MAN EMBEZZLES TO PAY FOR SEX
A London businessman admitted he could not stop seeing an $1,800 per night prostitute, even when on trial for stealing.
Fifty-one-year-old Peter Lee faces prison after being convicted of theft, forgery and false accounting in the embezzlement of $1 million from his Durham Travel Services -- costing 170 workers their jobs.
Prosecutors say he used the money to pay for sex with Antoinette "Tia" Cato and another woman, the Mirror reports.
"Sex with Tia was an addiction," Lee says. "Once I started I couldn't stop. It was lust."
HOME COOKING FOR PETS
Even though home cooking is hard to come by for many humans, a mother-daughter team has written a children's cook book for home cooking for pets.
Barbara and Missy Denzer have written the "The Crazy Kids Guide To Cooking For Your Pet," which includes recipes for both Fido and Fluffy.
"Lolli-Pups" is an oatmeal, rawhide and peanut butter concoction for dogs; "Mice-A-Roni" dinner made of fish, rice, liver, parsley and peas is for cats; and "Cat Nip Cocktail," is a beverage the authors recommend be served to cats "in a plastic martini glass at 5 o'clock."
The book offers more than recipes -- it also has pet jokes and games as well as cartoons.
RICH, POOR WORRY ABOUT HEALTHCARE
Some 125 million U.S. investors -- roughly half of the population own investments -- are more concerned over containing healthcare costs than tax cuts.
Even the most affluent households -- that make $75,000 or more a year in income -- are most concerned over controlling the deficit, according to a Money magazine poll.
In investor households, a majority of the least affluent households favor President George Bush, a Republican, while the most affluent favor Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to manage the economy.
The Money/ICR poll also finds 55 percent of the investor households making less than $25,000 say paying for healthcare was their biggest economic worry and 51 percent making $75,000 and more agreed.
FIRST CONCEPT CAR DESIGNED BY WOMEN
For the first time, a team of 100 women designed a concept car -- a car that will never be made but is used to draw interest to auto shows.
The Volvo concept car doesn't need washing, will make its own appointments for service via wireless technology and has special ports in the headrests to accommodate ponytails, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The car, unveiled at this week's Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, went over budget -- most concept cars cost about $2 million, but this one cost $6 million.
Not all suggestions for the concept car were included -- the on-board cappuccino maker and foot supports for high heeled shoes -- were rejected.