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William & Mary mascot ideas include an asparagus

(AP) WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The College of William & Mary in Virginia is looking for a mascot and ideas have ranged from a feathered horse to an asparagus stalk.

The school said Monday more than 400 nominations have been submitted. William & Mary for decades was known as the Indians, but the school changed its nickname to Tribe in the 1980s.

The NCAA ruled in 2006 that the college could keep the Tribe nickname but its feathered logo was demeaning to Native Americans and had to go.

The school’s athletic teams will still be called the Tribe, but the college wants a mascot that may _ or may not _ match the nickname.

The asparagus stalk supporter notes that if served with cheese, the vegetable represents the school colors.

The school’s president will make the final decision.

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Pot-smoking postman burned mail

YORK, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Britain said a marijuana-smoking postal carrier burned thousands of letters that the weed made him too lazy to deliver.

Police said Neil Goddard, 32, of York, England, had $13,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in his home and allegedly smoked so much of his own stash that he was unable to keep up with his deliveries and burned the leftover mail, The Sun reported Monday.

Goddard set fire to about 10,000 pieces of mostly junk mail he had agreed to deliver to bolster his paycheck, authorities said. He was using cannabis heavily at the time to deal with depression over his mother's recent death, court officials said.

Goddard pleaded guilty to delaying post, three charges of claiming payment for junk mail he had not delivered and a charge of burning mail.

In an earlier trial, Goddard admitted in April to growing marijuana with an intent to supply the drug to others. After both trials, he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

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Craigslist pot ad leads to pot bust

QUINCY, Mass. – A man has been arrested after he allegedly placed an advertisement on Craigslist selling marijuana. Police said undercover detectives responded to the advertisement and bought a small bag of pot from 30-year-old Christopher Gray for $45.

According to police, Christopher Gray posted the advertisement on the online classified site with the words "420 help is here." The item read "Give me a ring if you need some help," and listed a phone number, which a detective called Friday and arranged for a meeting with Gray in Quincy.

The term "420" is believed to stem from the time of day that smokers at a California high school in 1971 would meet to smoke pot.

A telephone listing for Gray was disconnected and it was unclear if he had an attorney.

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Man allegedly drives drunk in golf cart on highway

RICHFIELD, Wis. – A South Milwaukee man was accused of driving drunk after trying to use a golf cart to drive home nearly 40 miles away from the golf course where he had been drinking beer. The Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a release Monday that the 47-year-old man told deputies his relatives had left him behind at the Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield Saturday.

So, he got in a golf cart and headed for home on Highway 167.

Someone called the sheriff's department to report an intoxicated man on a golf cart driving on the highway. Deputies caught up with the man about a mile from the golf course.

He told investigators he had consumed 10 beers, but didn't think he was intoxicated.

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Turkey lands in manure truck's cab, causing crash

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. – A wild turkey landed inside the cab of a manure-hauling tractor trailer, startling the driver and sending the truck rolling into a ditch off a northern New York road. State police said Scott Fisher, 38, was traveling in St. Lawrence County near the Canadian border when the turkey flew in through an open window.

As Fisher tried to shoo the bird out of the cab, the truck ran off the road and hit several fence posts and a utility pole before rolling onto its side in a ditch.

Fisher wasn't hurt in the accident Monday.

Police say the turkey escaped, leaving behind some of its feathers.

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It was probably one of his friends, calling to tell him he was on TV!!!

Oregon suspect's cell phone tone gives him away

SALEM, Ore. – When a suspect being chased by police rolled his car over police spike strips and his tires went flat, he dashed into a field of grass where he thought he could hide. The police called out a dog and handler to find the driver. And then they heard a cell phone ring.

The ring tone led them to a 48-year-old man. He was booked on multiple charges, including parole violation.

The arrest followed a 70-mph chase through Marion County Saturday night that ended in Woodburn. Officers said the driver almost hit one car.

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Craigslist pot ad leads to pot bust

QUINCY, Mass. – A man has been arrested after he allegedly placed an advertisement on Craigslist selling marijuana. Police said undercover detectives responded to the advertisement and bought a small bag of pot from 30-year-old Christopher Gray for $45.

According to police, Christopher Gray posted the advertisement on the online classified site with the words "420 help is here." The item read "Give me a ring if you need some help," and listed a phone number, which a detective called Friday and arranged for a meeting with Gray in Quincy.

The term "420" is believed to stem from the time of day that smokers at a California high school in 1971 would meet to smoke pot.

A telephone listing for Gray was disconnected and it was unclear if he had an attorney.


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they probably should have just stayed in bed...

Couple cheat death twice in 24 hours

ROSENDALE, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- A New York couple cheated death twice in 24 hours, first when their canoe upended in surging rapids and then when a tree crushed their windshield as they drove.

"I should live in a protective bubble," Kieran Liggan, 24, told the (Kingston, N.Y.) Daily Freeman.

When the couple escaped uninjured from a back window of their Nissan after an 80-foot tree fell through the car's windshield, "I was like, 'Seriously, are you freaking kidding me?'" Liggan said.

A day earlier, they were stranded for 40 minutes in the Esopus Creek, a Hudson River tributary 85 miles north of New York City whose rapids were swollen due to recent rains. Police and fire crews eventually rescued them.

Liggan's father said the couple surviving back-to-back accidents Sunday and Monday was a Father's Day blessing.

"My father passed away about three months ago, and I have a feeling that he's looking over them," Bill Liggan said.

"With the creek, my thought was, thank God they were all wearing their life jackets," he told the newspaper. "With the tree, another second sooner, the tree would have come down on top of the windshield instead of the bottom of the windshield."

"I can't tell if I'm lucky or unlucky," Kieran Liggan said. "I believe that there is definitely somebody out there pulling the strings. My husband said ... it's like there's two people -- one person wants us dead and one with a little bit more pull wants us alive."

She didn't know why the tree fell, but noted the sky was clear at the time.

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Golfer pulled gun during argument

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said a dispute over the speed of a golf game led to a 73-year-old man aiming a loaded gun at another player in the parking lot.

Police said Matt Nader, a University of Texas student, was playing golf with two friends at the Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin when Edwin Dailey, 73, approached them on the ninth hole and complained that their game was moving along too slowly, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.

The arrest report said the argument continued for four more holes and Dailey threatened to get his gun and "make them both equal."

Dailey restarted the argument in the parking lot, the arrest report says, and aimed his .25-caliber Browning handgun, which was loaded with hollow-point bullets, at Nader.

"If I feel threatened, I am morally obligated to destroy you," Dailey allegedly told the men while they were calling 911.

Dailey was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

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Clerk not swayed by robber's knife

RAPID CITY, S.D., June 30 (UPI) -- Police in South Dakota said a motel front desk clerk turned away a robber who demanded money while armed with a butter knife.

Rapid City police said the Howard Johnson Express Inn clerk refused to give the man any money when he approached her at about 6 p.m. Sunday and the suspect left the facility, the Rapid City Journal reported Tuesday.

Police said they received a description of the attempted robber and a man matching the description was seen by an officer at about 7 p.m. standing in front of an apartment building. The man, Robert McKinney, 34, was arrested and police confiscated the butter knife believed used to threaten the clerk.

McKinney was taken to the Pennington County Jail. If convicted on a first-degree robbery charge, a class 2 felony, he could face a maximum 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

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College student tries to steal jail computer

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan University student William K. Bradley was sentenced for larceny in a building. He stole a computer. From the Kalamazoo County jail. Where he already was serving a sentence in a different case.

Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Gary Giguere Jr. sentenced Bradley on Monday, telling the Kalamazoo resident his jailhouse theft was "the dumbest crime I've heard today" and "may be in the top half-dozen in my career."

Bradley, who has racked up six felonies and four misdemeanors by the age of 25, agreed with the judge, saying, "I'm not the best criminal."

Bradley asked for home arrest, but Giguere instead ordered him back to jail for six months.

Western spokeswoman Cheryl Roland tells the Kalamazoo Gazette Bradley is a sophomore at the university.

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Man had boss killed to save job?

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police have arrested a man whom they suspect hired a contract killer to murder his boss in a desperate bid to avoid being laid off, newspaper El Pais reported on Tuesday.

The head of audiovisual services at the Barcelona International Convention Center contracted a Colombian man who shot and killed the director of the convention center on Feb 9, according to police.

The director had planned to lay off the arrested man as part of a restructuring project, police said.

In fear of losing his job, the head of services, through his sister, contracted a team of six Colombians who planned and carried out the killing, El Pais reported.

Police have also detained the sister and six Colombians.

The shooting marks one of the most extreme actions by Spaniards who fear losing jobs, homes and businesses during a recession in which unemployment is rising faster than in any other developed country.

Other cases include an indebted Spanish builder who kidnapped his bank manager at gunpoint and the head of a construction firm who threatened to set himself on fire unless debts he was owed were paid.

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Man uses nail clippers in DIY circumcision

A man who gave himself a DIY circumcision using nail clippers was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

The young man had to be rushed to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The wound was disinfected to cleanse it before he was given a bed in an observation ward.

"This is something we would advise men never to attempt," a medic said, "The results can be quite horrific and long-lasting and have quite an affect on a man's sexual performance.

"Using a pair of nail clippers must have caused excruciating pain, even if he had had a few drinks beforehand."

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Vultures take over Fla. couple's yard

KINGSLAND, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- A Florida couple said a flock of about 50 vultures that descended on their yard has grown accustomed to their pit bulls and refuses to leave.

Robert and Hattie Garrett said the vultures, which began roosting in trees in their Kingsland yard in January, are difficult to scare, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday.

"They will fly up in the trees, but it's as far as they go," Robert Garrett said. "If you didn't know better, you'd think we have a buzzard ranch."

He said his two pit bulls have given up on trying to chase the birds away and he has spotted the vultures drinking from the dogs' water dish.

"I guess they got tired of fussing and fighting with them," he said of the dogs. "It's like the birds belong there. I guess they got used to the barking."

The couple said they are turning to the National Wildlife Research Center for advice on how to get rid of the vultures.

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Robber with sword stole pain pills

GLENDALE, Colo., July 1 (UPI) -- Police in Colorado said a man armed with a 30-inch samurai sword took painkillers from a Walgreens pharmacy.

Investigators said Dylan Lee Suomi, 19, of Denver, jumped over the counter at the Glendale pharmacy, threatened employees with the sword and ran off with an undisclosed amount of Oxycontin pills, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

Police said Suomi was caught by officers about 100 yards from the Walgreens. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery of a controlled substance and felony menacing.

Suomi was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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Student twice puts planes on runway collision course

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A student controller was directing planes during two runway mishaps in the past month at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, apparently giving instructions that placed planes on possible collision courses, federal investigators say.

Federal transportation safety investigators say the exact causes of the mishaps are still unknown. But in both cases, potential accidents were averted only after pilots recognized that mistakes had been made, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

In one instance, two commercial jetliners came within 500 feet of each other, the NTSB said.

Both incidents involved a "developmental" controller -- a controller who is not certified in every position in the control tower. The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates aviation in the United States including air traffic control, said Tuesday the developmental controller was under the supervision of different trainers during the two incidents, and that it is the controller/trainers -- not students -- who are held accountable for mistakes.

FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown did not immediately know what action, if any, was taken against the student.

But a controllers' union representative said the controller was still on the job, and deserves to be.

"This particular trainee had a total of 11 hours of training in the entire month of June. That's less then an hour a day," said Bob Kerr of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. "He's brand new; he's going to make mistakes."

The student had completed about 30 percent of his training hours at the position, Kerr said. "He has plenty of time to not only learn from the present situation, but to continue learning and develop into a fine controller in that position."

Kerr said staffing shortages are partly to blame, contending there aren't enough certified controllers to train the uncertified ones. "Forty-six percent of our workforce is trainees, which is insane," Kerr said, saying the FAA target is to have only 25 percent of the workforce in training.

Consequently, certified controllers are stretched and students get inconsistent training, frequently during periods with heavy workloads, Kerr said.


FAA spokeswoman Brown said the two incidents -- known as "runway incursions" -- were reported through a voluntary reporting system. The system is designed to encourage controllers to report mistakes, so the FAA can take corrective action. The system is not intended to be punitive, she said.

The first incident occurred the afternoon of June 3, when Southwest Airlines Flight 1080, a Boeing 737, was cleared to taxi onto a runway for takeoff. The controller also had given clearance to Continental Express Flight 2942, an Embraer 145, to enter the runway, the NTSB said. The Continental crew saw the Southwest jet and queried the tower controller, the NTSB said.

The two flights came within 500 feet of each other, the NTSB said.

Three weeks later, on June 26, Express Jet Flight 2426, an Embraer 145 regional jet, was cleared to cross runway 24-Left to depart from runway 24-Right. About 19 seconds later, before the plane had crossed the runway, the controller cleared CommutAir Flight 8717, a DH8, for takeoff on runway 24L. The Express Jet flight crew saw the departing airplane and advised the tower controller they would not cross the runway. CommutAir 8717 took off about 1,500 feet from where Express Jet 2426 was positioned.

The FAA's Brown said she was not aware what action had been taken against the trainers in the Cleveland incidents. But typically they are given additional training, she said.

The NTSB has launched an investigation, which could take three to nine months given the complexity of the issues involved, NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said. The supervision of developmental controllers will be among the factors the NTSB will review, he said.

What I want to know is did FAA spokesperson (in green above) actually say that with a straight face...I'm really curious because I can completely understand and I personally don't think it's either the trainee or the trainer that is to blame...it's the F'n system. I mean if 46% of your work force is in training...you have some major training shortfalls...furthermore if the only time they are getting training is in a high capacity situation then how is the "trainer" able to correctly train the "trainee"...and they are given extra training...well that's just par for the course considering that 46% of them are in training why not add another one in. Is it any wonder someone screwed up?

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KINGSLAND, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- A Florida couple said a flock of about 50 vultures that descended on their yard has grown accustomed to their pit bulls and refuses to leave.

Robert and Hattie Garrett said the vultures, which began roosting in trees in their Kingsland yard in January, are difficult to scare, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday.

"They will fly up in the trees, but it's as far as they go," Robert Garrett said. "If you didn't know better, you'd think we have a buzzard ranch."

He said his two pit bulls have given up on trying to chase the birds away and he has spotted the vultures drinking from the dogs' water dish.

"I guess they got tired of fussing and fighting with them," he said of the dogs. "It's like the birds belong there. I guess they got used to the barking."

The couple said they are turning to the National Wildlife Research Center for advice on how to get rid of the vultures.


Well that seem easy enough...just move the bodies...LMAO

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities said a couple got into a fight using Cheetos. The Bedford County Sheriff's Department said a 40-year-old man and 44-year-old woman became involved in a 'verbal altercation.' Somehow, the orange puffy snacks were used in the assault.

Deputies said they were charged with domestic assault. No one was hurt.

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, both posted bond of $2,500.

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Note to self: Next year stick to sparklers and glow worms...

Fireworks spread terror in war weary Congo town


GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Independence day fireworks sent terrified Congolese sprinting for cover Tuesday in fear that war had broken out again in their eastern city.

Officials had organised the display in Goma to highlight efforts to end more than a decade of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and to show a sign of normal life returning to the region, where a peace deal took hold in January.

But residents feared it was a raging gun battle.

"I hit the ground not knowing what was going on," said 23-year-old student Aminata Kavugho.

Around 5.4 million people have died as a result of Congo's 1998-2003 war and the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, making it the world's deadliest conflict since World War II.

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Baby Squirrel Pops Out Of Woman's Breasts During Police Interview (VIDEO)

The only thing weirder than a woman having a squirrel pop out of her shirt during a police interview are the local news reporters explaining the incident. Sukanya Krishnan began by explaining, "things pop out of my shirts sometimes," and John Muller followed up by exclaiming, "that's a happy squirrel" which I guess is a reference to him liking boobs? They then proceed to talk about how their traffic reporter Jill Nicolini also keeps squirrels down her shirt. Local news strikes again!

http://www.fox4kc.com/wdaf-squirrel-cle ... 0070.story

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How to mess up your child's life from day one...aka...why your child will hate you later in life...aka...how to set you child up for abject failure in the future...

Why is sex and gender suddenly a social construction...I'd say it's more like natures construction but hey I could be wrong...maybe I should consult my inner pot smoking hippy for the answer. All I can say is this kid is going to be seriously screwed up later in life. Although doomed to failure...I don't think these parents fully thought through the fact that someday the child is gonna wake up and realize somethings not right. It's a grand experment in gender nulification or turning your child into a cross dresser from birth. Maybe that's acceptable in Sweden though.


Parents Won't Say if Tot Is Boy or Girl

(June 29) - A Swedish couple's decision to keep their toddler's gender a secret is stirring debate, especially now that the parents are expecting a second child.

"Pop" is 2 ½ years old, but so far only those who change the child's diapers know whether the youngster is a boy or a girl, TheLocal.se, an English-language site for Swedish news, said last week.

Back in March, the parents gave an interview to the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper, saying they decided not to reveal their child's sex because they believe gender is a social construction.

"We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mold from the outset," said the child’s mother, "Nora." (The paper used fake names for the entire family to protect their privacy.)

"It's cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead," the mother said.

The parents, both 24 years old, said they never use personal pronouns when referring to the child. They just say "Pop."
The tot wears everything from dresses to pants, and Pop is usually the one who decides what to wear on any given morning. Pop's hairstyle is also changed on a regular basis, so it doesn’t provide any clues.

Swedish gender equality expert Kristina Henkel told The Local that the experiment could make Pop a stronger person, since he or she won’t be subject to gender stereotypes.

"Girls are told they are cute in their dresses, and boys are told they are cool with their car toys. But if you give them no gender they will be seen more as a human or not a stereotype as a boy or girl," said Henkel.

But Toronto psychologist Susan Pinker, author of the book '‘The Sexual Paradox,' said keeping a child's sex a secret is a really bad idea.

"Ignoring children's natures simply doesn't work," she said. "Child-rearing should not be about providing an opportunity to prove an ideological point, but about responding to each child's needs as an individual."

Pinker said the truth is bound to come out when Pop starts school. But Pop's parents say they will only reveal the child’s sex when Pop decides it is time.

"The kid is too young to decide anything on its own. Someone please rescue the kid from its crazy parents," wrote one poster on The Local's comment boards.

But others thought the parents were doing the right thing.

"They're actually thinking about how they're raising their child rather than just going along with what society expects, which, in my opinion, is much better than the majority of people who raise their kids to fit their own vision of what they think their kids should be," another poster wrote.

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That kid is destined to be as screwed up as B.F.Skinner's kids. :smt011

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Calif. students get X-rated version of class DVD

ELK GROVE, Calif. – A Northern California elementary school teacher sent her students home for the summer with a video of class memories, only the DVD included six seconds of her having sex on a couch.

Officials at the Elk Grove Unified School District asked families of the teacher's 24 students to get rid of the DVD after the unintended clip was found spliced in a scene where children were sharing stories in class.

"Just destroy them," said spokeswoman Torrey Johnson.

Johnson said the teacher, whose name isn't being released, sent the DVD home with her students from Isabelle Jackson Elementary on the last day of class Friday. She learned of the mistake after a parent called her. She then called all the parents to ask them to destroy the DVD.

The school district, located just south of Sacramento, initially sent a letter home to parents asking them to return the DVDs, but then asked parents to simply destroy them.

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KINGSLAND, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- A Florida couple said a flock of about 50 vultures that descended on their yard has grown accustomed to their pit bulls and refuses to leave.

Robert and Hattie Garrett said the vultures, which began roosting in trees in their Kingsland yard in January, are difficult to scare, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday.

"They will fly up in the trees, but it's as far as they go," Robert Garrett said. "If you didn't know better, you'd think we have a buzzard ranch."

He said his two pit bulls have given up on trying to chase the birds away and he has spotted the vultures drinking from the dogs' water dish.

"I guess they got tired of fussing and fighting with them," he said of the dogs. "It's like the birds belong there. I guess they got used to the barking."

The couple said they are turning to the National Wildlife Research Center for advice on how to get rid of the vultures.


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Pig blimp floated, then swine flew

BARRIE, Ontario, July 3 (UPI) -- A Canadian radio station north of Toronto is offering a $1,000 reward for a pig blimp that slipped its tether and began floating toward the nation's capital.

The mishap occurred Wednesday during Canada Day celebrations at a lakeside park, the Toronto Sun reported.

Red-faced promotions staff of Rock 95 FM watched helplessly as the pink helium-filled blimp soared aloft and away, the report said.

Station manager Doug Bingley said he posted the reward as he was saddened by the loss.

"I love that pig," he told the Sun.

As a precaution, he said he contacted the federal Transport Canada agency to alert them of possible hazards to aircraft, but was assured there wouldn't be a problem.

The last sighting had the pig moving northeast toward Ottawa, where Parliament is in summer recess.

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Ball club takes flak for 'ball-less' promo

FISHKILL, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- A minor-league baseball team affiliated with Florida's Tampa Bay Rays has caught government flak for a promotion called "Ball-less Baseball" honoring women.

The Hudson Valley (N.Y.) Renegades promotion, set for Tuesday, is to have women only in Dutchess Stadium until the fifth inning as a "celebration of femininity and independence," the New York-Penn League team said.

Men would remain outside, entertained with a parking-lot tailgating party, with the game televised on big-screen televisions, the team's promo said.

Dutchess County Senior Assistant County Attorney Keith Byron wrote to the team, saying the event's name was in "poor taste."

He also said female-only access might violate state human rights law and the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.

"Dutchess County cannot in good conscience remain silent while its citizens are subject to invidious gender discrimination," he wrote.

The county owns the 4,500-seat stadium in Fishkill, N.Y.

The New York Lottery also pulled out as an event sponsor. Spokeswoman Jennifer Givens told the Kingston (N.Y.) Daily Freeman it did not want to sponsor an event that was "exclusionary in nature."

Team owner Jeff Goldklang told the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times the team was only "trying to have a little fun, create a unique kind of Ladies Night and poke a little fun at the political correctness that's taken over."

He said men will be allowed in if they want and boys will be let in with their mothers.

He also defended the promotion's "ball-less" title, which critics see as a reference to women not having testicles, telling the Freeman the name was a baseball reference and any sexual connotation was "fortunately or unfortunately coincidental."

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Man accidentally cuts off own penis

WANTAGE, England, July 5 (UPI) -- A 54-year-old carpenter in Wantage, England, accidentally cut off his own penis while working with a saw, his mother says.

Stuart Keen's mother, Edna, told The Sunday Telegraph her son had been cutting wood for a cabinet when the saw inflicted the horrific injury. Surgeons were able to reattach the severed appendage, she said.

"Stuart is a carpenter and uses sharp and sometimes dangerous tools," Keen's mother said.

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I hate when that happens. :smt011


Ya right...happens all the time huh...Hey Buga don't you work with power tools...what's the chance of this happening to someone? :smt002

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Boy that would suck. I could see it happening though. I have had a few minor cuts. Minor to me is only 6 or less stitches. LOL Came close to drilling a 1/4 inch hole through mine. Lucky it was a battery powered drill when it caught my shirt tail. But it was all my fault. Doing stupid things with power tools. Knowing it wasnt safe. But it was easier and quicker than doing it the proper way.

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Boy that would suck. I could see it happening though. I have had a few minor cuts. Minor to me is only 6 or less stitches. LOL Came close to drilling a 1/4 inch hole through mine. Lucky it was a battery powered drill when it caught my shirt tail. But it was all my fault. Doing stupid things with power tools. Knowing it wasnt safe. But it was easier and quicker than doing it the proper way.

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LMAO ya I'm sure peeing out of a couple of extra holes is too.

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Naked "Terminator" Arrested in Tahoe Casino

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man awaits a court appearance after being arrested on suspicion of running naked through the Stateline casino area on Lake Tahoe's south shore.

Douglas County sheriff's deputies say Sean Stanley Smith was arrested before a group of startled children in the Harrah's Tahoe arcade.

He reportedly told officers that he had used marijuana and LSD, and was running naked because he thought he was the "Terminator."

Deputies say the suspect was spotted running by the Pony Express statue outside Harrah's on Tuesday afternoon, and entered the casino after ignoring an officer's command to stop.

After a deputy used a Taser to subdue him, the suspect was covered with bedsheets and taken to jail.

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(CNN) -- An employee at a New Jersey chocolate processing plant died Wednesday after falling into a vat of hot chocolate, according to a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's office.

Vincent Smith II, 29, was dumping raw chocolate into the vat for melting when he fell in from a nine-foot high platform. He suffered a fatal blow to the head from the vat's agitator, a paddle-like mechanism used for stirring the chocolate.

According to the Camden County prosecutor's office, three other people were on the platform at the time. One was able to shut the machinery off quickly, but it was too late to save Smith.

The facility, owned by Cocoa Services Inc., is managed and operated by by Lyons and Sons.

The rectangular vat, which was 8 feet deep, 14 feet long and 6 feet wide, was churning a batch of chocolate for Hershey's when the accident occurred, the prosecutor's office said.

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Man Says Bear Mugged Him For His Italian Sandwich

VERNON, N.J. — A northwestern New Jersey man said he was mugged in his driveway by a sandwich-craving bear. Henry Rouwendal said he was packing his car last Friday when he was hit from behind and knocked to the ground. He said the culprit was a black bear who took his Italian sandwich.

Rouwendal said he kicked the bear in the snout and throat.

He said the bruin made off with the bread, salami and other meats but left behind the lettuce, onions and tomatoes.

Vernon Township police said it's the first time a bear has attacked a person in the rural community in more than 25 years.

The state Environmental Protection Department so far has classified it as an "incident" and not an attack.

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