xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In Sparks City, Nev., during the summer, City Attorney Chet Adams, perhaps influenced by the legal challenges to the Alabama courthouse monument displaying the Ten Commandments, ordered an employee to scissor out “God” from the town’s Sept. 11 “God Bless America” signs around City Hall. (Mayor Tony Armstrong, among the many baffled by the newly anonymous blessing, immediately bought more “God Bless America” signs and posted them, himself.)
Seven hundred fifty students in two Paris high schools went on strike after their principals decided to strictly enforce French law banning smoking in the schools.
Alleged Gambino family strongman Thomas “Huck” Carbonaro was convicted in October in New York City of plotting to kill turncoat Salvatore “Sammy Bull” Gravano, evidence of which included reference to Carbonaro’s tattoos: (on his stomach) “Death Before Dishonor” and the three-monkeyed “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” and (on his lower back) “Rats Get Fat While Good Men Die.”
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