xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Mayor Jay Lee of Virgin, Utah (a town that once required a gun in every house for self-defense and that also once banned United Nations activities within its borders), announced there would be a $25 charge for anyone who wished to speak up at Town Council meetings (October).
Alabama, one of two states to ban the sale of devices whose main function is to assist in sexual pleasure, had its law declared unconstitutional by a federal judge (October).
One of the Indiana fast-food workers who in 2001 submitted to body searches by their managers, after a pervert made bogus “police” telephone requests of the managers, filed a federal lawsuit against Burger King (October).
At an annual judicial conference, Taiwanese judges voted 49-11 that oral sex, without intercourse, should not be a legal ground for adultery (Taipei).
Officials at Somerville (N.J.) High School warned students in October to stop trying to get high by choking each other into unconsciousness. (With the so-called “California Knockout,” a student holds his breath for 10 seconds to get light-headed, after which a pal squeezes his neck to put him out.)
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