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Weirdness [414] - 12Jan96

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 96 21:46:51 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness [414] - 12Jan96

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.414 (News of the Weird, January 12, 1996)
by Chuck Shepherd

* In December, Independence, Mo., veterinarian R. D. Holder performed the
first testicle implant on a dog when he inserted FDA-approved Neuticles into
a 110-pound Rottweiler.  Holder and Gregg Miller had invented the implants
so that male dogs that have been neutered could still walk around with
testicles after the surgery.  (Miller said he got the idea when he saw how
"frightened" his own dog looked when he returned from being neutered.)
[Independence Examiner, 12-14-95]

* A woman in Pearl River, La., reported to police in October that someone
broke into her house and took nothing, but put her kitchen garbage out on
the porch and cleaned all of her ashtrays.  And in Woodbridge, N. J., in
July, a resident reported that someone broke into her house and took
nothing, but moved a TV set into the den and a camera from one table to
another. [Times- Picayune, 10-18-95] [Woodbridge News Tribune, 7-25-95]

[Aw, that's nothing.  When I was 3, living on Jones St. in NYC, a burglar  
broke into our apartment (splitting the door jamb in the process) and  
apparently took nothing, but did leave a cheap (but functional) watch in the  
coffeepot.  Really!  -psl]

* In an October interview with the Raleigh (N. C.) News and Observer, U. S.
Rep. Frederick K. Heineman said his combined Congressional salary and
pension income of $183,000 a year makes him merely "lower-middle class."
Said Heineman, "When I see someone who is making anywhere from $300,000 to
$750,000 a year, that's middle class." [Washington Post, 10-25- 95]

* In December, a jury in Washington, D. C., awarded $175,000 to Mary Jo
Smith, who said she fell off a parking garage ramp at a hotel while rushing
to a luncheon featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Only $7,500 was for medical
expenses.  Smith is the wife of Republican U. S. Sen. Robert Smith of New
Hampshire, who recently voted for legal reform legislation that would reduce
such large payouts that go beyond actual expenses. [Washington Post,

Copyright 1996, Universal Press Syndicate.  All rights reserved.
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