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July 15, 2003

Man killed by catapult
BBC | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Two men have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a student involved in a 'human catapult' stunt. Bulgarian teenager Kostadin Yankov was killed last November when he was thrown from a replica medieval catapult. He should have landed in a large safety net during the event at Middlemoor Water Park, Woolavington near Bridgwater, Somerset. But he hit the ground before he reached it, sustaining serious injuries, and died later in hospital."

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Ashcroft ignores court order
Washington Times | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Attorney General John Ashcroft has refused to obey an order involving accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who wants another terrorist to testify for him. The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria, Va., would allow Moussaoui to question captured al-Qaida operative Ramzi bin al-Shibh. ... The decision sets the stage for a showdown between the executive branch and the courts, pitting national security against a defendant's right to a fair trial."

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Iraq no Vietnam, yet
BBC | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Before the invasion of Iraq many commentators wondered what the American exit strategy would be -- how would they disentangle themselves from a lengthy commitment to nation-building? Now the talk is not so much about the end-game -- instead US commanders in Iraq are seeking a containment strategy to minimise the threats facing their troops every day. ... The Pentagon's insistence that it is not facing a guerrilla war seems to be undermined by the facts on the ground with clear suggestions that there is more co-ordination behind the attacks than defence department chiefs would like to admit."

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Next stop: North Korea
BBC | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"A senior American politician has warned that North Korea and the United States could go to war as early as this year over Pyongyang's alleged nuclear weapons programme. William Perry, who served as defence secretary under former President Bill Clinton, told the Washington Post newspaper the key issue was that North Korea appeared to have begun reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods, a key step towards building up its nuclear arsenal. ... The situation with North Korea 'was manageable six months ago if we did the right things. But we haven't done the right things,' the Democrat politician added. He said he had not criticised President George W Bush's North Korea policy up to now because he hoped the problem was going to be acted on, but he said 'time is running out, and each month the problem gets more dangerous'."

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Child molester, torturer both get 2 years
Daily Record | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"A monk who tortured 'problem kids' with a home-made electric shock machine was jailed for two years yesterday. A former night watchman who prowled the corridors of the Stirlingshire List D school to sexually molest boys also got two years. ... As well as electric shocks, the boys were whipped with knotted laces and made to eat their own vomit. ... Boys were also sexually abused in dormitories and in the woodwork room."

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Censors busy working overtime in Pakistan
Guardian | Submitted by: Tobermory
"Some of the great works of English literature could be scrapped from the syllabus of one of Pakistan's leading universities because of what professors fear is a rising tide of Muslim fundamentalism. A review of books studied in the English courses at Punjab University in Lahore singled out several texts, including Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels as containing offensive sexual connotations which were deemed 'vulgar.' ... The review appears to have been triggered by complaints made about the syllabus by the wife of a retired army general. She criticised the inclusion of two poems, including one by WH Auden, which she said promoted Jews, and a poem by Vikram Seth, who she said was too pro-Indian. She also said the poems of Adrienne Rich were unsuitable for study because she is a lesbian. 'We have been tolerant for too long,' the general's wife said in a meeting with academics from the department."

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Protester happy to self-immolate
This Is London | Submitted by: freakymeatballs
"Millions were shocked by the horrific images of an Iranian man setting himself on fire outside the French Embassy in London. ... the 39-year-old refugee who turned himself into a human torch said that, despite his severe injuries, he had no regrets and would do it all over again. ... 'I would set myself on fire again. I would die and do the same thing 10 times over to make people understand what is happening in Iran.'"

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Dungeon keeper gets 18-to-life
AZ Central | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"A retired handyman who admitted keeping five women as sex slaves in an underground bunker in his back yard was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years to life in prison. ... Jamelske, 68, pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping five women and girls and holding them as sex slaves between 1988 and 2003 in a concrete bunker he built 3 feet underground, behind his home in DeWitt, a Syracuse suburb. ... The bunker is linked to Jamelske's home by a steel door, hidden behind tens of thousands of empty bottles and cans, that led to a series of crawl spaces and doors."

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Pat Robertson once again telling God what to do
Chicago Sun-Times | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson urged his nationwide audience Monday to pray for God to remove three justices from the Supreme Court so they could be replaced by conservatives. ... Robertson has launched a 21-day 'prayer offensive' directed at the Supreme Court in the wake of its 6-3 June vote that decriminalized sodomy. ... 'One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?'" [Come on, Pat. Does God really need pointers?]

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Brand new Iraqi concentration camps
globalresearch.ca | Submitted by: Bushsux
"In recent weeks there have been increasing reports of Iraqi men, women and even children being dragged from their homes at night by American patrols, or snatched off the streets and taken, hooded and manacled, to prison camps around the capital. ... On the edge of Baghdad International Airport, US military commanders have built a tent city that human rights groups are comparing to the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. ... Mr Akhjan, whose 58-year-old father was arrested three weeks ago for driving a truck with no doors or headlights, said: 'People are so sickened by what is happening they talk of wanting Saddam to come back. How bad can the Americans be that in three months we want that monster back?'"

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Parents fighting for WTC memorial on son's grave
AZ Central | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Catholic Church officials are forbidding the family of a man killed at Ground Zero to erect a small granite replica of the twin towers at his grave -- causing his parents added anguish. 'What the church is doing is cruel,' said Nassima Wachtler of Ramsey, N.J., whose only son died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. ... Wachtler's mother and his father, Paul, believe the best way to memorialize their son is by placing a monument in the likeness of the twin towers on the base of the headstone. ... 'The last wish that we have for our son is that he can be buried with his towers above him.'"

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Locksmith on trial for allegedly huge schlong
Allentown Morning Call | Submitted by: Ellis D Trippman
"A locksmith's defense for allegedly exposing himself to a female customer in June 2002 is that it is physically impossible for the incident to have happened as she described. ... The victim alleges that the accused's genitals protruded from the bottom of his shorts. 'It horrified me,' the woman testified. 'I never had anything like that happen to me in my 47 years.'"

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NYC whining about WTC body bag bill
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"A New Jersey plastic bag company has sued New York City for refusing to pay for 100,000 body bags it had ordered after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre. Fordion Packaging of Hackensack, which filed suit in Manhattan federal court, is seeking payment of $203,388 plus interest." According to the manufacturer, NYC attempted to return their 97,000 unused bags on the basis that they were unacceptable -- even though they were able to use 3,000 of them for the bodies pulled out of the WTC.

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Australia fated to join United States
News Corporation | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"American-born historian Dr David Mosler told a Brisbane audience yesterday there was a 20 per cent chance of Australia becoming an American state in the next 50 years. The visiting research fellow at Adelaide University, who has lived in Australia since 1971, said the chances would increase significantly in the event of a major Al-Qaeda attack on Australia or if Indonesia became a fundamentalist Islamic republic."

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Former marine runs away with British jailbait
Independent | Submitted by: Rockpile
"A 12-year–old British girl and the ex–US Marine who have run away together may have flown on from Paris, police said today. ... Mr Studabaker's family defended the actions of the former marine, claiming that he had been convinced he was meeting a 19-year-old student rather than a 12-year-old schoolgirl. ... 'When she first e-mailed him, she said she was 19,' Mrs Studabaker told The Independent. 'She said she was a student at college. He didn't know.'"

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Britain lays claim to lasagne
BBC | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Lasagne is British. It's so British the court of Richard II was making it in the 14th Century and most likely serving it up to ravenous knights in oak-panelled banqueting halls. The claim has been made by researchers who found the world's oldest cookery book, The Forme of Cury, in the British Museum. A spokesman for the Berkeley Castle medieval festival, with whom the experts were working, said: 'I defy anyone to disprove it because it appeared in the first cookery book ever written.'"

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