Last week was a ...
Monday 01 September 1997
Bad Week for clean air, as Richard Thomas, a retired US army colonel, filed a lawsuit against his wife, alleging that the smoke from her cigarettes is a carcinogenic pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act. He says he filed the suit because he loves his wife. He will drop the action if she gives up smoking. They have been married for 43 years.
Disappointing Week for Chan Wing-hong, a 38-year-old, 1.37-metre-tall Hong Kong man who went on trial for murdering and dismembering his lover because she called him a dwarf. He said that the five weeks he dated prostitute Chow Mei-hing were the happiest of his life but he stabbed her when she said: "You bloody dwarf. I see no reason that I like you." Her comment had left him "very disappointed", he said.
Surprising Week for Olga Lauppe, who gave birth to a baby boy without realising that she was pregnant until about five minutes before he appeared. "I had gained some weight recently," she said, "but I am rather hefty." "We really don't have an explanation for this odd phenomenon," said Dr OP Bleker, head of the gynaecology department at Amsterdam's Academic Medical Centre.
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- 2 Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
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