August 2008

Witch ridin' a goat

Witch Pardoned

Turns out Satan had nothing to do with this.

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Beijing “Protest Parks” Go Remarkably Unused

Sources reported last week that, although Chinese officials had named three Beijing parks as "protest zones" for use during the Olympics, surprisingly no protests were staged in any of them. The Xinhua news agency said that 77 applications to demonstrate…

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Tax Tip: Income Earned In Antarctica May Not Be Deductible

A recent report advises U.S. citizens that, although up to $80,000 of income earned in a "foreign country" can normally be excluded from taxable income, that does not apply if you earned the money in Antarctica. Antarctica, which is not…

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UPDATE: Cloned-Dog Owner Wanted in Tennessee

Authorities in Tennessee said last week that Joyce McKinney, the former beauty queen who stalked, kidnapped and assaulted a Mormon missionary, jumped bail by disguising herself as a member of a deaf-mute theater troupe, and then surfaced three decades later…

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TRO Denied; Obama Can Still Run — For Now

The Obama campaign is probably breathing a sigh of relief now that the motion for temporary restraining order sought by Philip J. Berg, Esquire, has been denied.  Berg, who says he is a Democrat (and presumably a Clinton supporter), filed…

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Immigration Agency Announces End of Innovative Self-Deportation Program

Sources reported today (August 22) that the federal government would be ending Operation "Scheduled Departure," an innovative pilot program under which illegal immigrants would have up to 90 days to leave the country on their own initiative.  Under the program,…

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Pennsylvania Man Convicted of Aggravated Gnome-Hurling

Charles Morrison, 31, of Greensburg, Pa., was convicted on August 19 of charges including felonious aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The deadly weapon: a two-pound garden gnome. Morrison’s 16-year-old stepdaughter told…