May 072007

Just a couple of items from this past week caught my eye for inclusion here.

A gang stripped a South African man before supergluing him to an exercise bicycle while they ransacked his house, according to a report Thursday.

SAPA news agency said the attackers, dressed in suits, hijacked a man in his 50s and forced him at gunpoint to take them to his home in Johannesburg.

“The victim was then forced to strip, after which he was superglued to the seat of an exercise bicycle, his hands were superglued, as were his feet and then his mouth was superglued shut,” SAPA quoted Mark Stokoe, a spokesman for emergency services Netcare 911, as saying.

State Shoves Its Way To Front Of Primary Line

TALLAHASSEE – Floridians will choose their presidential primary candidates on Jan. 29 next year and then vote with paper ballots in the general election, says a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday.

The Jan. 29 primary date makes Florida the first large state in the country to vote for presidential nominees, bypassing several states that recently have moved up their primaries to Feb. 5.

Legislators and Congress members say that will help them push presidential candidates to support Florida priorities including a national hurricane catastrophe fund and keeping oil rigs away from state beaches.

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