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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
In November, Joseph Goetz, 48, was charged with trying to rob the Susquehanna Bank in Springettsbury Township, Pa., even though he had to leave empty-handed. The bank had just opened for the day, and cash hadn’t yet been delivered to tellers' stations. Employees said that Goetz was highly irritated...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
Bernard LeCorn, running against two others for the school board in Ocala, Fla., declared himself the best qualified of the three candidates because of his “doctorate,” but the Ocala Star-Banner discovered that his degree came from a well-known diploma mill and only cost $249. (In a diploma-mill fraud indictment...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
After languishing for two years in the Irish legislature, the Nuclear Test Ban Bill of 2006 was recently rethought and refurbished, according to a June report in the Irish Independent. Originally, the bill codified the U.N. Test Ban Treaty and added some provisions specific to Ireland...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Given the rising costs of synthetic fertilizers and organic foods, the collection of bird droppings (for use as organic fertilizer) has intensified on 20 islands off the coast of Peru, where 12-inch-thick seabird guano coats the land. In the 19th century, China fought with Peru on the high seas for the right to mine the guano...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
In April, Joseph Manzanares, 19, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Commerce City, Colo., after police were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. Manzanares and his ex-girlfriend, who are the parents of a 4-year-old son, were fighting over which local gang’s colors (his or hers) the kid would wear.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
James McDonough took over the Florida Department of Corrections in 2006 because of rampant mismanagement. Former officials admitted to contract kickbacks and frequent taxpayer-funded “orgies” (ultimately, 40 officials were charged with crimes, 90 were fired and 280 were demoted).