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'Fat' Ballerina Loses $1 Million Damages Case
A top Russian ballerina, sacked for being too heavy, lost a damages claim for
$1 million against the chief of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater.
Onion Taken Seriously, Film at 11
It's not just detectives in small counties in Michigan who fall for
Fan Falls from Stands Chasing Historic Homer
A fan seeking to catch Barry Bonds' historic 661st career home run fell about 20 feet from the right-field stands out of the stadium and was injured.
( New York Post)
A missing rare violin was turned in to cops after it was found in an alleyway next to the bar it disappeared from.
Woman Charged After Toilet Paper Claim
A 56-year-old woman has been charged with making a false report about poisoned toilet paper.
Girls Victim of Hoax at Video Store
( The [Grand Island] Independent)
A recent trip to rent movies took a bizarre turn for Charlene and Holly Murphy when a man pretending to be a police officer called the store, told an employee the teens were thieves and threatened to strip search them.
A Bank, a Bomb Threat and an Old Lady
German police are searching for a little old lady whose only success in an attempted bank robbery was a clean get-away.
Ban on 'Idiots and Lunatics' Sparks Electoral Row
( PA News)
Electoral chiefs in Northern Ireland were plunged into a row over rules banning “idiots and lunatics” from voting.
Kilt-Wearing Marine Plays Bagpipes in Iraq
Amid the clatter of gunfire and explosions that regularly rock Fallujah, an unexpected sound rises over the front line — bagpipes.
College Hall is Oldest on Campus
( The Simpsonian)
Two popular tales about College Hall are that a ghost named Mildred haunts the building and that tunnels used to lead from its basement to other buildings on campus.
Actor's HIV Infection Strikes Porn Industry
California's multi-billion-dollar adult porn industry has ground to a virtual halt after a popular actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
Officers Tell of Motorist Facing the Music
( The [Toronto] Globe and Mail)
Police say they have charged a driver with fiddling while the rubber burned, so to speak.
Rows with Teenage Daughters Good for You
Mothers exasperated by petty rows with their teenage daughters should take heart from new research which shows arguing may actually be good for their relationships with moody offspring.
Bush Makes Three Mistakes While Trying to Cite One
While struggling unsuccessfully to think of a single mistake he has made since the
Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President Bush committed three factual errors about weapons finds in Libya.
Rare Copy of Hamlet Fails to Sell at Auction
A rare copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet failed to sell because no one was willing to pay the minimum price set by the seller's estate.
Tennessee Man Arrested After Changing Pants
( Associated Press)
Kendrick Gibson, 26, was arrested by police after failing to surrender himself for booking on a misdemeanor citation for a suspended license charge.
Auction Worker Accused of Stealing Kennedy Items
A Sotheby's auction house employee was accused of stealing property belonging to the late
John F. Kennedy Jr., including a hand-drawn card he made for his father, the slain U.S. president, when he was two years old.