xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A Southport, England, driver showed a judge a note from his doctor certifying that a blood clot had erased his short-term memory and thus that his 30 parking tickets should be dismissed because he can never remember where he parked.
In June, NewsChannel 4 in Oklahoma City featured Laura Stringfellow’s dog Faith, whose front legs failed to develop and so now, at age seven months, has learned to walk and chase cats while on her hind legs.
CBS News reported in May that while 90 percent of gun purchasers go through instant criminal background checks on an FBI database, the State Department’s list of known foreign terrorists is not yet on the database.
At Pittsburgh International Airport in May, a 21-year-old mental patient almost effortlessly penetrated several security barriers until he was able to board an empty passenger jet on the runway.
A June General Accounting Office report found that as many as 30 suspected terrorists whose visas have been revoked may still be in the United States because of the State Department’s laxness in notifying Justice Department agencies.