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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

French Dead to be 'Severely Punished'

In January, a court ruled that the small, Southwestern town of Sarpourenx in France could not annex land from a neighboring town to expand their cemetery, which is full to capacity.

In response, the 70 year-old mayor issued an ordinance, forbidding any of the 260 residents to die!

Mayor Gerard Lalanne said it was no "laughing matter" to him and noted that "Offenders will be severely punished."   He is up for re-election in the lively town, and added that he is sorry there was no positive outcome to the situation.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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