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This thread is for all those, "So weird they have to be true" stories in the news. Like these...


Store apologizes for fried chicken special in honor of Black History month

By Associated Press, 2/6/2002 06:45

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A supermarket advertised a sale on fried chicken in honor of Black History Month, prompting the company to issue an apology after a customer complained.


Giant Food Stores customer Lance Sellers brought the ad to the attention of the manager of the store in Union Deposit east of Harrisburg. The sign read: ''In honor of Black History Month, we at Giant are offering a special savings on fried chicken.''


''I showed it to a few of the other customers ... and they all were stunned,'' Sellers said. ''When I approached the store manager about the problem he had the nerve to ask me why it offended me so much.''


Giant Food Stores apologized on Wednesday and said the sign was not meant to be offensive.


''It did happen. It was at that one store only,'' said Denny Hopkins, Giant's vice president of advertising. ''We had a customer bring the sign to us and complain and we immediately took it down.''


Paula Diane Harris, president of the Greater Harrisburg Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the sign reinforces racist stereotypes.


''Not all African-Americans eat fried chicken, greens and chitlins. We like salad, roast beef, low-fat chicken, just like everybody else,'' she said.


Giant is sponsoring several programs for Black History Month, including having jazz bands and soul food samples at its Kline Village Plaza and Union Deposit stores, Hopkins said.


Sellers said the sign wouldn't keep him from shopping at the store.


''We laugh about it,'' he said. ''How could they put something like that out there?''





Man gets away with probation for 'scraggly' marijuana


ASHLAND, ORE. (AP) - A man charged with growing marijuana at his house faced more serious charges, but got off with probation because the plants were in such bad shape.


William Lavon Atchley, 44, had faced a charge of drug manufacturing - which carries a maximum 20-year sentence - for growing three marijuana plants.


But the plants were in such bad condition, public defender Herbert Putney successfully argued that Atchley should only face a lesser sentence.


"He was almost embarrassed to admit they were his, it was so straggly," Putney said.


Judge Raymond White Monday imposed one year's probation and a $500 fine for possession of the drug.

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Check this one.


Co-Pilot Subdues Passenger With Ax


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - A passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit of a United Airlines plane carrying 157 people Thursday on a flight from Miami but was subdued after the co-pilot hit him over the head with a small ax.


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Guest im not witty

someone sent me an email about some rugby player who dislocated his hip during a game, and in an attempt to pop it back into place aciidentally got his testicles stuck in the socket with his hip. then he screamed so loud he tore his vocal cords. mmm mmm good.

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Guest willy.wonka



he said it was from some black gangbanger who shot him for looking at him too long...




























then his mother luaghed when she heard the story in the car and told us his dad took a hatchet and went crazy on the boy...that one was sounding a little more believable than the gangbanger

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Guest willy.wonka

ever see magnolia


that movie is a trip...

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