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  • Police: Woman says she lost $162M ticket

    01/05/2004 7:23:23 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 131 replies · 240+ views
    CNN.Com / U.S. ^ | Monday, January 5, 2004 Posted: 9:29 PM EST (0229 GMT) | Associated Press
    <p>SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) -- A Cleveland woman has told police she picked the winning numbers for the $162 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot but lost the ticket before the drawing, according to a police report.</p> <p>Elecia Battle told police she dropped her purse as she left the Quick Shop Food Mart last week after buying the ticket. She said she realized after the drawing last Tuesday that the ticket was missing.</p>
  • Canary-colored undies just fly out of the store

    12/30/2003 7:11:07 AM PST · by putupon · 8 replies · 231+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Dec 30, 2003 | CLOE CABRERA
    <p>TAMPA, Fla. In the days leading up to the new year, Lina Pardo can't keep canary-colored underwear in stock at her lingerie business.</p> <p>Even though the Colombian-born vendor ordered an extra shipment of yellow panties and bras, boxers and briefs, she's already sold out.</p>
  • Custer's Bugler, Playing the Subway?

    07/29/2003 6:24:27 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 42 replies · 989+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 29, 2003 | RANDY KENNEDY
    Nancy Siesel/The New York Times John Martin's grave at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn. The Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn is the final resting place of several long-dead luminaries, among them a few Medal of Honor winners and a Fiji cannibal chief named Vendovi, who was said to have eaten up to a dozen American sailors before his capture. But undoubtedly the cemetery's oddest historical attraction can be found off by himself, at grave No. 8865, in a section few people visit anymore, where squirrels leap from headstone to headstone. Here lies John Martin, arguably the most fascinating...
  • sudanese plane crashes killing 116 passengers, crew

    07/07/2003 10:19:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 204+ views
    Associated Press | July 8, 2003
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- A Sudanese airliner crashed early Tuesday shortly after taking off from Port Sudan airport, killing 105 passenger and 11 crew. Only a child survived, Sudan News Agency reported. MORE...
  • Luck and Leadership

    02/02/2003 7:27:51 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 8 replies · 205+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 020203 | George Will
    Luck and Leadership By George F. Will Sunday, February 2, 2003; Page B07 Regarding Iraq, the president, a baseball man, has been lucky. But as baseball's Branch Rickey said, luck is the residue of design. In two eventful weeks, the president's policy of regime change has been advanced, in part inadvertently, by the uncoordinated activities of three unlikely parties -- France, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix and Secretary of State Colin Powell. The consequence is that many critics of the president's policy have been intellectually disarmed.
  • Attack on Iraq Betting Pool

    08/30/2002 8:14:01 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 1,071 replies · 3,740+ views
    Friday, August 30, 2002 | Momaw Nadon
    It seems like an attack on Iraq is coming soon.Place your bet as to when the attack will begin. Whoever gets closest to the date and time wins.Attack time must be specified in Month, Day, Year, Hour, and MinuteFor the hour, don't forget to specify what time zone you are referring to.There is no decision on a prize to be awarded yet except for bragging rights.
  • 'You Really Do Make Your Own Luck' says scientist

    01/04/2003 4:13:42 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 398+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-3-2003
    'You really do make your own luck' says scientist New research suggests people are not born lucky but create and improve their own good fortune as they go through life. Psychologist Dr Richard Wiseman spent 10 years looking for the elusive "luck factor" and trying to understand the psychology behind good fortune. Dr Wiseman, who heads a research unit at the University of Hertfordshire, studied the lives of 400 of the luckiest and unluckiest people. He found that those with charmed lives are, without realising it, using four basic principles to create good fortune for themselves. The first principle of...
  • Luck falls Fritz's way once again

    11/02/2002 3:57:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 278+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11-2-02 | BY THOMAS ROESER
    In Minnesota, we used to call him "Lucky Fritz.'' As a Republican political staffer in the land of 14,000 lakes (far more than the 10,000 earlier counted), I never saw his equal. Walter Mondale never got elected to any office first--he was appointed first, then elected. The incumbency greased the election and re-election. Except once. Let me explain. Fritz was a junior lawyer and active volunteer in the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in the 1950s when state Attorney General Miles Lord resigned to take a state judgeship. Mondale was appointed attorney general by Gov. Orville L. Freeman. Not only that: When...
  • Don't Call Me Lucky

    09/05/2002 1:18:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Capitalist Chicks DOT COM ^ | 9-5-2 | Just another rant- by Debbie
    Don't Call Me Lucky Just another rant- by Debbie (email author)Déjà vu: 1) An impression of having seen or experienced something before 2) A dull familiarity: monotonyI have had the same verbal exchange so many times now that I can almost script it. It's like being in a predictable Twilight Zone episode. I know every line and what the out-come will be yet I am doomed to sit and endure every moment up to it's inevitable conclusion.It always starts and ends the same:"...but other people are not as lucky as you and I are. ""Define 'lucky': what do you mean...
  • Rescuers save driver hanging from I-4 rail - SUV bolt stops fall

    07/11/2002 2:11:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 296+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2002 | Jeff Kunerth and Sandra Pedicini | Sentinel Staff Writer
    <p>For 45 horrifying minutes, Christine McMichael teetered inches from doom inside her SUV snagged on an overpass guardrail on Interstate 4.</p> <p>McMichael, 28, was apparently driving home to New Smyrna Beach when her green 1999 Ford Explorer careened into the guardrail about 5 p.m. Wednesday as she passed over State Road 46 near Seminole Towne Center mall.</p> <p>The only thing that kept the Explorer from falling to the roadway below was a tiny wishbone-shaped bolt near the vehicle's right front tire that caught on the guardrail.</p>