Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   2-Year-Old Runs Cash Register at Eatery   (Associated Press)
  • Formosa Gardens restaurant has an unusual worker manning the cash register: 2-year-old Gordon Tan.


  •   Airline Offers In-Flight Voting   (Reuters)
  • After in-flight entertainment, drinks and duty-free shopping, voting for your president in the air is all part of the service for Austria's national carrier Austrian Airlines Group.


  •   Child's Toy Sets Off Bus Search in Iowa   (Associated Press)
  • A child's toy in an unmarked box set off a search that resulted in four Greyhound buses being pulled over in Iowa.


  •   Crikey! Real-Life 'Croc Hunter' Saves Girl   (Reuters)
  • A retired Australian crocodile hunter saved a young girl from the jaws of a 10-foot crocodile when he jumped on top of the man-eating reptile and gouged its eyes.


  •   Alleged Burglar Answers Victim's Phone   (Associated Press)
  • An alleged cookie-snatching burglar just couldn't help answering the phone at the victim's home — twice.


  •   J. Lo's Mom Hits $2.4 Million Atlantic City Jackpot   (Reuters)
  • Jennifer Lopez's mother, a retired New York kindergarten teacher, scooped up a $2.4 million jackpot playing slot machines in Atlantic City.


  •   Ohio Priest Gets Probation for Growing Pot   (Associated Press)
  • A Roman Catholic priest received two years of probation for growing marijuana in his church residence.


  •   Depressing Sign of the Times   (Reuters)
  • A simple detector of the three main types of drugs used to spike drinks has been launched in an effort to reduce the soaring number of drug rape cases.


  •   Bush Compares a Guest to His Mother   (Associated Press)
  • President Bush has a penchant for dishing out good-natured insults, and usually the victim laughs along. But Sammie Briery didn't seem much amused when Bush fired one at her.


  •   Gymnast Survives 10-metre Fall   (Reuters)
  • A British junior gymnastics team member has fallen from the fourth floor of a Ljubljana hotel but has suffered only a broken ankle after putting his gymnastics skills into practice.


  •   Turkmenistan President Dislikes Gold Teeth   (Associated Press)
  • President Saparmurat Niyazov, whose tight control of Turkmenistan extends to citizens' appearances, said young people should not get gold tooth caps.


  •   In Alaska, Spring Means Betting   (Associated Press)
  • Kentucky has its Derby, Indianapolis its 500. Alaska's rite of spring is the Nenana Ice Classic.


  •   Candidate to Stay in Race Despite Photos   (Associated Press)
  • A candidate for the Texas House rejected calls to withdraw from the race after photos of him in women's clothing began circulating.


  •   Wisconsin Family Says Dog Saved Their Lives   (Associated Press)
  • A family treated for carbon monoxide poisoning credits their dog for saving their lives after a problem with their home's furnace developed.


  •   Woman Swallows Diamond Ring in Florida   (Associated Press)
  • A woman pleaded guilty to swallowing a 1.5 carat diamond ring at a jewelry store and will serve one year of probation.


  •   Ex-Georgia Mayor Cited for Shoplifting   (Associated Press)
  • Former Mayor Allene C. Burton has been cited for allegedly shoplifting a $3.99 necklace, her second such run-in with the law


  •   Indiana Monks Receive $26 Million Donation   (Associated Press)
  • Monks in an Indiana monastery may have a harder time with their vows of poverty now that they've got $26 million in spending money.


  •   California Man Illegally Tapes 'Dirty Blonde'   (Associated Press)
  • One person apparently thought the Pasadena Playhouse's stage production of "Dirty Blonde" was worth immortalizing.


  •   Man, 77, Holds Record for Blood Donations   (Associated Press)
  • At a time when blood donations are down, the American Red Cross is especially pleased with a St. Louis man.


  •   Burned Down Bar Still Nostalgic in Missouri   (Associated Press)
  • Students and alumni awash in beery nostalgia may now own a chunk of a favorite tavern near the University of Missouri that burned down last summer.


  •   Scofflaws in Pennsylvania Town Pass on Amnesty   (Associated Press)
  • Officials in this Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, have a message for scofflaws: Pay your parking tickets, or the next car you buy may be your own.


  •   Are We Ready to Fret About Our Fries?*   (Los Angeles Times)
  • Health officials worry about acrylamide, but don't want to create a needless cancer scare.
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