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imageBanyan Tree Gets Police Protection
A century-old banyan tree in Jakarta has been given police protection after a group of youths attacked it to prove it had no mystical powers.

Parents Kidnap Bride-To-Be
The day before her wedding, Julianna Redd's parents told her they were taking her on a shopping trip. Instead, they drove her 240 miles to Colorado and held her there until after the wedding was supposed to take place.

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Art Law/Police/Crime Miscellaneous

Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006


Hmmm...youths in a Muslim country trying to counter superstition? Maybe there's hope for the world yet.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  06:24 PM
The kidnapping and the scanning of La Giaconda are not hoaxes. What are they doing on this site?
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  09:35 PM
Not everything on this site is a hoax...
...though I must admit some of the news posts are crossing from dubious claims into the interesting news category...
Posted by Soldant  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  10:34 PM
The kidnap story deserves to be here as it is a kind of story that easily could be an urban myth.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  10:14 AM
I wanna know what the heck was the deal w/ the kidnapping!!! Weirdness!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  12:01 PM
Hmm, Muslims trying to destroy a symbol of some other religion. Who'd a thunk it?
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  05:06 PM
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