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How bizarre! How bizarre!
by Thanos Kalamidas
2012-07-16 08:40:15
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Cat video film festival

biiiiiiiiiz001_400The internet phenomenon of sharing cute videos of cats is to be celebrated in the "world's first" film festival dedicated to viral felines. The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is set to take place on 30 August in Minneapolis, in the US. The event is described as a chance for people to come together and "LOL [laugh out loud] in the presence of others".

Organiser Katie Czarniecki Hill said fans had until 30 July to nominate their favourite clips to be shown. "I could not be more excited to literally bring this solo cat video viewing behaviour out in the open," Ms Hill wrote in a blog post announcing the event.

"Traditionally, we send these viral gems to one another via email or share them through various social media outlets. "Some viewers (yours truly included) spend precious free time trolling the interwebs for hilarious 30-second clips of feline tomfoolery."

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Zimmerman wants to toss trial judge in Trayvon Martin case

biiiiiiiiiz002George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, on Friday asked for a new judge – again. The motion was revealed as one of two Zimmerman case documents released Friday. The second sought to keep certain evidence from being made public.

Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O'Mara said in the judge-recusal filing that remarks by Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester “created a reasonable fear in Mr. Zimmerman that this court is biased against him” and Zimmerman “cannot get a fair trial."

O’Mara took issue with Lester saying in a July 5 order setting Zimmerman’s bail at $1 million that the defendant had “flouted the system” by failing to disclose at his first bond hearing in April that he had raised money from donations for his legal defence. In April, Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond. The judge revoked the bond June 1 after prosecutors showed Zimmerman had allowed his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, to mislead the court about the couple's financial picture during an April hearing, failing to disclose at least $130,000 rose in a PayPal account.

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Virgin Mary

biiiiiiiiiz003_400Hundreds of Catholics are congregating at a tree In New York where some say an image of the Virgin Mary has appeared. Police barricades sectioned off the tree in West New York, New Jersey, which is surrounded flowers and candles.

Local woman Mary Alnodovar insists that it's a miracle: "I've been here for many years. I've never seen this before. And I always pass through here. Nothing happen like this. That's why I got surprised and I tell my friend, 'You got to go. You got to go and see.' It's not a lie. It's true what you see over there.”

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California pain doctor duped by dog X-ray in sting

biiiiiiiiiz004Investigators say a Southern California doctor saw enough from an X-ray to prescribe pain killers to an undercover cop but missed the tail showing it was an image of a dog. Police and Los Angeles County deputies on Thursday raided the Glendora urgent care clinic of 69-year-old Dr. Rolando Lodevico Atiga after a two-month investigation that included three undercover deputies posing as patients.

One of the undercover deputies showed Atiga an X-ray to prove she needed pain killers. The scan of her German shepherd clearly shows the dog's tail.  The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/Nqk2NA) reports Atiga examined the X-ray and asked if she wanted Vicodin, oxycodone, Valium or Xanax. Glendora police Capt. Timothy Staab says Atiga is well known among drug addicts and was considered the doctor to go to.



      
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