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TMI Wednesday, December 10
Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 separate deficiencies) defense of double-murder suspect Phillip Cheatham in 2005 (Cheatham got a new trial). Hawver admitted to the jury his client was a "shooter of …
NAMES IN THE NEWS Wednesday, December 10
Arrested in November in Gainesville, Florida, on sexual assault charges but exonerated three days later when accuser Jeremy Foster was caught lying: Mr. Phuc Kieu, 58. Arrested in October for burglary of a Kohl's department store in Alhambra, …
THE CREATIVE CLASS Wednesday, December 10
To spark interest in the new leisure center opening in spring 2015 in Selby in North Yorkshire, England, the management company WLCT sponsored a contest to name the center, with the prize a year's free membership. On Nov. 5, General Manager Paul …
SCARY 'BAMA SCHOOLS Wednesday, December 10
In October, a mother charged that officials at E.R. Dickson School in Mobile, Alabama, first detained her daughter, 5, for pointing a crayon at student as if it were a gun, then pressured the girl to sign a paper promising not to kill anyone or …
AIM … FIRE! OOPSIE Wednesday, December 10
A West Briton newspaper reported in October that a darts team, composed of blind men, was ready for its inaugural match at an inn in Grampound, England, sponsored by St. Austell Bay Rotary Club. The inn's landlord acknowledged the game-room door …
SO NOT FUNNY Wednesday, December 10
Twice in September, police in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, reported women reported a motorist who stopped female strangers on the street to tell them jokes about blond women. The jokes weren't sexual, but still made the women "uncomfortable." A …
NOT TONIGHT, I'VE GOT A KNIFE Wednesday, December 10
In some countries, a sex "strike" organized by
FIRST, DO HARM Wednesday, December 10
In November, according to the deputy police commissioner in Calcutta, India, a group of student doctors at Nilratan Sarkar Medical College cornered, beat, maimed and eventually killed a man they suspected of rummaging through their belongings and …
HEAL? HELL NO Wednesday, December 10
Despite a 70-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision to the contrary, six states still have laws exempting parents from homicide charges when they deny a child life-saving medical care because they trust no remedy except prayer. Even among those …
 
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