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Weirdness [508] - 31Oct97

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Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.508 (News of the Weird, October 31, 1997)
		by Chuck Shepherd

* St. Petersburg, Fla., Baptist minister Dr. Henry Lyons, president of the
National Baptist Convention and who had been accused of misspending church
funds and falsifying documents, explained in August why he had told an
interviewing committee (when applying for the position of president) that
he was single, when actually he had been married and divorced twice:  "I
forgot [those marriages]." (He noted that the marriages had been brief.)

* Two high school chemistry students from Skipwith, Virginia, experimenting
with a slime they had created in order to play a joke on their teacher in
October 1996, accidentally produced an edible plastic, and in June 1997, a
company paid them $100,000 for a one- year option on their invention.  Fuisz
Technologies Ltd. specializes in melt-in-the-mouth medications and believes
the substance might make a better capsule, at which point the boys' work
would be worth about $1 million.

* In August in Leesburg, Fla., a 28-year-old woman, in the midst of a
domestic quarrel with her husband, 29, ordered the couple's two kids, ages
6 and 8, to shoot their father with their BB guns.  The kids complied,
resulting in five chest wounds, one arm wound, and one cheek wound.  The
woman is a dispatcher for the Leesburg Police Department.

	Copyright 1997 by Universal Press Syndicate.

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