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"If they're looking for a choir boy than they need to go to a school and sign one," Oakley said.

"If they're looking for a choir boy than they need to go to a school and sign one," Oakley said. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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US staff lose jobs over smoke ban

Four workers in the United States have lost their jobs after refusing to take a test to see if they were smokers.

They were employees of Michigan-based healthcare firm Weyco, which introduced a policy banning its staff from smoking - even away from the workplace. (BBC)

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some people may be born with a predisposition to move while others are born the opposite.

Strolling to the bus stop, fidgeting during a meeting, standing up to stretch, jumping off the couch to change channels and other seemingly minor physical activity can make the difference between being lean and obese, researchers reported today.

The most detailed study ever conducted of mundane bodily movements found that obese people tend to be much less fidgety than lean people and spend at least two hours more each day just sitting still. The extra motion by lean people is enough to burn about 350 extra calories a day, which could add up to 10 to 20 pounds a year, the researchers found....

....Other research has indicated that some people may be born with a predisposition to move while others are born the opposite. (Washington Post)

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Testicle torn off by ex-lover

A jilted woman admitted ripping off her ex-lover's testicle with her hands after he refused to have sex with her.

Amanda Monti, 24, flew into a rage after her former boyfriend, Geoffrey Jones, 37, rejected her advances at the end of a drunken house party. She yanked off his left testicle, which was later handed to him by a friend with the words: "That's yours." (Guardian)

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Take Action: HOLD CONDOLEEZZA RICE ACCOUNTABLE

This week, the United States Senate will debate the confirmation of National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice as the next Secretary of State.

The debate about Dr. Rice's confirmation must not be a rubber stamp of President Bush's appointment. The Senate must take its "advice and consent" role seriously.

That's why, as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I stood up and asked Condoleezza Rice the tough questions that Americans deserve to have answered during last week's confirmation hearings. Questions like:

Why did the United States go to war in Iraq based on misleading -- if not false and fraudulent -- evidence?

Why did we divert valuable resources and intelligence personnel to Iraq, taking them away from Afghanistan and the pursuit of Osama bin Laden?

Why did you mislead the American people into thinking there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaida before September 11th?

We must hold Condoleezza Rice accountable for her misleading statements leading up to the Iraq war and beyond before we can even consider promoting her to Secretary of State. (PAC for a change)

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Politricks is not for me. I don't believe in war

With the Raptors heading to Washington to face the Wizards tonight, Rose was asked whether he planned to attend any U.S. presidential inauguration parties.

"Nope. Politricks is not for me. I don't believe in war," Rose said.

However, Rose donated money to John Edwards' campaign for the presidential primary.

"Maybe I just didn't want Bush to win," Rose said. "I would have voted for you (a reporter) if you were running. Can't be any worse than what we've got."(Toronto Sun)

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Maricopa County inmates wear pink boxers and sleep on pink sheets.

Maricopa County inmates wear pink boxers and sleep on pink sheets.(AP)

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