Wednesday 3/14

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A place to live – Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people in southern Italy. Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued the tongue-in-cheek decree because the village has no cemetery and it is feuding with a nearby town that has one — creating a logistical problem about what to do with the deceased. The mayor told newspapers that villagers are content. “The ordinance has brought happiness,” he was quoted Tuesday as saying. “Unfortunately, two elderly citizens disobeyed.”

Prison break…in – Breaking out of jail is totally old hat, but a Seattle man made things a little more interesting earlier this week when he surprised authorities by trying to break in to the King County Jail. The man, who was not identified, was spotted trying to jimmy open a door on jail property. When that didn’t work he climbed a fence and made it into a secure area, where he was taken into custody.  He declined to reveal the reason for his mysterious break-in.

Might as well jump –Deputies pulled over Thomas Harter about halfway acrossNew Orleans’ Causeway bridge, after observing him swerving wildly around cars. When asked to come out of the car with his registration, he exited with an armload of CDs, then took a flying leap over a protective fence down 20 feet to the water below! Rescuers found him clinging to a nearby piling and dragged him out of the water so he could be booked on DUI charges — for the eighth time.

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