Off topic: The Year's Best Headlines of 2004
Thread poster: Catherine Bolton

Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Dec 8, 2004

Hi folks, I just got this from my brother.
Enjoy!

THE YEAR'S BEST [ACTUAL] HEADLINES OF 2004:
(people actually get paid to write this stuff)


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

War Dims Hope for Peace

Crack Found on Governor's Daughter

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors


And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


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xxxIanW
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On a more sinister note ... Dec 8, 2004

... there are people who claim to have seen a headline in an Irish newspaper in the 1950s: "Irish girl killed by English train"!

Thanks for the laugh, Catherine!


Ian


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nruddy  Identity Verified
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G'way! Dec 8, 2004

"Irish girl killed by English train"!

We can't have dat now at all! Who do they tink dey are, dese English trains, coming over and killing our gurruls? Disgraceful!


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giogi
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Hi Catherine... Dec 8, 2004

My humble contribution!!!!!!!

"Babies are what the mother eats"
The Times-Herald, 7 November 1984

Thanks and Merry Xmas!!!
Giovanna


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NancyLynn
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well, with some onion, wine, bay leaf... Dec 8, 2004

New mothers are notoriously ravenous, you know!
Nancy


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