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BS - Mathematics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Statistical Analyst. Played trumpet in college. Middle-aged white guy.

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Oregon police dog fired for poor performance

CANNON BEACH — Before the little fella had seen any action or gained any glory, the Cannon Beach Police Department chose to dismiss its K-9 officer, Cash, in early October.

The 2-year-old Belgian Malinois “ended up not being a good fit,” Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said.

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Cash, it turned out, was fairly skittish, afraid of heights and had a barking problem. “Anything that would make noise would scare him,” Gregory said. “He would shut down.”

When the canine had to jump onto counters in search of drugs, he showed too much resistance.

Read more: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20141121/k-9-officer-doesnt-make-the-grade

Lawyer of Accused Tutu Flasher Says His Client Was Wearing Underwear While Exposing Himself



There's nothing like getting caught with your pants...er...tutu down.

While it may be embarrassing, the attorney of a man accused of flashing a local salon says baring your balls from underneath a tutu is hardly indecent exposure. After all, his client, who has been accused of doing just that, had on some sort of "shielding" undergarment, too.

That accused tutu flasher is 51-year-old Richard James Staples, owner of a pest control business in Huntsville. Staples appeared in a Harris County court Tuesday on charges stemming from accusations that he flashed clients of a salon in Spring while wearing only a tutu, bustier, fishnets and stilettos.

Deputies say they were called to the Regency Hair Salon in North Harris County November 12th after a number of people reported a tutu-clad man exposing his genitals and buttocks. The incident was caught on tape by one woman, during which a man in a bustier and thigh-high fishnets can be seen walking toward a large red truck with his entire ass exposed.

According to police, they identified Staples after his massive red truck and that pesky unique license plate number were found on footage from security cameras at surrounding businesses. Three of the victims were also able to identify Staples from photo spreads, police say.

Read more: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/news/2014/11/tutu-clad_flasher_tells_houston_court_its_not_a_crime_if_youre_wearing_underwear.php

Me wonders if the victims were viewing the photos from his best side?

Cat show brings purr-fect cats to the Omni hotel in Corpus Christi



CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking for the purr-fect cat? Then head to the International Feline Showcase’s Catmas on the Beach this weekend.

Beginning Friday at the Omni Bayfront Hotel, about 150 pure bred cats will be judge for how they meet standards in front of 18 judges who are coming from as far as France and Canada. So these aren’t everyday house cats.

“The cat show validates confirmation on each cat,” said Leslie Hurley, entry clerk for the cat show. “In other words, if you’re breeding the judges will say that you’re doing the right thing and that you have a winning cat by written standard.”

The cats are not being compared to each other, Hurley said. They are judged based on their breed.

Read more: http://www.caller.com/entertainment/events/cat-show-brings-purrfect-cats-to-the-omni-hotel_92265800

Woman stole more than $6,000 of Kiolbassa sausage



SAN ANTONIO — Police arrested a woman Tuesday evening suspected of stealing a pallet of sausage worth more than $6,000 from the Kiolbassa Provision Company.

Regina Shaw, a former employee, was caught on camera Sept. 14 taking a pallet of meat with an estimated value of more than $6,400 dollars from the company, 1325 S. Brazos St., according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Shortly after the theft, a man who had purchased some of the hot meat wrote a letter to the company explaining that not only had he purchased a few boxes of sausage from Shaw, 45, but had also accepted additional meat to settle a debt that Shaw could not repay, the affidavit said.

Representatives from Kiolbassa supplied authorities with images of Shaw in the act along with the letter, seeking to press charges.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Woman-charged-with-theft-of-more-than-6-000-of-5919466.php

36 pound cat found in San Antonio will undergo weight loss program



SAN ANTONIO — A female cat named Butterball that weighed a whopping 36 pounds when Animal Care Services took her in earlier this month will undergo a dietary program designed to help obese cats lose weight.

Officers with Bexar County Animal Control Services picked up Butterball on Nov. 11 in the 2200 block of Mobeetie Trail on the West Side of Bexar County after a person said the animal bit them.

When weighed hours later, Butterball came in at 36 pounds, a record for San Antonio Animal Care Services, spokeswoman Lisa Norwood said. That’s roughly equivalent to a 5'9” human male that weighs 633 pounds, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

The average domestic cat weighs eight to 10 pounds, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/36-pound-cat-found-in-San-Antonio-will-undergo-5920211.php

Harris County reserve deputy constable charged in road rage shooting

A reserve deputy constable with Harris County Precinct 6 has been charged with shooting a driver in a road rage incident earlier this month on the 610 South Loop, Houston police said.

Kenneth Caplan, 34, was arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of shooting a woman and grazing her head.

She was driving on the South Loop between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby on Nov. 11 when she was shot, according to Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith. She had non-life-threatening injuries, Smith said.

Caplan had fled the scene, but authorities found him at his home Wednesday and he confessed to shooting at the other driver, according to Smith.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Reserve-deputy-constable-charged-in-road-rage-5921850.php

Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports 27-year-old Nathan Rolf Channing, of Fruitvale, was arrested Sunday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County deputies Joshua Bunch and Donald Love said they feared for their lives even though they saw that the object was yellow. Bunch wrote in the affidavit that he has seen handguns in many shapes and colors.

He wrote that Love was drawing his service weapon when Channing yelled, "It's a banana!"

The deputies say Channing told them he was doing a trial run for a planned YouTube video and he thought it would "lighten the holiday spirit."

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2014-11-27/man-arrested-deputies-say-he-aimed-banana-them

Is dyed armpit hair the next big beauty trend? Will California Peggy be next?



Julia Roberts caused quite the media frenzy when the actress showed up at her 1999 movie premiere of "Notting Hill" with unshaven armpits. She proudly waved raised arms to her fans, not caring about the patches of hair under her arms catching the light of dozens of camera flashes.

Imagine for a moment the frenzy that could have ensued if her pits had been dyed blue.

Armpit hair and whether to shave it or not has been a subject of debate for years. And now, some woman are experimenting with dyeing their armpit hair. Yes, you read that correctly. They are dyeing their armpit hair blue, green, red and any other color that suits their fancy.

Roxie Hunt, a stylist at a salon called Vain in Seattle, has always wanted to experiment with dyeing a customer's armpit hair. She recenlty decided to give it a try and dyed a young woman's pits blue to match her blue hair.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-dyed-armpits-beauty-trend-20141125-story.html

From a FSU student at the shooting: The proper theology can save you.

I was checking out the Facebook page of an acquaintance and ran across this story. BTW, the acquaintance has gone ultra right-wing holy roller, posts anti-Islamic stories and memes, and used steroids which are some of the milder changes in his life.


Florida State senior Jason Derfuss was leaving the Strozier Library after checking out books just after midnight Thursday, when he heard the first shots. He ran from the scene, only to find later that his textbooks saved his life. (picture of theology textbook)

Florida State senior Jason Derfuss was leaving the Strozier Library after checking out books just after midnight Thursday, when he heard the first shots.

"I heard what was unmistakably a gunshot behind me, and initially, I kind of tried to rationalize it as a firecracker, but I knew exactly what it was," he told WESH 2 News.

"I didn't really know what to do, until I saw the gunman sprint across the front of Strozier, and he gunned down another student right in front of me about 50 feet away."

Derfuss said he was in shock as he saw the shooter, identified as FSU alumnus Myron May, opening fire on fellow students.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/florida-state-shooting-witness-textbooks-stopped-bullet/29840050?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wesh+2+news

Soccer Legend Pele in Special Care Unit at Brazil Hospital

Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a "special care" unit after his condition became unstable, but his spokesman and personal aide denied his health condition deteriorated.

"He is fine," Jose Fornos Rodrigues, known as Pepito, told The Associated Press. "The problem was that he was receiving too many visitors and that wasn't helping, so they transferred him to a calmer area to continue receiving the proper treatment. He should be out of the hospital in a few days."

The hospital's statement created a scare in Brazil, with local media widely reporting that Pele's condition had worsened. The story was highlighted by most of the country's top web portals. Widely known as the greatest footballer of all time, Pele is a national hero in the South American country.

Read more: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Pele-Soccer-Hospitalized-Special-Care-Unit--284090491.html

I'm not sure if I posted this story in the correct group. Is soccer a sport?
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