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    November 2, 2003 -- They might hate French diplomacy, but Americans apparently won't let political protest or ideology get in the way of imbibing the better wines the continent has to offer. Despite organized threats to boycott French products when Paris opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq, Americans overtook Germans as the biggest spenders on France's Bordeaux wines in the 2002-03 sales year.
    ...my question is why???
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    November 3, 2003 -- A female columnist at the Northwestern University school paper in Illinois has sparked a fury by claiming she's the only girl on campus who doesn't own a vibrator. Rachel Bertsche wrote, "Women are so proud to display their vibrator of choice. Every girl I talked to was excited to tell me all about her vibrator and why it was the best one out there. Be it the Rabbit, the Silver Bullet, the Pocket Rocket."Bertsche insists a battery-operated device "just doesn't cut it."
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    Zoo visitor swatted while feeding a bear
    Monday, November 03, 2003

    A woman trying to feed an apple to a caged Alaskan Kodiak bear named Buddy at Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Wantage sustained hand injuries when she reached into the animal's cage yesterday, zoo officials and police said.

    Gail Stern, 54, of Hopatcong had been throwing apples to Buddy and another 1,300-pound Alaskan Kodiak bear named Matilda about 2 p.m. when one of the apples hit the bars on the cage and bounced back, police said.

    Stern scaled a 4-foot chain- link fence designed to keep visitors away from the bear cage, retrieved the wayward apple and attempted to place it in Buddy's cage, according to the State Police and zoo co- owner Parker Space.

    Buddy swiped at the apple and caused severe cuts to Stern's right hand, police said. She was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.

    Stern told State Trooper F. Nobile that she fed the bears apples "because she thought they were vegetarians and didn't like meat," according to a police report. No charges have been filed, police said.

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    MONTREAL (Reuters) - The lawyer for a man convicted
    of shooting and killing a policeman apologized Monday for
    singing the Bob Marley hit "I Shot The Sheriff" as he was
    leaving the courtroom.
    Despite the apology, the Quebec Law Society has opened an
    disciplinary investigation against defense lawyer Christian
    Gauthier, while the Montreal police union is planning to make a
    formal complaint.
    "I'm sincerely sorry to know today that family members (of
    the victim) and policemen heard me," Gauthier told Radio-Canada
    television.
    "If I hurt them, if I added to their plight, I'm sincerely
    sorry. I didn't think about it, and if I had, I wouldn't have
    sang," he said.
    Gauthier was leaving the courthouse during a break in the
    murder trial of his client, Stephane Boucher, last week when
    his rendition of "I Shot The Sheriff", a cut on Marley's 1973
    album "Burnin"', was heard by reporters and police.
    "I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense,"
    the lawyer sang while pacing a corridor.
    "It's the story of my client," he replied when a journalist
    warned him that his performance had been caught on tape.
    His client was later sentenced to 25 years in jail for
    shooting and killing policeman Benoit L'Ecuyer on a busy
    Montreal highway in February last year. Boucher said he killed
    the officer in defense after being shot at while trying to
    escape.
    Disciplinary action against the lawyer could range from a
    fine to disbarment.
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    November 4, 2003 -- Score one for free speech. A court in Montana has ruled that kids have the right to ride their school bus and shout "Penis!" over and over again. Bus driver James Campbell, 62,had been charged with assault for hitting a 12-year-old boy who refused to stop saying the word, because it was a "scientific" term, not a derogatory one. The court agreed to drop the charge if Campbell stays out of trouble for a year, but added that he had no right to quash the student's behavior.
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    Consider it a mobile sex ed program.
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    "PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS"....very liberating...lol

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    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A popular karaoke performer was
    hospitalized after his jealous wife tried - but failed - to cut off
    his penis while he slept Wednesday, Phnom Penh police said.
    Kan Bun Hou, 26, was asleep when his wife, Ma Len, attacked him
    with a razor blade, said Touch Sarin, a Phnom Penh police chief.
    Police were looking for the woman, who fled after the attack.
    "The injury is not severe. It could have been worse if she had
    used scissors," he said. "His wound is treatable."
    The attack apparently stemmed from Kan Bun Hou's popularity as a
    karaoke performer. The couple had fought the day before.
    "He's a handsome man and used to party a lot at night," Touch
    Sarin said.
    In August, a man was allegedly killed by his wife after she
    squeezed his testicles until he fainted and then tied his neck to a
    bed with a scarf. The woman, who said her husband used to beat her,
    turned herself in to the police.

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    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A five-year-old Dutch girl handed
    out "sweets" to classmates that turned out to be ecstasy,
    cocaine and heroin pills, police said.
    The drugs were confiscated by a suspicious teacher before
    any were consumed at the primary school in Hilversum, southeast
    of Amsterdam. Police arrested the girl's older brothers aged
    21, 19 and 16 and her 43-year-old mother.
    Large quantities of soft drugs and hard drugs were found in
    the car of the eldest brother. The brothers were in custody,
    but their mother was set free after questioning.
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    Belgian man saves fish with kiss of life
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - A former Belgian ambulance driver put
    his first aid skills to good use by reviving one of his pond
    fish with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
    Leo Van Aert, 57, was hosting a party at his home near the
    Belgian port of Antwerp when his wife noticed the koi -- a
    spotted Japanese carp -- floating on the surface of the garden
    pond, the Gazet Van Antwerpen said.
    Van Aert said the 24-inch long fish was "acting funny",
    swimming and jumping frantically before stopping dead in the
    water.
    He figured the koi had had a heart attack and took it out
    of the water to try to resuscitate it, giving it heart massages
    before joining lips with the fish.
    "After 15 minutes, the fish started to move again so I put
    him in the pond ... but when he fell over again I again applied
    mouth-to-mouth and heart massages," he said. "That's when the
    fish recovered".
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    November 5, 2003 -- David Alan Waters is a blooming idiot - all he had to do to stay a free man was plant 10 chrysanthemums in the yard of Minnie Becton, the 99-year-old woman whose home he had vandalized. But he didn't, and now the Memphis, Tenn., man has to serve seven months of what had been a two-year suspended sentence. While Waters insists he did play gardener, Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett scolded: "There is no reason for a 99-year-old woman in a wheelchair to lie about who she saw on her property."
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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - How much would you pay for a beer
    in Hong Kong? A New Zealand traveler paid 20,000 Hong Kong dollars
    (US$2,595) for his.
    The man later told his bank he thought he was paying only about
    HK$19 (US$2.45) for the single beer, and that he believes bar
    employees duped him by adding additional zeros to his tab and then
    pocketing a big tip.
    The case surfaced Wednesday in the annual report to Parliament
    by Liz Brown, New Zealand's banking ombudsman.
    The man, identified in the report only as Mr. B, asked his bank
    to stop payment after he returned to New Zealand weeks later. But
    the bank said "it could not intervene" because Mr. B had signed
    the credit card receipt and told him his dispute was with the bar,
    Brown said in her report.
    Mr. B could offer no evidence that the sales voucher had been
    forged, and it had not "obviously been altered," Brown noted.
    Brown, who mediates complaints between customers and banks, told
    the man to withdraw his complaint.

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    LONDON (Reuters) - A man who spent six days barricaded atop
    a construction crane in central London dressed as Spider-Man
    climbed down Wednesday.
    David Chick had dressed as his daughter's favorite comic
    book character to lobby against what he said was a legal system
    that kept him from seeing the girl.
    The stunt, near central London's Tower Bridge, caused
    traffic snarl-ups for days after police sealed the area for
    safety reasons.
    A police spokesman said Chick was arrested for creating a
    public nuisance after he climbed down before the Wednesday
    evening rush hour.
    London's Chamber of Commerce said the traffic cordon, which
    was lifted Tuesday evening, had cost businesses in the
    capital tens of millions of pounds.
    Chick, 36, was protesting to highlight the difficulties
    some separated or divorced fathers have in gaining access to
    their children. His friends say he has not seen his daughter
    for eight months.

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    CLARENVILLE, Nfld. (CP) - RCMP are hoping they can turn up a
    turnip thief who has stolen more than $500 worth of the crop from
    an area farm in recent weeks.
    Some time between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, the
    vegetable villain drove into a turnip field near Lethbridge, Nfld.,
    and pinched some of the plants.
    It was one of many harvest heists to hit the farm in the past
    six weeks and the fed-up farmer finally complained to police on
    Tuesday.
    In addition to the cost of the pilfered veggies, the remaining
    turnip crop has been damaged during the heist, police said in a
    statement.
    The RCMP appealed for help from the public to solve the crime.


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    November 6, 2003 -- Question: What do you call two lawyers caught naked in the laundry room of an apartment building where they don't live? Answer: busted.
    David Burleson and Todd Buss, both 40, were fined $200 after pleading no contest to disorderly conduct in Madison, Wis., but they have an explanation. The legal eagles say they got soaked while celebrating a University of Wisconsin football victory and were given permission by a building resident to come in and use the basement clothes dryer.Oh, by the way, cops say they were "extremely intoxicated."
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    Talking Weenie Roast

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There was a giant weenie roast on
    Interstate 380, but there was no mustard for many a mile marker.
    A truck carrying 43,500 pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey hot dogs
    caught fire about 10 p.m. Tuesday, said Trooper Tom Estrada of the
    Iowa State Patrol.
    Instead of the aroma of roasting meat, troopers and firefighters
    had to endure black smoke and the acrid smell of burning rubber.
    "Some type of mechanical problem caused a wheel to overheat,"
    Estrada said. "The driver pulled over and opened the hood of the
    refrigerator power unit. That exposed hot oil to the air and helped
    ignite the fire."
    The truck driver, Wayne A. Mathison, 60, of Cherry, Ill., was
    not injured.
    The northbound lanes of the interstate near the small town of
    Urbana, which is between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, were closed for
    about three hours.
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    November 7, 2003 -- Jean Ridino turned into the Terminator when a man jumped into her Mercedes-Benz and tried to carjack it - she doused him with hot tea and bashed him with the mug."I said, 'Get out of my damn car now.' He never even bled. I thought he was a robot," said Ridino, 57, of Mashpee, Mass. Mark Corkery, 32, who allegedly had been trying to flee the scene of an accident, was arrested. "He had a bad day," Mashpee Police Chief Maurice Cooper said. "It was a comedy of errors on his part."



    NJ, Iowa can now claim the world's biggest weenie roast...
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    November 8, 2003 -- For more than eight months, Billie Jo Hawks shared a cell with female inmates at Kentucky's Meade County Detention Center. It was only after being transferred to the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women - and facing a physical - that the convicted drug trafficker admitted he's a man. "Clearly procedures weren't followed" during the mandatory jail-admission strip search, said a state correction official.
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    November 9, 2003 --Five cops in Austin, Texas, were busted for fishing at a nearby lake when they were supposed to be guarding a power plant from possible terrorism. A lieutenant, a sergeant and three other officers were disciplined for fishing on duty. The cops had been assigned to security patrol at Decker Creek Power Plant, but instead were fishing in Lake Walter Long on the plant's property.


    A California high school has picked a girl to be homecoming king. Angela Anthony, 17, was crowned king at Hayward HS in Oakland. Anthony went for king because her best friend, Iesha Miller, wanted to be queen and the two didn't want to compete against each other."Some things change. Why not change this?" said Miller
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    PARIS (Reuters) - A French hunter was shot by his dog after he left a loaded shotgun in the trunk of his car with two dogs and one of the animals accidentally stepped on the trigger, police said Wednesday.

    The man, from the village of Espelette in the Basque region, was admitted to a hospital in the nearby town of Bayonne Monday with leadshot injuries to the hip.

    "As he was driving along, one of his dogs accidentally set off the gun," said a police official.

    My God, they can't even beat their dogs.

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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Police in the Vietnamese capital have a
    new gun in their holsters and it's got a colorful bang. They've
    armed themselves with paintball guns to brand and track robbers and
    illegal motorbike racers.
    The guns, introduced Monday, will be used to pelt thieves and
    racers with red, yellow and green dyes, said Tran Quoc Hung,
    administrative head of Hanoi's police.
    The guns have a range of 10 meters (33 feet) and will help
    police to track fast-moving suspects on motorcycles who could
    otherwise dart unnoticed into a sea of other bikes.
    Robbery is not a major problem in Hanoi, but street racing on
    motorbikes is becoming more common.

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    Calif. woman sues over condom in her clam chowder
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Waiter, there is something
    worse than a fly in my soup.
    A California woman who found a condom in her bowl of clam
    chowder has sued the upscale restaurant that served it to her
    -- saying she has suffered depression and anxiety from the
    shocking discovery.
    But an attorney for McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant
    in Irvine, California, says the eatery has no idea how the
    condom got into Laila Sultan's food.
    Sultan, 48, and her three companions are suing the
    restaurant for negligence and intentional infliction of
    emotional distress in a case that is expected to go to trial
    early next year.
    "I thought it was calamari or shrimp or something so I
    chewed one more," Sultan told local KCAL-TV Monday. "It felt
    rubbery. I told my friends, 'My God, there's something in my
    mouth."'
    Sultan said she spit the offending object into a napkin and
    at first thought it was a latex glove. Then her friend realized
    what it was.
    "I said, 'Oh, my God' and ran into the bathroom with
    another friend of mine and I started throwing up," she said. "I
    threw up everything I ate there, every single thing, I threw up
    in the bathroom."
    But Patrick Stark, an attorney for McCormick & Schmicks,
    told the Los Angeles Times that its staff had no idea how the
    condom got into the chowder, adding: "It's as big a mystery to
    us as it is to anybody else."
    "We are going to argue at trial there is absolutely no
    evidence to suggest the restaurant was the source of the
    condom," he told the paper. "Either it came from (the four
    women) or it was thrown in as a practical joke by another
    patron at the restaurant."

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    NY children play with missile launcher from Iraq
    NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Schoolchildren found a U.S.
    Army issued missile launcher from Iraq in a garbage can in
    Brooklyn on Monday, but it was inoperable and no one was
    injured handling it, police said.
    Police said the missile launcher was brought back to New
    York from the war in Iraq by an unidentified member of the U.S.
    armed forces who apparently gave it to a friend, who
    subsequently dumped it in the trash.
    A man brought it into a police station in the Bensonhurst
    section of Brooklyn on Monday morning after seeing
    schoolchildren playing with it, police said.
    Police described the launcher as a one-shot light anti-tank
    weapon, but gave no further details. It had already been fired
    and could not be used again.
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    Nabbed a thief, got no handcuffs? Use your teeth
    BERLIN, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A German with no handcuffs to
    hand captured a burglar by clamping his teeth onto the man's
    thumb and dragging him off to a neighbour's house.
    "He couldn't use the phone himself...so the neighbour called
    the police," read Monday's statement from police in Duesseldorf.
    The thief received treatment for his injured thumb.
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    BERLIN, Nov 10 (Reuters) - German smokers fed up with the
    eye-catching health warnings now required on cigarette packets
    sold in the European Union have begun covering them with their
    own messages rich in gallows humour.
    "Begging cigarettes from others can lead to sudden death,"
    reads one black and white warning, imitating one of the 14
    EU-mandated health messages required since last month.
    "Move out of the way! I'm headed for the graveyard" and "I
    smoke because you stink" are two other warnings that German
    smokers are sticking on their packs.
    EU rules dictate that warnings such as "Smoking Kills" must
    now cover at least 30 percent of the front of each packet and 40
    percent of the back. Smoking-linked diseases kill more than
    500,000 EU citizens each year.
    Other messages mock EU warnings that smoking can lead to
    impotence: "The cigarettes contained in this package can lead to
    a renewed erection," reads one. "Hey, do you want to jump in the
    sack with me?" is another popular choice.
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