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Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Never giving up on love, Never giving up, Metrosexuals; Bad week for: Fish stories, Free speech, Typos

Good week for:

Never giving up on love, after 83-year-old Paul Tredo of Kansas City, Mo., tied the knot with 96-year-old Fern Schurr. “Suddenly there she was, and it became evident that she was the one I wanted to be with,” said Tredo. “It’s never too late, you’re never too old.”

Never giving up, after Pat Moorehead of Long Beach, Calif., spent his 80th birthday jumping out of a plane 81 times. “You don’t stop skydiving because you get old,” said Moorehead, who’s done 6,000 jumps. “You’ve got to keep moving.”

Metrosexuals, after a British study found that men now spend 81 minutes a day on personal grooming, including shaving, washing, moisturizing, and picking out clothes. Women spend only 75 minutes a day on personal grooming.

Bad week for:

Fish stories, after Massachusetts fisherman Carlos Rafael accidentally caught an 881-pound tuna in his trawl gear. When he reported the catch—worth up to $400,000 on the sushi market—to fishery officials, they seized the giant tuna and told him he’d broken the law because he hadn’t used a rod and reel.

Free speech, after Pakistan notified phone companies it would ban 1,109 “obscene” English words from text messages, including “quickie,” “condom,” “flatulence,” and “period.”

Typos, after James R. Butler of the Derby, Conn., finance board was listed on an election ballot as James J. Butler, his son. Officials say that James J. Butler won the election, and should be sworn in. “My son wants nothing to do with this,’’ said Butler.

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