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    It's safe to go back into water, doorman says
    LONDON (Reuters) - It's safe to go back into the waters off
    Britain -- reports of a man-eating shark that have made front
    page headlines were just a great white lie.
    British newspapers reported Thursday that stories they had
    eagerly followed in recent weeks about sightings of a killer
    Great White shark lurking in the waters off Cornwall, southwest
    England, had in fact been made up.
    Doorman Kevin Keeble sparked the media feeding frenzy when
    he sent pictures to his local paper of a shark he photographed
    during a fishing trip to South Africa, jokingly claiming the
    photo was taken near the British surfing resort of Newquay.
    "I didn't expect anyone would be daft enough to take it
    seriously," newspapers quoted him as saying. "I can't believe
    the story went so big."
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    Firm sees big impact from enlarging condoms
    LONDON (Reuters) - British condom maker Futura Medical Plc
    FUM.L said on Thursday that results of a study showed its new
    condom helped men have firmer and bigger erections, as well as
    a longer-lasting sexual experience.
    Shares in the company, which specializes in sexual
    healthcare and pain relief, rose 14.5 percent to 59.25 pence on
    hopes the condom, which will be marketed by Durex condom-maker
    SSL International SSL.L, could go on sale next year.
    Futura said the study of 108 healthy couples showed its
    CSD500 condom helped men to get a firmer erection compared with
    a standard condom, increased penis size and made the sexual
    experience last longer, delivering statistically significant
    results.
    The condom has a small amount of gel in its peak that
    dilates the arteries and increases blood flow to the penis.
    Chief Executive James Barder said the study results
    underpinned hopes the contraceptive will start generating
    revenues in 2008.
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a baby..
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand couple is looking to
    call their newborn son Superman -- but only because their
    chosen name of 4Real has been rejected by the government
    registry.
    Pat and Sheena Wheaton say they will get around the
    decision by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages by
    officially naming their son Superman but referring to him as
    4Real, the New Zealand Herald newspaper has reported.
    The Wheatons decided on the name after seeing the baby for
    the first time in an ultrasound scan and realizing their baby
    was "for real."
    They decided 4Real was the best way to write it, but the
    name was rejected because the registrar said a name had to be a
    sequence of characters.
    Pat Wheaton said he was considering appealing against the
    decision through the courts, but whatever happens he won't be
    budged on his choice.
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    Farmer attacks police with muck spreader
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German farmer angry with police for
    trying to confiscate his tractor wrecked three patrol cars and
    evaded capture for seven hours before an elite unit managed to
    arrest him, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
    The farmer, 53, was pulled over by police for driving his
    tractor without a license, despite several previous warnings.
    The officers called in three patrol cars for help before
    asking the farmer to get out of his vehicle.
    He refused, and proceeded to ram the cars with his tractor,
    making full use of its attached muck spreader and hydraulic
    fork. Officers were only just able to scramble out of harm's
    way.
    The farmer then drove into a forest, where he eluded a
    manhunt involving two helicopters and an armored car for seven
    hours.
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    PHOENIX (AP) - A robber tied up a Boston man so tight, he
    developed gangrene and doctors had to amputate his left hand,
    police said Thursday.
    Bruce Northrup, a 60-year-old chemical engineer, was staying at
    an extended-stay hotel in north Phoenix to volunteer with Habitat
    for Humanity.
    Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter said the victim was walking
    away from his rental car in the parking lot of the hotel on
    Saturday evening when a man came up to him and asked him for a
    cigarette.
    Northrup said he did not have any, but the man followed him to
    his room and tied him up at gunpoint, Tranter said.
    After another man and possibly a woman came into the room,
    Northrup was placed in a bathtub and told not to move.
    The robbers stole a computer, checks and credit cards and
    Northrup's rental car before leaving. He stayed in the bathtub for
    24 hours before a maid found him and called police.
    Northrup's bindings were so tight, it cut off the circulation to
    his hands, police said.
    Northrup's left hand was amputated and doctors also wanted to
    take his right hand. They didn't after Northrup pleaded with them
    to wait until a vascular surgeon in Boston takes a look at it.
    Police said the suspects in the robbery remained at large
    Thursday.
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    FOREST, Va. (AP) - A smudge of driveway sealant resembling the
    face of Jesus Christ has fetched more than $1,500 in an online
    auction.
    The family that found the image on its garage floor sold it for
    $1,525.69 on eBay Wednesday, more than a week after the slab of
    concrete was put on sale.
    "I really never thought I'd get any, to be honest," said Deb
    Serio, a high school teacher.
    "It's fun to see what people say and think about it," said
    Serio, who has gotten hundreds of messages from around the world.
    The family has hired a contractor to remove the section of
    concrete. The chunk will be turned over to the winner, identified
    only as "islandoffthecoast."
    An active Lutheran, Serio considers the smudge just an odd
    occurrence - not a sign or miracle.
    "There are some people who need this kind of thing to sort of
    start them on their faith journey. I don't," she said. "That's
    why I don't mind parting with it."
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    Teen severely burned after he lights fire while stealing gas
    TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was severely burned
    Thursday after he lit a flame while trying to steal gasoline from a
    riding lawnmower.
    He and another 18-year-old man were in a Town of Two Rivers shed
    early Thursday, trying to extract the fuel from the mower.
    At one point, they decided they needed more light, so one of
    them ignited burning materials, according to Manitowoc County
    Sheriff's Inspector Gregg Schetter. The gasoline then exploded,
    Schetter said.
    One of the men was taken to a Milwaukee hospital with serious
    burns.
    Authorities learned of the theft after responding to a 4 a.m.
    call Thursday of a shed on fire.
    County sheriff's deputies and Two Rivers police officers
    eventually learned of the burned man and connected the clues,
    Schetter said.
    The other man wasn't injured. He was being held in the Manitowoc
    County Jail, Schetter said.
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    Owner selling bricks from New Jersey pork-store gang hangout on
    `Sopranos'
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    KEARNY, N.J. (AP) - The meats and sandwiches are long gone, but
    fans of HBO's "Sopranos" can comfort themselves with some of the
    rocks that made up the facade of the fictional Satriale's Pork
    Store, one of Tony Soprano & Co.'s favorite hangouts.
    The owner of the building is selling the white stones online
    before the structure is demolished next month. A condominium
    complex named The Soprano will be built on the site.
    Building owner Manny Costeira said the 2,000 bricks will sell
    for $25 to $50 apiece, and will include a serial number and
    certificate of authentication.
    Costeira told The Jersey Journal of Jersey City the "silly
    idea" popped into his head. But he also said he's received a few
    angry e-mails from people asking why he's demolishing Tony's joint.
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    Red face

    Spanish thief saw himself as Robin Hood-like bandit
    MADRID, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The
    Loner", saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he
    robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer
    said on Thursday.
    Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than
    30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to
    insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish
    media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.
    "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers
    of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid
    being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the
    websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.
    Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised
    in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez,
    a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.
    The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a
    submachinegun in preparation for another bank robbery.
    Citing police, Spanish media reported he kept the money he
    stole, depositing it in several different bank accounts.
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    Slew of 63 kittens dumped at Westchester animal shelter
    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - Some 63 kittens, stuffed in three
    boxes and beset with fleas, were dropped on a suburban animal
    shelter's doorstep, officials said.
    People training dogs to fight may have used the young cats for
    bait and then abandoned them out of nervousness about attention to
    a recent dog fighting case, Mount Vernon Animal Shelter manager
    Sean D'Aliose said. He said kittens are sometimes used to entice
    dogs to fight because the small cats are unlikely to hurt strike
    back and hurt the dogs.
    The kittens, which range in age and breed, were found late
    Tuesday. Shelter Director Paula Young said some were already
    available for adoption, and the rest would be once they were
    medically ready, which could take up to a week.
    Pet Adoption League of Westchester President Jeannie Johnson
    said she initially worried that it might be "almost impossible"
    to find homes for so many kittens. She and her family were keeping
    a few, and some others were at the shelter, but Young had most of
    them at her home.
    The city is offering a $5,000 reward for information about dog
    fighting rings, after an abandoned, critically hurt pit bull was
    found last week. Authorities believe his injuries stemmed from dog
    fighting.
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    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - An Eagan man was sentenced to 30 days in
    jail for tearing the head off his girlfriend's pet parakeet.
    Nathan David Andersen pleaded guilty in May to felony animal
    cruelty.
    At Wednesday's sentencing, he was also ordered to pay $177 in
    penalties and surcharges, serve two years probation and submit to a
    chemical dependency evaluation. His probation officer may place him
    a domestic abuse program, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom
    said.
    Andersen, 25, attacked the bird and kicked over its cage in
    November in a jealous rage after suspecting his girlfriend of an
    affair, investigators said.
    Backstrom called the 30-day sentence a significant penalty.
    "This was an extreme level of violent behavior and it was
    perhaps directed at a defenseless animal, but the message was sent
    to (the girlfriend) that he's capable of acting in a violent way,"
    Backstrom said.
    Andersen said nothing at Wednesday's sentencing, Backstrom said.
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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities captured a diaper-wearing
    monkey who led them on a downtown search after biting a woman.
    The 20-year-old woman reported being bitten on the thumb as she
    tried to pet the animal early Wednesday.
    The woman was walking by State Street Brats, a popular
    nightclub, where a man had the monkey on a leash inside its beer
    garden. People walking by were petting the monkey, who was wearing
    a white diaper.
    But the monkey bit the woman, who suffered four small punctures
    on her thumb, police said.
    The bite sent the woman to the hospital, where a physician said
    the monkey should be found so that it could be quarantined to
    determine if it has a disease.
    By 7:15 a.m., police found the man and the monkey. But the man
    lost the handle on the monkey before an animal control officer
    arrived and it got loose.
    Police issued a warning to the public of the foot-tall monkey
    with a long prehensile tail: "It is now on the lam, presumably
    still in the State Street area."
    About seven hours later, the monkey was captured and taken into
    custody downtown to be quarantined for 10 days, police said.
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    Mayville authorities trying to shoo turkey vultures from cemetery
    MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Mayville police just won't let turkey
    vultures roost in peace.
    After years of a few of the ugly birds hanging out at Graceland
    Cemetery, the 14-acre plot is over run with nearly 60 vultures on
    the ground, on headstones and in the trees, caretaker Ralph Smith
    said.
    The 1850s burial ground has become an ugly sight due to the
    feathers and bird droppings on the headstones and elsewhere, so
    Mayville police are taking action against the federally protected
    bird, Capt. Tom Poellot said.
    An officer will fire a specially designed machine that sounds
    like a shotgun - called a bird banger - and screamer sirens once at
    sunrise and sunset for the next several days.
    "This is a humane way of solving the problem without inflicting
    injury to the birds," Poellot said.
    The police think it should take a week to scare the vultures
    away from the cemetery, he said.
    Smith would like to see them disappear another way.
    "If I had my way I'd take a shotgun and shoot them," he said.
    The dark brown birds have bright red heads and wingspans up to 6
    feet.
    They're common in Wisconsin, but known for bad habits, including
    feeding on dead animals and leaving behind waste that can
    contaminate water and damage property, making them a nuisance in
    urban locations.
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    Ed, how'd you miss this one?

    Nude Jogging Priest Gets Under Residents' Skin
    Priest Would Have To Register As Sex Offender If Convicted

    POSTED: 10:04 am EDT August 10, 2007
    UPDATED: 1:00 pm EDT August 10, 2007

    FREDERICK, Colo. -- A Catholic priest facing a possible indecent exposure charge after he went jogging in the nude was placed on administrative leave Thursday, reported KMGH-TV in Denver.

    The Rev. Robert Whipkey told officers he had been running naked about an hour before sunrise at the Frederick High School track and didn't think anyone would be around at that time of day, a police report said.

    He told officers he sweats profusely if he wears clothing while jogging.

    "I'm a heavy man, and wearing clothing while running makes me sweat profusely," Whipkey was quoted as saying in the police report. "I know what I did was wrong."

    In a statement, the Archdiocese of Denver said Whipkey previously was investigated for "inappropriate personal behavior" more than eight years ago when he was the pastor of St. Anthony's Parish in Sterling. Details were not released.

    "Father Whipkey's conduct eight years ago did not involve any physical or sexual contact with another individual," the archdiocese said in a statement, adding that the behavior was reported to authorities.

    No charges were filed, and Whipkey entered therapy. No other complaints from parishioners had been filed since then, the archdiocese said.

    Whipkey did not return phone messages. His attorney, Doug Tisdale, told the Longmont Times-Call that Whipkey had no comment.

    Les Onorato, a parishioner at St. Theresa's Catholic Church where Rev. Whipkey officiates, said, "And he's a very very nice gentleman. I wouldn't think anything like this of him."

    Whipkey, 53, was arrested June 22 in this small town about 20 miles north of Denver. An officer said he saw a naked man walking down the street at 4:35 a.m. The U.S. Naval Observatory Web site said sunrise that day in Frederick was 5:31 a.m.

    The officer said when he shined his flashlight at the man, he covered himself with a piece of clothing he was carrying.

    Some residents are disturbed by the report.

    "We have a lot of kids in this neighborhood, so I find it kind of disrespectful," said Frederick resident Sean Smith.

    "And a man in his position, it surprises me. You can buy a pair of boxers that are pretty thin to help you with (the heat). So, I really don't buy that story," said Smith.

    Whipkey also advised officers that this had been the first time he had went walking and jogging in public without wearing any clothes.

    The Archdiocese of Denver said it takes the incident seriously but is awaiting the outcome of the case. Whipkey, who also officiates at parishes in the nearby towns of Mead and Erie, remains an active priest.

    If convicted of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, he would have to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said. He could also face up to 18 months in jail.

    It was not clear why the June incident was not reported by the newspaper until this week.

    Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.


    He told officers he sweats profusely if he wears clothing while jogging.
    Gee. Maybe he should come join us for Fire School? Then he'd REALLY know what sweating is all about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Ed, how'd you miss this one?
    I was busy...running away from a naked priest
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    BOYDS, Md. (AP) - Hilary Loewenstein initially thought a strange
    metal object near the path where she was walking her two dogs
    looked like a piece of a spaceship.
    "I was like, 'Oh my God! I saw aliens! Aliens are here!' And I
    thought, 'How exciting!"' Loewenstein said.
    In fact, the 25-pound chunk was not a remnant of a UFO. It was
    from a commuter jet headed to Washington's Dulles International
    Airport.
    The object landed in a grassy area between houses and soccer
    fields that often are full of children. No one was hurt, and the
    plane landed safely.
    "We were all very lucky," said Loewenstein, who made the
    discovery Saturday. "It's so amazing that this piece of airplane
    didn't fall onto the zillions of houses right behind it."
    United Express Flight 7350, which was traveling from Hartford,
    Conn., apparently shed the small door that retracts when the wheels
    emerge before landing, airline officials said.
    "The landing gear door is not necessary to land the plane,"
    United Airlines spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. "Customers on the
    flight were always safe."
    The Federal Aviation Administration was to pick up the piece of
    debris from police Monday and try to figure out why it fell off,
    FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said.
    "Various things fall off airplanes from time to time, but it's
    fairly unusual to have one of these landing-gear doors fall off,"
    Brown said. "Airplanes are designed not to shed parts."
    Although the debris wasn't from a UFO, Loewenstein said she
    wasn't too disappointed.
    "We were very excited to find something like that in the town
    of Boyds, where nothing ever happens," she said.
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    Blind driver caught again
    TALLINN (Reuters) - An Estonian man who was caught driving
    a car even though he is blind has been at it again, police said
    on Monday, and this time he faces jail.
    Police first arrested the man, 20, a week ago.
    "We arrested the same blind man driving his car again on
    Saturday in the town of Torvandi, near Tartu (in southern
    Estonia)," said Marge Kohtla, a spokeswoman for Tartu police
    district.
    "He was drunk. There were three people in the car with him
    giving him instructions."
    She said police wanted the court to jail the man for 30
    days and confiscate his car.
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    Italian town to pay residents to shed flab
    MILAN (Reuters) - Overweight residents of an Italian town
    will be paid to lose weight, the mayor said on Monday.
    Men living in the northwestern Italian town of Varallo will
    receive 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month,
    Mayor Gianluca Buonanno said. Women will get the same amount
    for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds).
    If they can keep the weight off for 5 months, they will get
    another 200 euros ($280), he told Reuters.
    "Lots of people are saying, 'I really need to lose some
    weight but it's really tough.' So I thought, why don't we go on
    a group diet?" said Buonanno, who said he was about 6 kg (13
    pounds) overweight.
    The town of 7,500 people started the campaign on Friday and
    some residents have already signed up, he said.
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    Crocodiles, cobras found in luggage
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Saudi passenger tried to smuggle a
    large number of reptiles, including cobra snakes and infant
    Nile crocodiles, out of Egypt in his luggage, Egypt's official
    Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Sunday.
    The discovery of the reptiles in the passenger's bags
    triggered a brief panic among security personnel at the Cairo
    International Airport, witnesses said.
    The 22-year-old passenger, identified only as Anas, said he
    needed the reptiles, which also included chameleons, for
    scientific research at his university in Saudi Arabia.
    His collection will be handed over to Egypt's main zoo in
    Cairo.
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    Sex video causes outrage
    ABUJA (Reuters) - An amateur video of a northern Nigerian
    film actress in a sex scene has caused a public outcry in the
    Muslim north, prompting a movie industry body to expel actors
    deemed "immoral," a local newspaper reported Monday.
    Leadership newspaper said the eight-minute video clip,
    recorded for private use on a mobile phone by the actress's
    boyfriend and showing the two of them naked, had circulated
    widely among mobile phone users across the north.
    "This was the first time such exposure involving
    Hausa-Fulani persons was witnessed in the country," Leadership
    said, referring to the dominant ethnic groups in the generally
    conservative north.
    Muslim clerics have condemned the clip and radio programs
    have been full of complaints about immorality in the film
    industry. The actress, who was not named by the paper, has gone
    into hiding, Leadership said.
    Nigeria's hugely successful home video industry, known as
    Nollywood, is mostly based in the south of the country which is
    predominantly Christian and considered less conservative.
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    Drunk halts cycle marathon
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man cycling from Taiwan to Moscow made
    it as far as Western Siberia only to be knocked off his bicycle
    by a drunk driver, Russian media reported Monday.
    The 37-year-old Taiwan resident, who was not named, was
    nearly two-thirds of the way through his roughly 7,000 km
    (4,350 mile) trip when he was hit by a car in the Novosibirsk
    region, Interfax news agency reported.
    "The victim is currently in a satisfactory condition ...
    The drunk driver fled from the scene of the accident," the
    agency quoted a police statement as saying.
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    ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An off-duty Elko County sheriff's deputy was
    arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after
    her husband, a fellow deputy, pulled her over.
    36-year-old Charlotte Moore of Spring Creek, was arrested in
    Elko at about 11:40 Saturday night. Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez
    says she was released Sunday morning and placed on paid
    administrative leave.
    Moore is a jail deputy who has been on staff for 11 years. A
    police report says she was off duty driving her 2004 Pontiac Grand
    Am when she was initially pulled over by her husband, Elko County
    Sheriff's Deputy Mike Moore.
    Mike Moore indicated in a police report she initially was pulled
    over for either speeding or making an illegal turn. The Elko Daily
    Free Press reported she left the scene before being administered a
    portable breathalyzer test.
    Mike Moore pulled her over again and called the Elko Police
    Department for backup.
    Gonzalez says he followed procedures properly. He says the
    sheriff's office supports the police department's actions.
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    Elko:

    Now that would JUST PLAIN SUCK! Being pulled over by your significant Other? Not once but TWICE, and with backup being called in. DANG!

    "Sorry Honey. I gotta do this...." Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons.
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    This one got a good chuckle out of me, only because I know its going to be a long night of SAR exercises again..... {but I will continue to drive my body till it drops }

    RCMP, coast guard go on high alert over shark fisherman's fake-leg prank

    Charles Mandel, CanWest News Service Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    It could have been a scene from Jaws. RCMP -- and coast guard on both sides of the border -- went on the alert Sunday morning when fishermen off the coast of Nova Scotia reported a shark with a leg in its mouth.

    The appendage turned out to be a prosthetic limb that the fisherman attached to the beast, but the panic was real.

    "Any time you get a body part like that, it becomes suspicious in nature,'' said Col. Joe Taplin, spokesman with Nova Scotia RCMP. "It's just something out of the ordinary."

    The fish story began when fishermen aboard the Sarah and Dillion hauled a shark on board. One of the men decided it would be hilarious if he unhooked his prosthetic limb, put it in the belly of the beast and then took photos.

    Soon, news of the tomfoolery began crackling across shortwave radios among the boats fishing off George's Bank. The problem began when crew aboard another boat, the Ocean Legend, took seriously the reports of a shark with a man's leg clamped between its jaws.

    The crew contacted the Canadian Coast Guard, which in turn informed Nova Scotia RCMP.

    The coast guard dispatched the light icebreaker the Edward Cornwallis to investigate, while the RCMP readied its major crime unit and informed the medical examiner.

    Across the border, the American authorities caught wind of the news and went on high alert.

    "You always fear the worst," Taplin said. "Plus, it gets hopes up for individuals who might be missing loved ones out at sea."

    It took 31/2 hours for the coast guard ship to meet the Sarah and Dillion. If the ship followed procedure, the crew likely would have requested that the fishermen put the leg on ice to preserve the limb.

    The coast guard were ready to seize the shark and the leg and transport everything to RCMP waiting at Clark's Harbour, where the fish and the limb would have been sent to the medical examiner's office.

    But Mike Bonin, a spokesman with the Canadian Coast Guard, said the actual procedure was never carried out "because when the ship arrived, they realized it wasn't an actual leg."

    Taplin said no charges will be laid as a result of the search and rescue operation and that the fishermen never meant for the joke to get out of hand.

    "To credit the other fishermen who reported it, they did the right thing. They thought this was real and they reported it to the coast guard, which were the appropriate steps to take."

    For his part, Bonin said the coast guard takes every call seriously.

    "We respond to a variety of calls, from flare sightings to man overboards. This definitely was different though, that's for sure."

    Times Colonist (Victoria) 2007


    Musta been a 'Caper onboard.
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    Ya know some days ya just gotta shake yer head cuz ya know ya just can't make this stuff up sometimes....

    Police Say Nude Dude Used Stranger's Hot Tub. Police Say Man Had Crack Pipe

    POSTED: 9:11 am EDT August 14, 2007
    UPDATED: 1:44 pm EDT August 14, 2007

    UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A 49-year-old man is in hot water after police said they found him naked in a stranger's hot tub in Cumberland County.

    Upper Allen Township police arrested Richard Hedin early Sunday morning, reported WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa.

    Police said they arrived at the outdoor hot tub behind a home after receiving a report regarding "an unknown suspicious male that was observed nude in a hot tub."

    Police said Hedin, who is from Mechanicsburg, had a crack pipe when they arrested him.

    Officers took Hedin to the Cumberland County Prison, where he was processed and released.

    Hedin is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness.

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