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Posted on: Apr 24, 2003, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

The DEA wants to crack down on hemp foods. One writer puts her digestive tract on the line to investigate.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2003, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

When disaster strikes, why not just tie a plastic bag over our heads?

Posted on: Aug 8, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Tribute artists reflect on the 25th death anniversary of The King.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Elvis' former bodyguard and co-author of "Elvis, What Happened?" reflects on peanut butter and banana fried sandwiches and how The King liked beating on him.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

A predatory fish that has invaded a nine-acre Maryland pond attacks humans, has the head of a snake and the body of a fish -- and tastes like chicken.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Inventor and Christian evangelist Dennis Lee has gotten thousands of people to buy $10,000 "dealerships" that sell "free electricty machines." Scam artist, cult hero or savior?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

After the mutilation of 12 to 15 (depending on who you talk to) cows and steer in about seven months, folks in sleepy Pondera County are baffled.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2002, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

I'm sacrificing my time, liver, taste buds and, quite likely, a bit of stomach acid to bring you a taste test of 40-ounce malt liquors.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

The arrest of Dennis Peron, drafter of California's Prop. 215, on a recent trip to Utah raises concerns about medical marijuana patients who might choose to attend the Winter Olympics.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

These sand-filled critters come in ecru, flesh, tan, toast, camel and bark colors-they give us the willies.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Polygamy was once thought to be the exclusvie domain of Mormons. But a growing group of Christians is showing that it's up to the task of multiple wives.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

The United Kingdom has now joined the ranks of other industrialized countries to decriminalize the use of marijuana. And with their Oct. 23 conversion, the American cheese stands alone.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Bin Laden products, from Al Qaeda condoms to the Osama pinata, are selling like hotcakes. Are the merchants of these terrorist trinkets patriots or profiteers?

Posted on: Oct 23, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

The Raelians -- an international religious sect that believes human life was created by aliens and holds science as its highest religion -- rage against "religious fanatics."

Posted on: Oct 11, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Building 12-7 of the Nevada Test Site, some 100 miles north of Las Vegas, was a government test site for making biological weapons. Can it teach us anything about terrorism?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

When they started using the word scrapbook as a verb -- "I scrapbooked this weekend!" -- I knew we were doomed.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Lacking insurance, sufficient wealth and a helping hand from Medicaid or Medicare, Paul Morgan will amputate his injured feet himself. Watch it on the Web for $19.99!

Posted on: Aug 20, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

The National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) hit the trails in Montana to investigate some very strange murders.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

A group of Raëlians (folks who believe we were created by nearby aliens), may sue the FDA for putting "an illegal freeze on the cloning process." This planet is friggin weird.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Want your Viagra, Soma, Valium, Steroids, Propecia or Zyban? Then get on the Web. But do it quickly before new cyber laws are passed.

Posted on: May 29, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Tracing the history of the clown: from fun, to fear, to -- gasp! -- fetish? Yup, online clown porn is here to stay.

Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

McDonald's is buying the world, one word at a time. It now owns the trademark to 131 different words and phrases, and you'd be surprised what's on the list.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: Las Vegas Weekly

Why waste time and money on college? For about $300, you can buy yourself a degree -- or three, if you want, from hundreds of Internet sites dedicated to fattening your status. And their wallets.