Fishy Tale?
A woman has been banned from swimming in her community’s pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail.
Jenna Conti, who lives in the FishHawk Ranch subdivision, had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her custom-made tail once before with the staff’s okay.
But last week, they told her it violated a policy against swim fins. On Monday night, the FishHawk Community Development board voted to keep her out of the pool because of the swim fin policy.
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Depending on where you live, the heat wave should be over late today, or early tomorrow!
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The RCMP say a 37-year-old pilot is expected to appear in a B.C. court in August for allegedly shooting up a helicopter at a remote mining camp.
The incident took place early July 12 in the Klappan Mountain area, which is about 103 kilometres southeast of the community of Deas Lake, B.C.
Police say the Ontario resident was armed with a shotgun and safety flares and rode an ATV up and down the camp airstrip.
They say witnesses reported he fired the weapon several times at the helicopter and tried to light it on fire.
Police say the man had no previous signs of distress and are describing the incident as a “severe emotional breakdown.”
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A woman in Fort Wayne, Indiana, fended off would-be robbers with an unusual weapon: A Guitar Hero video game controller.
On Sunday morning, Melinda Walker woke up to find three young men in her home. They wore sweatshirts with the hoods drawn tightly around their faces, claimed they were carrying a gun, and demanded money and her television, according to a story published this week on Wane.com.
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Walker’s front door was unlocked because she had been expecting her son home, so the men had simply entered her home and walked right past her husband.
According to the police report, the men told Walker that her son owed them money. “I looked them up and down. I didn’t see a gun. The whole time one of the kids kept saying, ‘She doesn’t think we have a gun.  She doesn’t think we have a gun. Take it out and clean it on her,’” Walker told Wane.com.
Worried about her 5-year-old grandson in the next room, Walker grabbed the nearest weapon—a controller from the popular video game Guitar Hero video game. Yelling, “Get of out my house!” at the men, she struck one with the toy, and pushed another down a flight of stairs. The fallen man landed halfway down and tried to scramble back up, but the father of Walker’s children kicked his partner and caused both to tumble down the stairs. All three then ran out the front door and drove off in a gray-colored sedan.
Walker’s home had been broken into twice before, and she suspects that the criminals were people familiar with the layout of her home. The police report stated that the men are between 15 and 21 years old.
“I may not be a strong woman. I may not be a well woman, but you’re not going to get my stuff,” said Walker.
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Jazz musician Peter Appleyard died Wednesday night at the age of 84.
Appleyard died of natural causes at home on a farm in Eden Mills, Ont., his friend and manager John Cripton of Great World Artists confirmed to the Canadian Press.
The vibraphonist, percussionist and composer came out of retirement in 2012 to release two new albums. The Lost 1974 Sessions, recorded in 1974 with jazz giants like Hank Jones and Slam Stewart. Sophisticated Ladies featured Canadian vocalists.
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Latest news from Thomas Mulcair is that he is blaming Harper for the train crash in Quebec.
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Latest news from our Perspective Research Department, and Naked news consumer products reporter, deep-swallow, is that some stores now know when you’re in the store because your smartphone gives you away.
Not only that, it also tells them what you like, and don’t like!
Those smartphones are way too smart for their own good!
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IT’S O.K. FOLKS, YA CAN NOW REST EASY……………….., Two scientific teams have for the first time precisely recorded an extremely rare event in physics that adds certainty to how we think the universe began, leaders at the world’s top particle physics lab said Friday.
Two of the teams at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say they measured a particle called “Bs” decaying into a pair of muons, a fundamental particle.
We hear that scientists world-wide are now breathing a collective sigh of relief!
(An important new discovery has been made in Japan about neutrinos as well. These are the ghostly particles that flood the cosmos but which are extremely hard to detect and study. Experiments have now established that one particular type, known as the muon “flavour”, can flip to the electron type during flight. The observation is noteworthy because it allows for the possibility that neutrinos and their anti-particle versions might behave differently. If that is the case, it could be an explanation for why there is so much more matter than antimatter in the Universe. You might want to remember this in case you’re at a party some day and need something to talk about!)
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On a purely personal note, your otherwise humble reporter has decided that I don’t like Kevin O’Leary, and I like Donald Trump even less!
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Madonna, 54, has been known to date a string of boytoys.
Current beau, back up dancer Brahim Zaibat, is the youngest entry in a relationship history that also includes Jesus Lutz, Guy Ritchie and Vanilla Ice.
At 25, Zaibat is closer to Madge’s 16 year-old daughter Lourda than he is to the 54-year-old star, nevertheless the couple are still going strong despite the age difference.
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AND FINALLY: Comic book fans decked out in costumes of their favourite characters have flocked to San Diego for this year’s four day Comic-Con expo.
The annual celebration of comic books and related pop culture kicked off Thursday and wraps up Sunday — after four full days of film screenings, autograph signings and expert panels.
Comic-Con International: San Diego started in 1970 as a one-day mini event when three fans banded together to create southern California’s first comic book expo. That event, which featured only two special guests, drew about 100 attendees.
More recently, nearly 130,000 fans came to check out hundreds of workshops and panels, and to meet some of the hundreds of pop culture celebrities.
So far this year, stars from X-Files, Dexter and Star Wars have interacted with the eager crowds.
The Associated Press will be covering the event live below starting at 1 p.m. ET.