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No Road to Somewhere

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Dec 10,2012 - After receiving $29 million in federal stimulus money, the Army Corps of Engineers ordered a harbor built on the Aleutian island of Akutan.

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Tourist Trade

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Dec 3,2012 - New York and New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy complained their cleanup efforts are interrupted by disaster tourists, who’re drawn by curiosity to the real-life scenes of tragedy shown on television.

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Sticky Fingers

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Nov 26,2012 - A Connecticut jury convicted Anthony Johnson, 49, of stealing up to $70,000 a week by crawling beneath seats in darkened movie theaters to remove credit cards from women’s pocketbooks.

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Business Plan of the Week

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Nov 19,2012 - Operating under bankruptcy protection, American Airlines paid $40,000—a year’s salary—to each of the 2,205 flight attendants who accepted its buyout offers.

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Never Too Old

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Nov 12,2012 - After serving as mayor of River Falls, Ala., for three decades, Mary Ella Hixon, 91, resigned and pleaded guilty to stealing $201,000 from the town.

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Wrong Rites

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Nov 5,2012 - The religious tax option renders more than $4 billion a year unto Germany's Catholic and Protestant churches.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Oct 29,2012 - Noting that freelance donors suggest impregnation by intercourse is easier and more reliable than artificial injection

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Good News for Zombies

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Oct 22,2012 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Gerber Legendary Blades announced a voluntary recall of 119,000 Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes that were marketed to zombie killers on last fall’s season opener of The Walking Dead television series.

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Modesty First

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Oct 15,2012 - The Wreck Beach Preservation Society asked municipal officials in Vancouver, British Columbia, to ban ogling at Vancouver’s best-known nude beach.

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Slightest Provocation

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Oct 8,2012 - A woman drove her husband to the police station because he was "talking stupidly" and swearing.
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