September 2006

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Defective Hairpiece Blamed for Cardiac Arrest

Paul Lewis and Paula Wood of Milford, Connecticut, are locked in litigation over a disputed hairpiece that Lewis says gave him a heart attack. Not directly.  Lewis says that he bought the hairpiece for $1200 from Paula’s Wig Boutique in…


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Minnesota Charges Wife With Having Sex With Husband

Minnesota’s Department of Health is prosecuting LaRae Lundeen Fjellman, not for her recklessly unpronounceable name but for something much more serious: having sex with her husband. Fjellman was cited because she is a massage therapist and her husband, Kirk Fjellman,…


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Pennsylvania Boy Charged With Repeated Meowing

Michael Loughner, a 14-year-old boy from Jeannette, Pennsylvania, was charged with harassment in August after a 78-year-old neighbor reported that he had meowed at her. This brings to one the number of meowing-related incidents in the Pittsburgh area this year….


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British Motorist Blows Up Wrong Part of Camera

Craig Moore of Manchester, England, seems to have realized right away that he had probably been caught speeding by a "road safety camera," which British authorities have installed to catch violators or, some allege, just to collect fines.  But he…


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Absence of Goats Cited as Reason for Speeding

Speeders continue to provide proof of the human race’s endless capacity for coming up with excuses.  On Sunday, a Swiss tourist caught speeding in Ontario, Canada, said he had been driving so fast because he cannot do so in his…


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The McHenry Code

The latest proof that our traditional civil liberties are under siege came in mid-August, when the city council of McHenry, Illinois, passed an ordinance that bans the use of outdoor costumed business mascots.  The councilmembers have apparently classified the mascots…


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Letter Encouraging Mediation

Tired of lengthy letters from opposing counsel full of BS?  This one's refreshingly short: Dear Counsel:        What do I have to do to get you off your dead ass and schedule a mediation.  Let me know.  …