Lexington Vintage owner Bonnie Harris tells CBS 46 that she’s saddened by the crime, believed to have happened Friday night or Saturday morning.
Harris said the rooster attracted attention to the store, which opened in November.
Athens-Clarke County police say the estimated value of the Bunyanesque artwork is $3,000, meaning that whoever stole it could face a felony.
Harris tells The Athens Banner-Herald that the rooster’s installation two weeks ago involved anchoring the big bird in the ground with rebar stakes. She said her husband thinks some type of tool was used to cut Rusty away because part of one foot was left in the ground.
Police suspect it may have been an April Fool’s joke!
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Virgin Australia Airlines has responded to controversial allegations that it kicked a woman off a flight and summoned the police after she refused to stop breastfeeding her 10-month-old son.
the Internet is full of weird stuff today, folks!
Here’s a woman ya don’t want to piss off!
Because he was “eating all of the salsa” the two were sharing, according to a police report.
She apparently began screaming at her beau, Ronnie Buckner, as he snacked on chips and salsa while watching TV at his apartment on Sunday, then speared his pelvis with a pen.
Jefferson, 50, then allegedly tried to knock over the TV, but Buckner managed to catch it.
After a quick trip to the kitchen, she returned with a small knife and stabbed Buckner in the stomach, police say.
Read more: http://www.mix1077.com/articles/weird-news-104673/cops-woman-stabbed-beau-over-salsa-13458061/#ixzz3W3oB68MD
A toilet paper inventory
From Dave T: One year at work I used letterhead to make a memo indicating plumbers had to be called in last night because of a bathroom flood and that they recommended we limit the use of toilet paper. On the memo I put a chart where each toilet user was to sign their name and date and log the number of toilet paper sheets they used. A few actually fell for it. Needless to say I.P. Freely was on the list.
A prank with no fowl?
From Shelley Mackay: As a kid, I lived on a small acreage in Sherwood Park. One April 1st, my siblings and I decided to tell my dad all the animals had gotten out (again) and were on Wye Road. He leaped out of bed and went charging up the LONG driveway … but when he realized we had tricked him, he reversed course and headed back toward us and he didn’t look happy at all. Don’t remember what happened then — no doubt my older siblings got the blame.
The next morning didn’t actually go as planned, though. We also farm and had cows calving at the time, and he went to check on them before he left for work. He found a cow that had just given birth to twins — in a snowbank of all places! He managed to get one calf in the barn, and then came to the house to call work and tell them he would be late. He looked at the clock which told him he was already 15 min late — 8:15 am. There was no answer at work since it was really only 7:15. He went back out to the corrals to finish taking care of the other calf and the cow.
It started taking so long that I eventually gave up on my prank and turned all the clocks back to the proper time. He finally finished with the cow and calf and came back to call into work again. At the same moment that they answered the phone he glanced at the clock, which once again said 8:15 am. In his confusion he blurted out something that was really funny at the time, (I cant remember anymore, I just remember his confused look and me laughing) so in a way, but my prank did actually work. He managed to get to work at his “regular” time of half an hour late, and as a bonus, he saved the two calves that would have normally frozen to death if he had been leaving at the proper time.
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Well, the best I can say is that the story did not distract me while driving. My analytical skills were where they were supposed to be, which was on the freeway. NPR did not broadcast an “April Fools!!” gotcha and I fell for the story hook, line, and sinker. By the time I arrived home, though, I was beginning to think, “Hmmmm. Something’s a little strange about this,” and it took me the length of the driveway to remember the date, and put it together.
Chair – Search Committee
412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109
Dear Professor Millington,
Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite Whitson’s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.
Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.
Chris L. Jensen
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