State court:Workers’comp OK for kickball injury
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Have you everbeen hurt in a company softball or kick-ball game? The South Carolina SupremeCourt says you may be entitled to work-ers’compensation.On Wednesday, the court ruled thatStephen Whigham, who was injured in acompany kickball game, is entitled toworkers’compensation beneﬁtsbecause he was required to attend thegame as part of his job.Whigham worked for JacksonDawson Communications, a publicrelations ﬁrm. With the encouragementof his boss, he organized a kickballgame as a team-building event foremployees. He rented a facility and hadT-shirts made.During the Friday afternoon game,Whigham shattered two bones in hisleg while trying to avoid being taggedout. He underwent two surgeries and hasbeen told that he’ll ultimately need aknee replacement, according to courtdocuments.Ahearing will be held to ﬁgure outhow much Whigham should get.Workers’compensation commission-ers initially denied Whigham’s claim,saying that he hadn’t been required to beat the game. An appeals court upheldthat ruling, but the high court saidWhigham had to be there because heorganized the game, so it had becomepart of his job duties.“Although the event may have beenvoluntary for company employees gen-erally, the undisputed facts unequivocal-ly indicate Whigham was expected toattend as part of his professionalduties,” the court wrote.Justices also pointed to testimonyfrom Whigham’s boss, who said hewould have been “surprised andshocked” if Whigham hadn’t showedup.
Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign
WINOOSKI, Vt. — AVermont restau-rant that removed a bacon advertise-ment called insensitive to vegans andMuslims is being criticized for doingso.Sneakers Bistro and Cafe inWinooski last week took down a signsaying “Yield for Sneakers Bacon” aftercomments were posted in an onlinecommunity forum by “a vegan and amember of a Muslim household.”Vegans and Muslims don’t eat pork.Sneakers’menu features items includ-ing a breakfast sandwich with home-made turkey bacon. Owner MarcDysinger says the sign was meant to befun and to show the restaurant caresabout Winooski, a city of 7,000 resi-dents with many Muslim families.The Burlington Free Press reportspeople have criticized the restaurantfor what they feel was an unnecessarymove. The restaurant has hired a pub-lic-relations firm to help it deal withthe bad publicity.
Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’town
DENVER — Some people in normal-ly laid back Crested Butte are not up for“Whatever” - a secretive Bud Light planto paint their mountain town blue andturn it into a fantasy town for an onlineand television ad campaign.The company has agreed to pay thetown $250,000 to fence off its mainstreet and bring in more than 1,000 rev-elers to the town of 1,500 for the Sept.5 - 7 event being promoted on socialmedia, The Denver Post reported.Secrecy has been part of the “Are youup for Whatever?” campaign from itsbeginning at last year’s Super Bowlwhen Arnold Schwarzenegger appearedin a spot playing pingpong with DonCheadle in an elevator with a llama.Town councilors have been quietlyworking on the plan since the spring.Word began leaking out recently as out-siders showed up with measuring tapesand checklists, telling locals theycouldn’t talk about what they weredoing and booking lots of hotel rooms.Residents, including some in cos-tumes, packed a three-hour meeting totalk about the event on Monday night.Some said they backed it as a way tomake money for the town but othersworried joining forces with a large com-pany would damage the image of a townthat hosts an annual ﬁlm festival and ismore partial to craft beers.
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Two days of race-related rioting erupt-ed in North Philadelphia over a falserumor that white police ofﬁcers hadbeaten to death a pregnant blackwoman.
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.”
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Country singerShania Twain is 49.Reality TV starAlana Thompsonis 9.
A swimmer catches a wave at ‘The Wedge’wave break in Newport Beach.
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English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship,the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay.
, the Second Battle of Bull Run (also known asSecond Manassas) began in Prince William County,Virginia, during the Civil War; the result was a Confederatevictory.
, the ﬁrst-ever radio commercial aired on stationWEAF in New York City; the 10-minute advertisement wasfor the Queensboro Realty Co., which had paid a fee of $100.
during World War II, German forces in Toulon andMarseille, France, surrendered to Allied troops.
, the Allies began occupying Japan at the end of World War II.
, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, wasabducted from his uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi, bytwo white men after he had supposedly whistled at a whitewoman; he was found brutally slain three days later.
, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speechin front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
, police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in thestreets of Chicago as the Democratic National Conventionnominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
Mark Spitz of the United States won the ﬁrst twoof his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics, ﬁnishingﬁrst in the 200-meter butterﬂy and anchoring the 400-meterfreestyle relay. The Soviet women gymnasts won the teamall-around.
, 70 people were killed when three Italian stuntplanes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base inRamstein, West Germany.
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(Answers tomorrow)HOISTMONEYNEATLYRADISHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When he was arrested, the mime chose to —REMAIN SILENTNow 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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