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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...
Is Wal-Mart Too Cheap for Its Own Good? By MICHAEL BARBARO Published: May 30, 2007 Low prices, it turns out, can be bad for business. A confidential report prepared for senior executives at Wal-Mart Stores concludes, in stark terms, that the chain’s traditional strengths — its...
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...