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    Any spare bags must be dispossed of by eating them. They can then be disposed of throught the sewerage system.

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    PERTH, Australia, (AFP) - Red-faced Australian police investigating two men in Ku Klux Klan hoods who sped past a police camera at twice the legal speed limit making rude gestures have admitted the offenders were senior constables.

    West Australian state police confirmed an internal investigation was underway into incident at Bunbury, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of Perth, which a senior officer described as "an embarrassment to this organisation".

    A police camera snapped the pair in August 2001 wearing costumes from the white supremicist KKK and gesturing towards the camera as they travelled at almost 130 kilometres per hour (80 m/h) in a 60 km/h (37 m/h) zone.

    The car's registration was obsured by a sign bearing an expletive in what police described as a deliberate attempt to taunt them.

    At the time, police said they would "crucify" those responsible for the potentially dangerous stunt.

    But they found two of their colleagues, not car thieves, were behind the prank.

    The pair had used an unmarked police car and were on duty at the time.

    "I'd say that the chances of keeping their jobs is very slim at this time," local police commander Daryl Balchin told ABC Radio.

    "Whilst probably at the time they considered this a prank, we are professional people and let's face it, the community expects more of us and to do this is ... grossly irresponsible."

    He said one of the senior constables is on reduced duties and the other is in hospital on medication.

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    BERLIN (Reuters) - A remorseful thief sent $600 worth of
    stolen goods to the police and asked they be returned to their
    rightful owners, German authorities said Thursday.
    Police in the southern town of Darmstadt said the thief
    sent them a letter signed "mea culpa," listing the return
    address as Ehrlichstrasse (Honest street) in apologizing for
    the theft of $608 worth of CDs, cosmetics and other goods.
    Darmstadt police spokesman Ferdinand Derigs said the
    contrite perpetrator had supplied the addresses of the shops
    plundered for the separately packed wares, and enclosed
    personal letters of apology to the respective managers.
    "The thief even suggested they install more cameras and
    improve security, warning that a lot of things were getting
    pinched," said Derigs. "Now we have the goods, but no culprit.
    One out of two isn't bad though."
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    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A boy who was left with a Cambodian
    gasoline vendor as collateral for three liters (0.8 gallons) of
    gasoline earlier this year has been reunited with his family, a
    police officer said Thursday.
    Ron Dy, 9, was handed over to his uncle, Roeun Eng, on Monday
    after gasoline seller Chim Thy appealed to the boy's parents
    through the media, said Ly Lim, a police chief in Kampong Thom
    province, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of the capital, Phnom
    Penh.
    Chim Thy, 70, had been caring for Ron Dy in Kampong Thom since
    February, when a man who claimed to be the boy's uncle said he
    couldn't pay for the fuel and left the boy as collateral while he
    went to get money.
    However, the man - who identified himself only as Vy - never
    returned and media earlier this month quoted Chim Thy as saying she
    wanted Ron Dy's relatives to pick him up.
    Roeun Eng, 33, said Vy wasn't the boy's uncle but had offered to
    give him a ride on his motorcycle.
    It wasn't clear why Chim Thy waited 10 months before appealing
    to Ron Dy's family to claim the boy.
    Roeun Eng gave the gasoline vendor 10,000 riel (US$2.50) for
    looking after his nephew, and took Ron Dy to his mother and two
    siblings in the northwestern province of Siem Riep.
    Ron Dy cried as he said goodbye to Chim Thy, saying he wanted to
    visit her again one day, the Rasmei Kampuchea (Light of Cambodia)
    newspaper said.

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    BERLIN (Reuters) - Almost every second German cheats on or
    has cheated on their partner, according to a new survey
    published Wednesday.
    A November survey of 1,059 men and women aged between 20
    and 60 by the Hamburg-based GEWIS research institute for
    "Stern" magazine showed 51 percent of men and 43 percent of
    women said they had cheated at least once.
    Of the self-confessed cheats, some 61 percent of women and
    47 percent of men said their transgressions came from a lack of
    love or interest shown by their partner.
    GEWIS head Werner Habermehl told Reuters increased personal
    freedom and the illusion of the perfect lover propounded by
    movies and the media were fueling the wave of infidelity.
    "People's demands of their partners are rising continually
    which means they are on the look-out for something better more
    than ever before -- and so they try more partners out," he
    said.

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    Santa caught with his trousers on
    SYDNEY - An absent-minded bank robber dressed as Santa
    Claus will spend Christmas in an Australian jail, after he
    forgot about his pants.
    Gregory Harland-White, 40, planned to rob a bank in a small
    town on Australia's island state Tasmania dressed as Santa
    Claus, dump the suit in a horse trailer and get away on a
    bicycle, The Mercury newspaper in Tasmania reported on
    Wednesday.
    Harland-White bought his Santa suit from a chicken feed
    shop near the bank and armed himself with two pieces of pipe
    taped together to look like a gun.
    After robbing the bank of A$13,451 (US$9,963),
    Harland-White ran into a nearby horse trailer to dump the Santa
    suit, before heading for his get away vehicle, a bicycle
    chained to a power pole more than a block away.
    But he forgot to take off his Santa pants and was quickly
    caught, never making it to his bicycle. Harland-White pleaded
    guilty to bank robbery in a court in Tasmania on Tuesday and is
    awaiting sentencing, The Mercury said.
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    Voyeur Web site JenniCam to go dark after 7 years
    SAN FRANCISCO - A pioneer of electronic exhibitionism --
    Jenni of JenniCam fame -- is turning off the lights after seven
    years.
    Jennifer Ringley, 27, became a quasi-celebrity when she
    installed video cameras in her room at Dickinson College in
    Pennsylvania in April 1996 and launched JenniCam.org.
    Over the years the cameras have followed the redhead's
    every movement 24 hours a day, from brushing her teeth in the
    nude and snuggling with her partner Dex to playing with her
    numerous cats and watching TV.
    Now, her Web site has a notice saying it will be closing on
    Dec. 31. While Ringley did not provide a reason on the site or
    respond to an e-mail query Tuesday afternoon, it appears that
    her undressing may be her undoing.
    A spokeswoman at online payment company PayPal confirmed
    that they were closing her account because the frontal nudity
    on her Web site violates the company's acceptable use policy.
    Ringley, a self-described former computer geek who works at
    a non-profit social service agency in the Sacramento,
    California, area, says in her mission statement that she wanted
    to create a "window into a virtual human zoo."

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    BERLIN, Dec 9 (Reuters) - German police charged a man with
    drugs possession after officers spotted a small quantity of
    heroin concealed in his ear when he entered a police station to
    check if he was on their wanted list.
    "I suppose he may have heard he was wanted for some offence
    and just wanted to see if the police had anything on him,"
    Volker Pieper, a spokesman for police in the central city of
    Kassel, said on Tuesday. "It didn't go quite as he had planned."
    As the 33-year-old man, a known drug abuser, questioned
    police, an officer noticed a suspicious lump stuck in his ear
    which turned out to be a gram of heroin, said Pieper. Police
    confiscated the drug before filing charges.

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    December 13, 2003 --Here's a new twist on gun control. The town council in the tiny prairie town of Geuda Springs, Kan. - population 210 - recently passed an ordinance requiring the heads of most households to own a gun and ammo or face a $10 fine. But before the locals could strap on their gunbelts, the mayor shot down the plan. He took the law into his own hands - and tore it up.
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    December 14, 2003 -- It was an out-of-this-world idea that never got off the ground. Florida lottery officials rejected a plan that would give lottery winners a chance to ride a Russian spacecraft to the International Space Station. The idea was nixed because players said they just want the money. "It was an intriguing enough concept to present to our focus groups . . . but people like to win cash," said lottery chief Bob Nave.
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    Italian woman kills husband with scrubbing brush
    SPINAZZOLA, Italy, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An Italian pensioner
    beat her husband to death with a scrubbing brush because the
    couple had never had children, Italian media reported on
    Saturday.
    The woman in her 70s from Spinazzola, near Bari, on Italy's
    southeast coast, brawled with 78-year-old husband Ignazio
    Lacitignola on a daily basis, finally killing him on December 8
    with dozens of blows from the heavy bathroom brush, Italian
    daily La Repubblica reported. Police confirmed his death.
    "It seems the woman, even after years of marriage, resented
    her husband for never having given her a child," the newspaper
    report said. The local prosecutor had issued a warrant for the
    unnamed woman's arrest.
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    Thousands of yen bills wander into Japanese garbage plant, police
    search for owner
    TOKYO (AP) - A garbage disposal plant in central Japan has hit
    the jackpot.
    Operations at the plant suddenly came to a halt Friday morning
    when a machine used to crush refuse began spewing out 10,000
    yen-bills (US$93) onto a conveyor belt.
    In total, some 31 million yen (US$287,000) had found its way
    into the garbage, Gyoda city police said Saturday.
    Police, shown by public broadcaster NHK, sifted through the some
    3,200 soiled bills strewn across the floor, patching together the
    torn pieces with tape and piling them onto a banquet-sized table to
    be counted.
    "I got the creeps - it was kind of scary. You expect garbage
    but you never imagine money to come out," said one unidentified
    employee interviewed by NHK.
    No one has come forward to claim the money, and police are
    trying to track down the owner. If the money is not claimed within
    six months, it will go to Gyoda city, which owns the plant, police
    said.
    Gyoda lies just northwest of Tokyo in neighboring Saitama
    prefecture.

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    Lehigh Acres man charged after moonshine fire
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    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) - Luis Manuel Orama says he just wanted
    to make a little homemade moonshine for Christmas.
    But the Lee County Sheriff's Office says a wood-burning fire
    used in the fermentation process got out of control late Thursday,
    engulfing the outdoor still and spreading to his detached garage
    with three vehicles inside.
    Orama, 52, was charged with second-degree arson and possession
    of a still to manufacture liquor. He told investigators he was
    making moonshine for Christmas.
    Authorities said the fire caused about $50,000 in damages, but
    no one was hurt.
    Investigators later found several propane tanks behind the
    garage and empty jugs, hoses, a water system and three 55-gallon
    drums - one filled with a fermenting liquid. The incident has
    raised some eyebrows in the neighborhood.
    "That's kind of nuts," said neighbor Joy Harris. "We really
    don't talk to our neighbors."
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    December 15, 2003 -- The JETS won !!! and nobody cares...
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    December 16, 2003 -- Better think twice before bringing Broadway to Bluffton, S.C. Pols there have banned a production of the award-winning show "The Vagina Monologues" from the Town Hall auditorium because the title is too suggestive. "I'm thinking more about the children - they would see those posters up everywhere," said Town Clerk Sandra Lunceford. Poor Sandra. Wait until she has to deal with one of this year's Broadway hits: "Puppetry of the Penis."
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    December 20, 2003 --Talk about a happy meal.
    When she pulled up to a McDonald's drive-through in Weston, Fla., Janice Meissner ordered a hot bagel and a soda. But what she got was thousands of dollars in a zippered bag - the eatery's bank-deposit money.Meissner immediately returned the cold cash. McDonald's will be sending the woman a thank-you letter and a $50 gift certificate.
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    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city of Cologne is
    resorting to a "sex tax" on brothels to boost its revenues
    after national reforms left local authorities short of cash.
    City authorities confirmed Friday they were extending the
    existing "pleasure tax" -- already levied on casinos and
    amusement arcades -- to brothels, erotic massage parlors
    and table-dancing clubs.
    Cologne expects to triple its pleasure tax revenues, Inge
    Schuermann, a city spokeswoman told Reuters.
    "This is about making taxes fair but also because we are
    more than up to our necks in financial problems," she said,
    shortly after Germany's parliament approved the country's
    biggest welfare shake-up in decades.

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    Talking The Bush Battle....so to speak?

    Paris Hilton beats Bush in TV ratings
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - He may have beaten Saddam Hussein, but
    President George W. Bush got clobbered by slinky socialite
    Paris Hilton when her television show got higher ratings than
    Bush's exclusive ABC interview Tuesday night.
    More Americans watched Fox's "The Simple Life," which
    depicts the 22-year-old hotel heiress working on an Arkansas
    farm, than saw Bush being interviewed by Diane Sawyer, Nielsen
    Media Research said on Thursday.
    "The Simple Life" may have been helped by the public saga
    of a video, making the rounds of the Internet, showing the
    granddaughter of hotel chain founder Conrad Hilton engaged in
    various sex acts with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon.
    "The Simple Life" drew 11.8 million viewers while Bush's
    ABC "Prime Time" interview drew 11 million, Nielsen said.
    In the interview, the president made headlines by saying
    the recently captured ex-Iraqi leader should be executed -- the
    "ultimate penalty" -- for his iron-fisted rule in Iraq.
    But Hilton won more viewers with her performance baking
    pies and working the town fair's kissing booth in a mini
    skirt.

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    LONDON (AP) - Are there ghostly goings-on at Henry VIII's
    palace, or is that hazy image of a fellow in fancy robes just a bit
    of Christmas cheer?
    Closed-circuit security cameras at Hampton Court Palace, the
    huge Tudor castle outside London, seem to have snagged an ethereal
    visitor. Could it be a ghost?
    "We're baffled too - it's not a joke, we haven't manufactured
    it," said Vikki Wood, a Hampton Court spokeswoman, when asked if
    the photo the palace released was a Christmas hoax. "We genuinely
    don't know who it is or what it is."
    Wood said security guards had seen the figure in closed-circuit
    television footage after checking it to see who kept leaving open
    one of the palace's fire doors.
    In the still photograph, the figure of a man in a robe-like
    garment is shown stepping from the shadowy doorway, one arm
    reaching out for the door handle.
    The area around the man is somewhat blurred, and his face
    appears unnaturally white compared with his outstretched hand.
    "It was incredibly spooky because the face just didn't look
    human," said James Faukes, one of the palace security guards.
    "My first reaction was that someone was having a laugh, so I
    asked my colleagues to take a look. We spoke to our costumed
    guides, but they don't own a costume like that worn by the figure.
    It is actually quite unnerving," Faukes said.
    The palace, built in 1525 on the River Thames 10 miles west of
    central London, is a popular tourist attraction and some of the
    guides wear costumes of the Tudor period.
    Wood said she was hoping people would come forward with similar
    stories and try to explain the figure.
    The palace has been the scene of many dramatic royal events, and
    already is supposed to have a few ghosts.
    King Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour, died there giving
    birth to a son, and her ghost is said to walk through one of the
    cobbled courtyards carrying a candle.
    Her son, Edward, had a nurse called Sibell Penn who was buried
    in the palace grounds in 1562. In 1829 her tomb was disturbed by
    building work, and around the same time an odd whirring noise began
    to be heard in the southwest wing of the palace. When workmen
    traced the strange sounds to a brick wall, they uncovered a small
    forgotten room containing an old spinning wheel, just like the one
    Penn used to use.
    Henry's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, condemned for adultery,
    was held at the palace under house arrest before her execution at
    the Tower of London. An 1897 book about the palace says she was
    reportedly seen, dressed in white and floating down one of the
    galleries uttering unearthly shrieks.
    The palace was once a prison for King Charles I, who later was
    beheaded, and then home to his nemesis Oliver Cromwell, who briefly
    ruled when Britain was for a short time a republic.
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    December 22, 2003 --Priests in Ireland are cracking down on risqué behavior at funerals after one rollicking service featured mourners downing pints of beer around the coffin and draping women's panties around the body. The Dublin-based National Center for Liturgy, which monitors church rituals, was so furious at the party-like atmosphere, it's also banning dirty jokes and cursing by those giving eulogies, no matter how bawdy a character the deceased was.
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    Okla. family buries wrong man due to prison mix-up
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma family that
    thought they had just buried a son who killed himself in prison
    received a phone call after returning from the funeral from the
    supposed dead man who said he was very much alive.
    The relatives of Kevin Wyckoff, an inmate in Oklahoma's
    Lexington Correctional Facility, were the victims of a case of
    mistaken identity, prison officials said Tuesday.
    The family was sent the body of another inmate of similar
    physical characteristics as their son. The two inmates had
    recently switched cells, which led to prison officials being
    confused about their identities, they said.
    "On Friday, an inmate committed suicide by hanging himself.
    Our chart reflected it was Kevin Wyckoff who was supposed to be
    in that cell," prison spokesman Jerry Massie said.
    The inmate who was buried appears to be Steven Howe, Massie
    said. Howe was serving a sentence for driving under the
    influence and attempting to elude a police officer. Wyckoff is
    serving a sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and
    kidnapping.
    The body of the buried prisoner will be exhumed and then a
    medical examiner will confirm the identity, prison officials
    said.
    The Wyckoff family has told reporters they are happy their
    son is still alive but they have a few questions for prison
    officials, including who will pick up the tab for the funeral.

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    BOSTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese
    of Boston on Tuesday demanded the removal of an animal rights
    group's billboard advertisement depicting the Virgin Mary
    cradling a lifeless chicken in her arms.
    The ad by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    features the tagline "Go Vegetarian -- It's an Immaculate
    Conception," a reference to teachings about Mary's purity.
    But the church said the billboard was "offensive at any
    time" and especially so during the Christmas season.
    "Why any organization would seek to garner goodwill for
    itself and its message by promoting an ad campaign that is so
    offensive to a large number of people within the community is
    unclear," the archdiocese said in a statement.
    "What is clear is that if PETA truly cares about ethical
    behavior, the billboard message should be taken down as soon as
    possible," it added.
    PETA said it has no plans to take down the billboard in
    Boston.
    PETA said a similar advertisement went up in Providence,
    Rhode Island, earlier this month but was quickly removed by the
    billboard's owner amid similar complaints from Catholics
    there.

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    Loose screw halts Spanish nuclear power station
    MADRID, Spain (Reuters) - A Spanish nuclear power station
    has been shut indefinitely because of a small missing screw
    weighing less than an ounce that fell off a machine during
    refueling, nuclear officials.
    The Zorita plant, located in the central Castille-La Mancha
    region, will reopen only after a full report on the screw is
    completed, a spokesman for the national Nuclear Security
    Council told Reuters.
    Staff searched for the screw with cameras, but after
    failing to locate it on film, they concluded it must have
    slipped into an area that was inaccessible to cameras, the
    spokesman said.
    He said it was unlikely the missing screw would present any
    risk.
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    TOKYO (AP) - A man who wanted to share his stock market winnings
    with the public tossed 1 million yen (US$9,350) from the
    observatory deck of a tower in central Japan on Tuesday, causing a
    scramble for the money in the streets below.
    The unidentified man grabbed wads of one-dollar and 100-yen
    (US$0.93) bills from two shopping bags and stuffed them through an
    open grill from a room at the TV Tower in the city of Nagoya. The
    room is 100 meters (330 feet) above the street.
    The money - one-dollar and 100-yen (US$0.93) bills - rained on
    the sidewalks and streets about 100 meters (330 feet) below, where
    people chased the wind-blown bills. The 100-yen bill is no longer
    in circulation.
    Afterward, the man told NHK television that he wanted to give
    away some of his profits from playing the stock market earlier this
    month.
    "I have too much money. I don't need it," he said. "I wanted
    to give some back to the world."
    Aichi prefecture (state) police official Tatsuyuki Satomi said
    none of the bills appeared to be counterfeited. The 26-year-old
    man, who is unemployed and lives in neighboring Gifu city, told
    police he had exchanged the dollars at Nagoya airport and bought
    the 100-yen bills over the Internet.
    He didn't break any laws, Satomi said.
    Nagoya, Japan's fourth-largest city, is located 269 kilometers
    (168 miles) west of Tokyo.

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    Kenyan man chops off testicle in row with wife
    NAIROBI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A Kenyan man chopped off one of
    his testicles in a row with his wife and then walked naked to a
    police station to report the incident, police said on Monday.
    Police rushed 26-year-old Stephen Ongala to hospital after
    he stumbled into their police station in the border town of
    Busia in western Kenya on Friday bleeding heavily.
    "He said he did it because he had had a disagreement with
    his wife," said deputy police chief Shadrack Maithya. "If we get
    evidence that he tried to take his life, then we may charge him
    because it is a criminal offence."

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