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    September 1, 2005 --A man is selling air from the Welsh countryside for $43 a bottle. John Gronow of Cardiff is marketing the air to expatriates who miss their homeland, saying each bottle comes with a certificate guaranteeing it's been gathered in the mountains of Wales. Maybe he sends along a little note saying, "Sniff this, sucker!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    Where do they find people of this caliber?

    I kinda wondered that too. Add to that: I wonder if they are a large or a small bore family?
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    Police charge 11 after wedding party brawl

    Canadian Press Tuesday, September 20, 2005

    NEW YORK (AP) - A groom spent his wedding night in jail with his father, his brother his father-in-law and seven other members of his wedding party after the group allegedly brawled with another bridal party and police, according to a published report.

    Police arrested the groom, Joseph Fortunato Jr., 29, and the ten others after officers were called to break up the melee at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, Saturday, according to an article appearing in Thursday's editions of the Daily News.

    The altercation reportedly began with a case of mistaken identity. A member of the second wedding party confronted Fortunato's best man, believing him to be a wedding photographer, who had absconded. The best man allegedly responded with force sparking a bench-clearer.

    "Everybody's fighting everybody," White Plains police spokesman Martin Gleeson told the Daily News. "And both brides are kind of walking around helpless like, 'This is my wedding? I can't believe this is happening!'"

    After police intervened by arresting Fortunato, the other members of his wedding party objected violently, leading to their arrests. The eleven suspects, all from Fortunato's party, were charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and first-degree riot, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

    They were released on bail Sunday.

    Police said the melee caused $2,000 of damage to the hotel.

    "We believe the event may have been alcohol-driven," Gleeson told the Daily News.

    © The Canadian Press 2005
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    Miracle baby survives abdominal pregnancy
    CTV.ca News Staff

    Doctors in London, Ontario, have witnessed a miracle, after a woman gave birth following a rare extrauterine pregnancy.

    "We won't see another case like this in my lifetime," Dr. Victor Han, chairman of the division of neonatal-perinatal medicine at St. Joseph's told the Medical Post.

    "A case like this won't happen in the lifetime of my colleagues either. Probably not even in Canada. It is so rare."

    So rare, in fact, there have only been four similar cases reported worldwide.

    Lia Tharby delivered her daughter, Emylea, at 33 weeks during emergency surgery to perform a vertical cesarean section.

    "My heart melts every morning that I see her," Tharby told CTV News. "She is the most beautiful child I could ever dream of having."

    From the beginning of her pregnancy, Tharby was in and out of hospital with severe abdominal pain. But the doctors couldn't determine what was causing it. Nor could they explain why the baby she was carrying was not encased in the normal sac of fluid.

    "It was difficult to figure out why there was no amniotic fluid around the baby despite the fact the baby had normal organ structure," Dr. Renato Natale, associate chief of obstetrics at St. Joseph's Health Care and the London Health Sciences Centre, told CTV News.

    "We were at a loss."

    What they didn't know is that the fertilized egg had fallen into the abdominal cavity. And the placenta that feeds the baby had implanted on the outside of the uterus.

    "They only found out when they opened me up and took her out. That's the only time we knew for sure she was outside the womb. And it shocked me as much as it shocked them," Tharby said.

    Emylea had dislocated hips and club feet and her skull was flattened due to the fact that she was squished beneath her mother's liver and bowels during the pregnancy.

    While she will require surgery for her hip and bracing for her feet, Emylea is otherwise a normal, healthy four-month-old.

    "What went through out minds was, wow, how can this happen?" said Dr. Han.

    "It really has befuddled us all in terms of how effective that placenta was in terms of supporting the baby's growth as where it was implanted in an entirely hostile environment," Dr. Natale explained.

    And that raises an intriguing question. If the placenta can grow outside the uterus, is it possible for men to carry babies as well?

    "If the appropriate conditions are created like hormones, any living person either woman or man could conceive," Dr. Han told CTV News.

    But Dr. Natale isn't so sure.

    "I don't want to go there," he said.

    The irony is that if Emylea's predicament had been discovered early on, the pregnancy might have been terminated. The fact she eluded detection means she is now a medical marvel.

    With a report from CTV's Avis Favaro.
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    Weird But True I'm back from the SOUTH....

    September 30, 2005 -- A man reported missing from a Florida hospital was found in North Carolina — dressed like a doctor and driving a stolen ambulance with a dead deer in the back.

    But wait. It gets better.

    In a macabre twist, cops in Rockingham County said the deer — a large buck — was hooked up to an intravenous feed, with a recently used defibrillator lying by its chest. Leon Hollimon Jr., 37, is now under psychiatric care — and not a minute to soon.
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    OK now that's just weird! ewwwwww
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    Welcome back, Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    Weird But True I'm back from the SOUTH....
    September 30, 2005 -- A man reported missing from a Florida hospital was found in North Carolina — dressed like a doctor and driving a stolen ambulance with a dead deer in the back.

    But wait. It gets better.

    In a macabre twist, cops in Rockingham County said the deer — a large buck — was hooked up to an intravenous feed, with a recently used defibrillator lying by its chest. Leon Hollimon Jr., 37, is now under psychiatric care — and not a minute to soon.
    Practicing for his med boards?
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    October 1, 2005 -- A 200-pound wild pet pig in Boulder Creek, Calif., has been preventing local lawmen from evicting its owner. Every time sheriff's deputies try to evict Christian Canabou, he flees into the woods and his porky pal, Kate, keeps them at bay. "On past occasions it has chased deputies around and chewed up part of a patrol car," said Sgt. Fred Plageman.
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    October 2, 2005 -- Cops who went to a Manning, S.C., home on a tip found a pile of clothes topped by a teddy bear in a closet. One officer picked up the bear, which seemed unusually warm. The cops picked through the clothes pile and found Gregory Mouzon, who was wanted for armed robbery and carjacking. He stuck up his head said, "Hello," addressing the officer by name. No word on whether he was sucking his thumb.
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    October 3, 2005 -- Attention, lap-dance fans: Stay out of Seattle!

    Starting today, gyrating strippers who get too close to their patrons could be prosecuted as the city begins enforcing new cabaret laws. But enforcement could be tough. "How do you know there's no touching unless you're one of the participants? . . . It's dark in there," said city official Mel McDonald.

    He didn't say how he knows that.
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    October 4, 2005 -- A Russian father with a rare disorder in which his body easily overheats was dumped by his family after he moved them to Siberia and turned their house into an icebox. Vitaly Matyukhin of Arkhangelsk refrigerated the family home after doctors told him he suffered from "heat exchange disorder" and risked heat stroke in temperatures over 41 degrees. But his wife, Olga, and their son walked out, saying they couldn't take the cold.
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    They certainly gave him a cold reception!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJMinick390
    They certainly gave him a cold reception!
    You said that with a straight face, Chris?!! Oh the wit is too much for me this early in the morning

    *Sher laughs and runs for cover*
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    What can I say, I'm in a twisted mood this morning.
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    October 5, 2005 -- A doctor convinced an Oregon woman he could cure her lower-back pain by having sex with her. And now, Dr. Randall Smith has paid the price. He's been stripped of his license and was jailed for 60 days — not for the sex, but for charging a state health plan $5,000 for the 45-minute "treatments" at his Gresham office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    October 5, 2005 -- A doctor convinced an Oregon woman he could cure her lower-back pain by having sex with her. And now, Dr. Randall Smith has paid the price. He's been stripped of his license and was jailed for 60 days — not for the sex, but for charging a state health plan $5,000 for the 45-minute "treatments" at his Gresham office.
    And she fell for it????!!!!!!!!
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    October 6, 2005 -- A naked man trying to burglarize a house in Arizona stopped in mid-escape to ask the homeowner a simple question: Do you have an extra pair of boxers? The victim threw a pair of his shorts to the crook, who fled next door and tried to steal a car. When cops in Cottonwood slapped the cuffs on George Kopsaftis, he was still dressed in nothing but his borrowed underpants.
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    Anyone want to bet there was alcohol involved?
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    Well at least he was modest.
    "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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