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Tue 20 Dec 2005 Highlanders support kilt ban pupilAn American student banned from wearing a kilt to his high school dance has won the support of a Highland community.Nathan Warmack, 18, from Missouri, was told to change into trousers by the school principal when he turned up wearing the tartan. An online petition was launched demanding an apology from Jackson High head Rick McClard, drawing more than 1,600 signatures.The figure was boosted by residents of Caithness after a local councillor posted a link to the petition on a community website.Bill Fernie, councillor for Wick West, said: "One of the leaders of Clan Gunn over in America contacted me and asked me to highlight what had happened to the community here."Caithness is the home of the clan so he thought that people here might be interested in showing their support for their petition. It's something that a lot of people feel quite strongly about."Warmack became interested in his Scotti…

A very Hilton Christmas

From news:

Giant Paris Hilton Christmas display shakes up Cranston By Eric Tucker, Associated Press Writer | December 8, 2005CRANSTON, R.I. --See Paris Hilton in all her seductive splendor, striking a provocative pose for passing motorists and spreading hot Christmas cheer in a chilly Rhode Island winter.
Blown-up images of Hilton and strings of pink Christmas lights adorn the front lawn of a home in a middle-class neighborhood of this city, part of a head-turning holiday display that pays homage to the famed hotel heiress.The over-the-top pictorial is the work of Joe Moretti, a 38-year-old designer who was arrested last year for trespassing on Martha Stewart's property in Maine.Passersby get an eyeful of Hilton sporting a tiny pink top hiding little of her chest, or wearing knee-high boots and a sultry pout or holding a finger to her lips. Even Hilton's faithful Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, is celebrated in a colorful portrait."If it's offending anyone, I apologiz…