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March 2007 Archives

Hot dog vendor fined for foie gras faux pas

A street vendor has become the first person in Chicago to be fined for selling foie gras under a bylaw that bans the sale of the delicacy.

Doug Sohn, who runs Hot Doug's Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, said he has been serving hot dogs with foie gras since the ordinance took effect in August 2006.

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A plague of bunnies

Easter is coming, and rabbits are due for their annual burst of popularity.

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Hot suds for you

A Czech resort has taken beer to a new height: 34 C, to be precise.

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Protests prompt Ukrainian officials to remove Stalin

An ad campaign in Ukraine featuring billboards and commercials with images of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin exhorting people to pay their bills was pulled on Monday after protests from rights groups and nationalists.

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Woman had 3 crocodiles strapped to body, border guards say

A woman with three crocodiles strapped to her waist was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing after guards noticed that she looked "strangely fat," officials said Monday.

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McDonald's wants a break today: 'McJob' definition must go

Fast-food chain McDonald's is aiming to scrub "McJob" from the pages of dictionaries, saying the definition is an insult to its employees.

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But Mr. Pilot, I've got to go now

SkyWest Airlines apologized to a passenger who said he wasn't allowed to use the restroom during a one-hour flight and ended up urinating in an air-sickness bag.

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Last British-made bottle of HP Sauce rolls off production line

The final bottle of British-made HP Sauce rolled off the production line in Birmingham Friday as production of the famed condiment shifts to the Netherlands.

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Northern Ireland undertakers pioneer webcast funerals for far-flung mourners

In Ireland, they bury people quickly – and now they're harnessing the speed of the internet to help families grieve across the globe.

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Stinging ants test Buddhist monks' faith

A group of Malaysian Buddhist monks, whose faith stipulates compassion for all living things, is looking for solutions to a severe stinging-ant infestation at their temple that has already sent one worshipper to hospital.

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Sticky decision facing French cheese makers

The urge to make life's tastiest noshes safer has put Camembert producers in a dilemma.

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Execs love it. Who wouldn't?

Day-to-day life rubbing you raw? Call the Bank of Montreal.

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Bravehearts welcome single women to Scotland

Scotland’s national tourist board has launched the Date a Hot Scot sweepstakes for single women around the world, promising to "give every girl the opportunity to seek out the man of her dreams."

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If I had a million dollars, I'd buy Ralph Klein's old plane

Alberta is looking for a buyer with at least $1 million to buy a 28-year-old airplane that has flown former premiers Ralph Klein and Peter Lougheed.

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Lawyer hounding police chief

The police dog and police chief in Fostoria, Ohio, have more in common than their calling.

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