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Man who had sex with bike in court

 October 26, 2007 - Man who had sex with bike in court
A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle.     More info
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Condo owners told to remove religious statues

 October 9, 2007 - Condo owners told to remove religious statues
Gloria Gamarano's statue of the Virgin Mary has been with her family for more than 45 years. Until two months ago, the statue decorated the small garden that wraps around the condominium she owns at Country Pointe at Coram, a Medford gated community.
Now, though, it sits behind the home, a casualty of a potentially unlawful community rule at the complex that bans religious statues in gardens and other common areas.    More info
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Hospital that 'banned' hot cross buns to avoid offending non-Christians - photo dailymail.co.uk

 April 11, 2007 - Hospital that 'banned' hot cross buns to avoid offending non-Christians
Hospital staff claim they were banned from handing out hot cross buns this Easter in case they upset non-Christians.
The decision disappointed patients at Poole Hospital in Dorset and angered catering staff.
In an email to their local paper, sent on Good Friday, catering staff said: 'We the kitchen staff of Poole Hospital were disgusted to find that the patients were not getting hot cross buns this morning.     More info

 
Man With TB Locked Up To Protect Public - photo cbsnews.com

 April 4, 2007 - Man With TB Locked Up To Protect Public
Behind the county hospital's tall cinderblock walls, a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient sits in a jail cell equipped with a ventilation system that keeps germs from escaping.
Robert Daniels has been locked up indefinitely, perhaps for the rest of his life, since last July. But he has not been charged with a crime.     More info

 
Treatment Ordered For Man Convicted of Having Sex With Dead Deer

 March 21, 2007 - Treatment Ordered For Man Convicted of Having Sex With Dead Deer
Convicted of Having Sex With Dead Deer?
A 20-year-old Superior man received probation after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a dead deer.
The sentence also requires Bryan James Hathaway to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth, Minn.     More info

 
Hannah Levinson, left, Megan Reback, center, and Elan Stahl - photo The Journal News

  March 7, 2007 - Principal and three defiant teens in standoff over banned word
Students suspended for saying the word "vagina"?
(The Journal News) - Three female students suspended for disobeying school administrators and saying the word "vagina" at a John Jay High School open mic session stood by their action yesterday, saying everyone should be comfortable ...     More info

 
Children banned from playing tag in school playground - dailymail.co.uk

  February 11, 2007 - Children banned from playing tag in school playground
She has banned it as "inappropriate behaviour" ?

In an age when childhood innocence is under threat from every direction, the traditional game of tag would seem an unlikely offender.

But headmistress Susan Tuck doesn't think so. She has banned it along with all other games which involve physical contact as "inappropriate behaviour".     More info

 
A fine for using your iPod, cell phone while walking

  February 7, 2007 - A fine for using your iPod, cell phone while walking?
Make illegal to use an iPod, cell phone or blackberry while crossing the street?

That's what one state politician wants
A state senator from Brooklyn says he wants to make it illegal to use an iPod, cell phone or blackberry while crossing the street -- this after two pedestrians were killed while using an electronic device.
So can you legislate this?
Eyewitness News political reporter Dave Evans has the story.    More info

 
Texas Mandates Cervical Cancer Vaccine

  February 2, 2007 - Texas Mandates Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Mandatory Cancer Vaccine?
State Is First To Require Anti-Cancer Vaccinations For Schoolgirls
"If there are diseases in our society that are going to cost us large amounts of money, it just makes good economic sense, not to mention the health and well being of these individuals to have those vaccines available."     More info

 
Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley

  February 1, 2007 - BAN THE N-WORD
Texas Mayor Wants To Ban The "N" Word?
By Rucks Russell / 11 News
The city of Brazoria is proposing an ordinance outlawing the “N word,” but not everyone in town is on board with idea.     More info

 

  January 17, 2007 - No-spanking law for kids under age 3 proposed for California
No-spanking law? - By Mike Zapler
MediaNews Sacramento Bureau
SACRAMENTO - The state Legislature is about to weigh in on a question that stirs impassioned debate among moms and dads: Should parents spank their children?

 
China used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite - CNN image

  January 19, 2007 - China shots down an orbiting satellite
(CNN) -- China last week successfully used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite, U.S. government officials told CNN on Thursday, in a test that could undermine relations with the West and pose a threat to satellites important to the U.S. military.
According to a spokesman for the National Security Council, the ground-based, medium-range ballistic missile knocked an old Chinese weather satellite from its orbit about 537 miles above Earth. The missile carried a "kill vehicle" and destroyed the satellite by ramming it.