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      Weighty issue before the court

      A 44-year-old Michigan man charged with making a bomb threat says he can't appear in court because of his weight. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Jeffery Allan Klein says a variety of obesity-related ailments have left him bedridden. He says he weighs 625 pounds and suffers from diabetes, back pain and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Klein was charged with making a false bomb threat at a Cedar Springs mobile home. Police say he confessed to making the threat because he was angry at park management for fining him. The court issued a warrant for Klein's arrest after he missed numerous court hearings. His attorney says it would cost between $2,000 and $3,000 to move him from the special bed in which he is confined.