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Man faked being manager for fries

Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00

AN American who claimed to be the new manager of a chain restaurant and cooked himself a cheeseburger and chips is facing charges.

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Police say 52-year-old James Summers claimed he was sent by the Denny's corporate office to be the new manager at a restaurant in Wisconsin. Mr Summers is charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession and possessing an electric weapon.

Pawnshops taking wine as collateral

Some US pawnbrokers are taking liquid assets -- literally.

Along with family jewels and fine art they will accept wines as collateral for loans to help ease cash shortages of businesses and people on all rungs of the economic ladder.

'Snake' slithers to top of app charts

A simple classic game launched 14 years ago has slithered to the top of the chart for free apps for the iPhone.

'Snake', launched in 1998, tests players' ability to encourage their snake to eat food blocks, while avoiding sending it into walls or its own tail.

Malaysia bans sale of sex-ed book

A sex-education book written by a British author has been banned in Malaysia after complaints by Muslim activists that it is obscene.

The home ministry said that people caught distributing Peter Mayle's 'Where Did I Come From?' could be jailed for three years. The book is nearly 30 years old and contains cartoons on the reproductive process.

Would you like a prayer with that?

An Ohio church was offering a drive-through Ash Wednesday blessing for parishioners who might be pressed for time.

The Rev Patricia Anderson Cook, of Mt Healthy United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, planned to provide the service for people of all faiths. Reports suggested that the service was aimed at busy people as well as people who might be intimidated by walking into a church.

Comic collection to fetch €1.5m

A remarkable comic-book collection discovered stored away in a basement closet is expected to sell for more than $2m (€1.5m) at auction.

The 345 comics that Billy Wright collected in his youth and preserved until his death in 1994 will be put to auction in New York. Michael Rorrer, of California, said he found his great uncle's collection while helping clean out his great aunt's Virginia home following her death.

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