xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In November, former mayor Diana Cortez of La Grulla, Texas, and the town’s former bookkeeper pleaded guilty to taking $53,700 in federal community grant money and spending it all on psychic consultations.
In August, the St. Louis (Mo.) Regional Chamber and Growth Association fired psychic David Levin after seven years’ service, during which time it paid him $1.4 million in fees and expenses. Levin’s business card read “executive coach,” and the association president admitted Levin had “uncanny” abilities, but Levin prominently attributed his astuteness to his spiritual powers, which he said he has in common with his wife and 15-year-old son.
Joel Crytzer, 63, was charged with marijuana possession in November in Butler, Pa., when officers spotted some on the floor of his car, which they had stopped because Crytzer had been cruising down the road, seemingly oblivious of the fact that his car had only three tires.
Showstopping designs for women during October’s Fashion Week in Paris this year included (according to a report in London’s Daily Mirror) a formal, plastic, nearly transparent bag, about 3 feet by 4 feet, designed to be worn over the head (from Dutch designers Viktor and Rolf); a set of deluxe armor plates resembling football shoulder pads (and helmet) (from Alexander McQueen); and an outfit seemingly consisting of more than a dozen foot-long black tied bows extending from the shoulders to below the waist.
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