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Curses, Foiled AgAin
   Sheriff’s Deputy Venita Edge reported she
was fueling her marked patrol car at a station
in Fultondale, Ala., when Matthew Kinard, 27,
pulled alongside her and asked her to check 
				
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Description: British hairdresser Edwina Phillipson, 51, said that inhaling tiny hair clippings for 35 years bluescaused a hole in her septum that required surgery to repair. Phillipson explained that her troubles started 12 years ago when her nose began to get irritated from hairs in the air at work, and scratching eventually created an open wound that became infected. Eventually, her nose collapsed and had to be rebuilt. She now wears a surgical mask at the unisex salon she owns in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. "As a hairdresser, you're working with tiny clippings of short hair, so you end up hoovering {vacuuming} them up your nose inadvertently," Phillipson said. "It's not just the hair. It's the dead skin cells, gel on people's hair and other particles they bring in with them." (Britain's Daily Mail)Smoking pot may slow or halt Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at California's Scripps Research Institute. Reporting in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, they discovered that marijuana's active ingredient - delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - helps preserve brain function. "Compared to currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, THC is a considerably superior inhibitor of Abeta aggregation," the key pathological marker of Alzheimer's, said the study, whose authors point out it "provides a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which cannabinoid molecules may directly impact the progression of this debilitating disease." (MSNBC)Facing felony charges after striking a bicyclist from behind with his 2010 Mercedes Benz sedan in Eagle, Colo., and then speeding away, Martin Joel Erzinger, 52, had the charges reduced to misdemeanor traffic violations. Court records indicate Erzinger drove some distance after running down the cyclist before stopping at a parking lot, where he called the Mercedes auto assistance service to report damage to his vehicle and request a tow. He did not notify the police about the cyclist, who was seriously i
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