Volume 2 No.4

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Overheard





Overheard
( April, 2002 Volume 2 No.4 )

Running a newspaper is stressful work, and English is a funny language. When you combine these two factors and remember that we are all only human, some of the results are hilarious despite the seriousness of the story. Take these headlines from newspapers around the world.
And yes, they really did make the page!
1/ Something went wrong in jet crash, expert says
2/ Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
3/ Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted
4/ Drunk gets nine months in violin case
5/ Survivor of Siamese twins joins parents
6/ Farmer Bill dies in house
7/ Iraqi head seeks arms
8/ Is there a ring of debris around Uranus?
9/ Stud tires out
10/ Prostitutes appeal to Pope
11/ Panda mating fails__veterinarian takes over
12/ Soviet virgin falls short of goal again
13/ British Left waffles on Falkland Islands
14/ Lung cancer in women mushrooms
15/ Eye drops off shelf
16/ Teacher strikes idle kids
17/ Reagan wins on budget, but more lies ahead
18/ War dims hope for peace
19/ Typhoon rips through cemetery__hundreds dead
20/ Man struck by lightening faces battery charge
21/ Kids make nutritious snacks
22/ British union finds dwarfs in short supply
23/ Squad helps dog bite victim
24/ Stolen painting found by tree
25/ Shot off woman's leg helps Nicklaus to 66
26/ Cold wave linked to temperatures
27/ New study on obesity looks for larger test group
28/ Ban on soliciting dead in Trotwood
29/ Plane too close to ground, crash probe told
30/ Miners refuse to work after death