Dog turns on stove,which then sets laptop ablaze
LACEYTOWNSHIP, N.J. — Policesay a New Jersey family’s dog turnedon the stove, which caught the laptopresting on the burner on ﬁre and sentsmoke through the roof.The ﬁre was reported early Fridayevening in Lacey Township while theowners were away.Police tell the Asbury Park Pressthat investigators believe the dogaccidentally turned on the stove,though they didn’t specify how thatoccurred.Police say heat from the stove even-tually burned a laptop computer thathad been left on top of the appliance.Smoke was pouring from the roof when ﬁreﬁghters arrived, but the blazewas quickly extinguished.Fireﬁghters rescued the dog, whichemerged unscathed.
Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshirepolice say a motorcyclist clocked at 127mph bragged after being arrested that hehad reached 185 mph during the chase.State police say 31-year-old DavidJ. Fries, of Manchester, was spottedby a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow atabout 2:45 a.m. Saturday.The ﬁrst trooper eventually endedthe chase, but another trooper sawFries crash into a guardrail after heexited Interstate 393.Police say Fries then led ofﬁcers onan hourlong foot chase in Concord. Hewas subdued with help from a policedog.Fries was treated for injuries fromthe crash and from the dog.He faces a variety of charges and isbeing held on $30,000 bail.It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned
LOS ANGELES — A33-year-oldslice of cake from Prince Charles andPrincess Diana’s 1981 wedding hassold at auction for $1,375.The cake, still in its original whiteand silver presentation box, was soldonline Thursday by Nate D. SandersAuctions of Los Angeles.With the box was a card stating,“With best wishes from Their RoyalHighnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”Auction house spokesman SamHeller says the buyer is a private col-lector.Although the cake came wrapped inits original wax paper, Heller says itwouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat it.He adds, however, that there is asmall but dedicated group of royal cakecollectors.Some, Heller says, have purchasedcakes dating to the days of Britain’sQueen Victoria, who married in 1840.
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record
CAMDEN, Ala. — Agigantic alliga-tor caught by a family in Alabama ear-lier this month has set a Safari ClubInternational world record.AL.com reports a pair of mastermeasurers from Safari ClubInternational examined the 1,000-pound alligator on Friday, determin-ing a total length of 15-feet, 9-inches.That’s 13 inches longer than theorganization’s previous world recordAmerican alligator, which had beenkilled in Texas.The Alabama alligator was caught bythe Stokes family after battling with itfor more than ﬁve hours. It was hookedin a creek about 80 miles west of Montgomery.The ﬁrst attempt to weigh the gatordestroyed a winch state biologiststypically use, so they had a backhoelift it.
Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment
VIENNA— The drug bust was perfect-ly planned. Unfortunately, Austrianpolice broke down the wrong door.Police ofﬁcial Josef Knoﬂach hasconﬁrmed a media report that a SWATteam that used a battering ram to bustinto an apartment at daybreak and sur-round its sleeping tenant with gunsdrawn was actually meaning to targetthe neighboring dwelling.
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Singer Gloria Estefan is 57.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
World War II began as Nazi Germanyinvaded Poland.
“If you want to get across an idea,wrap it up in person.”
— Ralph J.Bunche,American diplomat (1904-1971).
Talk show host Dr.Phil McGraw is 64.Comedian-actressLily Tomlin is 75.
Kids perform Greek folk dance in authentic,handmade costumes at the Belmont Greek Festival.The event includes arts andcrafts,music,dancing,food and dramatic performances.The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m.through Monday,Sept.1 at theChurch of the Holy Cross,900 Alameda at Ralston Avenue.For more information visit www.goholycross.org/festival.
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, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.
, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found notguilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanorcharge, but was again acquitted.)
, the Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley,Minnesota, and five other communities, killing more than400 people.
, the last passenger pigeon in captivity,“Martha,” died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
, the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama weredevastated by an earthquake that claimed some 140,000lives.
, New York City Mayor James J. “GentlemanJimmy” Walker resigned following charges of graft andcorruption in his administration.
, U.S. District Court Judge Martin I. Welsh, rulingfrom Sacramento, California, upheld the wartime detentionof Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals.
, the United States, Australia and New Zealandsigned a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
, a coup in Libya brought Moammar Gadhafi topower.
, U.S. Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, resigned inthe wake of a scandal in which he admitted having an affairwith “secretary” Elizabeth Ray.
, 269 people were killed when a Korean Air LinesBoeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after theairliner entered Soviet airspace.
, Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamattidied of a heart attack at his summer home in Martha’sVineyard, Massachusetts, at age 51.
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Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird is 92. ActorGeorge Maharis is 86. Conductor Seiji Ozawa is 79. Attorneyand law professor Alan Dershowitz is 76. Actor Don Stroud is71. Conductor Leonard Slatkin is 70. Singer Archie Bell is 70.Singer Barry Gibb is 68. Rock musician Greg Errico is 66.Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers is 53. Jazzmusician Boney James is 53. Singer-musician Grant LeePhillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) is 51. Country singer-songwriterCharlie Robison is 50. Retired NBAAll-Star Tim Hardaway is48. Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 44. Actor RicardoAntonio Chavira is 43. Rock singer JD Fortune is 41.
The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in ﬁrst place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;andLucky Charms,No.12,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:47.67.
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