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    PANCHPARA, India, March 19 (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Indian
    man has married his 80-year-old grandmother because he wanted
    to take care of her.
    "I felt she needed extra care as she is old. I can look
    after her better as a husband than as a grandson," Narayan
    Biswas told Reuters.
    "As a husband, I am with her all the time, to care for
    her," said the high school graduate, who farms rice fields and
    also works as a tutor.
    The grandmother, her back bent with age, says she is
    "happy" with her young husband whom she married in a
    traditional Hindu ceremony near Panchpara, a village 150 km
    (100 miles) west of Calcutta. Her first husband died more than
    30 years ago.
    "I helped bring him up with my own hands and now he looks
    after me. He is a good husband and ensures I get my meals on
    time," said Premodas Biswas, a red vermilion streak on her
    forehead, the mark of a married Hindu woman.
    Local officials say marrying a blood relation is illegal
    under the Hindu Marriage Act, but they have no plans to take
    action against the couple.
    "There has been no complaint against them and they are
    living as husband and wife after a temple ceremony. Their own
    family has accepted them so we have no plans to act as of now,"
    Dilip Das, a local government official, told Reuters.
    Last June, a nine-year-old Indian girl was married to a dog
    near Calcutta after a priest told her parents the wedding would
    ward off evil.

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    Pythonesque Manila Diner Serves Spam, Spam, Spam
    MANILA (Reuters) - Spamburgers, Spam nuggets, Spam
    Spaghetti, Caesar salad with Spam, Spam and eggs: the menu at
    the Spamjam restaurant in Manila could be straight out of the
    Monty Python sketch.
    "I'm a Spam lover," said Philip Abadilla, who opened the
    world's first Spam restaurant in December. "It's always on my
    mind."
    While the canned luncheon meat will forever be ridiculed by
    fans of the British comedians, it is a much loved staple in the
    Philippines.
    Filipinos eat 2.75 million pounds of the stuff every year,
    and woe betide anyone arriving from the United States who
    doesn't bring a few cans for their relatives.
    "It appeals to my taste buds," said Aris Yambao, a
    28-year-old advertising executive on his second visit to the
    red, yellow and blue restaurant in one of Manila's enormous
    shopping malls.
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    Talking Bite Me!

    Dracula Park to Lure Fans to Romania
    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Diehard Dracula fans may be able to
    sate their thirst for jelly-and-blood puddings by May 2005 when
    a theme park dedicated to the infamous count is expected to
    open.
    The Balkan country wants to boost its ailing tourist
    industry by luring visitors to the park near Bucharest, which
    would feature horror rides, a vampirology institute and gory
    menus.
    The long-delayed plan to build a park is back on track
    after securing private investment. But the park will cost more
    than double the original amount, said Sorin Marica, the head of
    the Dracula Park SA firm, which owns the project.
    "We'll open it by May (2005). The season starts then, so
    that's the best timing for Dracula," Marica told Reuters on
    Wednesday.
    Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and Brau-Union AG of Austria
    were among the investors already committed to the project,
    sources close to the deal said.
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    Death of suspected bike thief leads police to cache of cycles
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The death of a suspected bicycle
    thief has saddled police with an intriguing problem - what to do
    with his houseful of bikes.
    Police said Friday the man, who was in his 60s and whose
    identity was not released, died last week while trying to steal a
    bike in the southern city of Melbourne. They did not elaborate on
    the cause of death.
    Officers discovered the cache of about 1,000 bicycles when they
    went to inform the man's relatives in the nearby town of Geelong of
    his death.
    "In every room including his bedroom, bathroom and kitchen
    there are bikes, bike helmets, parts, chains, seats and tires ...
    it's something else," said Senior Sergeant Adrian Benny. "There
    are also bikes down the side of the house and there are two sheds
    full."
    Now they have the problem of working out which of the roughly
    1,000 bicycles were bought by the man, which were stolen, and how
    to return the heisted ones.
    "It's a logistical nightmare," Benny said.

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    Swede seeks $65,000 for flawed alimony ruling
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuters) - A Swedish man who paid
    alimony for 13 years for a child he knew was not his has been
    proven right and now wants half a million crowns ($65,000) in
    compensation, a newspaper reported Thursday.
    The man, 70, had a brief affair with the boy's mother in
    the late 1960s, the daily Expressen said. After giving birth,
    the woman told a court the man was the father. A blood test did
    not rule out paternity and the court ordered alimony.
    For 13 years the man paid up and met the boy regularly. He
    remained convinced he was not the father and last year asked
    the boy, now 34, to take a DNA test to settle the matter.
    The test showed he could not be the father. "It feels
    incredibly good, it confirms what I've known all these years,"
    Expressen, which did not identify the man, quoted him as
    saying.
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    Wrong Number Leads to Woman's Arrest
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman dialed a wrong
    number and ended up under arrest after she tried to set up a
    drug deal with her former parole officer, police said on
    Tuesday.
    Patricia Michel was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of
    the unlawful distribution of a dangerous controlled substance
    at her home in Durant, Oklahoma, near the Texas border.
    Michel called her former parole officer, Doug Canant, on
    his cell phone by mistake, thinking he could help set up a deal
    where she could acquire methamphetamines, police said.
    "I am a bit of a joker, so I was playing along," Canant
    said in a telephone interview. "She thought she was talking to
    her local drug dealer."
    She told the parole officer she did not have money to buy
    drugs because she was waiting for her U.S. tax refund and
    wanted to exchange one type of drug for another, Canant said.
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    Woman Convicted of Cruelty Toward 230 Dogs
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 72-year-old woman collapsed in
    court on Tuesday after a jury convicted her of animal cruelty
    toward more than 230 Chihuahuas and 60 birds she kept in
    squalor at her southern California home.
    Emma Regina Harter, who was also convicted of lesser
    charges of battery on an animal control officer, unsanitary
    conditions and failure to isolate sick animals, was treated in
    the courtroom by paramedics and released, prosecutors said.
    She was ordered to return to court on Friday, when she
    faces a possible sentence of five years in prison.
    Authorities raided Harter's home, which was caked in layers
    of fecal matter and where Chihuahuas were living in the walls,
    in November and seized the animals.
    Many of the diminutive dogs died due to illness after they
    were taken from Harter's home and others were found too
    dangerous for adoption. But after the story became national
    news animal activists convinced a judge to spare about 150 of
    the animals from being put to death.
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    March 18, 2004 -- A Frenchman who said he was traumatized by the Spain bombings was convicted of trying to run over a pedestrian he mistook for Osama bin Laden. The 35-year-old, identified only as Pierre, was sentenced in Montpellier to a three-month suspended sentence. The man he tried to run over was unharmed. Pierre's lawyer, David Mendel, said his client was the "victim of a hallucination" while driving Monday through Montpellier's historic center. "If it were [bin Laden], we would have won $5 million," Mendel said, referring to the reward.
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    Read that about Osama at work the other day in the newspaper..that is just to funny... also read this one in the newspaper the other day...I think it was the daily news? or the new york post..one of those papers that has the little weird articles in them. Anyway here it is had to do some research on the internet but here it is ..

    Soldier's shame over donkey sex
    From correspondents in Gardez, Afghanistan
    March 16, 2004

    AN Afghan soldier was detained by police after being caught having sex with a donkey in southeastern Afghanistan, a police officer said today.

    The soldier was discovered with the donkey in an abandoned house in a small village of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, last week, a local police officer said.

    "He was caught in the act by a small boy who immediately told police about what he had seen and police arrested him in action," the Gardez-based officer said, requesting anonymity.

    The soldier claimed he committed the act because he did not have enough money to get married.

    After being caught with the donkey in a village about 100km south of the capital Kabul, he was jailed for four days and then released without charge.
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    March 20, 2004 -- A Greek basketball coach was slam dunked this week by Sweden's PC smoking laws - after he lit up during a game at an arena with a no-smoking policy and set off the venue's smoke detectors. The alarm forced the town's firefighters to respond to the game. When they realized that the only smoke was coming from coach Yiannis Ioannidis' cigarette, they fined him $532 for the cost of the false alarm callout.
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    World Champion 'Snake Man' Killed by Cobra
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Boonreung Buachan, holder of
    the Guinness Book of World Records title for spending the most
    time penned up with snakes, was killed by a cobra that bit him
    during his daily show, a hospital doctor said on Monday.
    Boonreung, 34 and dubbed Snake Man, was rushed unconscious
    to Prai Bung Hospital near his home town, 350 miles northeast
    of Bangkok, Dr Wipa Praituan told Reuters.
    "He was brought here with no signs of life. He wasn't
    breathing and his heart didn't beat," she said.
    Boonreung was listed by the "Guinness Book of World
    Records" in 1998 after living with snakes in a glass box for
    seven days.
    An epileptic, he went into convulsions after being bitten,
    but no one took him to the hospital initially because they
    thought he was suffering an epileptic fit.
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    Fired for Complimenting Client's Good Looks
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A female receptionist in an office in
    south Sweden was sacked for sexual harassment when her employer
    heard she had complimented a male client of the company on his
    good looks, a Swedish newspaper reported Monday.
    "I joked with a client about how handsome he was," the
    receptionist told the daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet. The man said
    he had not been offended by the woman's remark.
    It is not uncommon in Sweden for women to accuse men of
    sexual harassment, but the opposite is rare.
    The woman's employer declined comment, said the newspaper,
    which did not identify the company or the people involved.
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    Croutons Land Top Brain Surgeon in the Soup
    LONDON (Reuters) - A leading British brain surgeon has been
    suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.
    Dr Terence Hope was sent home from the Queen's Medical
    Center in Nottingham, where newspapers say there is a 39-day
    waiting list for brain operations, after being accused of
    taking extra croutons without paying, hospital sources said on
    Monday.
    "A consultant was suspended following allegations
    surrounding his personal conduct," the hospital said in a
    statement. "He was due to operate today on three patients.
    Their surgery has had to be postponed."
    Hope, 57, who has been working as a neurosurgeon in
    Nottingham for 18 years, is an expert in traumatic brain
    injuries. Efforts to contact him not immediately successful.
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    GM to Fix 'Leap Year' Software Glitch in Pontiac
    DETROIT (Reuters) - What day is it? Don't ask the driver of
    General Motors Corp.'s Pontiac Grand Prix.
    Due to a software glitch, the computer display in the 2004
    model year Grand Prix shows the wrong day of the week, Pontiac
    spokesman Jim Hopson said on Monday. Engineers overlooked the
    fact that 2004 is a leap year, with an extra day,
    "Somehow or other, the fact that this was a leap year got
    missed," Hopson said. "We are working on a solution."
    GM may be able to fix the problem by resetting the
    software. A more costly solution could include replacing the
    display unit, he said.
    The redesigned Grand Prix went on sale last March, and all
    models since then could potentially be affected by the glitch,
    Hopson said.
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    March 23, 2004 -- After listening to testimony in a murder case, Baltimore jurors returned to the jury room to find that they were victims - a thief had snatched their cell phones and car keys.
    "They were angry, hot, livid," said lawyer Warren Brown, who was in the courtroom on another case. "Here they are, jurors in a murder case, and we can't even trust the court to protect their belongings from thieves."
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    March 24, 2004 -- Show and tell became smoke and tell when a 4-year-old Indianapolis boy brought $7,500 worth of crack cocaine to school and told pals it was flour.
    "Obviously, [his] parents aren't going to get any 'Parent of the Year' awards. This could have killed these kids," said Sgt. Roger Tuchek.
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    Pastor Dies Watching 'Passion of Christ'
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian pastor died
    of an apparent heart attack while watching the Mel Gibson film
    "The Passion of the Christ," witnesses say.
    Jose Geraldo Soares, a 43-year-old Presbyterian pastor, had
    reserved two movie theaters at a Belo Horizonte shopping mall
    on Sunday afternoon to see the film with his family and the
    congregations of two local churches.
    But halfway through the movie, Soares' wife noticed that he
    was no longer awake. A doctor who was also watching the film
    tended to Soares, but the priest was already dead.
    "He was calmly watching the movie next to his wife," said
    Amauri Costa, a family friend who also attended Soares' funeral
    on Monday.
    Soares is at least the second person to die while watching
    "The Passion," which opened in Brazil on Friday. Peggy Scott,
    56, died of a heart attack on Feb. 25 in Wichita, Kansas while
    watching film's climactic crucifixion scene.
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    SINGAPORE (AP) - Armed with thermal-imaging devices,
    closed-circuit television cameras and ultraviolet urine detectors,
    Singapore authorities are preparing for an eight-month war against
    rats.
    An estimated 12,950 rats are being targeted in the 280,000
    Singapore dollar (US$165,950) campaign, which begins next week in
    five neighborhoods across the city-state, the National Environment
    Agency said in a statement Wednesday.
    More than 40 people were infected last year with typhus and
    leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that causes fever, the agency
    said. Both illnesses are spread by rats.
    Environment officials will be prowling the island's
    neighborhoods, sewers and garbage cans in an attempt to trap and
    kill two-thirds of the 12,950 rats believed to be inhabiting
    exactly 8,631 rat holes identified across the island, the statement
    said.
    Rodent hunters will position cameras and thermal-imaging devices
    outside the rat holes and anywhere else rat activity might be
    taking place, the agency said. The ultraviolet urine detectors will
    be used to track the rodents.
    Five pest-control companies have been enlisted to trap and
    poison the rats, and then destroy and seal the rat holes.
    Food stall operators and shop owners will be fined S$150 (US$89)
    if they fail to cover trash cans or leave food in the open, the
    agency said.
    It denied that the campaign had been prompted by any dramatic
    rise in the rat population.
    Singapore has stepped up hygiene measures since the outbreak a
    year ago of severe acute respiratory syndrome, which crippled the
    country's economy and killed 33 people in the city-state.

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    BERLIN (AP) - Violinists at a German orchestra are suing for a
    pay raise on the grounds that they play many more notes per concert
    than their musical colleagues - litigation that the orchestra's
    director on Tuesday called "absurd."
    The 16 violinists at the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn argue that
    they work more than their colleagues who play instruments like the
    flute, oboe and trombone, and also say a collective bargaining
    agreement that gives bonuses to people who play solos is unjust.
    But Bonn orchestra director Laurentius Bonitz said it was
    unreasonable to compare playing a musical instrument with other
    jobs.
    "The suit is ridiculous," Bonitz said in a telephone
    interview. "It's absurd."
    He also argued that soloists and musicians in other leading
    roles - like the orchestra's two oboe players - should make more
    money.
    "Maybe it's an interesting legal question but musically, it's
    very clear to everyone," Bonitz said.
    The case is scheduled to go before a labor judge in May.
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    Four-eared German kitten seeking good home
    BERLIN, March 24 (Reuters) - A kitten born with four ears is
    desperately seeking a new home because her owners can't afford
    to have her neutered, German animal shelter officials said on
    Wednesday.
    Six-month-old Lilly, born on a farm in the southern state of
    Bavaria, has an extra pair of slightly smaller, non-hearing ears
    just behind the normal two. Vets attribute the phenomenon to a
    gene mutation.
    "We want to find Lilly the loving home she deserves. She is
    very kind and not a monster," said an employee at a sanctuary
    caring for Lilly and her nine normal brothers and sisters.
    Farmers often give kittens away rather than pay to have them
    neutered to avoid over-breeding, sanctuary officials said.
    Lilly would be neutered and available to a new owner around
    two weeks later, they said.
    "She is healthy and can hear perfectly well but only through
    the front pair," said Tessy Loedermann, from the animal
    protection group in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which runs the home.
    "It often happens with animals' feet when the cells form in
    an unusual way. But I have never ever seen it with ears before,"
    she said.

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