Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Georgia House Bans Genital Piercings   (Associated Press)
  • Genital piercings for women were banned by the Georgia House as lawmakers considered a bill outlining punishments for female genital mutilation.


  •   Man on Trial for Decapitating Mother with Sword   (Reuters)
  • A German man has gone on trial accused of decapitating his mother with a Samurai sword.


  •   Cheerleader's Mom Sent to Anger Classes   (Associated Press)
  • A judge ordered the mother of a junior high school cheerleader into anger management classes after the woman admitted that she harassed the sponsor of the cheerleading team.


  •   'Catfight Girl' Sues Over X-Rated Video Games   (Reuters)
  • Kitana Baker, the raven-haired model in the "Catfight Girls" TV ads for Miller Lite beer has sued a Los Angeles company she says ruined her reputation by depicting her as a wrestler in "offensive" video games.


  •   Dead Caterpillars Make Roadways Slippery   (Associated Press)
  • Hundreds of caterpillars have been inundating desert roadways and many of the three-inch critters are crushed by cars and trucks, creating a gooey mess in traffic lanes.


  •   Deep-Fried Chocolate Sandwich Sells Like Hotcakes   (Reuters)
  • Chocoholics seeking to indulge their passion this Easter will appreciate a British hotel chain's diet-busting chocolate sandwich, which boasts the added attraction of being dipped in batter and deep-fried.


  •   Santa Fe Considers Doggie Seat Belt Law   (Associated Press)
  • A major rewrite of the city's animal control ordinance proposes that Santa Fe dogs be buckled up when riding in trucks and other vehicles.


  •   Four-Eared German Kitten Seeking Good Home   (Reuters)
  • A kitten born with four ears is desperately seeking a new home because her owners can't afford to have her neutered.


  •   Wedding Ring Offered for Hit   (Associated Press)
  • A suburban Kansas City woman was so eager to have her husband killed that she offered her wedding ring in payment.


  •   Newborn Baby Survives Four-Floor Fall   (Reuters)
  • A newborn baby boy has survived a four-floor fall after his 27-year-old mother threw him out of a motel window soon after giving birth.


  •   Iowa to Demolish House That Reeks of Cats   (Associated Press)
  • City inspectors are recommending that a rundown house be torn down after complaints from neighbors that it reeks of animal odor.


  •   Teachers Get Fake Degrees, Raises   (Associated Press)
  • A county school board may demand that six teachers repay nearly $30,000 in pay raises they received after obtaining fake degrees from an online school in Liberia.


  •   Florida Teacher Accused of Killing Rabbits   (Associated Press)
  • A high school science teacher killed a pair of sickly rabbits with a shovel as her stunned class looked on, then asked the students to help bury the day-old animals.


  •   89-Year-Old Japanese Woman Gets Rare Prison Sentence for Fraud   (Associated Press)
  • In an unusually harsh ruling, a court in northern Japan has ordered an 89-year-old woman be sent to prison for more than three years for fraud, saying that, despite her age, she was a habitual criminal with no sense of remorse.


  •   PETA Ups Anti-KFC Campaign with 'Blood'   (Associated Press)
  • The animal-rights activists who once suggested Ronald McDonald was a bloody butcher are going after Colonel Sanders, contending cruelty is the "secret recipe" for KFC's fried chicken.


  •   Color TV Hits 50th Year   (Associated Press)
  • On March 25, 1954, Radio Corporation of America began manufacturing color television sets at its Bloomington, Indiana, plant.


  •   Reindeer Herders Building Snowy Drive-In   (Associated Press)
  • The Sami reindeer herders of Norway's Arctic are building a snowmobile drive-in theater using, of course, the tundra's most plentiful winter resource: snow.


  •   Towering Lincoln Monument Proposed in Small, Namesake Town   (Associated Press)
  • A 305-foot monument of Lincoln — as tall as the Statue of Liberty — has been proposed in Lincoln, Illinois, a city of about 15,000 people.


  •   'At the End of the Day' Tops Cliche List   (Associated Press)
  • At the end of the day, it's the most irritating cliche in the English language. So says the Plain English Campaign which said the abused and overused phrase was first in a poll of most annoying cliches.


  •   Singapore Wages High-Tech War on Rats   (Associated Press)
  • Armed with thermal-imaging devices, closed-circuit television cameras and ultraviolet urine detectors, Singapore authorities are preparing for an eight-month war against rats.


  •   Woman, 75, Charged With Passing Bad Checks   (Associated Press)
  • A 75-year-old woman is suspected of using her age and apparent frailty to fleece about a dozen auto dealers.
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