Friday, January 13, 2006

Offbeat news

Headlines you might have missed

Firefighter Takes Test After Giving Birth
(Associated Press)
A Houston firefighter took a promotion test 12 hours after giving birth because fire officials wouldn't bend the department's policy to allow a postponement.

Best Man Gets 9 Years for Torching Groom's Home
(Associated Press)
A newlywed couple's best man was sentenced to nine years in prison for torching the groom's house during the honeymoon.

Online Chatting Leads to Virtual Wedding
(Associated Press)
Rita Sri Mutiara Dewi's fiance could not get time off from his job in the United States. But that didn't stop the couple, who have never met in person, from tying the knot.

Couple Puts Itself, Family Up for Lease on eBay
(turnto10.com)
An engaged Warwick couple, along with six other relatives, have put themselves up for lease on eBay -- $1.5 million for five years of service.

With thanks to turnto10.com and The Associated Press.


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5 comments:

Len said...

Interesting articles.

"Best Man Torches Groom's Home"
Wow, if that was his best man, I'd hate to know his worst. :o)

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

From the sublime to the absurd....

Deb S. said...

Len and Dr. Deb, Bill Cosby said it: "There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor, and we are funny to God."

AsianSmiles said...

The news that shocked me most is the internet wedding. Goodluck to both of them - and yes, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks Sis.

AsianSmiles

Deb S. said...

AsianSmiles: I am still stunned by the Internet wedding. I, too, wish the couple the best.