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    October 18, 2003 --Bite your tongue if you want to become a fluent English speaker - or better yet, have a doctor chop off a half-inch or so. That's what parents in Korea are having done to their children to give them an edge in their increasingly competitive global society. The five-minute operation is being performed on youngsters who have difficulty pronouncing some English words. The procedure makes the tongue more flexible by cutting the strap of tissue linking it to the floor of the mouth.
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    October 19, 2003 -- A Tanzanian man sliced off his penis in a failed attempt to win sympathy from creditors after throwing away their money on prostitutes and alcohol. The 24-year-old man came to the agonizing decision after realizing he could not pay back the thousands of dollars friends and family lent him to invest in a business venture. The man is being treated at a hospital in the African country's northern Manyara region.

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    Monday, October 20, 2003
    Enlightening sighting for local family
    By KRISTEN ENEVOLD, CALGARY SUN


    Two glowing clouds that seemed to follow a Bearspaw family around their property Saturday night has the makings of a fictional tale, but Omkar Channan knows what he saw.

    "It does sound silly, but it's also something I've never seen before -- and no one I've talked to has an explanation," he said yesterday.

    Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Channan's son was walking the family dog on their property northwest of the city.

    "All of a sudden, the dog started barking and we saw two small clouds over the house -- they seemed to be chasing each other around and then merging together," said the elder Channan, who is a published author and recently retired from his role as the city's chief controller of prosecutions.

    As the family gathered outside, the strangest part of their experience began.

    "We were walking around the property, and whatever it was seemed to be following us," said Channan, explaining the objects were about 900 to 1,200 metres above ground.

    In an effort to get witnesses to the strange event, the Channans called the RCMP, both the Calgary International and Springbank airports, and neighbours.

    "It was the strangest thing I've ever seen," said Carol Geremia, one of the Channan's neighbours who also called others as she ventured outside.

    "The clouds, or whatever they were, were perfectly round and illuminated -- it kind of gave me the creeps," she said.

    The Cochrane RCMP member who stopped by attributed the illumination to an event possibly going on at Olympic Plaza, while the airports didn't see anything unusual in the night sky.

    But Channan and his neighbours are still intrigued.

    "The (possibility) of it being a UFO comes to mind, but I've never experienced anything like that before and it's just really bizarre that it seemed to be following us," Channan said.

    Don Hladiuk has been an astronomer for more than 30 years and the Channans' experience is unusual, he said.

    "Over the past 20 to 30 years, I've heard a lot of stories and a lot can be explained, but this one comes out of the abnormal," he said.

    The only explanation Hladiuk could think of is lightning interacting with clouds, or the Calgary Police Service's helicopter flying overhead.

    Meanwhile, the Channans and the Geremias will be looking to the skies again tonight to see if what they spotted will return.
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    BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A 25-year-old German woman
    enraged over another Saturday night of boring television
    programmes and dull re-runs hurled her TV set out the window of
    her fifth floor apartment window, police said on Monday.
    "There was nothing decent on so I just threw the thing out
    the window," the woman identified as Veronika K., told Bild
    newspaper.
    No one was hurt in the incident in Potsdam. She later calmed
    down and watched another television with her children.
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    Austrian saved by a crane when parachute fails
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A parachutist jumping from a 480-foot
    skyscraper escaped death when his chute failed to open properly
    but got snared on a crane next to the building leaving him
    hanging, German police said Monday.
    "He got lucky after his initial misfortune," said a
    spokesman for police in the Bavarian capital Munich.
    Fire services took an hour to rescue the 32-year-old
    Austrian extreme sports enthusiast after his base jump from the
    35th floor left him hanging 150 feet up.
    Police released the man, who is under investigation for
    making an illegal parachute jump, on bail.
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    BLANTYRE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A Malawi court fined a foreign
    journalist on Sunday for breaching security rules by trying to
    use a business class toilet on a state airliner carrying
    Vice-President Justin Malewezi.
    "Your Worship...I did not know that it was an offence on Air
    Malawi to visit the toilet in the business class," Peter
    Chilambwe told Presiding Magistrate Arthur Mtalimanja.
    The Zambian journalist said after being fined 50 kwacha (47
    U.S. cents) on a charge of conduct likely to cause a breach of
    public peace that he would never travel with Air Malawi again.
    "They should make these rules clear when one is booking," he
    told Reuters.
    Regional Police Prosecutor Paul Jeremani said Chilambwe was
    not armed or violent, but police had treated the case seriously
    because the security of the vice-president -- who was sitting in
    the business class section -- had been at stake.
    Cabin staff alerted police on the ground when Chilambwe
    tried during a flight on Friday to go from the economy section
    of the plane to the toilet in business class.
    Chilambwe was arrested on arrival in the capital Lilongwe
    and pleaded guilty to the offence, which carries a maximum
    sentence of a fine and three months imprisonment with hard
    labour.
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    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) - A Michigan man survived a plunge over
    Niagara Falls wearing only the clothes on his back, witnesses say.
    Bystanders at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls said a smiling
    man climbed over a wrought-iron barricade early Monday afternoon,
    slid down the embankment to the rocks below, stepped into the water
    and went over the Falls.
    Other witnesses said the man apparently then swam to shore.
    The man, whose name was not released, was walked out from the
    gorge with the help of emergency services personnel and did not
    appear to have any serious injuries.
    "When we got down there, the guy had just got onto the rocks
    down there," said Capt. Shawn Bates, of the fire department's
    rescue unit, who said the man told him he was 39 and from Michigan.
    "He swam over to the rocks by himself. He was very co-operative.
    He grabbed a hunk of moss and put it in his pocket and said: That's
    going to be a souvenir. I don't know if he was thinking quite
    right."
    The man may be the first person known to have survived after
    plunging over the Falls without any safety devices.
    That's a miracle, said Lynda Satelmajer, who was sure she was
    watching a suicide when she saw the man prepare to go into the
    water.
    "We thought that he looked odd because he made eye contact with
    us and he seemed a bit edgy, kind of jumping around," she said.
    Satelmajer said she and her family were standing at the spot
    where the man went into the water.
    "He walked over to where we were standing and he jumped and
    slid down on his backside and went over the brink," she said. "It
    was really freaky, actually. He was smiling."
    The scene was equally surreal for Lavaughn and Diedre Love, who
    were in Niagara Falls to celebrate their first wedding
    anniversary.
    "The guy just basically jumped in the Falls," Diedre Love
    said. "I saw him go over. He didn't yell or anything."
    Her husband said the couple had just made their way to the Falls
    after watching a movie about the daredevils who had tested the
    mighty cataract and failed.
    "They did it in a barrel, but this guy went over without a
    barrel," he said.
    Witnesses said staff on a tour boat attempted to throw the man a
    life preserver, but the strong current swept it away.
    Somehow the man just swam to the shore, said Satelmajer.
    Members of the Niagara Parks police rescue team found the man
    and brought him out of the gorge, where he was treated by a medical
    team before being taken to Greater Niagara General Hospital.
    Hospital spokeswoman Marilyn Bellows said the man was in stable
    condition, but declined to provide any additional information about
    when he would be released.
    Police are investigating the incident. If he did go over the
    Falls, the man faces a $10,000 fine.
    "We were very, very skeptical that he actually went over the
    Falls," said Dave Bredin, the fire department's platoon chief.
    Bredin initially believed the man had climbed over the wall of
    the deck and got stuck at the shoreline.
    "The fall should kill you," Bredin said.
    "This guy went over the Falls with nothing on him and he says
    he only has a pair of sore ribs? There's no way he would have lived
    through that." (Niagara Falls Review)


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    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Travis, a 170-pound chimpanzee, can do
    lots of things humans do. He waters the flowers, enjoys a glass of
    wine, brushes his teeth and even watches baseball on television.
    But one thing Travis apparently has not mastered is sensing the
    best time for play time.
    The diaper-wearing chimp bolted from a sport utility vehicle
    driven by his owners Sunday night, commandeered an intersection in
    the heart of this busy Fairfield County city and held police at bay
    for a few hours.
    Despite the efforts of officers, who arrived in more than a
    dozen cruisers, the chimp continued playing in the middle of the
    street, rolling on his back and occasionally charging officers.
    "He just wanted to play, but it wasn't the time or place,"
    Sandy Herold, who owns Travis with her husband, Jerry, said Monday.
    The chimp, when not closing doors on squad cars to prevent being
    trapped inside, made occasional runs toward the crowd on all fours.
    "He's very strong," Sgt. Richard Phelan said.
    By 11:20 p.m. police had succeeded in getting the chimp into its
    owners' car. Officers pressed their hands against the doors of the
    SUV to hold the chimp inside.
    Travis, who is nine years old, was sleeping it off Monday.
    "He got up and had breakfast and went back to bed. He's
    tired," Herold said.
    Travis and his owners will not face charges, police said.
    "There is no enforcement action planned," said Assistant Chief
    Frank Lagan. "It's the first time it got loose."
    A new law requires new owners of such animals to have permits,
    but does not apply retroactively, according to David Leff, deputy
    commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
    Lynn DellaBianca, the city's animal control officer, said she
    plans to contact the owners and advise them to take more
    precautions.
    "I don't think it's a good idea to be driving around with a
    chimpanzee in your car that can easily escape," DellaBianca said.
    "An animal like this could easily kill a human."
    Lagan and Herold said Travis became agitated when someone threw
    something at the car, perhaps a paper cup.
    "When this guy threw this, that's what he thought, that it was
    part of his play time," Herold said.
    Travis is playful and not mean, Herold said. She described the
    chimp as almost human and said Travis even mourned when Herold's
    daughter was killed in a car accident a few years ago.
    "He would take her picture and hold it," she said. "If I cry
    he'll lick my tears."
    Travis runs his own bath water and prefers ice cream, wine from
    a tall-stemmed glass and filet mignon over bananas.
    "He likes them, but he's not crazy about them," Herold said,
    acknowledging Travis could stand to lose a few pounds.
    Travis also feeds hay to the horses near his house in a more
    rural part of Stamford. He used to root for the New York Mets when
    Stamford native Bobby Valentine was the manager, but now he roots
    for the Yankees.

    "He loves baseball. He likes anything with action," Herold
    said.
    Travis will now travel in a more secure van, Herold said. Gone
    are the glory days when he would ride in his owner's restored
    Corvettes.
    "He would wave to people coming down Summer Street," Herold
    said. "They were like his cars."

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    October 21, 2003 -- A company that ordered a stripper to entertain its execs is crying false advertising after the woman turned out to weigh 280 pounds. Officials at B&G Cleaning in Warwickshire, England, said the obese stripper cheerfully told them, "You'll have to make do with me because all the other girls are dropping their kids off at school." A spokesman for the stripper's firm, Beechline, said, "Our information is that a roly-poly was booked, and we will defend any case against us."
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    October 21, 2003 -- NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - For the first time in history, a man survived a plunge over Niagara Falls yesterday with only the clothes on his back to protect him. Witnesses described seeing the man float by in the swift Niagara River, go headfirst over the 180-foot waterfall, and then pull himself out of the water onto rocks below.
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    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government press
    undersecretary has apologized for urinating while drunk on
    President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's chartered jet last month,
    newspapers reported Wednesday.
    The Philippine Star daily said Heraclio "Rocky" Nazarano
    relieved himself near the plane's emergency exit, which he
    apparently mistook for a restroom.
    Arroyo was on the other side of the plane en route to Manila
    from a visit to Paris.
    "I deeply apologize about all the shattered expectations," The
    Star and Business World daily quoted Nazareno as saying in a cell
    phone text message to fellow reporters. "How I wish I could deny
    it. But it was one moment of weakness I'm really sorry about.
    "The problem is the situation went beyond everybody's
    control," said Nazareno, a former reporter.
    Press Secretary Milton Alingod told reporters that Nazareno
    submitted a request for transfer, but insisted it was done before
    the plane incident and was pending Arroyo's approval.

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    October 22, 2003 --If you think the waterways around Manhattan are yucky, get a load of this. Milwaukee is about to shell out $2 million on a filtering system at a wastewater treatment plant in a bid to stop condoms from floating into Lake Michigan. The issue drew attention when a fisherman saw hundreds of used condoms in the Milwaukee harbor. Since then, the city has paid somebody $460 a day to scoop the spent contraceptives out with long-handled nets.
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    At our city's two wastewater treatment plants, used condoms are known as "sewer trout", plastic tampon applicators are called "beach whistles"...
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    PASSAIC, N.J. (Reuters) - Believers are flocking to
    a rundown street in New Jersey to see a tree stump they say has
    the form of the Virgin Mary and is a divine sign of hope for
    the impoverished neighborhood.
    "Miracle on Madison Street, that's what I would have called
    it," said Hector Cruz, who visited the roughly two-foot-high
    stump Wednesday in Passaic, New Jersey, a
    largely Hispanic city about 15 miles west of New York.
    The piece of wood, whose shape believers say resembles a
    veiled Virgin Mary with a bowed head, was noticed by passers-by
    over the weekend on state-owned land alongside a street that
    residents say is a hangout for illegal drug users.
    Since then, a steady stream of visitors have left candles,
    flowers and handwritten notes and prayers at the site. "It has
    her form, definitely," said Jackie Cohrs. "It looks like her."
    Marian Ruiz said she and her mother first spotted the
    stump, etched with ax marks and surrounded with litter, while
    driving by Saturday.
    "Where it's located, it's a bad area around here," she
    said. "It's a sign."
    A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson was
    not immediately available for comment. But a spokesman told
    local media the church would have to learn more about the case
    before investigating whether it is a miracle.
    Five years ago in nearby Jersey City, word of an image of
    the Virgin Mary on a freezer door drew people to a supermarket.
    That image, said to be a silhouette of a woman in a hooded
    garment, lasted four days.
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    October 23, 2003 --Students at a top Canadian university have created the world's first college class in bondage. They say they dreamed up "Bondage 101" at the University of Victoria in British Columbia because of the growing curiosity on campus involving sex with ropes and knots. Bondage 101 will give instruction about "the safe use of ropes in a sexualized context," said class spokesperson Sheri,
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    PASSAIC, N.J. (Reuters) - Believers are flocking to
    a rundown street in New Jersey to see a tree stump they say has
    the form of the Virgin Mary and is a divine sign of hope for
    the impoverished neighborhood.
    "Miracle on Madison Street, that's what I would have called
    it," said Hector Cruz, who visited the roughly two-foot-high
    stump Wednesday in Passaic, New Jersey, a
    largely Hispanic city about 15 miles west of New York.
    The piece of wood, whose shape believers say resembles a
    veiled Virgin Mary with a bowed head, was noticed by passers-by
    over the weekend on state-owned land alongside a street that
    residents say is a hangout for illegal drug users.
    Since then, a steady stream of visitors have left candles,
    flowers and handwritten notes and prayers at the site. "It has
    her form, definitely," said Jackie Cohrs. "It looks like her."
    Marian Ruiz said she and her mother first spotted the
    stump, etched with ax marks and surrounded with litter, while
    driving by Saturday.
    "Where it's located, it's a bad area around here," she
    said. "It's a sign."
    A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson was
    not immediately available for comment. But a spokesman told
    local media the church would have to learn more about the case
    before investigating whether it is a miracle.
    Five years ago in nearby Jersey City, word of an image of
    the Virgin Mary on a freezer door drew people to a supermarket.
    That image, said to be a silhouette of a woman in a hooded
    garment, lasted four days.
    REUTERS
    And I have a stump in my garden area that looks like a wolf baying at the moon if you look at it the right way!
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    .... and depending on how many "beverages" were consumed? HAHAHAHA


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    Haunted house thing called Project X set up at Canada Olympic Park - the UFO's were search lights they were "playing with" tooooooooo f'n funny!!!!!
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    Thursday, October 23, 2003
    Judge gives virgin bride annulment
    By TONY BLAIS, SUN MEDIA


    EDMONTON -- A still virginal woman who tied the knot with the hubby from hell has been granted an annulment by a judge.

    According to a Court of Queen's Bench decision released yesterday, the Calgary couple, both in their 20s, were married in a ceremony in Cowtown before friends and family in December 2002, after an eight-month courtship.

    However, at an Oct. 6 hearing before Justice Marsha Erb, the unhappy bride said trouble started in the wedding planning.

    "She said that it became apparent the defendant's mother controlled his life," wrote Erb, adding that reality surfaced when she learned her mother-in-law planned to buy them a Calgary home so they could all live together when they came from Ontario for "extended" visits.

    She demanded her fiance stand up to his mother and he assured her he would cut the proverbial apron strings.

    'STRANGE BEHAVIOUR'

    Then the mother-in-law convinced her son to change the reception menu without telling his bride-to-be.

    The insensitive groom also pretended to lose a special ring she gave him after the wedding rehearsal. Then he "found" it.

    "Despite those red flags, the wedding took place," said Erb, adding the woman remained confident she had her man.

    "But, as they were walking out of the church following the ceremony, (he) again told her he had lost her ring."

    The marriage was not consummated on the wedding night.

    As the newlyweds departed on a honeymoon to Mexico, the man's "strange behaviour" continued, the judgement states. The bride told court she had, by this time, "developed a complete aversion" to her new husband and asked hotel staff for a separate room.

    In court, the woman produced a letter from her doctor attesting to her virginity.

    Erb granted the annulment, ruling she accepts the woman has an aversion to her husband which has prevented and will always prevent her from consummating the marriage.

    "She simply couldn't stand the defendant because of the emotional wounds he inflicted upon her and which he promised would change once they were married. They did not change, but worsened immediately," said Erb.
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    1-year-old child bitten 30 times by fellow tots at nursery
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Fourteen small children attacked a
    1-year-old boy at a nursery in the Croatian port city of Rijeka,
    biting the toddler at least 30 times, a doctor said Thursday.
    The child sustained more than 30 deep bite marks all over his
    body, including his face, in Monday's incident. It happened after a
    nanny briefly stepped outside the playroom to change another
    child's diaper.
    "Biting between young children is not uncommon, but I have
    never seen anything like this," said Dr. Sime Vuckov, the head of
    pediatrics at the Rijeka municipal hospital, who treated the
    victim.
    A police investigation was under way, but what prompted the
    children to turn on Frane Simic remained unclear.
    Psychologist Bruna Profaca, who has 17 years of experience with
    toddlers, agreed that it was common for children to get irritable
    and violent, but not on such a wide and organized scale.
    "Still, it could have easily have been a fight over a toy or
    something," Profaca said. "Children do not have the tools to
    resolve conflicts and they tend to respond aggressively. The main
    thing is not to leave them unattended."
    While the scars were expected to heal, Vuckov said.
    The boy's father said he was considering suing the nanny in
    charge.

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    Stiff discipline after UK schoolboys' Viagra prank
    LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Six British schoolboys were
    rushed to hospital after taking the erection-enhancing drug
    Viagra at lunchtime for a dare, the school said on Thursday.
    Forest School in Winnersh, southern England said paramedics
    were called after a fellow student told teachers about the
    13-year-olds' prank.
    "It is believed that a pupil brought the tablets in from
    home into the all-boys school and shared them with five
    friends," the local education authority said in a statement.
    The Sun newspaper quoted a source at the school as saying:
    "By the time the afternoon lessons began, there was no hiding
    what they had done."
    Paramedics took the six squirming boys to the nearby Royal
    Berkshire Hospital, where they were monitored until the effects
    wore off.
    "The school has a strict no drugs policy and a pupil will be
    temporarily excluded for actions which placed other pupils at
    risk," the education authority added.
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    Fisherman's lucky bite gives Briton his teeth back
    LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A British holidaymaker who lost
    his false teeth while swimming off Crete was reunited with them
    two weeks later after fishermen caught them in their nets, The
    Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
    Don Masey, 59, lost his teeth as he swam back to shore on
    the Greek holiday island.
    "I thought it would be quicker to do the crawl stroke," he
    told the paper. "The problem with that is you have to suck and
    blow. So I sucked, and then when I blew, I blew my teeth out."
    Despite sending his children out snorkelling in search of
    them, Masey failed to find the errant gnashers before returning
    to Britain at the end of his holiday.
    But two weeks later, fishermen dragged up the teeth in their
    nets and took them to a local bar to ask if anyone in the
    village had lost them.
    When someone told them about a toothless Englishman seen in
    the resort, the fishermen went to a tour operator handling
    holidaymakers from Britain.
    The tour operator forwarded the dentures to a travel agency
    in Britain, which sent them on to Masey.
    "I got them back on Saturday and Sunday dinner was the best
    meal of my life," he said.

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