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1998 Stories by Chuck Shepherd

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  • News of the Weird

    published December 31, 1998

    Lead Stories *The November Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, featured the very popular "Cowboy Poker," in which four men sit at a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 24, 1998

    Lead Stories *A November Associated Press dispatch described the work of commercial leech and maggot suppliers who sell to hospitals for... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 17, 1998

    Lead Stories *The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Alberta, Canada) announced in November that this year's single permit to hunt an Alberta... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 10, 1998

    Lead Stories *Calgary, Alberta, construction worker Michael Pearse, age 22, an admitted hothead, pleaded guilty to making threats in 1996... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published December 3, 1998

    Lead Stories *Recently dismissed San Jose, California, police officer Johnny Venson, Jr., age 48, in jail facing fourteen counts of... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 26, 1998

    Lead Stories *According to an October Wall Street Journal profile, Randall C. Hutchens is one jailbird making a comfortable living... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 19, 1998

    Lead Stories *In September a Tennessee appeals court rejected a woman's challenge to a child custody ruling that she said endangers her... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 12, 1998

    Lead Stories *In October the New York Times reported on an emerging mental health condition called "uplift anxiety," in which Prozac users... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published November 5, 1998

    Lead Story *A University of California professor's request to see FBI records on Groucho Marx was granted in September. Included in the... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 29, 1998

    Lead Stories *Public relations executive Jim O'Connor opened the Cuss Control Academy in Chicago in September; he charges $300 for a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 22, 1998

    Lead Stories *In August a Virginia Circuit Court, ruling in the divorce case of Glaze v. Glaze, said that "sexual intercourse" was not a... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 15, 1998

    Lead Stories *World's greatest athletes: According to Pacific Dunlop, the company supplying condoms for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney,... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 8, 1998

    Lead Stories *And Perrier and bowls of red M&Ms: When authorities raided a cockfighting operation near Gadsden, Alabama, in July, they... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published October 1, 1998

    Lead Stories *This past summer the city councils of Fostoria, Ohio, and Victoria, British Columbia, adopted codes of conduct for their... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 24, 1998

    Lead Stories *Sweden's Social Democrat party and England's Vegetarian Society released controversial erotic video ads in August. The... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 17, 1998

    Lead Stories *Among the street theater performances at New York City's International Fringe Festival in August: a 45-minute satirical,... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 10, 1998

    Lead Story *In separate incidents over a three-day period in July, three cousins in Shasta County in northern California lay down on or... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published September 3, 1998

    Lead Stories *A man whose name was not released checked in to a motel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 15 for two days and left behind... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 27, 1998

    Lead Stories *Six women filed a lawsuit in July in Birmingham, Alabama, in protest of the state's new ban on the sale of sex toys ("any... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 20, 1998

    Lead Stories *In July in Columbus, Ohio, the prison sentence of convicted child-pornography importer Timothy Rowles, age 29, was bumped... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 13, 1998

    Lead Story *NASA revealed in May that it had inadvertently allowed an astronaut impostor to sit at the mission control console at Alabama's... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published August 6, 1998

    Lead Stories *According to Pat Rusin and her team of researchers at the University of Arizona, the toilet seat is actually one of the least... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 30, 1998

    Lead Stories *On July 1 in South River, New Jersey, Yugoslavian Americans Boris Angelevski and his wife and 31-year-old son, after fighting... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 23, 1998

    Lead Stories *Distrust of modern medicine has led to the increasing popularity of therapeutic self-trepanning (drilling a hole in the... More >>

  • News of the Weird

    published July 16, 1998

    Lead Stories *The New York Times reported in June that NASA recently successfully field-tested an oil-spill catcher that could have cleaned... More >>

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