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March 03, 2003

Woman's remains to be made into diamonds
Arizona Republic | Submitted by: Boat6float
"Bill Sefton paid Chicago-based LifeGem $16,000 to $18,000 for six diamonds, ranging in size from a quarter- to a half-carat, that were made from the carbon contained in the body of his daughter, Valerie Sefton. . . He only recently received the diamonds, keeping one to put in his wedding ring and giving the others to family members... Sefton, 51, sees his daughter's shining spirit by just looking at the center stone of his ring." Incredibly the body can produce up to 50 gems.

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Landlord peeps on tenant, court says OK fine
New York Post | Submitted by: wingnut
"I bet you it's an animal in the crawl space," Joe said, and climbed up there to prove it. He was right.While in the attic, he discovered a wooden walkway and a video cable leading from the smoke detector that snaked across the attic to a trap door. Joe discovered the trap door opened into a closet in a storage room in Schultz's home, where the cable was plugged into a video recorder and TV... the cops told her that... what he had done to her in his own house was by law not a crime in New York."

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We've seen it all before, say teen sex surfers
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: wingnut
"I reckon you'd be hard-pressed to find a 17 year old that hasn't seen it... You just get over it.... It's annoying searching for something else and having it pop up"... For others, however, pornography is so common it has become something of a joke. "We just do it [download pornography] because it is available and, if it is free, it's free fun, to look at and laugh at."

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Many human shields actually pansy-assed
Fox News | Submitted by: jayman
"Some of the peace activists who went to Iraq to serve as human shields in the event of war returned home, fearing for their safety, a spokesman said Sunday... The human shields are mostly European activists who drove from London to Baghdad in two double-decker buses last month, intending to guard civilian sites from a U.S.-led military attack."

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Artificial foot crafted for frostbitten duck
KMBC-TV 9 Kansas City | Submitted by: Tanya Hunter
"Daffney the duck will get a new chance at waddling, thanks to an artificial foot. The 8 month old duck lost one foot to frostbite and is close to losing the other. Now, some Iowa students are crafting prosthetic feet for the duck... The duck's owner, Linda Kennedy, teaches surgical technology at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. She said the project is proving to be a great learning experience for students in several departments."

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Do sick puppies molest altar boys?
BayArea.com | Submitted by: Dirty Sammy
"One of his alleged victims, unidentified in court records, called Ponciroli on the phone and the conversation was recorded as evidence... During the conversation, the priest told the man he didn't remember molesting him, but apologized, saying that it could have happened... "I apologize for what you went through. And I don't know if I did it or not. And I pray for you, my victims every day. You know, I'm, I was a sick man myself, though. I'm not trying to take any excuse for it. I didn't know any better, really."

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No respect for your seniors
Denver Post | Submitted by: Dirty Sammy
"A Walsenburg teenager has been arrested in the brutal stabbing death of the town's 91 year old former mayor, a crime investigators believe may have been a "thrill killing" with Satanic undertones... The group talked about killing people and Romero mentioned he would decapitate someone if he killed, according to the friend."

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Interesting conversation piece to be auctioned
News Corporation | Submitted by: Dirty Sammy
"The spear used by a Hawaiian native to kill explorer Captain James Cook is to be auctioned in Scotland this month... The weapon was fashioned into a walking stick and handed down through the family of one of Cook's fellow naval officers."

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Young Iranians arrested for Internet dating
Hindustan Times | Submitted by: Rollo Tomasi
"Some people were using an Internet site to allow girls and boys to talk and arrange meetings in a place in north Tehran where they had illegal relations," said General Ahmad Rouzbehani, a commander of the Basij militia... Police and volunteer militias such as the Basij regularly mount raids on mixed parties to enforce Iran's strict morality laws." This must be stopped, it could lead to dancing.

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Arizona to release insane killers
Arizona Republic | Submitted by: Boat6float
"Stevenson was judged guilty except insane and sent to the Arizona State Hospital... After [9] years of treatment, doctors judged Stevenson sane and released him last year... Four murderers, including Stevenson, have been released from the hospital since 1999."

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Mom who dropped son into river makes plea
North Jersey Media | Submitted by: anonymous
"Instead of saying no to a date, a mother who couldn't find a baby sitter for her 16 month-old son, decided to dump him in the Great Falls of Paterson, the 2nd-highest falls on the east coast, where Niagara is number one. "This baby went over the falls, and he may have been dead, or he may have been alive, and that has really bothered me," said the judge."

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Dali artwork worth $500K displayed at prison, stolen
Wire Services | Submitted by: Zircon
"The Dali piece is a 4 by 3 foot depiction in watercolor and charcoal. A 1985 appraisal concluded it was worth at least $175,000, Antenen said, but an art expert told The New York Times in 2001 that it was worth at least three times that amount." Exactly the kind of thing you want hanging in a prison.

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Teenage boy was HARPOONED
online.ie | Submitted by: KC
"A teenage boy was fighting for his life in hospital today after a three-pronged harpoon was shot into his eye during a late night row... The harpoon, which has a head consisting of three prongs several inches long and several inches apart, lodged in the 15 year old's face after being fired during the fracas in Thatcham, Berkshire."

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LMFAO
Wire Services | Submitted by: SF
Why can't these reporters STFU when there's no news.

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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed backgrounder
Daily Rotten | Submitted by: Soylent
"On the surface, Khalid's time in the Philippines was more distinguished for its flashy playboy lifestyle than for the notches added to his belt. Khalid and Yousef went on scuba diving expeditions and frequented local discotechques "filled with mirrors, flashing lights and bikini-clad dancers," according to the LA Times. They held alcohol-soaked parties and made notably non-devout booty calls to infidels with pouty breasts all over Manila."

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