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By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International  |  Feb. 19, 2004 at 7:05 AM
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Johnny Cash's family is not happy over a proposal to use Cash's song "Ring of Fire" for a TV commercial for a hemorrhoid-relief cream.

Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with June Carter Cash, thinks the idea is funny but Cash's family does not, Country Weekly reports.

"We would never allow the song to be demeaned like that," Johnny's daughter, singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, tells the Tennessean.

"(Merle) started talking about this moronic tie-in without talking to any of us. The song is about the transformative power of love, and that's what it has always meant to me, and that's what it will always mean to the Cash children."


An Anglican minister in Britain, who is married, allegedly has been spotted -- by a parishioner -- wearing nothing but his birthday suit on an Internet dating Web site.

The Rev. Bob Locke, vicar of Burnham-on-Crouch, will remain on suspension at full pay of $34,000, while the "unsettling allegations" are investigated, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Locke and his wife, Anne, declined comment.

"We have been asked by the diocese to pray for the vicar's family and all members of the parish," says John Green, a church member.


A man in Greece was looking at a free Web site of hidden camera footage of couples having sex and discovered his wife was cheating on him.

The 30-year-old man, whose name has not been revealed by police, complained to law enforcement that his wife's privacy has been invaded and demanded the footage be removed to keep prying eyes -- like his -- from seeing it.

The man behind the hidden camera has been arrested for violating the Sensitive Personal Information Act, the Web site reports.

Hundreds of other movie files of couples having sex, which were taken without their consent, allegedly were found on the moviemaker's computer.


Law enforcement officials are warning "get out of jail free" cards being sold on Internet auction sites are meant as keepsakes and are not real.

The wallet-sized "courtesy cards" cards, connected to New York Police Department unions, were used in fundraisers for police officers' families who had lost a loved one in the line of duty. Hundreds now are being auctioned online, The New York Post reports.

"We try to discourage (the sale of cards) by telling them that they are taking money from the widows and children," says Vic Cipullo, treasurer for the Detectives Endowment Association. "Anybody selling our cards on eBay is doing it for themselves. It's pretty low."

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