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NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 10/19/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

King for a day Most of the year, civil aviation engineer Joseph Ngoupou and his wife (a budget officer at the World Bank) live the life of a suburban Washington, D.C., couple taking u...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 10/12/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

English eccentrics At the York Crown Court in England in September, Antonia Pearson-Gaballonie, 36, was convicted of having enslaved a 26-year-old housekeeper from 1997 to 2005 despi...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 10/5/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Wedding crashers Adam Sutton’s elaborate plan to propose to Erika Brussee in July on a small chartered plane near Rome, Ga., didn’t work out, as the engine stalled and the...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 9/28/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Trunk lines In September, police in New Zealand dropped the dangerous-driving charge against the armless driver reported in News of the Weird in April, satisfied that he steers well enough with ...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 9/21/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Carrying on Just after the Aug. 10 restrictions were imposed, British Airways refused to allow disabled New Zealand runner Kate Horan (on her way to the Paralympics world championships in the N...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 9/14/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Charity begins at sea Just before the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, John M. Lyons Jr. filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against Mark Morice, who admits to commandeering Lyons’ 18-foot pleasure boa...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 9/7/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Sensitive types Los Angeles psychologist Michael Cohn filed a lawsuit in May against the Los Angeles Angels baseball team because he didn’t get a red nylon bag that the team was giving to women fo...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 8/31/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Life’s cheap in Florida Eduardo Gonzalez, 18, was arrested and charged as the one who shot an Orlando, Fla., man to death in March for spilling beer on him in a bar. In August, the price of life ...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 8/24/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Ally McBoy A former police official and current aggressive, respected Wellington, New Zealand, litigator, Rob Moodie, 67, said in July that he is tired of the old-boy network of male lawyers and j...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 8/10/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

New York state of mind New York state Sen. Ada Smith, known to some as the “Wild Woman of Albany” for her temper, pleaded not guilty in April for yet another alleged outburst. (She was accused of ...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 8/3/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Spoilage alert The parents of wannabe singer-actor-celebrity Marissa Leigh, 16, of Scottsdale, Ariz., employ 10 people for her career development, according to an April Arizona Republic story, i...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 7/27/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Not having a cow In April, a dead, decaying cow got caught on a tree branch at a dam near West Milford, W.Va., and remained there for “several weeks,” according to an Associated Pr...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 7/20/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Satanic sanity The Texas insanity-defense law requires that a delusional person acting under “orders” from God be judged not guilty by reason of insanity, but that a delusional perso...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 7/6/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

one way or another In May, a 30-year-old man from Waterfoot, England, attempted suicide by tying one end of a rope around his neck and the other end to a telephone pole, then driving...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 6/29/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

noblesse oblige Britain’s Prince Philip has for at least 30 years accommodated a “cargo cult” of 400 people on the South Sea island of Tanna, who revere him as the human face ...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 6/22/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Controlling partner Less than three months after one wife-as-sex-slave contract surfaced (in Iowa, for which husband Travis Frey in June was sentenced to 10 years in prison), Hudson, Wis...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 6/1/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Everybody poops The National Health Service office in Dundee, Scotland, has recommended toilet techniques for the estimated one-third of the population that suffers from bowel and bladde...[MORE]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

News of the Weird | 5/11/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

overachievers in greed In April issues of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the chief executives of two huge companies in politically sensitive industries were revealed t...[MORE]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird | 4/13/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

A series of unfortunate events In earnest testimony in March, Douglas Dyer explained how it was just bad luck that his married girlfriend got shot twice, fatally, in the middle of her back by...[MORE]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird | 4/6/2006 | By Chuck Shepherd

Urine trouble On Feb. 23, a woman asked a clerk at a convenience store in McKeesport, Pa., to “microwave something for me. It’s a life-or-death situation.” The clerk complied, but when she re...[MORE]

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