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    Court Rejects Appeal on Sex Toy Sales Ban
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on
    Tuesday a constitutional challenge to an Alabama law that makes
    it a crime to sell sex toys.
    The high court refused to hear an appeal by a group of
    individuals who regularly use sexual devices and by two vendors
    who argued the case raised important issues about the scope of
    the constitutional right to sexual privacy.
    The law prohibited the distribution of "any device designed
    or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human
    genital organs." First-time violators can face a fine of up to
    $10,000 and as much as one year in jail.
    The law, adopted in 1998, allowed the sale of ordinary
    vibrators and body massagers that are not designed or marketed
    primarily as sexual aids. It exempted sales of sexual devices
    "for a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative,
    judicial or law enforcement purpose."
    Georgia and Texas are the only other states that restrict
    the distribution of sexual devices, according to the court
    record in the case.
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    Best-Dressed Homeless in the World...
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Some South Korean homeless are dressing
    in style after the government gave away thousands of fake
    designer garments confiscated by customs agents.
    The Korea Customs Service distributed more than 3,500 fake
    pieces in the southern city of Pusan this month with the
    permission of the fashion houses whose designs had been
    pirated.
    A customs official declined to name the designers whose
    ripped-off creations are now being worn by the homeless but
    said both they and the state prosecutors had approved giving
    away the jackets, blouses, shirts and pants.
    "We hope this will be of some help to the poor who need
    practical assistance in such hard times," the official said.
    Customs agents removed the labels from the clothes before
    giving them to a welfare agency for distribution.
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    Dutch travel firm seeks money by breaking hearts
    AMSTERDAM, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The delicate problem of how to
    dump a lover before moving on to the next one has been given a
    new twist by a Dutch Web site.
    The site suggests women tell their partner they want a baby
    and men buy their girlfriend underwear that's too big.
    But instead of just helping people give lovers the elbow,
    the site sells holidays -- working on the assumption that people
    want to go away for a fling without the shackles of a loved one
    at home, Dutch communications company Young Works said.
    Some 180,000 people have visited www.dumpjeschatje.nl since
    it was launched on Monday, it said.
    The site also provides two downloadable documents with
    blanks left for names -- one a curt business-style letter, the
    other a scathing poem -- to end relationships in writing.

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Naked?
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The diners arrived at a nice Manhattan
    restaurant on a cold February night and stripped off coats,
    hats, gloves and scarves. They didn't stop there.
    Skirts, shirts, pants, underwear and stockings all ended up
    stashed in plastic bags by the bar as the patrons got naked for
    the monthly "Clothing Optional Dinner."
    "It's exciting to be in a restaurant nude," said George
    Keyes, 65, a retired junior high school English teacher.
    Nude yes, but not unadorned.
    Keyes, a lifelong nudist, wore a necklace, earrings and a
    black leather "genital bracelet" with red studs. And white
    sneakers.

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    Ok..... That's one restaraunt I won't be visiting.
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    Chris, ROTFLMFAO!

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    Rain, sleet, snow and 90th birthday doesn't keep mailman from his job

    Canadian Press Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) - Rain, sleet and snow have not kept Kermit Paxton from making his six-day-a-week journey to deliver mail. His recent 90th birthday didn't stop him either.

    Monday through Saturday, Paxton rises early, gets in his truck and transports mail on his route that's about 115 kilometres long. He's been doing this for the past 27 years.

    The retired rancher said there are some drawbacks to the job he otherwise enjoys. Sometimes the mail is very heavy.

    He also has had a few frightening experiences. Paxton said he turned his van upside down once on icy road conditions, and he did the same thing on ice two or three years ago in his pickup.

    When he is not delivering mail, Paxton spends some time delivering Bibles as a member of Gideons International for more than 30 years.

    Paxton lives a healthy and active life, and said his job has helped him live a lot longer than he expected. He apparently does not figure to retire any time soon. His mail delivery contract runs another two years.

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    Beer Commercial Featuring Shotgun Is Banned
    LONDON (Reuters) - A "threatening" beer advertisement
    depicting a double-barreled shotgun pointed at the viewer was
    banned by Britain's advertising watchdog on Wednesday.
    There were 51 complaints about the advert for Ruddles ale
    which featured a shotgun positioned at the reader from between
    two pub stools, and read: "Excuse me, I believe that's my
    seat."
    Complainants said the advertisement, which appeared in
    newspapers, was offensive and irresponsible because it condoned
    the threatening use of guns.
    The Union Pub Company said the advert was particularly
    offensive to pub landlords.
    Greene King, which produces Ruddles, said the advert was
    part of their "uncompromisingly from the country" campaign,
    which targeted male bitter-drinkers who would recognize the
    humor behind the advertisement.
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    Hint: It's Above South Korea
    TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has menaced Japan with
    missiles, kidnapped its citizens and stands between it and a
    place in the soccer World Cup finals, but one in four Japanese
    high-school students can't place the country on a map.
    Only 76 percent of high school pupils in a survey by an
    academic body could locate the reclusive communist state,
    despite a daily bombardment of news about it in the Japanese
    media.
    As for Iraq, where Japan has some 550 soldiers in one of
    the country's most controversial overseas deployments and where
    a Japanese was beheaded by kidnappers, over 40 percent of
    university students and high-school pupils couldn't find it.
    "While students are interested in the news, they don't see
    it as important to know where the countries are," said Yumiko
    Takizawa, a geography professor at Teikyo University who ran
    the survey for the Association of Japanese Geographers.
    "Inter-dependence and links between countries are ever more
    important," Takizawa said. "It's clear that an education system
    that teaches a proper knowledge of the world is needed."

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    Naked frolic lands Florida prosecutor in jail
    KEY WEST, Fla. (Reuters) - A drunken Florida
    prosecutor who streaked across a motel parking lot and
    mistakenly jumped into a stranger's car landed in the slammer,
    a state attorney's office spokesman said Wednesday.
    After tossing back a few drinks with colleagues last
    weekend, Monroe County assistant prosecutor Albert "A.J."
    Tasker, 28, stripped off his clothes as a prank and headed
    toward what he thought was a friend's vehicle.
    But Tasker jumped into the back seat of the wrong car,
    where a woman was waiting for her boyfriend. The woman
    screamed, the boyfriend arrived and Key West police arrested
    Tasker.
    "The devil made him do it," said Matt Helmerick, spokesman
    for the Monroe County state attorney in Key West.
    Tasker, who was hired in December, was jailed
    misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and exposure of
    sexual organs. He was released on bond and is on an unpaid
    leave of absence from his job pending an internal
    investigation.
    "It's embarrassing to us, it's embarrassing to him,"
    Helmerick said. "If this guy had been a doctor or a janitor or
    a short-order cook, there would be no news."
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    N.Irish artist plans Titanic iceberg stunt
    BELFAST, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In a bizarre celebration of
    Belfast's industrial heritage, a Northern Ireland artist is
    planning to tow an iceberg to the city that built the Titanic.
    Rita Duffy, who says the iceberg would represent a dramatic
    piece of "performance art" as it slowly melted in Belfast Lough,
    is working on a feasibility study with a local filmmaker before
    seeking funding for the project she hopes will happen in 2008.
    "It can be done," she told Reuters. "We are thinking of
    coming down the old Viking journey from the north of Norway.
    It's totally possible."
    When she was launched from Belfast's Harland and Wolff
    shipyard, the luxury liner RMS Titanic was the largest man-made
    moving object on Earth, hailed as "unsinkable" by her owners
    White Star.
    The ship struck an iceberg off Canada on her maiden voyage
    in April 1912 and sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
    Duffy says she is keeping the finale of her project a
    secret, but believes the iceberg could be a symbol of hope in a
    city scarred by decades of sectarian division.
    "It comes from the story of the Titanic ... some people
    might see it in bad taste and I suppose some might find it
    amusing, but I actually see it as a deeply serious project," she
    added.
    "I like to think this project is going some way to altering
    the damaged psyche of Belfast ... It's about courageously facing
    into that which interrupted our journey."

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    February 24, 2005 -- Hey, kids, watch out for that mystery meat! Parents of students at the Eaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., were furious after learning that the principal let animal-welfare workers use the cafeteria to spay 500 cats over the weekend. "The air was thick with the smell of urine," said mother of three Kelley Ellsworth. "I'm shocked that they would cut up a cat in a school cafeteria." Officials had the lunch room fumigated before it reopened yesterday.
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    February 25, 2005 -- File this under Stupid Bank Robber tricks.
    Cops in Chicago say Randy Washington, 24, phoned a talk show on radio station WFIE to brag about how he and five pals had entered a bank, tied up the tellers and fled with a wad of cash. But bank workers heard the call-in, recognized details of the crime and called cops, who traced the call to the man's cellphone and arrested him.
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    Kraft Draws Ire for Road Kill Candy

    Friday, February 25, 2005

    (02-25) 05:28 PST Trenton, N.J. (AP) --


    Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars — complete with tire treads.


    The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy — in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels — fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


    "It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft," said society spokesman Matthew Stanton.


    The society is considering petition drives, boycotts and letter-writing campaigns to get the candy pulled from the market, Stanton said.


    After receiving a complaint from the NJSPCA Wednesday, Kraft officials pulled an animated advertisement from Trolli's Web site that featured car headlights and animals. No other decisions on changes have been made, said Kraft spokesman Larry Baumann.


    "If you look across the Gummi category we certainly have many products that are offbeat, and that's what we were doing in this case," Baumann said. "We didn't mean to offend anyone."

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    Yeah, and I decided to smoke cigarettes and chew tobacco after having candy cigarettes, and big league chew...

    Thanks for posting that chef, I caught a bit on the news that Trolli had to pull something, but I didnt hear what.

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    "It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals.
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    I guess they'll go after the "Road Kill Cafe" next....
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    February 26, 2005 -- A Detroit ex-con who did two years in jail for bank fraud wanted to avoid going to court to face penalties for probation violations. So he phoned in bomb threats three times to get out of scheduled court dates, according to the FBI. Vassalo Russell eventually was sentenced to four months in a halfway house for the probation violations — but he now faces a possible life sentence for threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. government property.
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