Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Satellite Dish Installer Accused of Panty Thefts   (Associated Press)
  • A man who installs home satellite dishes for a living is accused of pirating panties from his female customers.


  •   Americans Drive, Watch TV More Than Exercise   (Reuters)
  • Americans spend far more time driving cars and watching television than they do exercising, researchers said in a study that helps shed light on the country's obesity epidemic.


  •   Thieves Stealing Manhole Covers   (Associated Press)
  • Thieves have stolen more than 40 manhole covers in the southwestern English city of Gloucester, leaving dangerous holes in the streets.


  •   Church Nixes Good Friday Fenway Hot Dogs   (Associated Press)
  • Opening Day ticket holders at Boston's Fenway Park this year who are Catholic face a dilemma: the Boston Archdiocese said since the afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays falls on Good Friday, they must refrain from eating meat, including hot dogs, sausages and pepperoni pizza.


  •   After Sex, There's Shopping   (Reuters)
  • Hundreds of women lined up outside a New York consignment shop, clamoring for castoff clothes from the trendsetting TV show "Sex and the City," which ended after a successful, haute couture-drenched, six-season run.


  •   Pavement Wiring a Shocking Threat   (Associated Press)
  • When a New Yorker walking her dogs was electrocuted by faulty wiring under the pavement, it seemed like the freakiest of accidents — until several pets in other big cities were killed or shocked in the weeks that followed.


  •   Worker Suspended for Anti-Bush Message   (Associated Press)
  • An Ohio state maintenance worker was suspended after he displayed a sign with the word "traitor" on a snowplow while helping provide security for President Bush's motorcade.


  •   Three Hurt As Bricks Fall Off New York Hotel   (Reuters)
  • Two people have been injured when part of the brick facade peeled off the 15th story of a hotel in central New York, breaking windows below and falling to the street.


  •   Chicken-Themed Trading Cards Peeve Parents   (Associated Press)
  • An animal-rights group ruffled some feathers by handing out chicken-themed trading cards to children after school.


  •   81-Year-Old Jailed for Killing Ill Husband   (Reuters)
  • An 81-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after she admitted killing her husband because she was tired of caring for him.


  •   Police Arrest Snoozing Suspected Burglar   (Associated Press)
  • Eric L. Palmer, 34, of Akron, was arrested by police in nearby Brimfield Township after he apparently fell asleep on the garage floor of a home that police say was trying to burglarize.


  •   Dead Crocodile Shocks Dustman   (Reuters)
  • A German recycling worker sorting rubbish feared an attack when he found a crocodile staring at him from a conveyer belt.


  •   Man Has Large Legal Bill for Ice Dispute   (Associated Press)
  • Decatur man arrested during an argument with a store clerk over the price of a cup of ice has won an 18-month court fight. But he says the dispute that began over a $2.40 cup of ice has left him with a $4,500 legal bill.


  •   Bush Praises Man in Speech on Women's Rights   (Reuters)
  • U.S. President George W. Bush has marked International Women's Week by paying tribute to women reformers — but one of those he cited is really a man.
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