xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The provincial government in Buenos Aires began in December requiring all retail clothiers selling to adolescent girls to stock a range of “plus” sizes in order to encourage larger girls to obsess less about being thin.
In November, researchers from the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Ireland told a convention in Chicago that two-thirds of their patients who received injections into the buttock muscle had not received the full dose of medicine because existing needles are not long enough to reach beyond the fat.
In a race between two African-Americans, Don Samuels was elected again to the Minneapolis City Council in November, despite (or thanks to) his 2004 statements that he can effectively serve the city’s blacks because he descended from “house slaves” in the South rather than “field slaves.”
City Council member Clark Griep failed in his bid for mayor of Broomfield, Colo., despite his “October surprise” of revealing that the incumbent mayor, Karen Stuart, had had an extra-marital affair eight years ago with him. (She denied it.)
Former Durham, N.C., city council member Jackie Wagstaff was beaten in the race for mayor last fall, having run as “J-Dub” on a “gangsta” platform, promising to bring “street teens” into her administration. (Eight of the 17 mayoral and council candidates in Durham, including J-Dub, had criminal records.)
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