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IN a commercial for Trojan condoms that has its premiere tonight, women in a bar are surrounded by anthropomorphized, cellphone-toting pigs. One shuffles to the men’s room, where, after procuring a condom from a vending machine, he is transformed into a head-turner in his 20s...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Fifth-graders in California who adorned their mortarboards with tiny toy plastic soldiers last week to support troops in Iraq were forced to cut off their miniature weapons. A Utah boy was suspended for giving his cousin a cold pill prescribed to both...
Dry Cleaner Calls $54 Million Lawsuit Over Pants a ‘Nightmare’ By SUEVON LEE Published: June 14, 2007 WASHINGTON, June 13 — A pair of charcoal-colored pants at the center of a $54 million lawsuit was unfurled in a courtroom here on Wednesday, introduced into evidence by a...
Mom accused of prostituting her 2 daughters Police say she passed out cards that offered the teen girls for sex By DALE LEZON and MIKE GLENN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A 16-year-old girl endured being sold into prostitution by her mother but finally went to Houston police...
Baggy Pants Banned; Mayor Says 'Cover Up' Town Council Call Saggy Britches Obscene DELCAMBRE, La. -- Sag your britches somewhere else, this Cajun-country town has decided. The Delcambre Town Council said overly saggy britches are obscene. So does Mayor Carol Broussard, who said...
Katrina dog gets its day in court The question of whether a dog rescued after Hurricane Katrina belongs to an Austin woman or a New Orleans resident goes to trial. By Eric Dexheimer AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, June 14, 2007 The New Orleans dog claimed by both an Austin...
Illegal Immigrants Received Poor Care In Jail, Lawyers Say Treatable Illnesses Grew Grave, They Claim By Darryl Fears Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, June 13, 2007; Page A04 At his home in East Los Angeles, Francisco Castaneda of El Salvador faces a grim truth: His...
CBS blames sexism for bad ratings By Joshua Chaffinin New York Published: June 13 2007 03:00 | Last updated: June 13 2007 03:00 Leslie Moonves, CBS chief executive, yesterday suggested that sexist attitudes were partly to blame for the faltering performance of Katie Couric, the...
Teacher quits after alleged garter incident By Antoinette Konz akonz@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal An English teacher from Western High School resigned Monday amid an investigation of an incident in which he allegedly removed a student's garter with his teeth during...