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By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International   |   Jan. 13, 2004 at 7:01 AM
WOMAN HAS TO HOLD PICTURE OF VICTIM

A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and reckless endangerment was ordered by the judge to carry a picture of the couple her car crashed into for five years.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jennifer Langston had been driving while drunk and talking on a cell phone when she caused the crash that killed a wrestling coach and left his pregnant wife in a coma, WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh reports.

Under terms of her plea bargain, Langston must serve one month in jail, six months on house arrest, pay $50 a month to a fund for the Clarks' son, pay $20,000 to the state Victim's Compensation Fund and carry a picture of the Clarks at all times for five years.

However, the Clark family gave a picture of the coach in his casket, which Langston's attorney objected to as "unreasonable and cruel." The family was ordered to supply a photo of Clark while alive.


NEO-BURLESQUE HOT

After a month off, neo-burlesque is back at Le Scandal, which used to be known as the Blue Angel Erotic Cabaret, in New York City.

The show mixes classic burlesque -- stripping -- with oddball vaudeville acts such as sword-sallower Natasha, "Queen of the Neon Sword," the New York Post reports.

The club has avoided the strip-club moniker and its associated legal trouble by defining itself as performance art, not a peep show.

The shows attracts a hip, artsy audience, including Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn and Wesley Snipes, and once Drew Barrymore did more than sit in the audience -- she leaped on stage and did a her own striptease.


AIRLINES' RESTRICTIVE WORK RULES

A Malaysia Airlines official says passengers wanted to be served by "young, demure and pretty stewardesses" so they only have flight attendants who are under the age of 40.

The airline also specifies that female members of their flight crew can only have children after being with the company for five years and they can have a maximum of two children, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

If a flight attendant becomes pregnant after having two children, she must resign or the airline will fire her.

The work rules have outraged the London-based International Transport Workers Federation, which wants the airline to "cease its discriminatory practices."


BEER TO BE SPIKED WITH VITAMINS

A German brewery says it has developed a beer with vitamins and minerals it says could help the anti-ageing process.

The Mueller Kloster Brewery says the drink contains a host of other ingredients that benefit people's health and it plans to wants to sell it in drugstores, Sky News reports.

"It tastes like beer more than it tastes like anything else," the brewery says.

A law dating back to 1516 may stop the "youthful" beer. The law says beer made in the Germany can only be made from barley, hops, wheat and water.

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