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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder:
–John Wayne Lewis, 59 (McAlester, Okla., June);
–Kenneth Wayne Beck, 34 (Warren County, Mo., June);
–Timothy Wayne Coalson, 44 (Senoia, Ga., July);
–Charles Wayne Thomas Jr., 22 (Dallas, July);
–Ira Wayne Cloniger (Washington, Va., July);
–John Wayne Thomson, 46 (arrested in Victorville, Calif., on a Washington warrant, August).
Pleaded guilty to murder: –Michael Wayne Nelson, 23 (Palatka, Fla., August).
–Executed for murder: Darrell Wayne “Gator” Ferguson, 28 (Dayton, Ohio, August).
–Committed suicide after escaping from a halfway house: convicted murderer David Wayne Nelson, 42 (Anchorage, Alaska, June).
Huang Chunyi, 94, of Taiwan, told a reporter from China Daily in May that the secret to his longevity is that he likes to look at photographs of pretty women every day, and he showed off his collection of 100,000 that he has amassed from newspapers and magazines over the last 20 years. His favorites are Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Chinese model Chiling Lin. “I hope these scrapbooks will become family heirlooms,” he said, “so that my grandchildren can get a look at them.”
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