News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Washington, D.C., council member (and former mayor) Marion Barry was charged in September with DUI and other vehicle violations but told The Washington Post that authorities were just trying to “embarrass and discredit” him.
An investigation by a state agency is under way in Revere, Mass., of a residence condemned by local officials as (according to a neighbor) “worse than any Stephen King movie” because it reeked of garbage, feces and cockroaches. It is the home of Andrea Watson, a child-rights advocate who lived there (until the condemnation) with her two children and two grandchildren. Watson’s colleagues told the Boston Herald that she is a tireless activist for children who put her “heart and soul” into Parents for Residential Reform.
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