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Hired sniffers patrol Marseille for odor By J.A. Getzlaff
Police say the French port city will stink no more. (04/06/00)

So Paulo commuter sets train aflame By J.A. Getzlaff
Rush hour jam proves too much for one rider. (04/05/00)

Mexican congress debates Daylight Savings Time By J.A. Getzlaff
One senator has complained that "Summer Timetable" gets in the way of the morning quickie. (04/04/00)

Nipple-ring blues By J.A. Getzlaff
A smuggler's body piercing set off airport metal detectors recently in Turkey. (04/03/00)

Quelle surprise! By J.A. Getzlaff
A customs dog recently sniffed out an impressive -- but illegal -- trouser snake in Paris. (03/31/00)

Patted down at the opera By J.A. Getzlaff
Rio de Janeiro may pass an aggressive metal detector law. (03/30/00)

He's alive! By J.A. Getzlaff
Ghana man attends his own funeral in elaborate scheme to have hospital bills paid. (03/29/00)

Quebec hair salon doubled as a brothel By J.A. Getzlaff
Customers got more than haircuts, police say. (03/28/00)

Kenyan women storm police station and demand sex By J.A. Getzlaff
"Our men have turned to vegetables," they say. (03/27/00)

Russian trainer sells "mercenary" dolphins to Iran By J.A. Getzlaff
The marine mammals were trained to kill. (03/24/00)

For sale: Denmark's Tivoli Gardens By J.A. Getzlaff
Mickey Mouse and Michael Jackson are potential buyers. (03/23/00)

Swedish politician moonlights as a porn star By J.A. Getzlaff
The Leftist Party may oust him for his controversial extracurricular activities. (03/22/00)

Beijing forbids sex and the West By J.A. Getzlaff
Government bans steamy ads and Western magazines. (03/21/00)

Colombian woman caught with cocaine in her unmentionables By J.A. Getzlaff
Smuggler's bra-stuffing scheme will cost her big. (03/20/00)

Poland moves to ban skin flicks and magazines By J.A. Getzlaff
Parliament approves the conservative bill. (03/17/00)

Dead fish stink up Rio's Carnival By J.A. Getzlaff
Polluted harbor has partyers holding their noses. (03/16/00)

Thailand bans caffeine By J.A. Getzlaff
No more coffee or tea in the country's northern provinces, in an attempt to curb methamphetamine manufacturers. (03/15/00)

New York will shock pigeons By J.A. Getzlaff
The dirty birds are to receive non-lethal electric treatment. (03/14/00)

Germany OKs drug-injection rooms By J.A. Getzlaff
Heroin users can shoot up off the streets, unless the U.N. has its way. (03/13/00)

Belarus cracks down on bottle traders By J.A. Getzlaff
Customs officials stop empty bottles from crossing borders. (03/10/00)

Aussie prostitutes limber up for 2000 Olympics By J.A. Getzlaff
They're ready to entertain Down Under. (03/09/00)

Monkeys stone Kenyan to death By J.A. Getzlaff
The drought made them do it. (03/08/00)

Hong Kong pop star goes berserk on airplane By J.A. Getzlaff
Flight is forced to detour in Anchorage. (03/07/00)

Germans too small for condoms? By J.A. Getzlaff
Ja, says Munich's Focus magazine. Compared to the rest of Europe, one size does not fit all. (03/06/00)

Indonesian "sorcerer" commanded women into bed By J.A. Getzlaff
Police have the 36-year-old fraud in custody for his own protection. (03/03/00)

Fowl play in an English village By J.A. Getzlaff
Townspeople are stumped by a chicken-style whodunit. (03/02/00)

Swedish telecommunications company goofs By J.A. Getzlaff
Mock hijacking of bus goes haywire. (03/01/00)

Vienna store seeks nude customers By J.A. Getzlaff
This enterprising clothing outlet offers new duds to the brave and bare. (02/29/00)

Digging up Genghis Khan By J.A. Getzlaff
Chicago lawyer heads quest for the Mongolian warlord. (02/28/00)

Iraq and the U.N. duke it out over pencils By J.A. Getzlaff
Officials decide the recently donated writing implements don't violate sanctions. (02/25/00)

L'amour brings spelunker out of cave By J.A. Getzlaff
Valentine's Day lures him from the darkness. (02/24/00)

Prostitution wreaks havoc in Bangladesh park By J.A. Getzlaff
Local newspaper frowns on "floating prostitutes." (02/23/00)

The Great Firewall of China By J.A. Getzlaff
China installs speed bumps on the information superhighway. (02/22/00)

What a croc! By J.A. Getzlaff
Large lizard lunges at Aussie child (02/18/00)

Daredevil jumps from Pisa's Leaning Tower By J.A. Getzlaff
Italian police are still looking for the suspect. (02/17/00)

Platform shoes get the boot in Osaka By J.A. Getzlaff
Police say the precipitous platforms are dangerous. (02/16/00)

Hong Kong's rent-a-hawker syndicate busted By J.A. Getzlaff
Illegal street vendors and corrupt officials were in cahoots. (02/15/00)

Surrealist sculpture stolen in Mexico City By J.A. Getzlaff
Thieves dump it days later. (02/14/00)

Rio Carnival's 398-pound king put on a diet By J.A. Getzlaff
His doctor pleads with "King Momo" to lose weight. (02/11/00)

Czech man posts subterranean Valentine By J.A. Getzlaff
A mystery Valentine kept riders of Prague's subway guessing last month when an anonymous man took out ad space in 105 subway cars in hopes of recovering his lost love. (02/10/00)

Titanic II averted By J.A. Getzlaff
A cruise ship is freed from the Antarctic ice. (02/09/00)

Thief gets caught in his own tracks By J.A. Getzlaff
Virginian robbed while shoveling snow. (02/08/00)

Daily Planet: Taipei mayor surprised by floating corpse By J.A. Getzlaff
A river clean-up yields more than garbage. (02/07/00)

Drunken businesswoman accused of slugging flight attendant By J.A. Getzlaff
Trial ongoing in England. (02/04/00)

Empire State Building elevator plunges 400 feet By J.A. Getzlaff
Two office workers survive the drop. (02/03/00)

Daily Planet: Chilean actress resides in glass house for all to see By J.A. Getzlaff
Crowds line up to watch Santiago woman live. (02/02/00)

Daily Planet: Leave the Yeti alone! By J.A. Getzlaff
Chinese government cites environmental concerns; $60,000 award left unrewarded.

Daily Planet: Tourist haunted by Scottish "souvenir" By J.A. Getzlaff<
Could an ancient burial site give a modern man bad luck?

Daily Planet: Attack of the alien ice balls! By J.A. Getzlaff
The rain in Spain is frozen -- and a pain.

Daily Planet: Venice institutes "pee-pee tax" By J.A. Getzlaff
If you want to pee in a public facility, you're going to have to pay.

Drunken airline pilot detained before flying plane By J.A. Getzlaff
Amsterdam authorities find captain's blood-alcohol level four times the legal driving limit.

Daily Planet: Holy cow! Virgin of Guadalupe appears in ice cream By J.A. Getzlaff
Sidewalk spill in Houston is drawing legions of believers.

Daily Planet: Rio cracks down on nude sunbathers By J.A. Getzlaff
Thong capital says: Floss is fine, but don't cross that line.. (01/24/00)

Daily Planet:To hurl or not to hurl? By J.A. Getzlaff
A Spanish village debates its festival tradition of tossing a goat off a tower. (01/21/00)

Daily Planet: Singaporeans riot for Hello Kitty By J.A. Getzlaff
McDonald's promotion proves catnip to customers. (01/20/00)

Daily Planet: Ripeness is all By J.A. Getzlaff
Every year, Bunol, Spain, finds a whole new use for tomatoes. (01/19/00)

Daily Planet: Venomous snakes invade Port Moresby By J.A. Getzlaff
"Watch your step," says local expert. (01/15/00)

Daily Planet: Epicurean pilot fired By J.A. Getzlaff
In Vegas, a full plane beats a full stomach any day. (01/14/00)

Daily Planet: The post-mile-high club By J.A. Getzlaff
In Holland, a brothel chain proposes an enterprising new use for airport space. (01/13/00)

Daily Planet: The Mojave Phone Booth By J.A. Getzlaff
How a windswept, bullet hole-ridden telephone became a legend in its own time. (01/12/00)

Daily Planet: Now where did I leave my teeth? By J.A. Getzlaff
People forget the darnedest things in London's hotels. (01/11/00)

Daily Planet: The twine that binds By J.A. Getzlaff
A Minnesota town honors the mother of all twine balls. (01/10/00)

Daily Planet: Attack of the potted pachyderms By J.A. Getzlaff
Never offer an elephant a cask of fermented rice beer. (01/07/00)

Daily Planet: Mike the Headless Chicken Day By J.A. Getzlaff
A Colorado town celebrates one plucky fowl. (01/06/00)

Daily Planet: "The Cow is OK" By J. A. Getzlaff
How a bovine shut down a Florida highway. (01/05/00)

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