Grenades Fly In Chicken Row

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A dispute over a chicken escalated into a
pitched battle in which four people were killed, after two Pakistani
tribal families tried to settle the row with rocket launchers and
hand grenades.

The clash occurred after the bird flew to a nearby house whose owner
laid claim to it.


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Six people drowned yesterday while trying to
rescue a chicken that had fallen into a well in southern Egypt. An
18-year-old farmer was the first to descend into the 60-foot well.
He drowned, apparently after an undercurrent in the water pulled him
down, police said.

His sister and two brothers, none of whom could swim well, went in one
by one to help him, but also drowned. Two elderly farmers then came
to help, but they apparently were pulled down by the same
undercurrent. The bodies of the six were later pulled out of the
well in the village of Nazlat Imara, 240 miles south of Cairo. The
chicken was also pulled out. It survived.

Man Killed Repairing Truck - April 1, 1995

Kalamazoo Gazette -- James Burns, 34, of Alamo, Mich., was killed in
March as he was trying to repair what police described as a "farm-type
dump truck." Burns got a friend to drive the truck on a highway
while Burns hung underneath so that he could ascertain the source of
a troubling noise. Burns's clothes caught on something, however, and
the other man found Burns "wrapped in the drive shaft."