4-H 4-Harm 

4-H Queen suspended over animal cruelty charges


May. 30, 2007 03:16 PM

IMLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Four-H Club queen in Michigan has been suspended and could lose her crown if she is found guilty of animal cruelty charges.

Kate Mills has been charged with a felony count of torturing and killing animals at her family's farm. Her father, mother and brother have also been charged.

The family was arrested in March after animal control officers removed seven dead lambs, a dead horse and three undernourished dogs from the farm.

A local 4-H official says Mills was suspended earlier this month based on a clause in the organization's standard of conduct that prohibits cruelty to animals.

Her title is on hold pending resolution of the charges.


Source: http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articl ... 4H-ON.html
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Driver Flies Out of Control 

Deer fly causes car crash and power outage


Canadian Press
Jun. 1, 2007 08:01 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. - A deer fly that flew into a truck in Huntsville, Ont., and got behind the driver's glasses caused more than just an itch this week.

Provincial police Const. Harry Rawluk says the pest startled the driver, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and drive into a hydro pole.

The crash knocked out wires and ended up causing a power outage that left about a quarter of the town in the dark.

Rawluk says police knew that pesky flies were common in the area, but they didn't realize just how bad they could be.

The driver was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Neither the fly nor the driver are facing any charges.


Source: http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articl ... zz-on.html
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New Code-Bin URL 

The Code-Bin now has a new URL!

http://code-bin.homedns.org



I thought the old URL was a little long. :tongue:

Both the old and new URLs are completely functional.

Thanks to those who have posted so far!
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"Beware of -- Alligator!" 

Deputies find alligator during drug bust


Associated Press
Fri Feb 9, 10:36 PM ET

BUCKLEY, Wash. - Pierce County sheriff's deputies were startled when they entered a house near here during a drug bust and found- an alligator.
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"It's alarming in that it's big enough and its mouth looked big enough, that if it were to bite it would definitely do some serious damage," sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said of the 4-foot-long alligator.

Sheriff's officers said they believed the alligator belonged to one of two men arrested in Friday's raid. He will also face investigation for illegal possession of an exotic animal as well as drug allegations.

As for the alligator, deputies contacted animal services, which turned it over to an animal rescue group called Predators of the Heart. A rescue group representative said the alligator was in good condition.


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... gator_bust
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Got beef guts? 

Truck spills 40 tons of cow intestines


Associated Press
Sat Feb 10, 6:31 AM ET

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - About 40 tons of cow intestines and bones spilled onto a major highway after a truck driver became distracted by his digital music player and his semitrailer tipped over, officials said.

Authorities closed parts of Interstate 43 for about two hours Thursday while the beef byproduct was cleaned up, said sheriff's Sgt. Blaine Spicer.

The accident happened in the town of Mosel when 25-year-old Ryan Engle's truck veered off the road as he adjusted his MP3 player, Spicer said.

Engle, of Kenosha, was cited for inattentive driving and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Spicer said.

The truck had to be towed from the scene. It is owned by Birchwood Transport of Kenosha.


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... intestines
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