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Item for the Employment Lawyers (access required)

In Athens, Greece, there is a telemarketing firm that requires its workers to do breathing and stretching exercises at the start of each day. Those who don’t breathe and stretch will be fired. And after that, they all are required ...

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Hearsay (access required)

Wacky College Kids Earlier this month, Williams College Professor Eva Grudin was about to lead her students in a discussion of whether an abstract painting was meant to invoke a certain part of the male anatomy when her class was ...

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Hearsay (access required)

Dutch Master A new law graduate in Holland sure knew how to make a name for himself. Reinder Eekhof, apparently his real name, recently tapped out an e-mail message that he had “finally finished this stupid education,” and was “now ...

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A Fool for a Client? (access required)

In Springfield, Mass., a guy named Thomas P. Budnick says he was convicted of assault because his lawyer was incompetent. The thing is, he represented himself at his trial. Budnick is appealing his conviction; he was charged with trying to ...

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This Just In? (access required)

Here’s a headline that will get your attention: “Thai restaurant explodes in overzealous bid to kill cockroaches.” Read on. In Perth, Australia, a Thai restaurant called the Tamarind had a cockroach problem. So the owners decided to use one of ...

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Dare to Be Stupid, Part II (access required)

Okay, why do you think they call it dope? Here’s another nominee for that Village Idiot contest in Indiana. In Greensburg, Ind., a guy who went to the sheriff’s department to pay his brother-in-law’s bond found himself in the crossbar ...

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Make Way for Ducklings (access required)

Warning: The gooey quotient in the next item is pretty high. In DeeCee, the Secret Service, serious guys and gals charged with the president and other dignitaries, have a new charge to guard – a mama duck protecting her nine ...

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Dare To Be Stupid (access required)

In the bucolic hamlet of Story, Ind., located 40 miles south of Indianapolis, there’s a bar called the Story Inn that runs an annual “Village Idiot” contest. Whoever does the dumbest thing wins; patrons of the bar get to vote. ...

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When Good Bunnies Go Bad (access required)

Out in Iowa, the bunny trail led to trouble for a mall Easter Bunny who got upset at a co-worker, police said. A guy from Council Bluffs was arrested March 19 at the mall where he had a job dressed ...

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Why This Newspaper Doesn't Publish Lottery Results (access required)

Lucky 13 turned out to be not so lucky in New York. Hundreds of people showed up at the Daily News’ midtown Manhattan offices last Monday, angry over an apparent misprint in one of the winning numbers in the newspaper’s ...

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