Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Manure Spread Around Indiana School in Prank   (Associated Press)
  • High school officials say a senior prank became a health hazard when someone spread hundreds of pounds of manure on school doors and around the building and put dead animals, animal blood and stolen "for sale" signs outside the school.


  •   Jaguar Chided for Sexy Marketing Letter   (Reuters)
  • Luxury automaker Jaguar went too far with a steamy promotional mailing to prospective customers.


  •   Bank Holdup Suspect Calls Cab   (Associated Press)
  • He did not take the money and run. This bank robber held the loot and waited while a bank employee called him a taxi.


  •   West Virginia Phone Book Riddled with Errors   (Associated Press)
  • When you call the number listed in the new Verizon phone book for The Charleston Ballet, you get an elevator company. The white pages listing for the ballet's American Academy of Dance and its free yellow pages listing under dance schools are missing altogether.


  •   Man Admits Tossing Condoms at Tony Blair   (Associated Press)
  • An activist was fined more than $1,000 after he pleaded guilty to throwing condoms filled with purple corn starch at Tony Blair as the prime minister spoke in the House of Commons.


  •   Florida Woman, 90, Receives High School Diploma   (Associated Press)
  • After two years of hard work — never missing a day of class — Uceba Babson took part in a graduation ceremony, a few months after her 90th birthday.


  •   'Spanky' the Clown Arrested on Child Porn   (Associated Press)
  • A clown who goes by the name of "Spanky" has been arrested on child pornography charges while traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.


  •   West Virginia Town to Have Empty Election Ballot   (Associated Press)
  • The expiration of a deadline for write-in candidates to register for Littleton's upcoming municipal election means the ballot will remain unchanged — and empty.


  •   Hoax Package Gets by Sweden Post Office   (Associated Press)
  • A package marked "Warning, bomb!", "Now you'll have it!" and "Look out!" was delivered without a problem by the Swedish postal service despite the clear warning labels.


  •   Italy Announces Pizza-Making Guidelines   (Associated Press)
  • Pizza-makers beware — Italy has outlined specific guidelines to protect the real Neapolitan pizza from bogus copies.


  •   Report: Russia Guards Told to Smile More   (Associated Press)
  • Russian border guards are under new orders to wipe those scowls off their faces and smile more.


  •   Study: After Age 40, It's the Wives Who Divorce the Husbands   (Associated Press)
  • Two-thirds of divorces after age 40 are initiated by wives, debunking the myth of an older man divorcing his wife for a younger woman, a new survey shows.


  •   British Man Sentenced in Armed Pet Rescue   (Associated Press)
  • A man who broke into an animal shelter armed with a samurai sword and an air rifle to retrieve his dog has been jailed for 15 months.


  •   Microsoft Technology to Search Web, PCs, E-Mail   (Associated Press)
  • Microsoft Corp. is developing technology that takes search functions beyond the Internet, allowing users to pour through e-mails, personal computers and even big databases to find information.
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