Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident
SAN MARINO — The mayor of awealthy California town who wascaught on camera tossing dog pooponto the walkway of a political oppo-nent is being asked to resign by resi-dents who say he smeared their image.During a City Council meeting onWednesday, San Marino residentsblasted Mayor Dennis Kneier andcalled for him to step down, eventhough he has apologized.Police cited him for littering, whichcan carry a ﬁne of up to $1,000.The mayor of the tidy Los Angelessuburb says he found a bag of dog wasteon a parkway Saturday and tossed itonto the front walkway of a home.The homeowner, Philip Lao, is apolitical opponent. He recognized themayor on surveillance video and calledpolice.
Cop:Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband
MADISON, Maine — Aman with arealistic-looking tattoo of a gun on hisstomach had the real thing tucked intohis waistband when he was arrested,police said.Police told the Morning Sentinelthat 41-year-old Michael Smith, of Norridgewock, showed up at a sher-iff’s deputy’s home Thursdaynight. He was crying and had beendrinking, authorities said.Smith told police he had a ﬁght withhis ex-girlfriend and had stolen pre-scription narcotics from her, authori-ties said.He was charged with stealing drugs,and his gun was conﬁscated. He wasreleased from jail on $1,000 bail. Hisphone has been disconnected, and hecouldn’t be reached for comment.Madison police Ofﬁcer Eric Bronsonsaid Smith was carrying a .40-caliberGlock but isn’t facing any gun chargesbecause Maine is an open-carry stateand his weapon was visible.Smith’s next court date is Aug. 6.Smith made headlines in March whenmembers of a tree removal crew he’dtold to clear off his property reportedthat he had a gun. But the gun turnedout to be his tattoo.He told the newspaper then that thetattoo had never been a problembefore. He wasn’t charged in that case.
Yells for ‘Daddy’by school yield surprising ﬁnd
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police say aConnecticut woman became concernedwhen she heard someone calling“Daddy” repeatedly near a school. Butwhen she began looking for a child,she instead found a large green parrotup in a tree.Fairﬁeld police Lt. James Perez saysthe ﬁre department used a long pole toremove the bird from the tree atHolland Hill School on Thursday. Theparrot then ﬂew onto a bamboo stand.Fireﬁghters chased it out and an animalcontrol ofﬁcer caught it in a net andbrought it to a shelter.Perez says the bird was talking non-stop saying, “Daddy,” “hello,” “what!”and other words.The bird was found about one milefrom its home. It was later reunitedwith its owner, who had reported itmissing.
Florida woman accused of stealing 7 lobster tails
DELAND, Fla. — Acentral Floridawoman faces petty theft charges afterofﬁcials say she stuffed seven frozenlobster tails in her pants and walkedout of a Publix supermarket withoutpaying for them.Aloss prevention officer at theDeLand Publix told police he watched30-year-old Nichole Ann Reed put thelobster tails into her pants onWednesday evening. He says shewalked around the store before leaving.Police found her about an hour later.Reed told them she went to the storewith the intention of stealing the lob-ster tails, which were valued at $83.99.According to a police report, she saidshe planned to trade the lobster with afriend to get either a Chinese buffet orthe prescription pain medicationDilaudid.She posted $250 bail.
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Blues singer EddieLevert is 72.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
George Stinney, a 14-year-old blackyouth, became the youngest person todie in the electric chair as the state of South Carolina executed him for themurders of two white girls, Betty JuneBinnicker, 11, and Mary EmmaThames, 7.
“We seldom stop to think how many people’slives are entwined with our own.It is a form of selﬁshness to imagine that every individual canoperate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed.”
— Ivy Baker Priest,former U.S.Treasurer (1905-1975)
Author Joyce CarolOates is 76.Actor John Cho is42.
Switzerland’s Haris Seferovic celebrates after scoring a goal to defeat Ecuador in their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer matchat the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia,Brazil.
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, Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned inLochleven Castle in Scotland. (She escaped almost ayear later but ended up imprisoned again.)
, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’snomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln saidthe slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, “Ahousedivided against itself cannot stand.”
, baseball’s first “Ladies’Day” took place asthe New York Gothams offered women free admissionto a game against the Cleveland Spiders. (New Yorkwon, 5-2.)
, Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.
, IBM had its beginnings as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in New YorkState.
, the National Industrial Recovery Act becamelaw with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature.(The Act was later struck down by the U.S. SupremeCourt.) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was foundedas President Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933.
, comedian Charles Chaplin, 54, married hisfourth wife, 18-year-old Oona O’Neill, daughter of play-wright Eugene O’Neill, in Carpinteria, California.
, actor George Reeves, TV’s “Superman,” wasfound dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshotwound in the bedroom of his Beverly Hills, California,home; he was 45.
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