News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
–Randall Terry, a veteran anti-abortion activist pushing a family-values campaign for the Florida state senate, acknowledged that his own family’s photos in his campaign are minus his two adopted children, whom he has ostracized for, respectively, being gay and giving birth out of wedlock.
–The election board of St. Louis County, Mo., acknowledged that an unnamed election judge had cast two absentee ballots for the Nov. 7 election but defended the man, saying he was old and probably just forgot that he had already voted.
–Bill Crozier, running for Oklahoma state school superintendent, proposed that schools protect pupils from armed intruders by making desks out of thick, used textbooks to stop bullets and that new textbooks come with Kevlar covers.
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