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September 2006 Archives

Boston Tea Party protest goes online

In a modern take on the Boston Tea Party protest, unhappy residents in Illinois are e-mailing images of tea bags to utility companies to protest rate increases.

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Argentine airport fights flying fears with counselling centre

Sometimes frightened fliers need a serious pep talk before boarding their flights, says an Argentina-based company that operates the world's first permanent, in-airport fear of flight centre.

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Costly cats promise to stamp out the sniffles

A U.S. biotech company says it has developed a new breed of hypoallergenic cats, offering animal lovers with allergies new hope.

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South Africans have faith in their cellphones

Christians can now call up the scriptures on their cellphones thanks to a new initiative by the South African division of the International Bible Society.

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People with piercings need not apply

Calgary retailers may be complaining about a labour shortage, but that hasn’t stopped two companies from enforcing strict dress policies that have some employees claiming discrimination.

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Chicago mayor wants foie gras back on menu

Mayor Richard Daley is trying to put foie gras back on the menu for Chicagoans, saying he doesn't agree with the city's controversial month-old ban of the delicacy.

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A big bucks case against Starbucks?

A New York woman, steaming mad after her free drink coupon was refused at Starbucks, has launched a $114-million lawsuit against the coffee company.

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Are bicycle helmets a hindrance or a help?

A new U.K. study suggests that passing vehicles are more likely to strike bicyclists who wear helmets than those who ride without the protective gear.

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Dining in the dark a feast for the senses

When O.NOIR restaurant opens on Sept. 15 in Montreal, diners will be literally left in the dark.

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Tourism N.B. takes the fall for spelling error in foliage ad

New Brunswick's Department of Tourism and Parks is a little red — as in embarrassed — over a spelling error in one of its television commercials promoting the beauty of the province's fall colours.

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Enterprising man drills for black gold in front yard

In what may be the ultimate do-it-yourself home project, a Louisiana man has begun drilling a well next to his home in the hopes of striking oil.

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Sealed with a typo

The U.S. Postal Service will be sure to check its p's and q's and c's in the future thanks to a much-hyped postmark typo.

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Trekkers keep trails clean with biodegradable doggie bags

Hikers walking the trails of Corner Brook, N.L, have picked up on a new doggie bag made especially for green-minded puppy-walkers.

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University pokes fun with Yale Schmale campaign

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., has launched a recruitment campaign titled Yale Schmale that takes direct aim at U.S. President George W. Bush and his alma mater.

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