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    Now THAT would have anyone looking at the farm pond and wondering "What are those birds up to?"
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    MIAMI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Three Florida fugitives scrambled
    into an attic to elude police but surrendered when they found a
    human skeleton in their hideaway, police said on Tuesday.
    The two men and a woman were wanted on probation violation
    charges and climbed into the attic to hide when police tracked
    them to an apartment building in Daytona Beach on Monday,
    police Sgt. Al Tolley said.
    Police searched the apartment and noticed a hatch leading
    to an attic above a second-story bedroom, and opened it. One of
    the suspects called out, "Get me out of here. There's a dead
    body up here," Tolley said.
    The three were arrested and investigators were still trying
    to identify the skeletal remains. The apartment's tenant told
    police she had lived there about three months and had noted a
    foul odor but could not locate the source.
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    Wild boar breaks into Berlin apartment
    BERLIN - A wild boar searching for food broke into a Berlin
    apartment and bit a man in the leg before fleeing back into the
    woods, police said.
    "The wild boar broke into the living room through a terrace
    door and hid under a table," a police spokesman said. "When the
    54-year-old resident tried to shoo the boar back out the door,
    it went wild."
    The man was treated in the hospital for his leg wound and
    released on the same day. Police said the animal has not been
    captured.
    Environmentalists say several thousand wild boars, which
    can weigh up to 330 pounds, live in the German capital and push
    farther into the city when their food supplies run low.
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    Moroccan soldier keeps bride waiting for 24 years
    RABAT, Morocco - After 24 years of engagement, a Moroccan
    soldier named Abderrahim has married his bride. But he had an
    excuse -- he was in jail deep in the Sahara desert.
    "I was convinced she'd wait for me, I had blind confidence
    in her since the first day we met," Abderrahim told 2M state
    television, which did not disclose his last name.
    Separatist guerrillas captured Abderrahim in 1979 during a
    war for control of the Western Sahara territory and freed him
    along with 300 of 900 remaining prisoners in November.
    Abderrahim rushed home to wed his intended, Bahia, who knew
    he had been captured but had had no news of him for six years.
    "I never thought I had lost my husband," she said. "I knew
    he'd come back one day. I never showed pain but hid it deep in
    my heart."
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    $285,200 frog tunnel
    BERLIN - Germany's cash-strapped government is paying
    $285,200 to build a tunnel to help frogs avoid the perils of a
    busy road, officials said.
    Ruediger Zech, a local council spokesman in the Berlin
    district of Reinickendorf, said the project would allow native
    varieties of toads, frogs and other amphibians to reach a
    nearby lake safely when they spawn in the spring.
    Previously the creatures had been carried across the road
    in buckets by volunteers from environmental groups.
    The foreign ministry, headed by Green Party member Joschka
    Fischer, is funding construction of the tunnel near a training
    center for diplomats on the outskirts of Berlin.
    A foreign ministry spokeswoman said the tunnel was part of
    a package of environmental measures agreed when the ministry
    took over the Villa Borsig, a country house located in a nature
    preserve north of Berlin.
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    SINGAPORE - Singapore may decriminalize oral sex between
    men and women, a government minister said, but homosexual oral
    sex looks set to stay illegal.
    The move follows a highly publicized case of a 27-year-old
    policeman jailed for two years in November for receiving
    consensual oral sex from a 15-year-old girl.
    That case provoked rare public criticism of Singapore's
    government. Protests over the law filled newspaper forum pages
    and buzzed in Internet chat rooms.
    In an earlier case detailed in the Straits Times a wife
    tried to punish her unfaithful husband by performing oral sex
    on him and then reporting him to the police.
    Singapore is relaxing other laws such as rules on
    bungee-jumping, bar-top dancing and chewing gum in a bid to
    shake off its stuffy image and lure foreign professionals.
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    BOSTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Talk about a rude awakening.
    A Massachusetts man woke with a jolt in the parking lot
    next to his home early on Tuesday after a stolen car plowed
    into his one-room house, pushing his double bed through the
    front wall, police said on Wednesday.
    "The driver of the stolen car failed to navigate a turn and
    crashed into the house sending the resident and his bed
    outside. That is where he woke up," said Dennis Police
    Department Lt. Martin Murphy.
    Murphy said Ellis Thomas, 34, was shocked but not seriously
    hurt. "He thought someone had broken into the house," Murphy
    said.
    The man who barreled into the Cape Cod house escaped in
    another stolen car and has not been found, Murphy said.

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    "Viking village" hopes cruelly dashed in Scotland
    LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Archaeologists were excited to
    find what they thought was the first evidence of ninth century
    Viking settlement in Scotland.
    They had spent days painstakingly excavating the site after
    50-year old Marion Garry said she had uncovered an unusual
    arrangement of smooth, flat stones a few feet below the surface
    of her garden in Fife.
    "We thought we'd hit the jackpot," Scottish archaeologist
    Douglas Speirs told newspapers.
    But as they cleared the site, doubts began to arise -- what
    for example was a 1940s baby pacifier doing in there? Never
    mind, modern objects are often found in archaeological digs.
    Only when the area was completely excavated and materials
    analysed did the horrible truth dawn -- the stones were nothing
    more significant than a 1940s sunken patio.
    "After all our efforts, you can imagine how silly we feel,"
    said Speirs.
    Ms Garry said that she was looking forward to turning the
    patio into a new garden feature.
    "It looks quite messy now but I think it will look very
    pretty with flowers and plants growing around it during the
    summer," she said.
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    January 8, 2004 -- Three fugitives who had barricaded themselves in a Florida attic ran out of their hiding hole and straight into the arms of cops - after they found a human skeleton in the creepy spot. One of the panicked probation-violation suspects screamed, "Get me out of here! There's a dead body up here!" said Daytona Beach Sgt. Al Tolley.
    Cops are investigating why the skeleton was there in the first place.

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    January 9, 2004 -- A Florida golfer who went 40 years without a hole-in-one has beaten 67 million-to-1 odds by notching two - in a single round. Marva Ged, 56, who has a 15 handicap, says she is "still in disbelief" after the two aces at Hunter's Run in Boynton Beach. "When I came to my senses, I called the pro shop and said, 'I'm not on drugs and I've not been drinking, but I've just had two hole-in-ones,' " Ged said.
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    January 10, 2004 -- Customers at a Burger King in suburban Detroit are getting an earful of obscenities and insults along with their meals. That's because pranksters are tapping into the same frequency as the fast-food chain's drive-through speaker.
    "You don't need a couple of Whoppers. You are too fat. Pull ahead," the pranksters told one patron, according to Troy Police Lt. Gerry Scherlinck.
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    January 11, 2004 -- A Texas man's artwork has gone to the toilet -the toilet-seat lid, that is! Retired plumber Barney Smith has been creating works of art on the lids for the past 32 years. Smith, 82, has produced 677 of the fanciful seats, which now pack his Toilet Seat Art Museum in the garage of his San Antonio home. Flushed with pride, Smith said he gets about 1,000 visitors each year.

    just goes to show, one man's trash is another man's art...or something like that
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    BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian police caught two
    rabbit poachers whose armor-plated getaway car was equipped
    with so many gadgets it could have been in a James Bond film.
    Belga news agency said Tuesday the poachers were caught
    overnight with 14 wild rabbits in the back of a car they had
    reinforced with metal plates to stop bullets.
    The car was also equipped with an automated box ready to
    spring tire traps to slow pursuers. The poachers had fitted a
    halogen lamp on the outside to blind their prey and shielded
    the car's number plates with lead sheeting to avoid
    identification.
    There was also a device to eject two old bicycles fixed on
    the back of the car as an obstacle to any vehicle in hot
    pursuit, Belga reported.
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    Cyprus army embarrassed over plans found in dump
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Red-faced army bosses in Cyprus
    came under fire over the weekend after secret ground plans of
    military installations were found in a garbage dump.
    Authorities launched an inquiry into how the documents came
    to be discarded at a landfill, only to be found last Friday by
    a curious truck driver who alerted TV stations.
    Local media said the papers contain details ranging from
    technical specifications for weapons launch sites to the
    thickness of walls at sentry posts along the island's tensely
    guarded cease-fire line.
    Defense Minister Koullis Mavronicolas tried to play down
    the incident, saying the documents "are not important."
    But President Tassos Papadopoulos said, "It's regrettable
    if it's true."
    Cyprus has been divided since a Turkish invasion in 1974.

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    SINGAPORE (AP) - Women in Singapore are buying their husbands
    special Chinese New Year briefs, hoping to bring them good fortune
    and increase their sexual potency.
    Women are also buying themselves "Funky Monkey" panties
    specially designed for the year of the monkey, featuring smiling
    cartoon primates. The Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 22 and is
    celebrated by the Chinese diaspora around the globe.
    But the most popular style is bright red briefs for men
    featuring Chinese characters for wealth and prosperity, said
    Jeannette Cheong, owner of the underwear store ButtOn Trendy
    Undies.
    Cheong said she has sold more than a thousand pairs of the
    festive undergarments, priced at 5.90 Singapore dollars (US$3.50),
    since Christmas.
    "The Year of the Monkey is definitely more marketable than the
    other zodiac signs," Cheong said. "Because the cartoon designs
    for women's underwear are cuter and more appealing."
    The items are most popular with middle-aged women who tell
    Cheong they want to spice up their love lives, she said.
    She said she has also received bulk orders from companies
    looking for Chinese New Year gifts for their staff.
    More unusual buyers of the lucky underwear include gray-haired
    men shopping for themselves and "mamasans" - local slang for
    women who arranges sexual liaisons - looking for "corporate
    gifts" for their clients, Cheong said.

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    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Monkeys have invaded the Indian Embassy
    in Nepal's capial, forcing diplomats to seek help from animal
    specialists, the embassy said Wednesday.
    About three dozen monkeys have attacked embassy officials,
    defecated in offices, and destroyed equipment, embassy spokesman
    Sanjay Verma said.
    "We have sought help from experts and hope to get rid of the
    problem soon," Verma said.
    Experts from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife
    Conservation and from a zoo were called in to capture the monkeys.
    The embassy plans to pay 25,000 rupees (US$350) for the task, Verma
    said.
    The embassy previously had caught some of the monkeys and took
    them out of Katmandu.
    "But somehow they managed to find their way back," Verma said.
    New Delhi has its own monkey problems. The animals are known to
    ransack files, screech at visitors and bang on office windows in
    India's Parliament complex.

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    Knife-wielding 90-yr old sends NZ intruder packing
    WELLINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A 90-year old New Zealand
    man grabbed a carving knife from his kitchen and chased away a
    masked intruder who had threatened his wife with a butter
    knife.
    The intruder waved the flimsy weapon at David Saulbrey's
    wife when she tried to ring the police to report Tuesday's
    break-in at their home in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, the
    Dominion-Post newspaper reported.
    Saulbrey, who failed to hear the hapless intruder's demand
    for money because he was not wearing his hearing aid, then beat
    the burglar in a search for a more threatening weapon.
    "Once I got the carving knife I said: 'Now you bastard,
    you're for it.' With that he threw his knife at me and took off
    out the door," Saulbrey told the newspaper.
    "I was that bloody wild I would have stuck (the knife) in
    his Adam's apple," he said.
    New Zealand police said they did not recommend confronting
    an armed intruder but praised Saulbrey's bravery.
    "He's a tough old bugger. You wouldn't think he was 90,
    that's for sure," Detective Scott Cooper was quoted as saying.

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    White socks taboo at Dutch finance ministry
    AMSTERDAM, Jan 13 (Reuters) - White socks have been declared
    indecent by the Dutch Finance Ministry.
    A ministry official on Tuesday confirmed a recent internal
    publication that proclaimed white sports socks "transgress the
    limits of decent dress behaviour" for ministry employees.
    The officials were also expected to wear dark blue or grey
    suits in order to convey "reliability and professionalism."
    "People are expected to dress in accordance with their
    function," said a spokeswoman, stressing there were no strict
    controls.

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    German woman causes parking lot chaos
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German woman caused about $130,000
    damage when an attempt to back out of her spot in a parking
    garage ended with her car flipped over on its roof and four
    other vehicles damaged, police said Monday.
    Police said the woman reversed sharply out of her spot on
    the upper level of a multistory parking garage in the
    southwestern town of Kirchen, wrecking a parked Nissan and
    damaging a Mitsubishi next to it, police said.
    She then accelerated forward, speeding through her original
    parking place and over a low protective wall -- pitching her
    Audi some 20 feet down to a lower level of the lot.
    The car crashed onto a Renault, hit a Citroen and finally
    came to rest on its roof.
    Police said the woman was treated in a hospital but that
    her injuries were not life threatening. "A blood test was taken
    after suspicions she was under medication," a spokesman said.
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    January 15, 2004 -- A West Virginia firefighter torched his mom's mobile home - because he was upset over how messy it was, cops say.
    William Feimster, 25, of Martinsburg, complained that the home "was very sloppy and he didn't like it," said Berkeley County Sheriff's Sgt. Russell Shackelford.

    In another odd twist, Feimster went with his ladder company to put the blaze out after neighbors called it in.
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    SPOKANE, Washington (AP) - Three men who went streaking through
    a restaurant were chilled and chagrined when they spotted a thief
    drive off in their getaway car, their clothes inside.
    Naked in the minus 7 degree Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit)
    weather, the three young men huddled behind cars in a parking lot
    until police arrived.
    "I don't think they were hiding. I think they were just
    concealing themselves," police spokesman Dick Cottam said.
    The three entered the restaurant before daybreak Wednesday,
    wearing only shoes and hats. They left their car running so they
    could make a quick escape.
    But the streakers watched through the windows as a man who had
    been eating inside the restaurant drove off in their car.
    No charges were brought against the streakers.
    "I think it was just three kids who decided to fool around,"
    Cottam said. He added: "We always tell people to not leave their
    car running."

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    Suspected German drug smuggler foiled by call of nature
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The untimely bowel movements of a man
    arrested with marijuana at an airport yielded German police an
    unexpected haul of 54 condoms containing cocaine, authorities
    said Thursday.
    "It's pretty silly to get caught carrying hard drugs
    because you've got a tiny amount of marijuana on you," said a
    spokeswoman for prison authorities in Berlin.
    After police discovered the 2 grams (0.076 ounce) of
    marijuana, a check revealed an outstanding international arrest
    warrant for the 51-year-old man for drug-related offenses.
    They were unaware he was carrying 2.2 pounds of cocaine,
    estimated at $150,400), authorities said.
    "The man had the condoms in his stomach and after a certain
    period of time his bowels passed them out again. I don't know
    why he didn't flush them down the toilet, perhaps he needed to
    keep them," the spokeswoman said.
    The man hid the excreted condoms in his clothes, where jail
    authorities later found them, authorities said.
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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - SARS fears have stopped the Chinese
    from eating civet cats. But that hasn't turned off others from
    sipping the strangest of brews - one they insist is made from
    coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the
    weasel-like animals.
    The story goes like this: Civets live in the foliage of
    plantations across Southeast Asia. These fussy foragers pick the
    best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system
    break down the flesh of the fruit before the animals expel the
    bean.
    Workers collect beans from the plantation floor, wash away the
    dung and roast them to produce a unique drink that devotees might
    say is good to the last dropping.
    Skeptics, though, dismiss it all as a weird and unverifiable
    marketing gimmick.
    Still in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, the owner of three
    fashionable cafes, Agus Susanto, sells what he claims is a mix of
    regular beans and those that have passed through civets. The blend
    and the cafes are both called "Kopi Luwak" - in English: "Civet
    Coffee."
    "Our coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma,"
    Susanto said by telephone from his factory in central Java.
    In Vietnam, now the world's second-largest regular coffee
    grower, a blend supposedly containing some civet beans is produced
    by the Trung Nguyen company under the "Weasel Coffee" brand.
    In the Philippines, the Old Manila Coffee House used to sell a
    civet brew, but supplies have dwindled over the years, said Ellen
    Tuason, its finance officer.
    "Some of our guests said it was an aphrodisiac. It has a strong
    coffee smell, but different. There is a distinct odor and flavor,"
    she said.
    The beans are also marketed internationally. Several US-Internet
    based coffee traders claim to offer them for up to $150 a pound,
    ($325 a kilogram) making among the world's most expensive
    beverages.
    However, many in Asia's coffee trade doubt whether the beans are
    truly produced in significant quantities, if at all.
    "There are maybe a few bags here, a few bags there, but mostly
    its just a myth," said Victor Mah, a Singaporean who has been
    selling coffee from Southeast Asia for more than 25 years.
    Others just won't swallow the claims.
    "I think it's a big scam," said Mark Hanusz, who spent eight
    months traveling Indonesia researching his book about coffee called
    "A Cup of Java."
    In the past few weeks, authorities in southern China have
    exterminated thousands of civet cats on fears that they carry and
    spread the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus.
    The World Health Organization also sees a potential relationship
    between the furry black and white animals and the disease that
    killed 774 people worldwide last year.
    If that link is confirmed, consumer interest in civet coffee
    could plummet.
    But in Jakarta, Susanto isn't worried. He expects to keep
    selling what he claims is 100 metric tons (110 tons) of civet
    coffee a month.
    "There are many different kinds of civets in this world. The
    Indonesian ones are different from those in China," he said.
    Henry Harmon, an American from Boston, Massachusetts who owns a
    chain of coffee shops in Indonesia, said he thinks the drink is for
    real, though he has no plans to introduce it in his stores.
    "It has a nice romantic - well semi-romantic - twist to it, but
    I'd be worried about product liability lawsuits," Harmon said.
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    Talking Is that a potato in your pants.....?

    RPT-Toronto relief workers hand homeless a hot potato
    (Fixes typo in headline)
    TORONTO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - In the face of flesh-freezing
    temperatures, Toronto's homeless community now has an
    alternative to crowded shelters -- a hot, cooked potato in a
    sock.
    The Potato Tikun Olan Program is the brainchild of Iris
    Halbert, a student at the University of Toronto. It is
    organized by Ve'ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and
    Relief Committee, which is combing the city in a van, handing
    out boiled potatoes in socks to those out in the cold.
    "We've done a thermal test to see how long they keep warm,"
    Darrel Borden, director of homeless initiatives for Ve'ahavta,
    told Reuters. "They keep a sleeping bag warm for about five
    hours and a pocket for three."
    An average of 15 homeless people die every year in Toronto
    from exposure to frigid temperatures. This winter, a cold snap
    with wind chill temperatures as low as -40 Celsius (-40
    Fahrenheit) has already claimed one life.
    Halbert, who studies the politics of development, said she
    got the idea from a book she read as a teenager about Eastern
    European peasants.
    "During the cold season they would put potatoes in their
    pants to keep them warm as they went about their daily chores,"
    she said.
    About a month ago she approached Borden and the idea grew.
    Since Wednesday, they have distributed over 180 potatoes, which
    provide fuel as well as warmth.
    "As they cool off people can eat them and get fiber, and
    potassium and other nutrients," he said.
    Halbert and Borden have been conducting a vigorous local
    media campaign and hope from now on to bring warm, edible
    assistance to Toronto's streets every year.
    "Simple solutions to complex problems, it's what we need,"
    said Halbert.

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