For the second time in two years, crop circles have appeared in Monroe County.
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The indispensable Michael Silence reports:
Athens police say two men walking to get gas for their empty car started fighting over who should pay for it and ended up in jail, one with minor stab wounds.
Police said both David A. Lundsford of Sweetwater and Roger Gifford of Athens remain in custody pending a court appearance Friday.
A police report shows Lundsford suffered a minor stab wound in the abdomen, apparently inflicted with a pocket knife early Wednesday. A witness told police that she saw Lundsford punching Gifford.
Lundsford told officers that he and Gifford were walking north on Congress Parkway after running out of gas and they started arguing about who should pay when they got to the pump.
Both men are charged with public intoxication.
That last part is a shocker.
Lest anyone think we Southerners are the only sports obsessed folks in America, we find this story from New Jersey:
State Sen. Robert Singer wants the NCAA to investigate the Feb. 11 game that Tennessee won 59-58 over Rutgers despite a question over whether the clock expired.
The Republican’s non-binding legislation calls upon the NCAA to investigate why the game clock seemed to pause for more than a second just before reaching zero. Tennessee had time for Nicky Anosike to make two foul shots to win.
Somehow, when they were drafting their Constitution, I don’t think the founders of New Jersey had this in mind.
I’m glad I don’t live here:
A TOWN in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a ‘creepy gnome’ that locals claim stalks the streets at night.
The midget – which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk – was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters.
If you’re a fugitive from justice, posting your whereabouts on your blog might not be a very smart move:
A blog post helped the LAPD nab a man they’ve been after for 27 years, the LA Times reports. Kazuyoshi Miura was wanted for the 1981 murder of his wife there. But he fled to Japan before he could be charged. (He was tried and convicted there, but the decision was overturned on procedural reasons. That trial was why Japanese authorities refused to extradite him.) Miura is an avid blogger, and for the last several years the LAPD has been an avid reader. In a move destined to go down as one of the stupidest things a fugitive has ever done, Miura posted about an upcoming trip to Saipan, a U.S. territory. No surprise: the police were waiting for him.
One of Barack Obama’s top selling points is that he can unite Americans of all political stripes.
Cross posted at Tennesseefree
The Mars rover Spirit has captured a strange figure on the Red Planet. Is it an alien? It looks to me like bigfoot. I am skeptical, of course, but I want to believe.
Virginia lawmakers are debating some vital legislation:
It’s one thing to dangle fuzzy dice from a rear view mirror, but decorating a trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles might be a bit much in Virginia.
State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers.