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PLAY MISTY FOR ME Wednesday, May 7
Visitors to the New York City office of Clear Channel radio station group chairman Bob Pittman are greeted exotically as they step off the elevator by a "tunnel" of "fine mist." However, a spokeswoman told a New York Post reporter in March that it …
INTELLIGENT DESIGN Wednesday, May 7
In a springtime rite in Narcisse, Manitoba, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes slithered out of pits in March so writhing males could hook up with "pheromone-spewing" females. London's Daily Mail called it the largest gathering of snakes …
PAR-TEE! Wednesday, May 7
Once again this year, the Toads on Roads charity in Sleaford, England, called for volunteers in February to police a highway where post-hibernating female toads carry horny males on their backs across a road to mate in marshes. Without help, said …
ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECT Wednesday, May 7
Charged with exposing himself indecently to teenage girls in Durham, Ontario, in February: Mr. Chad Freake, 33. Arrested in Fort Lauderdale in April, charged with illegal drug possession: Mr. Edward Cocaine, 34 (nope — possession of Xanax!).
NEWSWORTHY NAMES Wednesday, May 7
Universal Knowledge Allah, 36, charged with stealing a Stradivarius violin from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster (February); Theodore Edward Bear (aka Ted E. Bear), 29, charged with attempted murder, Great Falls, Montana (December); Ms. …
PERSPECTIVE Wednesday, May 7
The maximum penalty a drunk driver can serve in Missouri for causing another's death is 15 years in prison — the same penalty handed down last year by Circuit Judge Kenneth Pratte to a brother and sister whose crime was getting caught with 20 …
LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Wednesday, May 7
Recurring Theme: An unnamed "gangland" bomber was killed in March in Dublin, Ireland, when the payload exploded prematurely. The detonation occurred on the morning of March 30, which marked the daylight saving time change in Ireland, and police …
Cover story brings to mind religious prejudice, with writer saying most of the discrimination he's seen was done by atheists instead of to them
PLENTY OF MOVES Tuesday, May 6
Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Ian Mairs, Blitzen Trapper, Holy Wave, Architects and The Faint deliver the goods to Northeast Florida
COMING ATTRACTION Tuesday, May 6
Karen Sadler’s World Arts Film Festival wants to rekindle Jacksonville’s love affair with the movies — and help kids with special needs along the way
 
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