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TOO SEXY FOR THE PLANET Wednesday, April 30
Tiffany Austin called a KTVU reporter in March after being dismissed as a member of Planet Fitness Gym in Richmond, California, after only one 15-minute workout — because she was "too fit" and made other members uncomfortable. Planet Fitness …
SO SUE ME Wednesday, April 30
In March, columnist Ahmad al-Gamal of Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm Al-Sabi proposed Egypt sue Israel in international court for reparations for 10 biblical plagues cast from Hebrew curses, including boils, lice, locusts and turning the Nile River into …
FORE! Wednesday, April 30
A California model, Elizabeth Dickson, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in March against Playboy Enterprises for an injury she suffered as a guest on a Playboy Channel cable TV show in 2012 when she allowed host Kevin Klein to tee a golf ball off her …
REHABILITATED Wednesday, April 30
Cook County, Illinois, judge Cynthia Brim awaits the Illinois Courts Commission's decision as she seeks to be reinstated after her suspension in 2012 for mental health issues. Brim's been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, has been …
NEVER GETS OLD Wednesday, April 30
Evelyn Hamilton, 37, was arrested in Lufkin, Texas, in April as the most recent person to complain to police that in a recent street transaction, she was sold inferior marijuana. "Seeds and residue," she whined to the nearest officer, as she pulled …
WHO'S THE DUMBEST OF THEM ALL? Wednesday, April 30
Many people are remorseful about their first tattoos, but Jeffrey Chapman is most rueful. His ultracool inking (the word "murder" on his neck in reverse image, readable only in a mirror) is now awkward as he prepares, at press time, to stand trial …
UPDATE Wednesday, April 30
Jerry Hartfield lost again. In the Texas case mentioned here in March, the illiterate, borderline-incompetent black man sought release from prison because his constitutional "speedy trial" right was violated. He'd been sentenced to death row in 1977 …
Armed & Clumsy Wednesday, April 30
Americans (mostly men) continue to accidentally shoot themselves. Several law enforcement men did: a cop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the leg at a bagel shop (December); a former police officer and firearms instructor in Glenwood, Nebraska …
A BITTERSWEET LEGACY Tuesday, April 29
Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t be surprised. When I was hipped to the upcoming Purple Hatter’s Ball, an annual concert held in her memory, this year May 9-11 …
PISCES: April 30-May 6 Tuesday, April 29
If blindfolded, most people can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. I bet you can, this week. Odds are, you can distinguish between genuine promises and fake ones. You always know …
 
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