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1996 Stories by Chuck Shepherd

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  • News of the Weird

    published December 26, 1996

    Lead Stories *In October Miriam Flores, serving six years for robbery in Mexico City, was selected Miss Mexico Jailhouse in a pageant that... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 19, 1996

    Lead Stories *People getting too much sleep: Michele and Tony Phebus were arrested in Lafayette, Indiana, in August after they fell asleep... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 12, 1996

    Lead Stories *In a procedure denounced by the Association of Professional Piercers, Phoenix piercer's apprentice Joe Aylward recently had a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 5, 1996

    Lead Stories *On October 21 the CBS Evening News aired a videotape of an Iraqi wedding reception in which members of a cult of Sunni... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 28, 1996

    Lead Stories *Denny Constantine revealed to the San Jose Mercury News in October that he was part of a team that almost got the go-ahead to... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 21, 1996

    Lead Stories *A New York Times report on the first day's rescue operations for TWA Flight 800 in July mentioned a man in an army uniform... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 14, 1996

    Lead Stories *Several news services reported in October on the growing number of "telephone clubs" in Tokyo in which men (mostly middle-age... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 7, 1996

    Lead Stories *Right place, right time: In Pittsburgh, during the Steelers-Ravens football game in September, Allen E. Adams was picked up... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 31, 1996

    Lead Stories *Overcoming disabilities: In September wheelchair-using men in Frankfurt, Germany (no legs), and Pompano Beach (missing part... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 17, 1996

    Lead Stories *Dangerous minds: In the same week in September, Southwest Elementary School in Lexington, North Carolina, suspended a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 10, 1996

    Lead Stories *Conspicuous getaways: Armed with descriptions of the perpetrators, police made arrests fairly quickly in robberies in Chicago... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 3, 1996

    Lead Stories *In Chicago transportation analyst Steve Lewins, using the stationery of his employer, the investment firm Gruntal & Company,... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 26, 1996

    Lead Stories *Singapore began a clean-lavatories campaign in August. Officials said the measure of a nation's social progress is the... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 19, 1996

    Lead Stories *The London insurance firm of Goodfellow Rebecca Ingrams Pearson announced in August it would offer policies covering people... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 12, 1996

    Lead Stories *Coincidental middle names: Conan Wayne Hale, age twenty, a triple-homicide suspect who allegedly confessed to a priest in... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 5, 1996

    Lead Story *Hillsborough County, Florida, sheriff's deputies charged Jeffrey Alan McLeod, age 29, with robbing a Chevron gas station in... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 29, 1996

    Lead Story *Three fishless bass-fishing tournaments were held last winter with anglers casting lines into indoor swimming pools and a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 22, 1996

    Lead Stories *Willie King, age 37, was arrested moments after he had allegedly mugged a 94-year-old woman in a housecoat just outside her... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 15, 1996

    Lead Stories *Abdala ("El Loco") Bucaram was elected president of Ecuador in July, six years after he briefly moved to Panama to evade... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 8, 1996

    Lead Stories *At Thailand's national games in June, to select those who would represent the country in the Olympic games, the gold medal in... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 1, 1996

    Lead Stories *Air New Zealand announced in June that it will permit cockpit crews on international flights to nap during periods of low... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 25, 1996

    Lead Stories *Two Fremont, California, men obtained a patent recently for a golf club that will fire a ball up to 250 yards by detonation... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 18, 1996

    Lead Stories *In March a Washington physicians' agency filed charges of unprofessional conduct against county coroner Dexter Amend of... More >>

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