February 01, 2005

And now . . . this - Feb. 1/05

And it's been a hefty weekend for news.

We only ever got Forrest Gump

A bus driver shuttling pupils to school in northern Greece shocked their parents when he put on a porn tape, say officials. . . .

"The driver said 'kids we've got porn, do you want to watch it,'" one of the pupils told reporters on Thursday. "Everyone started shouting yes, yes and he just put in a tape and we watched it on the small TV screens on the bus."

The children were aged 12 to 15

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Okay, everybody, take a Valium!

A bored 12-year-old boy passing time by trying out his new balaclava triggered a terrorism alert at a southern Norway airport.

Glen Tommy Hvorup was waiting in a car for a delayed passenger at the Sandefjord Airport, about 60 miles south of Oslo, when he got fidgety, the local newspaper reported Monday. . . .

Police in the small city sent all available personnel, which at the time of the incident Thursday were two patrols. They searched the airport and the surrounding area for the black Volvo and its "terrorist" without success, because Glen Tommy had just left.

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It's a good thing he didn't decide to play guns with his little G.I. Joes. They'd have taken him down.

How to distract tennis players

Tennis fans could send messages to players via screens on court if plans by mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson (news - web sites) come to fruition. . . .

The deal could pave the way for a variety of interactive options for fans at tennis tournaments, including the ability to communicate with players by posting messages on digital billboards using wireless technology.

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Yeah, this'll fly, at least until the first "U SUX0RZ" messages start showing up.

Hey, this looks like a clue

A Swedish police officer has confessed that he robbed a bank and later investigated the crime himself, telling reporters at the time police had no clues. . . .

Colleagues became suspicious in mid-November when he bought a new car, paying 219,000 Swedish crowns (16,700 pounds) in cash using banknotes from the robbery, the court said.

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I think they might be on to something.

He's got legs, and knows how to use them

A hospital that accidentally placed the amputated leg of a deceased patient in a plastic bag with the personal belongings of another patient apologized Tuesday and a spokeswoman said officials were trying to determine how the error may have occurred.

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He should sue. The hospital doesn't have a leg to stand on.