Saturday, February 23, 2008
One Hit News
Actor Will Smith has received an apology and damages from a news agency after it falsely accused him of saying Adolf Hitler was "a good person".
Niall Clarke, an award-winning Irish computer science graduate heard "voices" telling him to rob a bank. The Independent:
He was hearing voices that the bank had to be robbed. He said it was no longer himself that was in his body -- he had voices telling him that the bank had to be robbed," said solicitor Eugene O'Kelly.
Italian police seize fetus of 21 week old abortion. Corriere Della Sera:
NAPLES – A woman in the twenty-first week of pregnancy had an abortion because her child presented a chromosome abnormality that could have provoked a serious mental handicap but for magistrates and police, a foetus may have been murdered. The key lies in law 194 and its interpretation.
Are GSAs - Gay Straight Alliances - co-opting parental values? Blongwonks via Men's News Daily:
We have received calls from parents expressing their dismay and asking what can be done. Under the Federal Equal Access Act of 1984, as long as schools allow the formation of clubs, they cannot disallow the creation of GSA’s.
Conservative Party of Norway gaining ground. Aftenposten
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Union Pacific Railroad allows workers to post swastikas and "white power" graffiti and call black workers "n---ers" and "monkeys," and demoted and harassed a black supervisor who complained of it, Antwon Ross claims in Chicago. Courthouse News Service: Scroll down the linked page to find story under "Employment" sub-heading. Story here (pdf).
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The owner of a holiday cabin in Norway finds that the roof to his cabin is...missing! Aftenposten:
"I'd heard the roof was gone, but it was worse than I'd expected," Kjetil Nesse told Aftenposten.no after discovering that the entire roof was missing from his cabin in Hesjedalen near the Sognefjord.
"It must have weighed at least two tons," Nesse said. "This is just wild. There must have been amazing forces at work here."
Cabin with roof, and without. Did global warming cause it?
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Flushed Out! SEC Busts "self-cleaning toilet seat" ring. Courthouse News Service
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