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Oddities News Archive - March 27, 2006

By James Kilner BASTOY PRISON, Norway (Reuters) - The Web site reads like an advertisement for a vacation home. "Is Bastoy the place for you?" it asks next to photographs of a sunset sparkling off the tranquil waters of the Oslo fjord and horses pulling sleighs over packed snow.

Omara Portuondo swears the ghosts of Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez follow her wherever she sings.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California man in the process of getting a divorce said on Monday he was suing a popular online dating service that barred him from joining until his marriage is officially over.

The singer who dressed as a policeman in the flamboyant late 1970s disco band "Village People" has been arrested after disappearing while drug and gun charges against him were pending, officials said on Monday.