October 2005

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Naked Chinese Stuntman Arrested At Niagara Falls

I know what you’re thinking — not another naked-Chinese-stuntman story. Still, I think this one is worth telling. He Yun Chang, a 38-year-old man from Beijing, was arrested last weekend and charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency after he…


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Battle Is Joined Over “Milk Duds” Name

The Hershey Co., which makes the well-known and much-beloved "Milk Duds" candy, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against a California company that Hershey alleges makes a product with a confusingly similar name. The product,…


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Drinking Problem Suspected for Drunk Attorney

On Monday, a 59-year-old attorney was jailed for lawyering while intoxicated.  The court found the man in contempt of court for showing up drunk, and ordered him held without bail at least until Thursday, when he is scheduled to appear…


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President’s Counsel Writes The Onion to Demand Seal be Removed

The New York Times reported this week that Grant Dixton, associate counsel to the President of the United States, wrote the editors of The Onion in September to demand that they remove the presidential seal from the newspaper’s website.  The…



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Australian Group Calls for Law to Prevent Rabbit Molestation

As the media circus continued to swirl around Brendan McMahon’s rabbit-molestation trial, the president of the Australian Companion Rabbit Society called for a law or policy that would require pet stores to be more vigilant with regard to men who…



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Saddam Hussein’s Trial Begins

The long-awaited trial of Saddam Hussein began today. The defendant was taken from his prison cell outside Baghdad, escorted under heavy guard through streets cleared of citizens and lined with soldiers, and brought to the former Baath Party headquarters building…


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Dog-Bite-Law Man Bitten

Last weekend, the author of New Mexico’s recently-passed Dangerous Dog Act was attacked by his dog. Bob Schwartz, an assistant to the state governor, helped push through the hotly-debated Senate Bill 432, called the "Dangerous Dog Act," which was designed…