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    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."



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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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    FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) - The last time Virginia "Ginny"
    Moore saw her first husband, in 1944, he was headed overseas to
    fight in World War II, wearing a silver identification bracelet she
    gave him.
    Marcus L. Comer's name and Army serial number were engraved on
    one side, the words "Love, Ginny" graced the other.
    When he was killed Jan. 14, 1945, during the Battle of the
    Bulge, Moore thought the bracelet was forever lost. But almost 60
    years later, the piece of jewelry is back in her life.
    Moore, 79, received a call from a Belgian police officer who
    said he found the bracelet inside a fox hole in a forest near
    Villers-la-Bonne-Eau, Belgium.
    "I was just dumbfounded," said Moore, who remarried. "I
    couldn't believe it. I said, `Please don't hang up."'
    The officer, Lorenzo Maierna, told Moore he wants to keep it for
    a World War II museum he plans to open to commemorate the
    liberation of Belgium from the Germans.
    Moore said she had been thinking a lot about the bracelet and
    she would like to get it back.
    "I feel like it's part of my husband," she said. "And I'd
    like to just hold it in my hand."

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    November 11, 2003 -- Egypt's foreign belly dancers have been given their marching orders.The government says it wants to protect homegrown practitioners of the seductive Middle Eastern dance form and is no longer granting new work permits to foreign dancers or renewing existing ones. The victims, who include Europeans and Americans, say it's unfair and illogical, and they are backed by one of the Arab world's most respected dancers, Nagwa Fouad, who is urging the government to reverse its ban. "There is not enough Egyptian talent, so obviously, people need foreigners," said Fouad, who retired from dancing in 1997 after four decades.
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    Dangling German spider sparks robbery alert
    BERLIN, Nov 11 (Reuters) - German police rushing to
    investigate a suspected supermarket robbery discovered the
    culprit to be a small spider which had set off an alarm while
    dangling from its web, authorities said on Tuesday.
    "Police, security personnel and the head of sales arrived at
    the scene but were unable to find any evidence of a break-in.
    Then they spotted the spider hanging by a motion alarm sensor,"
    said a spokesman for police in the eastern town of Grimma.
    Police then relocated the arachnid to a less sensitive area.
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    Calif. woman sues over condom in her clam chowder
    NY children play with missile launcher from Iraq
    Hey NJ, more bang for your bucks????
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    VIENNA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Austrian police said on Tuesday
    they had arrested a man suspected of encouraging people over the
    Internet to kill themselves for his own sexual pleasure.
    In a statement, Austrian police said the man "obviously
    intended to push other people to commit suicide in order to
    arouse himself sexually," adding that none of the people he
    contacted had killed themselves.
    In his last Internet conversation, the 34-year-old tried to
    convince a woman to have sex with him and then kill herself,
    police said. If she then could not bring herself to commit
    suicide, the man said he would strangle her and slit her throat.
    "He gave tips on hanging and kept asking to be at the
    suicide," police said.
    The man was arrested at his computer. When asked about his
    motive, he said he wanted to see how far he could go, police
    said.

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    God Bless the stupid people for they keep us in business.
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    SEATTLE (AP) - Promoters insist it's performance art. Detractors
    say women are getting a raw deal.
    Whatever the case, the controversy over the Bonzai nightclub
    serving sushi on nearly naked women isn't about to fade anytime
    soon.
    "It's dehumanizing, the manner in which people are buying and
    selling sushi to be eaten off a woman's body. It's dehumanizing to
    be treated as a plate," said Cherry Cayabyab, president of the
    local chapter of National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.
    If the club persists, she and other activists plan to launch a
    media campaign - apparently the first organized opposition to naked
    sushi in the United States.
    Promoters and customers counter that the monthly naked sushi
    night at Bonzai is art.
    The practice, which began in Japan and also has spread to Los
    Angeles and New York, involves sushi placed on clear plastic wrap
    over the torso of a model wearing nothing more than a thong and a
    few flower petals.
    Bonzai patrons pay a $5 cover charge, buy a drink and pick their
    way through salmon, ahi tuna, eel and California rolls. Seven
    models work in half-hour shifts.
    Chef and owner Jun Hong and promoter Cheresa Nemitz enforce
    rules that include respect for the model, no talking to her, and no
    hooting or yelling.
    Critics at the university Women's Center say it still promotes
    violence against women.
    "It provides a forum to see a human being as an object - and
    when women are viewed as objects, they are more likely to be
    violated," said Norma Timbang, executive director of the Asian and
    Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center.
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    LAPORTE, Ind. - A truck driver crashed his semitrailer while
    trying to change clothes as he drove at 60 mph on a northern
    Indiana highway.
    Terry Gilmore, 59, of Ohio, told investigators he had set his
    cruise control so he could change while driving on U.S. 6 Monday
    night, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department said.
    He misjudged a curve and rolled off the road and into two
    fences, police said. Gilmore was not seriously injured, but was
    taken to LaPorte Hospital as a precaution.
    The crash caused officers to close a portion of the road for
    more than three hours.
    A witness told investigators she found Gilmore naked when she
    went to check on him right after the accident. No charges were
    filed, police said.
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    NEW DELHI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Indians hunting for a
    sweetheart can now dispatch their profiles by mobile telephone
    to a Web site that promises to generate compatible matches.
    A marriage portal seeking to tap India's surging population
    of 25 million mobile phone users launched a new SMS text
    messaging service on Wednesday.
    Most marriages are arranged either through relatives or
    newspaper advertisements in the nation of more than one billion
    people who continue to be traditional in such matters, despite
    the inroads of modernity in large cities.
    And mobile phones are all the rage, with people using them
    to do business or merely to make a fashion statement. Analysts
    expect the number of mobile users to reach 100 million by 2005.
    "Indians are such heavy users of SMS, so finding a life
    partner through a mobile was a logical extension," J.
    Murugavel, chief executive of Web site BharatMatrimony.com,
    which launched the service, told a conference.
    "We've called it 'Fifty-Fifty' because you are one half and
    are looking for the other half."
    Murugavel said he expected a million people to sign up for
    his service within six months.
    But the launch of an MMS or picture message service
    providing users with glimpses of prospective matches, will have
    to wait three months more, since few mobiles are set up for
    it.
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    NJ, you're stealing the heat from the fire man! You guys on the East Coast get all the scoops. I was just reading Laporte and Seattle articles from the papers, and talking to Tanker. He then casually informs me that You have been busy LOL and yes indeed you have.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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