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Thursday, July 29, 2010
The dating website BeautifulPeople.com, which allegedly limits its membership (600,000 people worldwide) to include only attractive people, announced recently that it would sponsor a companion egg and sperm bank at which its members could sell their services for a fee. However, according to a quote...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Thursday, July 22, 2010
"Why are you still alive?" is the question that doctors often ask Ozzy Osbourne, the hard-rock singer and reality-TV star, who says he is now clean and sober after a lifetime of almost unimaginably bad habits. In June, he announced two new ventures: undergoing a three-month process of genetic mapping (to help...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Thursday, July 15, 2010
While still chairman of the Florida Republican Party, Jim Greer was revealed to have ordered the continuous shuttling of emergency "notes" to him during a Republican National Committee (RNC) meeting. According to an April Orlando Sentinel profile, the "notes" were all blank. A Florida RNC...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Universal health insurance cannot come soon enough for uninsured Kathy Myers, 41, of Niles, Mich., who, suffering from an increasingly painful shoulder injury, has been continually turned away from emergency rooms because the condition is not considered to be life-threatening. In June, as a last resort, she took a gun and shot herself in the shoulder, hoping for a wound serious enough for ER treatment...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
According to a May report by Seattle's KOMO-TV, former Oregon National Guard soldier Gary Pfleider II is awaiting the results of his latest appeal to end the garnishment of his disability checks to cover $3,175 for gear he supposedly "lost" when he was shot in Iraq. Pfleider was hit in the leg by a...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Catholic Youth Organization coach Michael Kman, 45, was charged in May with various misdemeanors regarding an alleged attempt over a several-month period to fix children’s basketball games for his Our Lady of Lourdes church team in East Pennsboro Township, Pa. According to police, Kman sent multiple text messages to two referees, offering them as much as $2,500 if certain games reached the "right...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Paula Wolf, 41, was arrested in Stevens Point, Wis., and charged with hitting four random pedestrians with projectiles on April 21. In Wolf's car, police found a blowgun, a slingshot and a bucket of rocks. After being questioned, Wolf told police that she just "liked to hear people say 'ouch.'"
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Briton Robert Dee, feeling humiliated at being called the "world's worst tennis pro" by London's Daily Telegraph (and other news organizations), sued the newspaper for libel last year. After taking testimony in February 2010, the judge tossed out the lawsuit in April, persuaded by Dee’s having lost 54...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Albert Bailey, 27, and a 16-year-old buddy were charged in the robbery of a People's United Bank in Fairfield, Conn., in March, after they made it much too easy for police by calling the bank beforehand and demanding that money be set aside for them to pick up at a certain time. Police were waiting in the parking lot...
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
In March, leaders of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo, Wis., voted to fire the principal of the church’s elementary and middle school because he had questioned the church's teachings—though church leaders would not specify what it was he had questioned. Some in the community think it had to do with questions regarding Lutheran doctrine that states women shall not have authority over men...