xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A woman was detained for shoplifting from a Price Chopper grocery store in Rutland, Vt., with about 100 unpaid-for items (including ice cream, meats and videotapes), all skillfully tucked into her coat, purse and bag.
A state child welfare agency seized half of an 11-year-old boy’s $220 savings account (built up by doing chores) because his father (whose name was on it, too) was behind on the kid’s child support payments (Des Moines, Iowa). At a press conference in Boise, Idaho, in December, Genesis World Energy spokespeople introduced the Edison Device, which they said will produce 20 years’ electricity for a home using only a bathtub’s worth of water as fuel (but reporters could not examine it or ask any questions about it).
The Department of Health in Great Britain (which has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Western Europe) drew criticism for its latest school sex education program, which suggests to kids the merits of oral sex instead of intercourse.
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