The Budapest story headlined "Hungary workers get shock at bottom of rum barrel" issued on May 4 is withdrawn. Police said the incident, reported on a police magazine Web site, happened 10 years ago. Reuters has been unable to make any further checks to substantiate the story.
There will be no substitute story.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
GO AHEAD, DRINK THE RUM
Last week's too-good-to-be-true story is exactly that. According to Reuters, originators of the dead-guy-in-rum-barrel tale:
Fine. We'll have to settle for a story on a cop who flashes more than his badge.