Friday, January 27, 2006

Offbeat news

Headlines you may have missed

Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt (Associated Press)
A male high school student can wear a skirt to school after the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with school officials.

Insurance Damages for Form Trip (BBC News)
An insurance worker from Fife has won compensation after she tripped and fell over a pile of accident claim forms.

French Murder Was from a Different Era (Agence France Presse)
French police who spent two years trying to identify a woman who was murdered by a blow to the head were relieved to discover the reason their efforts were failing: the woman died half a millennium ago.

Maine Deadbeats Pay Back Strip-Search Cash (Associated Press)
Nearly 300 people who were awarded more than $450,000 in a class action lawsuit over jailhouse strip searches handed the money back to the state to pay child support and related debts.

With thanks to The Associated Press, Agence France Presse and BBC News


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3 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for posting these!

Shirazi said...

I am thinking about the first item and wondering?

Deb S. said...

Kate and Shirazi: Never a dull moment when it comes to humankind!