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October 25, 2002

Beeb wins Police v. Tardis case
BBC | Submitted by: Soylent
A story to make Dr. Who fans cream their Dr. Who Underpants: "The police objected to the BBC using the image of the Tardis on comics, T-shirts, videos and other merchandise, something it has done since the 1970s. But the Metropolitan Police lost its appeal and has been ordered to pay UKP 850, plus legal costs."

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Big Brother is never late punching the clock
Lakeland Ledger | Submitted by: Bammer
"An old fashioned way to cheat your employer is to have a co-worker clock you in or out while you take a two-hour lunch. But those days may be coming to an end. New time clocks are activated by an employee's hand instead of a punch card. All of a sudden, it's a lot tougher to beat the system."

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How to stop sniping attacks: ban video games
MSNBC | Submitted by: IdeoPraxist
"The video games that are being recalled feature snipers targeting and killing innocent people. Wal-Mart officials said they pulled at least seven video games off store shelves, including Terminator, Dawn of Fate, Tribes Aerial Assault and Rainbow Six, and Rogue Spear." Order yours today.

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Oh those wacky Canadian convicts!
The Register | Submitted by: wingnut
"Canadian convicts have taken advantage of prison PCs to produce escape plans, make fake IDs and conduct scams... The confidential internal document warns of no less than 644 security incidents involving inmates' computers over the last five years. And there's more mischief afoot with inmates carrying out fraud from inside the wire, producing escape plans, forging correction service IDs and distributing porn." Hard drive, hard time all same same this fella.

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The Big Gay Lineman
ESPN | Submitted by: SpecialK
"[Six foot two, 281 pound] Esera Tuaolo, who played nine years in the NFL as a defensive lineman, will reveal he is gay in an interview to be shown Tuesday on HBO's "Real Sports" and in the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine." Of course, he played for the Packers.

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Ahh. Freedom of Speech
Yahoo! UK | Submitted by: Mirai
"Robin Banks sneaked into the station's Oxford Circus headquarters at 2.30am after a night on the town. He took off a pre-recorded programme and put himself on air instead, broadcasting an hour of "swearing and drunken ravings." They hauled him away.

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Horny Students Wanted
Wire Services | Submitted by: Manda
"British students are being recruited to test condoms, rating them for their pleasure, comfort and performance qualities. The 100 to 150 successful job applicants will be paid $155 per academic term as they roadtest a range of condoms from German manufacturer Condomi."

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Chicken Ranch brothel furniture up for sale
WKMG-TV 6 Orlando | Submitted by: Rio
"The Chicken Ranch brothel is putting its furniture up for sale. Pieces range from sofas to an end table with "carved naked ladies underneath." Cleaning any stains and/or unusual smells is the responsibility of the buyer.

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Your clean panties insult Tom Jones
AZ Central | Submitted by: meatload
"[Singer Tom] Jones is fed up with women bringing extra pairs of panties in plastic bags to his concerts to throw at him, saying that when the tradition began in the '60s, 'the whole thing was authentic... Nowadays they bring along a plastic bag with their underwear in it,' Jones tells German magazine Bunte. 'It has nothing to do with enthusiasm anymore.'

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Drive safely when cussing at cops
New Bedford Standard-Times | Submitted by: meatload
"Having recently gotten a traffic ticket, Lawrence Tolefreee leaned out the window of his Blazer, police said, and shouted an expletive, followed by "Five-O sucks!" as he ran a stop light. He then led local and state police cruisers on a chase through New Bedford at up to 70mph, tried to run a cop off the road, got his tires blown with a spike strip and attempted a U-turn over a highway median, before slipping in the mud as he tried to run."

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Microsoft, Nike vandalize NYC
New York Times | Submitted by: Alaska Freegold
As if there weren't enough reasons to hate greedy corporations already: "Two days after city inspectors ripped up illegal Nike advertising decals glued to sidewalks along Central Park West, Microsoft unleashed a swarm of large adhesive butterflies in Manhattan. "This is nothing more than corporate graffiti," said Vanessa Gruen, director of special projects for the Municipal Art Society, a civic organization that has long battled commercialization of public space. "It's no better than all those kids out there tagging subway cars."

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Soccer player struck by lightning
Wire Services | Submitted by: starea
This is an amazing photo. Soccer player is killed on the field during practice, after he is struck by lightning.

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