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Wait --- What?; Solutions to Non-Problems

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Sept. 11, 2014

Wait --- What?; Solutions to Non-Problems

In Multnomah County, Oregon, in July, a Romanian princess pleaded guilty to cockfighting. Irina Walker, 61, was born in Switzerland where her father, King Michael I, lived after abdicating the throne. She came to Oregon in 1983, where, in a second marriage in 2007, she fell in with former deputy sheriff John Walker, who had moved on to the gambling and cockfighting business, and, according to a USA Today report, she was assisting him. [USA Today, 7-16- 2014]

(1) Chung-Ang University in South Korea announced in April that its traditional-sport Department of Sport Science would begin accepting -- as legitimate "student athletes" -- video gamers. (2) Also in April, Berlin's Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery inaugurated a 4,300-square-foot area of its grounds as reserved exclusively for lesbians -- for women who, said a spokesman, "want to be buried among other lesbians." [AsiaOne (Singapore), 4-3-2014] [Associated Press, 4-1-2014]

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