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Good week for:

Letting nature take its course, after Maryland jeweler George Kaufman spent three days sifting through his dog’s business, until he found the three-carat, $20,000 diamond the pet had swallowed. “You gotta do what you gotta do,” Kaufman said.

CBS, after scandal-scarred Tiger Woods announced he would end his four-month exile from golf by playing in the Masters in April. CBS Sports president Sean McManus said that Woods’ comeback would be one of the “biggest media spectacles in recent memory.”

Demonstrations, after Florida martial arts instructor Mark White foiled a burglar who attempted to enter his house by sharply striking him in the back. “At that point, he was more pliable,” White said.

Bad week for:

A life of crime, after a female robber in Riverside, Calif., held up a store with 11 customers, and managed to get away with $6.

Taking a nap, after an Indianapolis woman had her car towed while she was asleep in the back seat, woke up in the locked tow yard Sunday morning, and had to use a bolt cutter to open the fence so she could go home. 

Virgin American Flight 404, which was diverted by a storm from landing at New York’s JFK airport after a five-hour flight from Los Angeles, and sat on the tarmac at a smaller airport for more than four hours, while hungry passengers were given small rations of cookies or Pringles. “That’s all we got—four chips and half a cup of water,” said disgusted passenger Justin Gordon, 23.

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