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SLF 999
9th Aug 2001, 17:27
From bbc.co.uk in the business section of news

Fraud chiefs probe condom maker

9th Aug 2001, 18:57
Excellent, SLF!

....almost up there with my three all time favourites

1. "Fog in Channel - Europe Cut Off (The Times, poss. apocryphal)

2. Gotcha! (Sun - Falklands 1982)

3. Stick it up your Junta! (Ditto I think)

...anyone with any more?

WxJx :rolleyes:

9th Aug 2001, 19:01
Another one:

'Egghead Weds Hourglass'

(Variety Magzine 1956, when Arthur Miller married Marilyn Monroe)

WxJx ;)

[ 09 August 2001: Message edited by: WeatherJinx ]

9th Aug 2001, 19:16
Yet more found on web (OK, OK so I've little better to do today!) :D :D :D

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say

Include Your Children When Baking Cookies

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Drunks Get Nine Months in Violin Case

Iraqi Head Seeks Arms

Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?

Prostitutes Appeal to Pope

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

Clinton Wins Budget; More Lies Ahead

Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told

Miners Refuse to Work After Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

Stolen Painting Found by Tree

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

War Dims Hope for Peace

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last a While

Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Space

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Two Sisters Reunited after 18 Years in Checkout Counter

Typhoon Rips through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

WxJx :eek:

9th Aug 2001, 19:21
After a WWII (or maybe WWI) counter attack:

"French Push Bottles Up Germans"

10th Aug 2001, 05:58
The same day and same page they reviewed Pearl Harbour, the National Post also did a review of the film about James Joyces' mistress, Nora Barnacle. Title of review: "Nora, Nora, Nora." :)

Arm out the window
10th Aug 2001, 06:22
Top stuff, Wx Jinx.

10th Aug 2001, 06:44
"Dimbleby ill, Coronation postponed"
(Think that one was tongue in cheek but I liked it)

Squawk 8888
10th Aug 2001, 07:46
Two gems from the Toronto Sun-

After Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin orders military to disable Spanish trawlers:


On Slick Willie's impeachment: