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Every Utility's Dream

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 16,2013 - When Kentucky’s Richardsville Gas Co. announced plans to discontinue service, 36 of its 47 customers signed a petition demanding a rate increase so they wouldn’t lose the service.

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Sons of Beaches

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 9,2013 - After a bridge collapsed in Uganda’s Nebbi District, cutting off access to a health center, a school and businesses, authorities took five years to rebuild it. Three days after the new bridge opened, it collapsed.

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Last Wish

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 2,2013 - After Scott E. Entsminger, 55, died in Columbus, Ohio, the death notice included his request that six Cleveland football players serve as pallbearers to lower him into his grave “so the Browns can let him down one last time.”

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Revenge of the Mobile Devices

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 26,2013 - Texting contributed to the crash of a medical helicopter near Mosby, Mo., according to National Transportation Safety Board investigators. Despite the helicopter operator’s rule forbidding pilots to use electronic devices

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Cursive's Last Gasp

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 19,2013 - Two German entrepreneurs invented an ink pen that recognizes misspelled words and bad handwriting. Its name is Lernstift, German for “learning pen,” according to Daniel Kaesmacher, co-founder of the company

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This Ain't No Karaoke

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 12,2013 - American tourist Bobby Ray Carter Jr., 51, was killed at a bar in Thailand’s Krabi province after he insisted on singing with the band. “Witnesses said Carter got angry when the band played ‘Hotel California’

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Alien Sex

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 5,2013 - Pakistan leads the world in homophobia, according to a report by the American Pew Research Center, and, according to Google, search requests for same-sex pornography.

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Happy Ending

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 29,2013 - After a Chinese court overturned prostitution charges against a Foshan hair salon whose staff provided sexual services, Chinese media and law enforcers began a national debate on whether sexual services that don’t

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Prostitutional Paradox

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 22,2013 - We want fairness. There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat.

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Tough to Swallow

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 8,2013 - Water quality could constitute an "act of terrorism,"
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