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June 2007 Archives

Paris Hilton's trash spurs eBay bidding war

Is there really gold in Paris Hilton's garbage, or is it just a shaggy dog story? A pair of enterprising scavengers from the website HollywoodStarTrash.com were stunned to learn Wednesday that the empty gourmet dog food can they had plundered from Hilton's trash had launched an eBay bidding war reaching $1.5 million US.

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Driving Ferrari not a sin, says carmaker, rebuffing Vatican

Fun-loving Ferrari drivers aren't sinners, the sports carmaker says in response to the Vatican's recent comments criticizing the vanity of luxury car owners.

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Dry cleaner cleared in multimillion-dollar suit over missing pants

The owners of a dry-cleaning company who were sued for $54 million US aren't on the hook over a missing pair of pants, a judge ruled Monday.

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Bid to sell bags of 'World Cup air' popped

A Chinese company that once tried to sell land on the Moon has lost an appeal against a court ruling that stopped it from selling bags of "World Cup air," state media reported Wednesday.

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Paris Hilton prison cakes hot sellers

A Los Angeles bakery's Paris Hilton visitor's cakes, complete with a custom nail file inside, are selling like hotcakes.

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Politician fumes over landfill-flavoured ice cream

The South Bronx Cha Cha Chocolate might be a hit on hot days, but a New York ice cream named for Staten Island's most notorious landmark isn't getting much love.

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Nursing home offers fortified foods, puppy play to old dogs

Japanese pet owners seeking to pamper their aging pooches on Friday will be able to check them into a new nursing home built especially for dogs.

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Frugal brides save with fake cakes

For the budget-minded bride and groom, a new business is offering a less costly alternative to buying an expensive wedding cake: renting a fake one.

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Musician screams for new ice-cream truck jingles

Tired of the old ice cream truck standbys, musician Michael Hearst has crafted a new set of modern jingles he hopes will bring the kids running — including Where Do Ice Cream Trucks Go In The Winter? and Ice Cream Yo!.

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Bank offers special interest rates to broken-hearted soldiers

The old adage that only time can soothe a broken heart is now being amended to include the healing power of premium special interest rates.

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Billionaire boom creates butler shortage

The old adage that good help is hard to find is more relevant now than ever before, says a spokesman for the Guild of Professional Butlers.

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ViagraOysters the ultimate aphrodisiac, entrepreneur says

An Australian entrepreneur's new product, Viagra-fed oysters deemed "sex in a can," is stirring up opposition from a large pharmaceutical company and health officials.

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