Thieves take everything — even the kitchen sink
WICHITA, Kan. — Everything hasbeen stolen — including the kitchensink — from the kitchen of a modelhouse in Kansas.Police say thieves stripped thekitchen of the Clayton Homes unit insouth Wichita, taking all the upscaleappliances, the wooden cabinets fromthe walls and, of course, the sink.General manager Kevin McCrackensays the model unit was nearly readyfor display when the theft occurred,sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and8 a.m. Monday.KWCH-TVreports that the missingappliances, cabinets, counters andsink, along with the cost of repairingthe damage, amounts to a loss of sev-eral thousand dollars.
Golf coach accused of trying to have teens killed
LIVERMORE — Prosecutors say aSan Francisco Bay Area golf coachaccused of molesting three boys triedto hire a hit man to have them killed.The Alameda County DistrictAttorney’s Ofﬁce has charged 32-year-old Andrew Michael Nisbet with threecounts of solicitation of murder.Nisbet already was facing dozens of molestation charges. Prosecutors say the Livermore golf coach exchanged letters with a conﬁ-dential informant in which he indicat-ed he wanted the victims killed and dis-cussed the price. They say he later metwith an undercover agent posing as ahit man to discuss the killings.
Police arrest two in ‘wrong car color’killing
SAN JOSE — San Jose police saythey have arrested two people in theshooting death of a man relatives saywas targeted for driving the wrong-colored car in a gang-plagued neigh-borhood.Twenty-one-year-old Richard JamesGuerrero was arrested on suspicion of murder and 20-year-old David RamiroMartinez was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the murder.Eric Mendoza was gunned downApril 3 in East San Jose. Family mem-bers say the 25-year-old was driving ared car in a neighborhood where theSureno street gang is active. The gangclaims the color blue and clashes withits red-bearing Norteno rivals.
State investigates colony of big-headed ants
COSTAMESA— State agriculturalinspectors have identiﬁed a colony of big-headed ants — an invasive species— in a Costa Mesa yard and are search-ing for other colonies in the area.The Orange County Register reportsWednesday that the ants previouslywere found in plant and ﬂower ship-ments. This is the ﬁrst time they’vebeen discovered living naturally inCalifornia.The ants — which do indeed havebulbous heads — are native to Africa.Their bite is harmless to humans.However, state ofﬁcials say the antsaren’t native and could impact thelocal ecosystem if they spread.
Colorado eyes edibles rules as more people eat pot
DENVER — Colorado’s marijuanaexperiment is threatened by the popu-larity of eating it instead of smokingit, leading the pot industry to joinhealth ofﬁcials and state regulators totry to curb the problem of consumersingesting too much weed.Atask force that’s meetingWednesday planned to start work onreﬁning Colorado’s rules on edibles,the industry term for marijuana thathas been concentrated and infused intofood or drink.“Basically, we are trying to ﬁgureout how to come up with a reasonableTHC concentration or amount in edi-bles in proportion to product safetysize,” said Dr. George Sam Wang of Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pedi-atric emergency physician who hastreated children and toddlers who fellill after eating marijuana.
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Movie directorWes Anderson is45.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Commodore George Dewey gave thecommand, “You may ﬁre when you areready, Gridley,” as an American navalforce destroyed a Spanish squadron inManila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
“By indignities men come to dignities.”
— Francis Bacon,English philosopher (1561-1626)
Country singer Tim McGraw is 47.Actor Darius McCrary is 38.
A men dressed up as a stormtrooper from the Star Wars movies takes part in a parade as part of a tourism event at HabibBourguiba Avenue in Tunis.The event,organized by Tunisia’s national tourism ofﬁce,featured a parade of Star Wars charactersbefore screenings of the ﬁlms.Tunisia was one of the ﬁlming locations for the movies.
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the Kingdom of Great Britain was created as atreaty merging England and Scotland took effect.In 1786, Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premieredin Vienna.
, the song “I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl ThatMarried Dear Old Dad),” by Harry Von Tilzer and Will Dillon,was ﬁrst published.
, New York’s 102-story Empire State Building wasdedicated. Singer Kate Smith made her debut on CBS Radioon her 24th birthday.
, the Orson Welles motion picture “Citizen Kane”premiered in New York.
, the Soviet Union shot down an American U-2reconnaissance plane over Sverdlovsk and captured itspilot, Francis Gary Powers.
, the ﬁrst U.S. airline hijacking took place asAntulio Ramirez Ortiz, a Miami electrician, commandeered aNational Airlines plane that was en route to Key West, Fla.,and forced the pilot to ﬂy to Cuba.
, James W. Whittaker became the ﬁrst American toconquer Mount Everest as he and Sherpa guide NawangGombu reached the summit.
the computer programming language BASIC(Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) wascreated by Dartmouth College professors John G. Kemenyand Thomas E. Kurtz.
, the intercity passenger rail service Amtrak wentinto operation.
, the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., was openedby President Ronald Reagan.
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(Answers tomorrow)GAUGE MESSYVANISH HERMITYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When they looked for a place to build theirnew home, they were — “SITE”-SEEINGNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Gold Rush,No.1,in ﬁrst place;Big Ben,No.4,in second place;and Lucky Charms,No.12,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:47.34.
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