Woman complains to policeabout marijuana quality
LUFKIN, Texas — Police in EastTexas have arrested a woman after shecalled them to complain about thequality of the marijuana she had pur-chased from a dealer.Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper saidMonday that an ofﬁcer went to thehome of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamiltonto hear her complaint that the dealerrefused to return her money after sheobjected that the drug was substandard.Casper says she pulled the smallamount of marijuana from her brawhen the ofﬁcer asked if she still hadit.She was arrested Friday on a chargeof possession of drug paraphernalia.Hamilton said Monday that shespent $40 on “seeds and residue.” Shesays she called police when she got nosatisfaction from the dealer’s family.
Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck
NORTH READING, Mass. — Policein Massachusetts responding toreports of an intruder in a woman’shome quickly quacked the case.ANorth Reading woman calledpolice Saturday from her upstairs bed-room to report that she heard loudbanging noises downstairs and fearedsomeone had broken into her home.Officers who responded found nosign of a break-in.But during a quick search of thehome, police found a soot-coveredwood duck.Police say it appears the duck got inthrough the chimney.An officer caught the duck andreleased it into a nearby pond.
Two students arrested over teacher fight
SANTAMONICA— Santa Monicapolice have arrested two teenagersover a recorded classroom fightbetween a student and a teacher.Sgt. Jay Moroso says an 18-year-old from Santa Monica High Schoolwas arrested Friday on suspicion of threatening a school ofﬁcial, battery,marijuana possession and possessinga box cutter on campus.A16-year-old was arrested on suspi-cion of battery against a schoolemployee.Names and details aren’t beingreleased but a county sheriff’s websitesays 18-year-old Blair Moore remains jailed.Avideo showed teacher Mark Blackstruggling with a student on Fridayand pinning him to the ﬂoor. Black’son leave while the school districtinvestigates.Amessage seeking comment fromthe district superintendent wasn’timmediately returned.
Bikini-clad baristas brewing up controversy
CLOVIS — Bikini-clad baristas whowork at a Northern California coffeeshop are brewing up a bit of controver-sy with some folks upset with theirattire.Residents in Clovis are collectingsignatures for a petition telling CityCouncil members that they want theservers at the Bottom’s Up to eithercover up or close up shop permanent-ly, the Fresno Bee reported. Candice Eslick, 50, who lives ablock from the shop that began operat-ing in January, said the attire choicesof servers are not right for her neigh-borhood or the city. She hopes todeliver a petition to the City Councilon April 21.Meanwhile, Clovis City AttorneyDavid Wolfe said the city probablycan’t do anything about the business.Wolfe said residents called the cityafter a TVstory on the shop last monthfeatured a barista apparently showingtoo much skin when she bent over. He said the TVreport revealed toomuch.“We don’t usually address that in ourcity code except in adult businesses.All your private parts have to be fullycovered or it’s an adult business andyou have to go somewhere else,” saidWolfe, adding that city ofﬁcials havevisited the shop and the business hasfollowed the rules.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution abolishing slavery.
“The truth is always something that is told,not something that is known.If there were no speakingor writing,there would be no truth about anything.”
— Susan Sontag,American author and critic (1933-2004)
Actress Patricia Arquette is 46.Actress KirstenStorms is 30.
Actor David Hasselhoff poses with a replica of himself built for the ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,’during an auctionin Beverly Hills.
: Sunny. Patchy fog in the morn-ing. Highs around 70. Lightwinds...Becoming northwest around 5mph in the afternoon.
: Mostly clear. Lows inthe lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10mph.
:Partly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear in the evening thenbecoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
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, painter, sculptor and architect El Greco died inToledo, Spain.
, the Venus de Milo statue was discovered by afarmer on the Greek island of Milos.
, Longacre Square in Manhattan was renamed TimesSquare after The New York Times.
, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine inLittleton, Ala., claimed the lives of 128 men, most of themconvicts loaned out from prisons.
the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, pro-viding for popular election of United States senators (asopposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratiﬁed.President Woodrow Wilson became the ﬁrst chief executivesince John Adams to address Congress in person as he askedlawmakers to enact tariff reform. The Republic of China’sﬁrst parliament convened.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed theEmergency Relief Appropriations Act, which providedmoney for programs such as the Works ProgressAdministration.
, the League of Nations assembled in Geneva for itsﬁnal session.
, President Harry S. Truman seized the Americansteel industry to avert a nationwide strike. (The SupremeCourt later ruled that Truman had overstepped his authority,opening the way for a seven-week strike by steelworkers.)
a suspected bomb exploded aboard the passengerliner MVDara in the Persian Gulf, causing it to sink; 238 of the 819 people aboard were killed.
, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715thcareer home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers,breaking Babe Ruth’s record.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in ﬁrst place;BigBen,No.4,in second place;andWinning Spirit,No.9,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:47.26.
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