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‘Cutie Pie’ Deputy Returns, Slaps On The Cuffs

A woman who called 911 to get “the cutest cop I’ve seen” sent back to her home got a date all right — a court date. The same sheriff’s deputy arrested her on charges of misuse of the emergency dispatch system.

Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Thompson told KGW-TV of Portland it all started with a noise complaint called in last month by neighbors of Lorna Jeanne Dudash. The deputy sent to check on the complaint knocked on her door, then left. Thompson said Dudash then called 911, asking that the “cutie pie” deputy return.

“He’s the cutest cop I’ve seen in a long time. I just want to know his name,” Dudash told the dispatcher. “Heck, it doesn’t come very often a good man comes to your doorstep.”

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Thou Shalt Not Spit


Spitting *in* public is common in India but doing so *on* the public landed an Indian police constable in southern Andhra Pradesh state in hot water.

Police said on Friday that K.R. Rao spat on students demonstrating against a rise in tuition fees for engineering colleges this week, provoking further protests by outraged parents and their children in Warangal town. The outcry forced the police to take action against Rao, who has served in the force for seven years, suspending him on half-pay for three months.

“The incident is a black spot on the image of the people-friendly police in this district,” said Warangal Superintendent of Police Stephen Ravindra.

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Here we go again

As you can see, I’ve changed the template to one which I believe is easier to read and gives a better visual separation to the items on the page. The goal here is to use an attractive, easy on the eyes template. The type of content will stay the same though. Like it? Don’t like it? Leave a comment. The goal is to get better and better and your help will make that possible.

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Need A Fan?

silkworms.jpgJust put four or five silkworms on a wooden frame and go away for three days or so. Voila! You have a fan.

You do have silkworms, don’t you?


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He’s hiding behind the tree on the left just now.


japanese-garden.jpgA man who frequently walked naked in the garden of his home to harass a couple living next door has been arrested, police said. Toshio Shoji, 62, a pensioner from Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, is accused of violating a Kyoto prefectural ordinance that prohibits people from creating a nuisance.

Shoji admitted to the allegations during questioning. “I got furious when they complained to me that I was standing naked, so I did it to harass them,” he was quoted as telling investigators.

Between May 18 and June 14, Shoji kept watch on a 48-year-old self-employed man and his 47-year-old wife living next door, investigators said. Whenever the wife appeared on a balcony to hang out the washing, he shouted at her, “Idiot,” and banged a bucket. Moreover, Shoji walked naked in the garden of his home on at least 19 occasions, police said.

Shoji began to harass his neighbors after the husband asked the suspect not to walk on the premises of his home while naked.

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Rare lobster caught

twotonelobster.jpg The newest addition to the Mount Desert Oceanarium’s lobster colony looks half-baked.

But it’s nothing personal.

The rare 1-pound crustacean, caught earlier this week in Steuben, is a genetic mutation with a two-toned shell. One side is the usual mottled dark green. The other side is the orange-red shade of a lobster that’s already spent some time in the hot pot.

The odds of this kind of mutation occurring are very rare – something like one in 50 million to 100 million, according to oceanarium staff. The chance of finding a blue lobster is far more common, at one in a million.


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Remind Me Later

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Terror Target List? Nope. The Sweet Smell Of Pork Barrel Money

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The Old McDonald Petting Zoo in Woodville, Ala., doesn’t seem like a target for terrorists.

“No one would strike here because we’re so remote,” said Sherry Lewis, co-owner of the farm. But this farm filled with goats, bunnies and roosters is in the Homeland Security Database, a list of 77,000 possible terror targets that includes power plants, bridges and stadiums.

That’s not the only unlikely potential target on the list. Others include the Annual Mule Day Parade in Tennessee and the peaceful, historic Bok Sanctuary in Florida, an 80-acre garden.

Many people who live in these communities and work at some of the “targets” on the list are bewildered.

“I have absolutely no idea how we may have gotten on that list,” said Robert Sullivan, president of the Bok Sanctuary.

And at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, Courtney Kieba said, “We’re pretty sure the dogs are not sharing terrorist secrets here at the society.”
But this list of terror targets is no joke. The database is used by the Department of Homeland Security to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-terrorism grant money. When the department recently cut funding to Washington, D.C., and New York City by 40 percent, many accused the department of distributing funds based on politics, not need.

“I think some places clearly padded their lists,” said New York’s Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer. “There were no real standards.”

The state on the list with the most potential targets? Indiana, with 8,500 sites — more than New York or California.

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This Game Is Too Easy


An eight-year-old US boy hit two holes-in-one with the same golf ball within 20 minutes.

Harrison Vonderau and his dad Dave were playing in a father and son tournament at a course in Cleveland, Ohio. They both started screaming and jumping up and down when Harrison hit his first hole-in-one with his pitching wedge.

“We almost fell down we were so excited,” Dave Vonderau told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I never had a hole-in-one, but I was happy to watch his.”

But they could not believe their eyes when he repeated the feat with his nine iron 20 minutes later.

“It was unbelievable,” said Jeff Staker, the pro at the Newburgh Heights course.

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Wee (wee) problem at Wembley Stadium


urinals.jpg The new Wembley Stadium had to send back hundreds of urinals – because the maker’s name was on them. Manufacturer Armitage Shanks had supplied the urinals with its name on the front of them, reports the Mirror. But this is against Wembley Stadium’s strict non-advertising rules – introduced at the request of official sponsors. The embarrassing error only came to light after the toilets had arrived to be fitted at the giant complex.

There are 2,618 toilets and urinals inside the stadium – more than any other building in the world.

One worker told the Mirror: “Just when things seemed to be running smoothly, we were told the urinals were the wrong kind and had to go back. When the bosses told us it was because there was advertising on them, we thought they were joking.”

A Wembley spokesman said: “There is no blame to be apportioned. It was an error in the process and did not result in any extra costs.”

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