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Oddities News Archive - March 08, 2006

The son and nephew of reputed Colombian drug lords Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela agreed on Wednesday to testify against them in U.S. court, in a deal that authorities said would strike a final blow to the once-powerful Cali cartel kingpins.

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved child-safety legislation that includes a provision bringing some legitimate film and TV productions under the same federal-reporting requirements as X-rated films.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.