THURSDAY, December 29, 2011

New York police issued an Amber Alert when a nine-year old Tennessee girl flying by herself failed to arrive at JFK.   Turns out Continental had rerouted her plane without notifying the girl's
grandparents.   In Continental's defense, they did keep her in a safe place during the unscheduled
flight -- it was in he overhead bin, but still. . .

White Castle claims they're the first fast food emporium to offer beer and wine.  Actually,
McDonald's tried it some years ago, but customers refused the test required before being
allowed to drive out of the parking lot -- blowing into a balloon that came with the Happy

The Chilean newspaper La Tercera was ordered by a court to pay damages to readers who were
injured when a recipe they had read in the paper exploded.  This probably spells curtains for the
popular personal advice column "Ask the Unabomber."

In a first for the NFL, owners have approved the sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars to Pakistani
businessman Shahid Khan.  Team stats should improve dramatically.  If the players don't shape up immediately, Shahid has instructed the coach to stone them.

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