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WHO@ Newsletter - May 30, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Growwwwwl
Toy tiger causes UK police alert
Police scrambled helicopters and ordered tranquilizers to hunt what they feared was an escaped wild animal in southern England ­ but found that the tiger was a toy.

Hampshire Police say they responded after several residents called in to say they'd seen a white tiger in a field near a golf course in Hedge End, near the English coastal city of Southampton.

A tongue-in-cheek recorded message posted to the force's media line said that after "a brief stalk through the Hedge End savannah ... it became obvious that the tiger was a stuffed, life-sized toy."

A second message posted on Sunday emphasized police had a duty to take such sightings seriously. As for the renegade tiger, "it's being treated as lost property."

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Frito-Lay Fan Program is Amazing!

I am all wow! I got an email from Frito-Lay after I liked them on FB, asking if I wanted 2 join their Fan Program. I did & UPS dropped off a box filled w/3 full size bags of scoops, hint of lime tortilla and Lays regular chips), onion dip mix, dip recipe card & small insulated tote. I was expecting small sample size bags! Woohoo! Here's one recipe I'm going to try:

WHO@ Newsletter - May 23, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...This is just so sweet!

Michigan woman dons wedding dress she wore in 1938

A West Michigan woman has strolled down the aisle in her wedding dress for a second time. The first time came 73 years ago. Agnes Anderson wore the dress in 1938 when she married her college sweetheart, Delmar Anderson, in Youngstown, Ohio. The Andersons' marriage lasted more than 50 years until Delmar's death in 1989.

Her second trip down the aisle came last week at a vintage bridal gown fashion show at a church in Muskegon.

The 98-year-old from Muskegon County's Laketon Township says the dress was in mint condition when she retrieved it from a storage box.

Dick Anderson escorted his mother into the church sanctuary and to the altar.

The Muskegon Chronicle says the fashion show featured 20 bridal gowns that dated from 1933 to 2006.

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 16, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...This is a neat story
Car stolen from NJ in 1975 recovered in Calif.

A classic muscle car stolen from New Jersey's largest city nearly 36 years ago has been recovered on the other side of the country.

A Santa Maria, Calif., man bought the 1969 Chevy Camaro SS from a seller on eBay in February. But Keith Williams tells KSBY-TV he contacted the California Highway Patrol after certain features of the car didn't match the model.

Police discovered the vehicle was stolen from Newark, N.J., on July 8, 1975.

The original owner, Janice Maffucci, told the TV station the car was stolen from the post office where her father worked. She can't believe the vehicle was recovered.

Maffucci says she plans to sell the car.

Police are tracing the registration in hopes of finding the thief.

Hacker, 19, who ruined stranger's web business 'for a game' is spared jail ... so he ca…

WHO@ Newsletter - May 9, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...What a bunch of croc
Ill. man who kept alligator to woo women charged

A suburban Chicago man thought he had the perfect chick magnet in his pet alligator. Authorities only saw a dangerous animal.

A charge of possession of a dangerous animal has been filed against 43-year-old Dewayne Yarbrough of Ford Heights, who claims he kept the four-foot alligator to impress women.

Yarbrough told Cook County sheriff's investigators he kept the alligator in a small tank and fed it only 10 live mice a month to keep it from growing too large. He said he bought the gator five years ago in Indiana for $200.

Animal control investigators did not say how they learned of the alligator, which they found in Yarbrough's kitchen.

The alligator was taken Thursday to the Animal Welfare League and will be given to the Chicago Herpetological Society.

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 2, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...I was wondering where those crop circles came from

Man steals lawnmower from Conn. school

Authorities say a man who was drunk and looking for a place to sleep broke into a trailer behind a Connecticut high school, then instead stole keys to a lawnmower and went for a joyride during which he mowed his parents' lawn.

Police in East Lyme say 22-year-old Nikolaus Trombley was caught on tape early Wednesday stealing the lawnmower from East Lyme High School.

Police say Trombley told them he was looking for the keys to the school when he found the keys to the lawnmower. He rode it three miles to his parents' house, mowed the lawn and started to head back to the school but abandoned the mower on the way.

He's charged with third-degree larceny and burglary.

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