Artist:Santa Fe police pulled riﬂe for dog poop
SANTAFE, N.M. — Awell-knownAmerican Indian artist said police inNew Mexico pulled a riﬂe on him afterhis dog pooped in his SUVand a womanmistook his cleanup efforts for a burgla-ry. Pueblo painter Mateo Romero toldthe Associated Press that a Santa Fe ofﬁ-cer pointed a weapon at him during thebizarre misunderstanding Monday thatlanded him in handcuffs and in the backof a patrol car.According to a police report, the ofﬁ-cer pulled out a riﬂe and detainedRomero after Maria Markus reported aburglary in progress at her Santa Fehome. Romero said he parked into the pri-vate driveway after Han Solo, his ShihTzu, relieved himself inside the SUVduring a drive to his studio. Romero saidhe only wanted to clean the mess.However, Romero said when Markusspotted him in her driveway, she boxedhim in with her vehicle and called 911.“I tried to talk to her to explain that Iwas cleaning up dog” poop, he said.“But she got all hysterical and I justbacked away. I couldn’t leave. It wascrazy.” Police said they searched Romero andreleased him after ofﬁcers did not ﬁndany of the woman’s property on him. Mateo is an award-winning painterwhose work has been exhibited inCanada and throughout the U.S.
Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck
PORTLAND, Maine — Police herebelieve they have quacked the code forﬁnding followers on social media.The 80-ofﬁcer Bangor PoliceDepartment, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than20,000 likes on its Facebook page afterhumorous pictures of a stuffed duck wereadded. The duck, dubbed “Duck of Justice” or “DOJ,” appears in pictures of police cars, department members and K-9 cops, often accompanied with somepithy text about law enforcement.“I happen to believe that police ofﬁ-cers are a pretty humorous bunch,” saidthe man behind the duck, Sgt. TimCotton, a 17-year veteran Bangor ofﬁcerwith a fondness for the humor of GeorgeCarlin and Jim Gafﬁgan. “I want to readsomething that at least has some humor-ous undertones. I wouldn’t connect to apage that I didn’t want to read.”Bangor is just one of many policedepartments nationwide discoveringthat using comedy on social media canhelp them interact with the public. Onedepartment, in 10,000-residentBrimﬁeld Township, Ohio, has earnedmore than 155,000 Facebook likes forits chief’s in-your-face humor abouteverything from methamphetaminebusts to lost dogs.Nancy Marshall, a Maine-based socialmedia strategist who runs a public rela-tions ﬁrm in the Maine capital of Augusta, said Bangor’s site helps resi-dents humanize the police.
Justin Bieber pleads no contest in vandalism case
VAN NUYS — Justin Bieber must pay$80,900 in damages and serve two yearson probation after pleading no contestWednesday to a misdemeanor vandalismcharge for throwing eggs at a neighbor’shome.Bieber also was ordered to completeﬁve days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program, andstay away from the victim and his fami-ly for two years. The 20-year-old Grammy-nominatedsinger was not present for the arraign-ment at Superior Court in Van Nuys.Bieber’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, enteredthe plea on his behalf. Aspokeswoman for Bieber said he’sglad to have the matter resolved andbehind him. She added that he will moveforward and focus on his career andmusic.Ahearing to check on Bieber’sprogress toward completing his sen-tence was scheduled for Aug. 12.Prosecutors spent months decidingwhether to ﬁle charges after the Januaryincident. They considered felonycharges because the damage was said tobe more than $400, the threshold for afelony.
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Folk singer ArloGuthrie is 67.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The United States women’s soccerteam won the World Cup, beatingChina 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120minutes of scoreless play at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, California.
“One can pay back the loan of gold,but onedies forever in debt to those who are kind.”
— Malayan proverb
Singer Mavis Staples is 75.Entertainer JessicaSimpson is 34.
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Club 90 performs last Thursday in San Mateo’s Central Park as part of the city’s Central Park Music Series.The series continues tonight with the California Cowboys and ends Aug.14 with David Martin’s House Party.July 17 is Stompy Jones,July 24 is Tempest,July 31 is Solsa and Aug.7 is Aja Vu with Stealin’Chicago.
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theologian John Calvin, a key ﬁgure of theProtestant Reformation, was born in Noyon, Picardy,France.
Wyoming became the 44th state.
President Woodrow Wilson personally deliveredthe Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) to the Senate and urged itsratiﬁcation. (However, the Senate rejected it.)
American paper currency was reduced in size asthe government began issuing bills that were approximate-ly 25 percent smaller.
during World War II, the Battle of Britain beganas Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air.(The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)
armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean Warbegan at Kaesong.
AT&T’s Telstar 1 communications satellite, capa-ble of relaying television signals and telephone calls, waslaunched by NASAfrom Cape Canaveral.
the Bahamas became fully independent after threecenturies of British colonial rule. John Paul Getty III, theteenage grandson of the oil tycoon, was abducted in Romeby kidnappers who cut off his ear when his family was slowto meet their ranson demands; young Getty was released inDecember 1973 for nearly $3 million.
the Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior wassunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by Frenchintelligence agents; one activist was killed. Bowing topressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said itwould resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing tosell New Coke.
Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices,”including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, DaffyDuck and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles at age 81.Former boxer Jake LaMotta is 93. Writer-producer EarlHamner Jr. is 91. Former New York City Mayor David N.Dinkins is 87. Actor William Smithers is 87. Broadway com-poser Jerry Herman is 83. Director Ivan Passer is 81. ActorLawrence Pressman is 75. Actor Mills Watson is 74. ActorRobert Pine is 73. Rock musician Jerry Miller (Moby Grape)is 71. International Tennis Hall of Famer Virginia Wade is 69.Actor Ron Glass is 69. Actress Sue Lyon is 68. Folk singerRock musician Dave Smalley is 65. Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 63. Rock singer Neil Tennant(Pet Shop Boys) is 60. Banjo player Bela Fleck is 56. Country
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