Friday June 12th

Out of work? Face need a little botox? The two come together here.

Colleen Delsack is a 47-year-old single mother who can’t seem to find a steady job, and she worries that her age may have something to do with it. So she joined dozens other unemployed workers Friday to take advantage of free Botox wrinkle injections offered by a Virginia clinic.

Woman who just missed getting onto doomed flight 447 dies in car wreck.

An Italian woman who arrived late for the Air France plane flight that crashed in the Atlantic last week has been killed in a car accident, it has been reported. Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air France Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on May 31.

Those peta wackos are gonna be pissed. New York is going to start killing geese around airports to try and keep them from bringing down airplanes.

Pluck ’em! The city and the Port Authority plan to trap and kill up to 2,000 Canada Geese this summer in a bid to avoid the type of collision that caused a US Airways plane to ditch in the Hudson River earlier this year.

Once in a lifetime, extremely rare lobster saved from the dinner plate because of her coloring.

Weighing a pound and three-quarters, Fiona is rare for a 7-year-old, but not because of her girth and weight. With a spotted orange-and-yellow coloration, the lobster is perhaps one in about 30 million, specialists say.

Fashion models? Playboy bunnies? Nah, men prefer REAL women so say scientists.

Researchers found that men preferred the shape of ordinary women, equivalent to dress size 14, than so-called super-attractive models, according to a study that compared the body shapes of ordinary women, Playboy centrefolds, models from the 1920s and 1990s and glamour girls. Professor Rob Brooks at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues, asked 100 male students to judge the attractiveness of 201 line drawings of female torsos with different hip, waist and shoulder measurements.

Killer robes recalled. Made in Pakistan and are not fire resistant.

The deaths of six people have prompted federal safety officials and clothing retailer Blair to reissue a recall of 162,000 full-length chenille robes because they don’t meet federal flammability requirements and can catch on fire if they are exposed to an open flame. In April, Blair and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the women’s chenille robes because of the fire hazard.

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Here we go again. The new Miss California says she too believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

Tami Farrell, the newly crowned beauty queen who is replacing the ousted Carrie Prejean as Miss California, apparently holds the same view as her predecessor, Carrie Prejean, and President Obama that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked Farrell, who is Christian, on his show today: “[Prejean] went out and said that a marriage is between a man and a woman. Do you share that view?” Farrell responded in the affirmative with a simple, “Uh huh.” “You do, OK,” said Cavuto.

Cher is going to have a son! The downside is her new son will actually be her former lesbian daughter.

More Sonny, less Cher. Celebrity daughter Chastity Bono is undergoing a sex change to become a man, her publicist announced Thursday. The gender-swap process began shortly after Bono’s 40th birthday in March and more than a decade after she came out as a lesbian.

Prison in New York turned into a Jewish party hot spot.

Move over, Goodfellas. The lower Manhattan lockup known as the Tombs was like a “private club” for a group of Orthodox Jewish jailbirds, whose politically connected prison-chaplain rabbi regularly treated them to feasts of roast beef, salmon and chicken with all the trimmings, The Post has learned.

Saudi “princess” running around screwing Paris businesses big time. Uses diplomatic immunity to get out of paying bills.

One of the most senior members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, Princess Maha al-Sudairi, is claiming diplomatic immunity in France after running up unpaid shopping bills of more than £15 million including £60,000 on designer lingerie. She has ignored her furious debtors and locked herself in her £2,500-a-night suite at the George V Hotel in Paris. When a royal aide was approached about settling the underwear bill he replied: “I’m afraid we can’t go around settling bills for the Princess’s knickers.”

Subway conductor delivers woman’s baby girl on floor of train.

It wasn’t rush hour, but a baby that subway conductor Bretta Sykes delivered on an R train Thursday was in a big hurry. The baby girl couldn’t wait for her parents to reach the maternity ward, so Sykes stepped in as midwife. “The baby is coming!” yelled the Brooklyn mother, whose water broke as she and her fiancé headed from their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant to the Queens hospital where the mom had planned to give birth.

Missed it by that much! Evidently relying on GPS coordinates instead of an address, contractor demolishes the wrong house.

Al Byrd received the shock of his life Monday when he checked his voice mail and listened to a message from his neighbor telling him his house was being torn down. Byrd called his neighbor just to confirm that he had heard correctly and listened in disbelief as his neighbor told him again that his house, at 11 Byrd Trail in Carrollton, had been demolished that afternoon. “I said, ‘you got to be kidding me, I’ll come down there,’” said Byrd, a Carrollton native who now lives in Atlanta.

IRS mulling tax on personal use of work provided cell phones.

The IRS is weighing a proposal to deem one-quarter of employees’ use of work cell phones as personal use and therefore subject to tax as a fringe benefit. The proposal is one of several options the IRS put forward this week on the tax treatment of employer-provided cell phones.

Young girl attending Obama townhall speech gets written presidential excuse for missing school that day.

Ten-year-old Kennedy Corpus has a rock-solid excuse for missing the last day of school: a personal note to her teacher from President Barack Obama. Her father, John Corpus of Green Bay, stood to ask Obama about health care during the president’s town hall-style meeting at Southwest High School on Thursday. He told Obama that his daughter was missing school to attend the event and that he hoped she didn’t get in trouble. “Do you need me to write a note?” Obama asked. The crowd laughed, but the president was serious.

Kid walking to school gets hit in hand by pea sized meteorite. Odds of this happening, 1 in 100 million or so.

The odds of it happening are astronomical, but not impossible, as one schoolboy found out when he was struck by a passing meteorite. The rock flew down from space at speeds of 30,000mph, and grazed past 14-year-old Gerrit Blank as he made his way to school. The meteorite continued on before ending its billion-year intergalactic journey on the pavement, leaving a smoking, foot-wide crater.

Gotta pat those arrestees down a little better there officer.

Authorities are investigating how a man under arrest walked into a Tampa jail with a loaded handgun concealed in his clothes. According to a police report, officers twice missed the gun in the basketball shorts 22-year-old Curtis Young was wearing under his jeans.

Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her so teenager whips out a microscope and discovers the problem herself.

For eight years, Jessica Terry suffered from stomach pain so horrible, it brought her to her knees. The pain, along with diarrhea, vomiting and fever, made her so sick, she lost weight and often had to miss school. Her doctors, no matter how hard they tried, couldn’t figure out the cause of Jessica’s abdominal distress. Then one day in January, Terry, 18, figured it out on her own.

Quote of the day.

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

-George Washington

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