Ohio capital city fightsrat problems with fliers
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Withoutmoney to bring back its rat-controlprogram, the health department forOhio’s capital city plans to map com-plaints and spread ﬂiers educating resi-dents about dealing with the rodents.The Columbus Dispatch reports thecity’s service line has received over 200rat complaints involving rental proper-ties this year, almost reaching the totalfor last year. In August, Columbus alsostarted logging complaints from non-rental properties, with more than adozen so far.Some people hope Columbus PublicHealth resurrects a rat-control pilot pro-gram conducted a few years ago, but theproposed 2014 budget doesn’t includemoney for that.Virginia Tomolillo has trapped 22rats in her yard this year. She blames aneighbor who leaves dog food out-doors, and she says city educationefforts might help.
Text mistakenly sentto cop leads to arrest
SPARTA, N.J. — Authorities say aNew Jersey man mistakenly sent a textmessage to a police detective to set up adrug sale and now faces charges.Authorities say a detective receivedthe text message on his new cellphoneFriday night. The sender had said he hada quarter pound of marijuana for sale andwanted to meet at a pizza parlor.Nicholas Delear Jr., of Sussex, metlater that night with an undercoverpolice ofﬁcer but ﬂed when he becamesuspicious. Police soon stopped hisvehicle, but the 33-year-old Delearrefused to consent to his vehicle beingsearched.Authorities obtained a warrant after apolice dog detected drugs in the vehicle.They found four plastic bags containingmarijuana and other paraphernalia.
Jewels on French mountainmay be from plane crash
PARIS — AFrench mountain climberstumbled upon a case of dozens of cut jewels, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars — believed to be debris fromone of two Air India crashes decadesago, police said.Police commander Sylvain Merly of France’s Savoie region said the experi-enced Mont Blanc climber, who askedto stay anonymous, found the boxmarked “Made in India” while scalingone of the peak’s glaciers and turned itin on Sept. 9. Authorities hope to ﬁndsomeone connected with its owner, whois presumed to have been a passenger onone of the two jets that crashed in 1950or 1966.Merly said Thursday the metal box,slightly smaller than a shoe box, wasﬁlled with small bags of loose jewels,mostly emeralds and sapphires. Merlysaid debris from the Air India crashesregularly rises to the surface on MontBlanc.“Things come up from the glaciers,”Merly said. “They’re always moving.”Merly said the climber’s decision toturn over the box immediately “meansthat there are still honest people.”“He could have kept them but hechose to turn them in because he knewthey belonged to someone who proba-bly perished,” Merly said.It wasn’t immediately clear whatwould happen to the jewels if nobodyclaimed them.
Quack! Wisconsin billwould legalize duck races
MADISON, Wis. — AWisconsin law-maker is introducing a bill, no punintended, that would legalize duck races.Well, not real ducks but the plasticones with numbers on the bottom.Nonproﬁt organizations commonlyrace the little plastic ducks as fundrais-ers. Participants usually buy a rafﬂeticket corresponding with a duck’s num-ber.The ﬁrst to ﬂoat across the ﬁnish linewins.State Rep. Andre Jacque circulated aproposal Thursday to legalize the races.He says the village of Mishicot waswarned by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that its annual rubber duck raceamounts to illegal gambling.
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Singer GwenStefani is 44.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
West Germany and East Germanyended 45 years of postwar division,declaring the creation of a reuniﬁedcountry.
“The worst disease in theworld is the plague of vengeance.”
— Dr.Karl Menninger,American psychiatrist (1893-1990)
Actor Clive Owenis 49.Actress AshleeSimpson is 29.
Anima Naturalis activists perform during a protest to promote vegetarianism in central Barcelona,Spain.
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, St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscanorder, died; he was canonized in 1228.
President George Washington declared Nov. 26,1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for thecreation of the United States of America.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the lastThursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes for-mally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established theOfﬁce of Economic Stabilization.
, the New York Giants captured the National Leaguepennant by a score of 5-4 as Bobby Thomson hit a three-runhomer off the Brooklyn Dodgers’Ralph Branca in the “shotheard ’round the world.”
, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also starring MaryTyler Moore, made its debut on CBS.
, astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from CapeCanaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a nine-hour ﬂight.
the National Oceanic & AtmosphericAdministration (NOAA) was established under theDepartment of Commerce.
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton entered the race forthe Democratic presidential nomination.
, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial foundthe former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and RonaldGoldman (however, Simpson was later found liable in a civiltrial).
ﬁve people were shot to death in the Washington,D.C., area within a 14-hour period, beginning the hunt forthe “Beltway Sniper.” (In all, ten people were killed; mas-termind John Allen Muhammad and teenage accomplice LeeBoyd Malvo were later caught.)
In other news ...
Basketball Hall of Famer Marques O. Haynes is 87.Composer Steve Reich is 77. Rock and roll star ChubbyChecker is 72. Actor Alan Rachins is 71. Sen. Jeff Bingaman,D-N.M., is 70. Magician Roy Horn is 69. Singer LindseyBuckingham is 64. Jazz musician Ronnie Laws is 63. Bluessinger Keb’Mo’is 62. Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is62. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winﬁeld is 62. Baseball Hallof Famer Dennis Eckersley is 59. Civil rights activist Rev. AlSharpton is 59. Actor Hart Bochner is 57. Actor PeterFrechette is 57. Golfer Fred Couples is 54. Actor-comedianGreg Proops is 54. Actor Jack Wagner is 54.
The Daily Derby race winners areWhirl Win,No.6,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in second place;and Lucky Star,No.2,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:40.05.
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