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1999 Stories by Chuck Shepherd

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  • News of the Weird

    published July 15, 1999

    Lead Stories *In the course of a June report decrying the Canadian economy's discrimination against people who do unpaid work (mostly... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 8, 1999

    Lead Stories *An evangelical Christian organization in Hereford, England, announced in May that it had set up a 24-hour-a-day camera on... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 1, 1999

    Lead Stories *In April the Unique Recoveries collection agency in Bombay, India, hired six eunuchs to go to the homes or offices of... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published June 24, 1999

    Lead Stories *Latest Diaper Research: Jill Furlough, age 31, of Lakenheath, England, told the London Daily Telegraph in April that she had... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published June 17, 1999

    Lead Stories *Professor Kevin Warwick of Reading (England) University told the Times of London in May that "several" firms had approached... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published June 10, 1999

    Lead Stories *Students enrolled in the pornography course at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, submitted final graded... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published June 3, 1999

    Lead Stories *Practicing Up for Yugoslavia: In April an air force pilot training at the Warren Grove Bombing Range in New Jersey missed his... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published May 27, 1999

    Lead Stories *An April Associated Press report from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, described recent intense competition for dead bodies. The... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published May 20, 1999

    Lead Stories *Frenchman Richard Moureau upset Brit Terry Burrows in the European Window Cleaning Championship in Paris in March by wetting... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published May 13, 1999

    Lead Stories *According to an April Associated Press report, the University of Illinois managed to find women to fill fifteen laboratory... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published May 6, 1999

    Lead Stories *New Scientist magazine reported in April on findings showing that weaker males of two animal species father almost as many... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published April 29, 1999

    Lead Stories *According to an April New York Times report, the purchase price of giant stag beetles in Japan has dropped recently to about... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published April 22, 1999

    Lead Stories *England's Plymouth University announced in March that it would offer an "academically rigorous" bachelor's degree in surfing... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published April 15, 1999

    Lead Stories *The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in Glasgow, Scotland, announced a cutback in services in March because there... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published April 8, 1999

    Lead Stories *Catholic officials in Brazil attribute the recent 250 percent increase in church attendance to the popularity of priest... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published April 1, 1999

    Lead Stories *The Times of London reported in March that a convicted rapist in his thirties has been recommended for British... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published March 25, 1999

    Lead Stories *In March Alan and Christine Davies of Rhondda, Wales, were awarded about $200,000 from the driver who caused the collision... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published March 18, 1999

    Lead Stories *In January North Dakota legislators decided against a proposal to crack down on impatient motorists who relieve themselves... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published March 11, 1999

    Lead Stories *In February Eastern Illinois University officials declined to refund $364 in tuition to April Hixson for the course... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published March 4, 1999

    Lead Stories *According to a January report in the San Francisco Chronicle, the percentage of gay men who engage in risky sex without... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published February 25, 1999

    Lead Stories *Only the Falcons Were More Disappointed: On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Petersburg Times profiled local resident Joffre... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published February 18, 1999

    Lead Stories *The Denny's restaurant chain, which paid $45 million in 1994 to settle a lawsuit by black customers who claimed they were... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published February 11, 1999

    Lead Stories *Joe Firmage, age 28, multimillionaire founder of the high-profile Internet consulting firm USWeb, resigned in January out of... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published February 4, 1999

    Lead Story *Since 1996 accused murderer and paranoid schizophrenic Eric Brown has been rendered incompetent to stand trial, but officials... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published January 28, 1999

    Lead Stories *Since July the Totenko Chinese restaurant in Tokyo has been offering an all-you-can-eat luncheon buffet (that regularly costs... More >>

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