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Weirdness [449] - 13Sep96

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri,  4 Oct 96 21:32:32 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness [449] - 13Sep96

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.449 (News of the Weird, September 13, 1996)
		by Chuck Shepherd

*  Chuck Shepherd's The Concrete Enema and Other News of the Weird Classics
($6.95), a paperback collection of 300 of the best stories of recent years,
is now at bookstores everywhere.

* Albuquerque, N. Mex., school teacher Scott Glasrud failed by two votes
(1,170-1,168) in the Republican primary for a state senate seat in June,
and the next month realized that his father-in- law's and mother-in-law's
votes for him had not been counted because a death in the family had delayed
their mailing in their write-in ballots. [Albuquerque Journal, 7-21-96]

* In July, 58 worshipers, seeking divine protection on an astrologically
unlucky day, were crushed to death by other stampeding worshipers at two
Hindu shrines in the cities of Haridwar and Ujjain, India.  And in August,
a 9-year-old boy was crushed to death when a granite tombstone fell over on
him at a Bible school in Summerville, Ga.  Also in August, according to
police in New Orleans, Melvin Hitchens, 66, who had been reading the Bible
on his front porch, put it down, fetched his gun, and shot to death a
neighbor woman with whom he had been feuding about the cleanliness of their
yards. [Tuscaloosa News- AP, 7-16-96] [Chattanooga Times-AP, 8-8-96] [Dallas
Morning News-AP, 8-5-96]

Copyright 1996, Universal Press Syndicate.  All rights reserved.
No commercial use may be made of the material or of the name
News of the Weird.

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