October 2005

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Brazilian Court Will Rule on Psychic’s Claim to Saddam Reward

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice, the country’s second-highest court, ruled yesterday that Brazilian courts have jurisdiction to rule on a psychic’s claim that he told the U.S. government in 2001 — two years before the war even started — exactly…



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Nebraska County Will Proceed With Pointless Recall Election

A recall election has been scheduled in Howard County, Nebraska, aimed at the removal from office of Sheriff Troy Kaiser, who is accused of intimidating employees and threatening the county attorney.  (It’s nice to know there is at least one…


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New Chief Justice Drops Arm Stripes

New Chief Justice John Roberts has apparently decided not to follow the legacy of his predecessor William Rehnquist — at least in robe style. Rehnquist wore a robe with four gold stripes on each arm to indicate his status as…


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Patient Suing Doctor for “Sex Treatments”

An Oregon woman is suing her former doctor for battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, alleging that he prescribed sexual intercourse in response to her claims of lower-back pain.  The doctor, who filled the prescription himself, charged the…


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Chicken-Wing Assault Leaves None Dead, Three Under Arrest

Beverly Campbell objected to being stopped by police on September 23, for allegedly driving the wrong way down a one-way street.  Campbell, who is 61 and had just left a party at a local community center, was arrested after assaulting…