May 2006

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Man Wants Money Back for MiG-21 Bought on eBay

Zhang Cheng, a businessman in Beijing, is demanding his money back from a man who posted a MiG-21 for sale on eBay.  Zhang bought the fighter jet, previously in the Czech Air Force but now located somewhere in Idaho, for…



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California Finally Passes Anti-Tom-Cruise Law

The California Assembly has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would bar the purchase of ultrasound machines by private parties.  While Tom Cruise is not specifically mentioned in the bill, and unfortunately will probably not be covered by the law if…


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TSA Clears Self of Suspicion in Inspection Dispute

I forgot this one from three weeks ago.  Debra Sanders of Clearwater, Florida, has accused the Transportation Security Administration of lax security and improper inspection procedures after she got home from a trip to New Jersey. She first suspected her…


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Judge’s Mystic Dwarf Friends Identified

I previously reported on Judge Florentino Floro, a judge in the Philippines who was removed from the bench recently for acts as innocuous as fortune-telling, faith healing in chambers, and beginning each court session with a cheery reading from the…


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French Invasion of Florida Foiled by Authorities

Sirens wailed as agents from the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and the FBI converged on an airport in Key West on Wednesday, ready to repel invaders. The French had returned.  Specifically, two French people, Alexis Peltier and Yves Stindel, who…


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UPDATE: Spankee Awarded $1.7 Million; Will Appear on “Oprah”

An update to last week’s story on the employee who sued after being spanked during "camaraderie-bulding exercises" at a Fresno company — the jury awarded her $500,000 in actual damages and another $1.2 million in punitives.  The plaintiff, Janet Orlando,…


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Supremes Rule in Favor of Anna Nicole

The Supreme Court today handed down the biggest legal win ever for a Playmate, reversing the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Marshall v. Marshall, which had cost Vickie Lynn Marshall, a.k.a. Anna Nicole Smith, several hundred million dollars. The previous biggest…