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The skinny

Published May 4, 2007


Cream cheesy

Strip club owner either petty or pretty charitable

Luke Liakos, who operates strip clubs in Dayton, Ohio, took the high road when he noticed that backers of legislation to impose strict regulations on his clubs were behind him in the lunch line at a Columbus bagel shop. Well, not the high, high road. According to the Dayton Daily News, Liakos bought all the bagels in the store, thereby denying his foes their lunch. That meant he had about 100 bagels, so he donated them to a food bank. "I might not want to clothe the naked but I want to feed the hungry, " Liakos reportedly said.

'Bodies' home version

It's cool. He got the skulls from China.

Just because someone has four human skulls in their apartment, and is boiling one of them in cauldron of water, doesn't mean anything weird is going on. Police in Chicago were called to the apartment of a man who makes anatomical models after a client saw the cranium cooking. "It doesn't seem to be anything nefarious at this time, " said Lt. Perry Nigro. The man said he bought them legally from China. Which uncovers this as a piece of news: You can apparently legally buy human skulls from China.


Why won't Gay's e-mails go though?

Gay Hamilton was trying to send an e-mail to the help desk of Telecom New Zealand, but it wouldn't go through. An automated response said the message "was identified by our content filtering processes as containing language that may be considered inappropriate for business-like communication." It was because of the word "gay." According to the Daily Telegraph of Sydney, Hamilton acknowledges that in addition to being Gay, she is in fact gay, but that had nothing to do with her e-mail.

Poor rose

Man widowed a year after forced marriage

Charles Tombe's "wife" died. He's not talking about it. All that is understandable, but the story gets pretty weird from there. A little more than a year ago, Tombe, who lives in Juba, Sudan, was caught in a compromising position. With a goat. Local elders decided that the only proper response was for Tombe to protect the honor of the goat. By marrying her. Now comes the story's sad ending. (Admittedly, the start of the story hasn't been a big laugh fest.) Rose, a black and white goat, reportedly died after choking on a plastic bag that she swallowed while eating scraps on the streets of Juba, according to the BBC. Tombe has not had any comment on the matter. But then, he stopped talking about the matter before the sentencing. In addition to Tombe, Rose is survived by one kid, from another relationship.

Compiled from Times wires and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster.

[Last modified May 4, 2007, 00:53:46]

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