March 2007

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Opera Singer Successful in Lawsuit by Underwear Collector

New Zealand opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who is sufficiently famous that even I have heard of her, won a lawsuit this week that had been filed against her by an Australian rock singer, John Farnham.  Arrangements had been…



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Ukraine Invaded by Rowing Team

Reuters reported on Tuesday that Ukrainian border guards had halted an invasion from neighboring Belarus, succeeding in part because the invaders were members of the Belarussian national rowing team. According to the report, a Ukrainian coast guard vessel intercepted ten…


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Non-Weeping Anna Nicole Judge Busted For Pot

Previous reports in the Anna Nicole Smith case have focused on Judge Larry Seidlin, whose bizarre and often weepy judging behavior was so entertaining.  This week, however, the first judge to hear proceedings in that matter, Lawrence Korda, was also…


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Today’s NY Crime Quiz

What do all of the following people have in common? "Fat Frank" Esposito, indicted as an associate of the Bonnano crime family. Frank Capello, arrested for possession of crack cocaine. Nesly Dorce, arrested four times for burglary and drug possession….


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Clinton Campaign May Be Tracking Gore’s Waistline

Eleanor Clift writes in the upcoming issue of Newsweek that Al Gore will likely run for president, and it appears that one of the clearest signs that he does intend to run is the fact that he says he doesn’t. …


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Anna Nicole Smith Case Used as Teaching Tool

It appears unavoidable that Anna Nicole Smith’s real fame now will not be for being naked, but for providing a case example, or series of examples, that will help alleviate the soul-crushing boredom of law-school classes on wills and trusts….




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Deputy Leprechaun Harasses Orlando Motorists

Whether it was "harassment" I guess depends on your point of view.  The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that dozens of drivers were ticketed for ignoring warnings not to speed, even though those warnings were being given by a deputy dressed…