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December 11, 2014

Boys Searching For Santa Start By Calling 911

Mayville, WI (AP) Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven’t landed on Santa’s naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep.

The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the best way to get in touch with the North Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists could be considered an emergency.

So, the brothers used their Dad’s cellphone to place a 911 call, hoping to be connected with the North Pole and the big guy himself.

The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen says that brought police to their Mayville home where officers gave the boys some advice. If you want to talk to Santa, do it in person.

Mayville is 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

What Have You Done Lately That’s Fun? Porta-Potty Blast Off

Three Oaks, MI (AP) Mission accomplished! A group of rocket enthusiasts launched a porta-potty into the sky Saturday in southwestern Michigan. It made an arc and almost landed on a spectator’s pickup truck, 2,000 feet away.

A group of Michiana Rocketry club members planned the project for more than two years.

The club is trying to increase awareness of rocketry as a hobby and prove it’s possible to turn a porta-potty into a rocket and launch it successfully.

The Herald Palladium newspaper says liftoff occurred in a soybean field near Three Oaks in Berrien County. About 30 people worked on the rocket, from engineers to sales people who lined up sponsors.

Rocket enthusiast Bob Bycraft says it was carefully planned. He says it wasn’t “barnyard engineering.”

Hallmark Pulls Gift Wrap After Swastika Complaint

Kansas City, MO (AP) Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

The Kansas City, Missouri-based company alerted retailers to the problem Monday after receiving a complaint Sunday night from a Walgreen’s customer in Northridge, California. The disputed wrap was featured in a Hanukkah display but Hallmark spokeswoman Julie Elliott says the gift wrap wasn’t intended for the Jewish holiday.

The Kansas City Star reports the gift wrap was distributed by Walgreen’s, which is no longer selling it.

Elliott said in a news release that Hallmark didn’t intend to offend anyone.

She said it was an oversight that no one at Hallmark noticed that intersecting lines in the paper could be seen as a swastika pattern.

Cat Survives Trip In Moving Box From Virginia To Hawaii

Suffolk, VA (AP) A cat has used up at least one of its nine lives after surviving a monthlong trip in a moving box with no food or water.

Ashley Barth tells WAVY-TV her cat Mee Moowe disappeared in September as movers packed her family’s belongings for a move from Suffolk, Virginia, to Hawaii.

Thirty-six days later, the boxes arrived in Hawaii. Barth says she heard a faint “meow” as the boxes were unloaded. Mee Moowe was in one of the boxes. Barth says the cat had lost half her body weight and could barely walk.

WAVY says a veterinarian office in Hawaii that treated Mee Moowe reported the cat exhibited classic symptoms of starvation.

State veterinarian offices in Virginia and Hawaii told WAVY it’s unlikely a cat could survive 36 days without food or water, but not impossible.

Troopers Happily Drive 87 Year Old Across Utah To See Son

Salt Lake City (AP) Hitting a patrol car isn’t the best way to end a traffic stop, but it worked out for one 87-year-old Nevada woman rushing to see her ailing son 350 miles away in Utah.

Four Utah Highway Patrol troopers ferried Helen “Skeeter” Smith across Utah on Friday, each driving her part of the way to an Ogden hospital where her son was being treated for an unnamed condition.

The Panaca, Nevada, woman was pulled over for driving too closely to Trooper Jeff Jones’ patrol car at about 7 p.m. Friday in the central Utah town of Fillmore.

“He was all nice,” Smith said. “Oh, yeah. He was just doing his job.”

Jones let her go with a warning. But as Smith drove away, she accidentally put her car in reverse and hit his patrol car. She told him where she was going while they dealt with the dent.

Convinced it might not be safe for Smith to drive, Jones arranged for her car to be moved to a secure place and be picked up by her family. He then drove Smith north to Juab County, where Trooper Jared Jensen picked her up and escorted her to Utah County.

There, they met up with Trooper Chris Bishop, and he drove Smith to Salt Lake County. Trooper Andrew Pollard then completed the approximately 180-mile journey to Ogden Regional Medical Center with her. They arrived at 10:30 p.m.

“She was very excited to tell me about her dogs, her cat and her hometown,” Pollard said. “To hold her hand walking into the hospital was very, very rewarding.” Smith said she was grateful she didn’t have to brave the freeway alone late at night. Plus, she enjoyed her travel companions. “Four good-lookin’ patrol boys brought me,” she told KUTV.

Smith said her son Randy isn’t doing well, but she’s glad to be with him for treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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