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April 16, 2015

Farmer Names Calf Born With Heart In Neck ‘Cardio Brisket’

Marianna, PA (AP) A calf born with its heart in its neck is thriving on a western Pennsylvania farm despite the unusual deformity.

Tom Leech, the Amwell Township farmer who owns the 6-week-old calf, researched the disorder on the Internet and found just two instances, one in Kentucky in 1903 and another in Turkey, though it’s not clear when that one was born.

“No one has ever seen it, never heard of it,” Leech told the (Washington) Observer-Reporter. Not without a sense of humor, Leech has named the calf “Cardio Brisket” because its heart lies in its throat, just above the tender breast cut. But he’s serious about keeping it healthy and, if nothing else, learning more about the defect for the benefit of other farmers.

Leech was warming the animal with a blow dryer and electric blanket only to feel the heart pulsing in the animal’s neck. The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine offered to test the animal, but couldn’t guarantee it would survive, so the Leeches declined.

They keep the calf in a barn away from more than 20 other cattle, for fear it will be injured mingling with the others.

The calf is able to swallow grain normally, and Leech has refused the advice of those who told him to euthanize the calf.

“If he was suffering, we would probably do something, but he’s not,” Leech said.

Manufacturing Firm Seeks To Build World’s Largest Surfboard

Providence, RI (AP) A Rhode Island engineering technology and manufacturing company has set out to build the world’s largest surfboard.

WPRO-AM reports Bristol-based mouldCAM is building the board for the Visit Huntington Beach campaign in California, which hopes to break the world record for the most people to catch a wave on a surfboard.

mouldCAM says the board will be 42 feet long by 11 feet wide and will hold 62 people. The board will be sent to California to be painted and finished before heading to Huntington Beach.

Project manager Bob Steel says an aerospace engineer is working with the project to make sure the weight distribution is correct on the day of the ride in mid-June. Sixty-two people must stand on the board for 10 seconds to break the record.

Man Kills Armadillo, But Ricochet Gunshot Hits Mother-In-Law

Leesburg, GA (AP) Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies tell WALB-TV that 54-year-old Larry McElroy fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo Sunday night.

Deputies say the bullet killed the armadillo, but bounced off the animal, hit a fence, traveled through the back door of the mother-in-law’s mobile home and the recliner in which she was sitting, striking her in the back.

McElroy’s 74-year-old mother-in-law, Carol Johnson, suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening. Lee County sheriff’s investigator Bill Smith said she was walking around and talking afterward.

Lee County Sherriff’s deputies say McElroy was about 100 yards away from the home when he shot the armadillo.

Des Moines Man Reports Stolen Bag Of Dog Poop

Des Moines, IA (AP) Police say someone who attempted to steal a truck parked outside a Des Moines home instead took a bag of dog poop.

The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, a man told police someone broke into the driver’s side door of his truck sometime last month.

According to a police report, the person who tried to steal the truck checked the bed of the vehicle and grabbed what turned out to be “a bag of dog feces.”

Police say they haven’t identified any suspects in the crime, but that he or she could face third-degree burglary charges.

The Des Moines Register reports that the dog poop has been valued at $1.

Teen Takes Cash, Hands Out $100 Bills To Classmates

Medina, OH (AP) Police in Ohio say a middle school student took $25,000 from his grandfather and later started handing out $100 bills to his classmates.

Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before schools officials discovered what was happening.

Investigators in the northeastern Ohio city of Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) have recovered about $7,000 so far.

Police tell The Medina Gazette they’re still trying to figure out how the boy got the money from his 83-year-old grandfather. They say it’s too early to know if charges will be filed.

School officials heard about the cash giveaway on Wednesday. But by that time, police say some of the money already had been spent.

Cat Survives Shock, 25-Foot Fall From Power Pole

Grants Pass, OR (AP) The owner of a 17-pound Siamese cat named Liam says he has nearly used up his nine lives after getting shocked on a power pole in Grants Pass and falling 25 feet.

Jennifer Kagay tells The Grants Pass Daily Courier she and her husband were lying in bed early Tuesday when they heard a “bang” and the power went out.

Her husband, Jeff, went outside and the cat was lying still on the transformer at the top of the pole. They were relieved when Liam started to move, but horrified when he fell 25 feet to the ground. On the way down, he snagged a wire with a claw, then landed softly in some brush.

The Kagays took him to the vet, where he may have to have one leg amputated.

$70K In Bull Semen Stolen From Minnesota Farm

Leroy, MN (AP) Police are investigating the theft of about $70,000 worth of bull semen from a farm in southern Minnesota.

Mower (MOH’-ur) County Sheriff Terese Amazi (AM’-uh-zye) says a LeRoy man reported Tuesday that a storage canister with vials of bull semen was taken from his unlocked barn.

The theft happened sometime between April 1 and 7.

The man said the only time he and his hired hand were away from the farm was on Easter Sunday.

The Austin Daily Herald reports the canister was worth about $500, and the vials of semen were worth from $300 to $1,500 a piece.

Police have no suspects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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