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Sunday, November 06, 2005

BOULDER, Colo. -- Home Depot Inc. was sued by a shopper who claims he got stuck to a restroom toilet seat because a prankster had semeared it with glue.

Bob Douhgerty, 57, accused employees of ignoring his cries for help for abput 15 minutes because they thought he was kidding.

"They left me there,going to through all that stress," Dougherty told The Boulder Daily Camera. "THey just let me rot."

The lawsuit, filed Friday, said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery and thought he was having a heart attack when he got stuck at the Louisville on the day before Halloween 2003. A store employee who heard him calling for help informed the head clerk b radio, bu the head clerk "believed it to be a hoax", the lawsuit said.

'Frightened and humiliated'
Home Depot spokewoam Kathryn Gallagher said she woulc not comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit said store officials called for an ambulance after about 15 minutes. Paramedics unbolted the toilet seat, and as they wheeled the "frightened and humiliated" Dougherty out of the store, he passed out.

The lawsuit said the toilet seat separated form his skin leaving abrasions.

(Associated Press/CHICSUNTIMES)


AD ON Ebay offers with a bride for US$600,000.

DENVER -- For US$600,000, a 40 to 60 year old man can buy a house in a trendy neighborhood that comes complete with a bride.

Deborah Hale, 48, has placed as an en eBay offering to sell her home in Denver to a compatible man who wants to spend his life with her.She laso has her own Web site outlining the deal.

"I'm looking for my soul mate", Hale told the Rocky MOuntain News on Tuesday.

She did not immediately return a telephone message left at her home wednesday.

Hale lives part time in the 1910 bungalow style house. She also, has a jewelry business in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She has received about 60 responses.

"I have to say that the e-mails that I have got have been very kind and very nice", Hale said.

The deadline for bidding is Valentines's Day 2006.

On the Web: www.housewithbride.com

(Associated Press/ CHICSUNTIMES)


Not even death did them part: Fossils locked in sex position.

LUCKNOW, India -- this wa no one-night stand. Scientists in India say they have discovered two fossils fused together in sexual union for 65 million years.

The findings were published in the October edition of the Indian journal Current Science, which said it was the first time that copulation had been discovered in a fossil state, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

But voyeurs will need a microscope to view the eternal lovers.

A rare find
The fossils are tiny swartm cells a stage in the development of the fungus myxomycetes also known as the slime mold.

The cells reproduce by fusing, Ranjeet Kar of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany in Luchknow reportedly told PTI. Once the cells fuse, long, threadlike appendages knwn as flagella, are lost, he said.

Finding the fossils in a fused position and with their flagella shed, is evidence that the two cells were having sex, Kar said.

The sexual organs being delicate and the time of the conjugation short lived, it is quite rare to get this stage in the fossil state, the study said.

The cells were discoverd in a 30-foot deep dry well in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

(Associaed Press/ CHICSUNTIMES)
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