Posts Tagged ‘weird’

Somebody out there is stealing grease

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Date: October 1st, 2010

Category: Nutty News

kickin-chicken-restaurantsNutty News South Carolina – “Virtually all of our members who are in the business of picking up used cooking oils are experiencing grease theft to some degree or another, in some cases, pretty significantly,” association President Tom Cook said. David Miller, owner of the Kickin’ Chicken restaurants in Mount Pleasant, S.C., doesn’t know who made off with several thousand dollars worth of day-old vegetable oil from his seven stores. He started noticing significant drop-offs in the monthly payment from the grease buyers and knew something was going on.  More…

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Potato official going on a potato-only diet for 60 days

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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potatoNutty News Pasco, Washington – The head of the Washington State Potato Commission says he’s sick of people linking spuds to junk food. So Chris Voigt says he’s going to eat nothing for 60 days except potatoes. Twenty potatoes a day. And no cheating with cheese toppings or bacon bits. “The potato has a pretty poor reputation in the U.S., and it’s time to do something extreme to wake them up to just how great the potato really is.”  More…

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Man came at his sister with a wrench at wedding reception

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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wrenchNutty News Montana – A 31-year-old Three Forks man accused of hitting his pregnant sister in the mouth with a wrench during her wedding reception has pleaded not guilty. David J. Sicotte appeared in District Court on charges of assault with a weapon, a felony, and disorderly conduct. Prosecutors said he arrived at the reception uninvited, pushed his sister’s new mother-in-law to the ground and started fighting with the groom. Witnesses said Sicotte later came at his sister with the wrench.  More…

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Drunk man drives drunk woman to station

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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arrestNutty News Michigan – Police said a 40-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after he drove an intoxicated woman to the police station. Police said Donald Chamberlain, from Clawson, drove his 35-year-old neighbor to the station to answer questions about an assault involving her husband the previous day. The woman left the station with Chamberlain after telling officers she was too drunk to answer questions.  More…

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3-time drunken driver charged with slamming into house

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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james-j-johnsonNutty News Webster – A three-time convicted drunk driver allegedly drove into the front steps of a house while intoxicated and wearing a T-shirt that says, “I have a drinking problem.” James J. Johnson, 50, of 519 Quaddick Town Farm Road in Thompson, was ordered held on $2,500 bail on charges of drunken driving (fourth offense), negligent driving and malicious destruction of property less than $250.  More…

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Coach suspended for taking in homeless player

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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fhsNutty News Florida – By all indications, a Florida high school football coach was just trying to do the right thing when he allowed a homeless player to live with him. Now that coach and his school are facing fines that could reach into the thousands of dollars — and potential forfeiture of victories — because of the player’s housing arrangements. The rule states that no school employee or representative of the school’s athletic department can provide or promise free or reduced-cost housing for a potential athlete in their program.  More…

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Derogatory Internet postings, woman drives to kill man

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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breana-greathouseNutty News Kansas City – A woman drove to Ottumwa to pull a gun on a man. Ottumwa police said they found Breana Greathouse, 25, with the weapon in her hand, threatening to shoot Forrest Jamison of Ottumwa. Police said Greathouse traveled from Kansas City to allegedly kill Jamison because she believed that he made derogatory postings about her on the internet.  More…

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Former Cops Now Busting Ghosts

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Date: October 1st, 2010

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deadNutty News California – Ever since William Jimenez was 11 years old, he could see dead people. He would see them walking down a sidewalk, inside a house or standing along the side of a road. To date, Paranormal Investigative Technology has investigated about 100 sites including an abandoned ghost town, a fire station and individual homes.  More…

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Judge hands out condoms hidden in acorns

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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acornNutty News Intercourse, Pennsylvania – Police said a district judge from Intercourse, Pa., hid condoms inside acorns and handed them out to women in the state Capitol complex last week. A summary charge of disorderly conduct was filed against Isaac H. Stoltzfus, who presides over low-level cases as a district judge in Lancaster County. The 58-year-old jurist gave the acorns to unsuspecting women, who were offended when they discovered the contents.  More…

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Judge led audience in chanting and mocked a defense lawyer

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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judge-deann-salcidoNutty News California – The 21-page complaint the Commission on Judicial Performance has brought against San Diego Superior Court Judge DeAnn M. Salcido itemizes more than three dozen instances of what it contends is a “pattern of misconduct and abuse of authority. Salcido led the court’s audience in chanting slogans and regularly mocked a defense attorney who appeared before her. My style  on the bench is different, employing humor and tough love on those who come before me.  More…

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New York to replace 250,000 street signs, cost $27.5 million

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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wallNutty News New York City – New York officials said it will cost about $27.5 million to replace all of the city’s street signs to conform to national standards. The New York City Department of Transportation said the signs, which feature street names in all capital letters, will be replaced with signs featuring both capital and lower-case letters and they will be printed in a font called Clearview.  More…

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TV host announces wrong winner for Top Model

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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australias-next-top-modelNutty News Australia – Producers of Australia’s Next Top Model have been left red faced after supermodel host Sarah Murdoch announced the wrong winner in what newspapers said was the country’s most awkward TV moment. Murdoch, the daughter-in-law of media baron Rupert Murdoch, was close to tears after realizing she had mistakenly announced 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich as the winner of the Foxtel TV series during the live finale.  More…

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Police investigate family on polygamy TV show

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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sisterNutty News Utah – The new reality TV show “Sister Wives,” featuring a real-life advertising salesman and four women he calls his spouses, has sparked a criminal bigamy investigation by police in Utah. The show, following the lives of Kody Brown, 41, the four women and their 16 children, premiered on the TLC cable channel, catching the attention of authorities in the Utah town of Lehi just south of Salt Lake City, where the family lives together in a large house.  More…

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Dad Wants Pregame Prayers at Football Games Stopped

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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fromm1Nutty News Florida – Louie Fromm, an assistant coach for the Holmes County Pee Wee Football Association, formally requested that the Vernon, Fla., City Council end the league’s traditional 50-yard-line pregame prayer ritual, alleging that his and his son’s First Amendmant rights are being violated. League officials say they are a private organization that takes no government money, and the city has no right to prevent them from saying prayers on the field before games. But Fromm says the league may be private, but the field on which it plays its games isn’t. It’s public property, Fromm says, and the city must order the pregame prayers to stop.  More…

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Kids’ science kits unsafe: contain rulers, paper clips

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Date: September 30th, 2010

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clipWashington DC – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been mired for weeks in deliberation as it writes guidelines on what makes a product a children’s product – and consequently which products would have to undergo more stringent safety testing as part of a 2008 law. Caught up in the debate are the classroom science kits and some of the items they contain, such as paper clips to show kids how magnets work. Science kit makers asked for a testing exemption for the paper clips and other materials. The commission declined.   More…

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