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After the birth of her new baby, my cousin brought him to my place for a visit.
While there, she decided to prepare dinner one night and the three of us went
to the grocery store to get the things she needed.  While she was shopping, I
was holding the baby and slowly meandering through the place.  A woman walked
past me, knocked my purse from my shoulder, put her hand on my arm, looked me
in the eye and said, "I'm sorry."  I said it wasn't a problem and we each went
on our way.  When I told my cousin about it she insisted that I had just been
hit by a pickpocket.  I checked and found my wallet and keys were still in my
purse.  It wasn't until at work the next day that I discovered the missing item
-- a sanitary napkin.

Sent by renae


[UPI,Portland, OR] Doctors at Portland's
   University Hospital said Wednesday an Oregon man
   shot through the skull by a hunting arrow is lucky
   to be alive, and will be released soon from the
   hospital. Tony Roberts, 25, lost his right eye
   last weekend during an initiation into a men's
   rafting club, Mountain Men Anonymous, in Grants
   Pass,Ore. A friend tried to shoot a beer can off
   his head, but the arrow entered Roberts' right
   eye. Doctors said had the arrow gone 1 millimeter
   to the left, a major blood vessel would have cut
   and Roberts would have died instantly.
   Neurosurgeon Dr. Johnny Delashaw at the University
   Hospital in Portland said the arrow went through 8
   to 10 inches of brain, with the tip protruding at
   the rear of his skull, yet somehow managed to miss
   all major blood vessels. Delashaw also said had
   Robert tried to pull the arrow out on his own he
   surely would have killed himself. Roberts admitted
   afterwards he and his friends had been drinking
   that afternoon. Said Roberts, "I feel so
   dumb about this." (I would feel 'dumb' too if that
   much of my brain had been skewered - KEB)
   No charges have been filed but the Josephine County
   district attorney's office said the initiation stunt
   is under investigation.


London, England:

The airline Virgin Atlantic plans to install bedrooms
complete with showers, Jacuzzis and double beds in its
747 jumbos to encourage travelers to join the "Mile High
Club", a report said Wednesday.
Ten to 12 rooms will be installed in the hold of airplanes
and be accessed by a staircase from the main cabin, the Sun
newspaper said.
The price of a trip from London to New York would be around
2,900 pounds ($4,600).
"You can do it on cruise ships and trains, why not on a plane?
Passengers will find it comfy and romantic," airline boss
Richard Branson was quoted as saying.
The paper said Branson also plans a Kiddie Class, where airline
nannies and clowns will entertain children. 


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