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Spanish Woman Claims to Own the Sun, Will Charge Fees for its Use

http://www.myfoxorlando.com

A woman from Spain said she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.
She wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund, another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.

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Asheville to residents: shovel snow or get fined!

http://www2.tricities.com

Asheville, NC--The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that a recent city council vote allows city workers to issue $50 fines to residents and business owners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks. The fines can be issued daily until the sidewalk is cleared up to a maximum of $5,000.

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Camp Zoe, Site of Schwagstock, Facing Seizure After Drug Investigation

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com

The DEA, Missouri State Highway Patrol and U.S. Attorney's Office are trying to seize Camp Zoe, a 350-acre campground in central Missouri that hosts the music gathering Schwagstock -- after a four-year-long investigation allegedly uncovered rampant drug use and sales on the property.

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Man Sentenced to Jail For Messy Yard

http://www.wmur.com

Man jailed over messy yard. Fairly good reporting job from WMUR in NH.

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7 exceptions to the search warrant rule

http://ingunowners.com

A great forum post about search and seizure and how court precidence and rulings come into play. A very good read.

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After fluoride: What’s going into your water next?

http://www.datelinezero.com

In 2008, Julian Savulescu, a professor respected for his work in bioethics, wrote a piece advising Health Secretary Alan Johnson on adding fluoride to tap water. Savulescu believes that government has a duty to promote, among other things, the “cognitive enhancement” of humanity.

Yes, Savulescu referenced “cognitive enhancement” when discussing the government tampering with your water.
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Germantown pubs fighting to allow drinks outside

http://www.louisville.com

Louisville's ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) shutting down patio drinking after a zoning change that happened 40 years ago.

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347,000.00 fine for trimming trees

http://consumerist.com

Home owners fined 347,000.00 for trimming trees without a permit

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Cop who saved fawn faces jail, fines

http://www.foxtoledo.com

Toledo police Sgt. Mark Fry, who resuscitated a newborn fawn back to life after its mother got hit by a car might be facing jail time and possible fines.

His wife might also face fines and jail time. They are accused of keeping the fawn at an undisclosed location while it is being nursed back to health.

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County uses aerial photos to find "illegal" buildings

http://www.seattlepi.com

TACOMA, Wash. -- Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit.

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