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The skinny: Six-year-old girl quietly sinks hole-in-one

Watch out, dad

Six-year-old Illinois girl sinks hole-in-1

When Reagan Kennedy, 6, sank an 85-yard hole-in-one the other day, she walked quietly back to the golf cart. Her father had told the Bloomington, Ill., girl not to make a lot of noise on the course. But older sister Cheyenne Broquard, 13, told Reagan that the feat justified some noise, even a little dance. The Pantagraph of Bloomington reported that Kennedy made the shot on the third hole at the Links at Ireland Grove. Reagan says she's now working toward her ultimate golf goal — beating her father.

Strained statute

'Pastafarian' tests Austrian law

Niko Alm wanted to test an Austrian law saying that head coverings would only be allowed in official documents for religious reasons. So the tongue-in-cheek atheist applied for a new driver's license with a photo of himself wearing a pasta strainer as headgear. Alm said that he was a "pastafarian" and that the headpiece was required by his religion. The application process took three years, but Alm said Thursday that he's now got his new license. Police in the mostly Catholic country said he fulfilled the only criterion required: leaving his face fully visible in the photo.

Nachos, art to go

Painting heist is foiled at Taco Bell

A Taco Bell in Ohio now has something in common with great museums: People tried to steal its painting. Okay, so it wasn't worth millions, but it's the thought that counts. Employees at the Taco Bell in Westlake, a Cleveland suburb, said four people who stopped by for nachos tried to make off with a painting valued at $157 that was hanging on a wall. An alert manager prevented the culprits from putting the art in their car, the Plain Dealer reported. The car's driver was an 18-year-old former employee. His accomplices ranged in age from 17 to 21. The prosecutor has to decide whether to charge the four.

Designated drunks

When push came to tipsy shove

As the party at a restaurant in downtown Changchun in China's Jilin province was winding down, boss Zhang Fei announced he was too drunk to drive. His staff of 10 hadn't nominated a designated driver, and while too sozzled to get behind the Volkswagen's wheel, they were sober enough know the penalty for driving drunk: Offenders face up to six months in jail and a heavy fine. Their solution: push the car three miles to Fei's house. Traffic officers, while frowning on the singing and merriment during the trip, said as long as the car's engine was not running it would not be treated as drunken driving.

Compiled from Times wires and other sources.

The skinny: Six-year-old girl quietly sinks hole-in-one 07/14/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6:14pm]
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