One item of news I spotted today was... "Fan denies sex-for-tickets gambit".
With the baseball “World Series” starting... yesterday and NO--- I still have not worked out how it can be a "World Series" where only American teams and a token Canadian team take part.
According to the news... A mother-of-two has been charged with offering to trade sex for tickets to see her favourite sports team play.
It seems 43 year old Susan Finkelstein from Philadelphia so desperate to see the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team compete in the World Series against the New York Yankees she offered herself for sale. The problem was it was to an undercover cop who arrested her on Tuesday after meeting her while responding to her ad on Craigslist.
Describing herself as “gorgeous, tall, buxom, blonde diehard Phillies fan” it seems she hinted more than just the price of the tickets to the undercover cop.
Her lawyer stated… “She wanted to get tickets to take her husband to the game" (Phillie's won 6-1). "She never explicitly offered sex" (now where have we heard that before… the White House?). He added… “She was merely a nice lady overcome by Phillie's fever”.
While this was going on in the USA in Somalia hundreds of people attended a wedding between a man who says he is 112 years old, and his teenage wife.
Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who already has 13 children by five wives - said he would like to have more with his new wife, Safia Abdulleh, who is 17 years old.
"I didn't force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love; and then we agreed to marry," the groom said.
It must run in the family, as Mr Dore has a a grand total of 101 grandchildren. His oldest son is 80 years old and three of his wives have died.
He says he hopes his new bride will give him more children.
Perhaps the secret of why this improbable marriage is able to take place is mentioned in a medical news snippet that appeared this week. In the past “curcumin” which is an extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric has long thought to have “healing powers” now a team at the Cork Cancer Research Center have found it can also destroy gullet cancer cells.
BARRY EVA (Storyheart)
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
"Across the Pond"