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New catalog offers XL in everything from toilet seats to lawn chairs At first glance, the catalog's pitch for lawn chairs appears ordinary: A seated man and woman relax near a tree-lined lake shore, enjoying drinks. Associated Press Last update: May 30, 2007 – 11:27 AM BOSTON -...
Surgical Awakening A Family Claims One Man's Surgical Experience Led to His Suicide From GMA May 30, 2007 As 73-year-old Sherman Sizemore prepared to undergo gall bladder surgery in January 2006, no one realized he would awake a different person. "There was something there that...
School counselor gets millions after typo Woman jailed for allegedly using state funds for cars, jewelry, investments Updated: 9:08 p.m. CT May 30, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS - An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor —...
'Monster Pig' killing sparks investigation From the Associated Press May 31, 2007 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — State wildlife officials said Wednesday they wanted to know how the huge hog dubbed "Monster Pig" got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by...
Austin police say "thanks, but no thanks" to popular FOX TV show City officials say show only shows parts of what police do By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Austin police officers frisking drug dealers, arresting prostitutes or chasing burglars...
Man stabbed with pitchfork while trying to stop fight Web Posted: 05/29/2007 09:47 AM CDT KENS 5 Eyewitness News A man who tried to break up a fight between his two nephews ended up being stabbed with a pitchfork by one of his nephews, police say. All three men were drinking in...
Photo of Monster Hog Called Into Question; Web Site Claims It Was Doctored Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Is it a humongous hog, a monster mistake, or a huge hoax? That's the question being asked Tuesday about a stunning photo distributed last Friday by the Associated Press that purports...
Complaint: In-flight film too graphic By DOUG GROSS, Associated Press Writer Fri May 25, 6:53 PM ET ATLANTA - A media watchdog group is criticizing Delta Air Lines for making the bloody HBO series "Rome" and other bawdy shows available for in-flight viewing after a passenger...
Her embryos or his? By Kevin Sack, Times Staff Writer May 30, 2007 Webster, Texas — AFTER two years of infertility treatments — from temperature monitoring and artificial inseminations to hormone injections and laparoscopic surgery — Augusta Roman felt her last, best hope for...