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Cutting Room Floor 02/26/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/26/07



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(KSL Staff)

MAN FREE ISLAND

Ladies, are you looking for that ultimate getaway... from life's stresses and the opposite sex?

Iran plans a female-only island to boost tourism.

Under Iran's strict Islamic law, mixing with men in public is forbidden.

Officials argue strict sex segregation actually protects women rather than restricting their rights.

Parts of Iranian beaches are already reserved for women, where they can remove their headscarves and wear swim suits.

PIANO GUITAR

When you combine the lion and the tiger... you get... a liger.

So a piano and guitar would be... ...a pitar?

A Belgian musician has invented it... but calls it a "kelstone".

It sounds like an electric guitar, but it's played like a piano.

He says like a piano you can play bass with one hand and the other you can play chords.

INTERNET ADDICT

A man, fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is now suing the company for 5-million dollars.

He claims he's an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.

The 58-year old New York man says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during in Vietnam.

His lawyer says his client never visited pornographic sites, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees.

He also says age discrimination contributed to IBM's actions.

Pacenza, 55 at the time, had been with the company for 19 years and says he could have retired in a year.

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

And, a 2-dollar- 50 cent purchase instantly turned into a 250- thousand dollar investment. How?

Michael Sparks bought what was presumed to be a cheap replica of the Declaration of Independence and a Nashville thrift store.

After doing some online research, Sparks took it to an appraiser who discovered the document is really one of 200 original copies commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.

It hits the auction block March 22nd.

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