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Twain Misquote Misinformed 3 - 99t store now sells weddings for 9 too O' pined...
99t store now sells weddings for 9 too O' pined Mark Twain: "If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." He was wrong, of course. Oh my yes. And today, you can't quit laughing while reading the paper, too. A check of recent news stories, gathered from the wires and papers, culled as always under the recurring heading of News Is Stranger Than Fiction: I To "bring attention to the ludi-crousness of the extravagance of weddings," the 99-Cent Only store in Lewisville, Texas, began allowing couples to get married in the store, for Bill Flick only 99 cents. ft In Coffey County, Kan., a rural area near Topeka, a gas station with 40-year-old pumps was forced to temporarily close because the old pumps would only go as high as $2.99 a gallon. ft At a hospital in Willcox, Ariz., officials apologized to a cardiac care patient who received a hospital bill for $49 million. No immediate word if the patient had a second heart attack after getting the bill, blamed on a computer error. ft In Uganda, after rumors circulated that the bark of a tree called the citropsis articulata could enhance a man's sexual desire and virility, officials announced that demand for the tree bark was now so high, the tree faces extinction. ft In Bend, Ore., attaching several gas-filled balloons to it, a man flew his lawn chair nearly 200 miles. ft At a grocery store in Somers, N.Y., impatient with her slowness in the checkout lane, a man ran over a 72-year-old woman with his shopping cart as he left the store. ft In Braintree, Mass., firefighters made a mistake on their latest practice training. They set the wrong house on fire. ft At an airport in Middlesboro, Ky., a 50-year-old pilot landing his Beechcraft airplane remembered everything but to lower the landing gear. Amazingly, he was uninjured when his plane landed on its belly. ft In Anchorage, Alaska, as two deaf men communicated with each SEE FLICK NEXT PAGE

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  1. The Pantagraph,
  2. 14 Aug 2007, Tue,
  3. Page 27

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