministry of Defence said.  Read More

· Internet diary costs man job at Microsoft.  A man published in his blog a photo of a pallet of Apple Macintosh computers being delivered to Microsoft headquarters. He was fired by Microsoft a week later.  Read More

· Winners of Wacky Warnings contest.  A warning label on a 5-inch fishing lure that sports three steel hooks advises that the lure is "Harmful if swallowed," and on a bottle of drain cleaner - "If you do not understand, or cannot read all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product."  Read More

· Strange Bedfellows:  ACLU Comes to Rush Limbaugh's Defense.  Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh probably never expected the American Civil Liberties Union to become one of his staunch supporters.  Read More

· A sushi bar (re)buffed.  Saturday night at Bonzai in Seattle's Pioneer Square, a nearly naked woman is laid out on a table. A chef slices sushi behind her, to be arrayed on her torso, bare except for a sheath of plastic wrap and some decorative flower petals.  Read More

· NBC Says 'Frasier' Will End Its Run.  After some brief talk of keeping the show going for a 12th season next fall, NBC said Monday that its five-time Emmy-winning comedy, "Frasier," will call it quits in May.  Read More

· Man jumps in lions' pit, pretends to bullfight.  A man survived after scaling a wall and jumping into the lions' pit at the Buenos Aires Zoo. But what he did next was even more strange.  Read More

· Car marketers find cars stimulate the brain like sex, chocolate and cocaine.  Automotive News Europe reports that DaimlerChrysler, Ford of Europe and other carmakers are using medical research tools to probe the consumer brain to better sell cars.  Read More

· Chrysler Unveils 'Supercar.'   The AMG-developed all-aluminum 6.0-liter V12 engine produces 850 horsepower, and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, or zero to 100 mph in 6.2 seconds.  Read More

· "Drunk and bewildered" Harrison Ford celebrates divorce.  According to the London SUN, the Indiana Jones star, 61, stunned partygoers at a Mexican bar by knocking back tequila shots and Corona beers — and then LIMBO dancing under the bar.  Read More

· Woman Gets Arrested After Dialing Wrong Number To Buy Crack.  A woman seeking to buy crack cocaine called the wrong numbers, but still tried to buy the drug from people she had mistakenly called, police said.  Read More

· 'Big Fish' Hooks Lead Over 'Rings.'  Tim Burton's "Big Fish" took in $14.5 million to squeak past "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as the No. 1 weekend movie.  Read More

· U.S. to Push Airlines for Passenger Records.  Despite stiff resistance from airlines and privacy advocates, the U.S. government plans to push ahead this year with a vast computerized system to probe the backgrounds of all passengers boarding flights in the United States.  Read More

· Martha Stewart Uses Web to Rally Backers.  True to her perfectionist reputation, Martha Stewart is using a stylish and highly detailed personal Web site to tell her side of the story as her high-stakes trial approaches.  Read More

· Farm sitting on world's largest bomb.  The problem lies with one of the farm's original features: a 50,000lb unexploded bomb. Still there, 80 feet under the farm, waiting for its big day.  Read More

· De Niro, Scorsese to write joint memoir.  "Goodfellas" cohorts Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese will share insights into their 30-year friendship and collaboration on eight major films in a joint memoir to be published next year.  Read More

· Is Congress Helping Build a Toll Booth for the Internet?  The failure of the House and Senate to extend the moratorium means that state and local governments are now free to impose discriminatory taxes on the information superhighway.  Read More

· Swiss spice up the menu with puppies and kittens.  Chocolate and cheese are possibly the best known Swiss culinary delights but in some rural parts of the Alpine country puppies and kittens spice up the menu  Read More

· Kiss the old record goodbye.  Chileans have kissed the old world smooching record goodbye - with nearly 9,000 puckering up to get into the Guinness Book of Records.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Ubiquitous [u·biq·ui·tous] adj.  Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.  Read More

· Singapore's answer to people overstaying their Visa.  Fourteen men from Tamil Nadu, who had overstayed their visa in Singapore, returned to Chennai after being whipped and having their heads shaved.  Read More

· McDonald's Dishes Menu Details.  The company that encourages customers to "super size" their fries is now making an effort to educate them about nutrition.  Read More

· Man Waste Little Time to Commit Crime.  Atlanta police said a man carjacked a woman's vehicle from Fulton County Jail property immediately after he was released.  Read More

Sunday, January 11, 2004

· Killjoy mayor Bloomberg turns New York into the forbidden Apple.  New York was once the place where anything goes, now you can't smoke, feed the pigeons, or even ride your bike with your feet off the pedals.  Read More

· Martha's Company Struggles as Trial Looms.  While Martha Stewart readies her defense for her obstruction of justice trial, her namesake company faces challenges of its own.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Myopic [my·o·pic] n.  Distant objects appear blurred - Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.   Read More

· Man Arrested For Running Over Ex-Wife.  A man, recently divorced from his wife of more than 30 years, is in jail tonight charged with murdering his ex-wife.  Read More

· Tacoma, Washington ranks as most stressful U.S. city.  Move over New York, take a hike Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Dallas and Detroit. You may have stress but none of you have that rare combination of suicide, unemployment, theft and gloomy weather that Tacoma, Washington, has.  Read More

· Shark Attack Victim Competes in Surf Meet.  Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton returned to competition Saturday, just 10 weeks after losing her left arm in a shark attack.  Read More


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