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The skinny: 'Ma' on dropped cell phone gives away suspect

Tough love

'Ma' on dropped cell phone fingers suspect

If he really loved his mother, a man in northeast Georgia would have stayed on the straight and narrow. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, officers responding to an alarm at an elementary school arrived Monday to see a man running through the cafeteria and out the back door. They failed to catch the man but say he dropped his cell phone as he ran. A search of the contact list showed a number for "Ma." A woman who answered gave them her son's name.

Hip, Hip … how much?

Newlyweds add up to 183 years

Britain's oldest newlyweds are Edna Holford, 95, and "toy boy" Harry Corton, 88, who met at a tea dance five years ago. Harry finally proposed, and the couple married in front of friends and family on Saturday. Instead of a honeymoon, the Cortons opted for their weekly indoor bowls game. Edna Corton said, "This is about companionship as well as love. We were lonely people living on our own. Being together is fun." Plenty of fun, since Harry Corton has a sense of humor. Edna Corton's stepdaughter, Diana Jennings, said: "At one point the registrar asked them to move a little closer together. Harry's reply was 'we'll save that for later.' "

The short answer

Short shorts add to rash of crashes

Women in short shorts quickly complicated an otherwise ordinary four-car pileup, the Everett Herald in Washington state reports. When four drivers crashed into each other on Interstate 5, state troopers started clearing the highway. The drivers and passengers were waiting by the side of the road, including several young women in summertime garb, State Patrol Officer Keith Leary said. Two other drivers crashed, apparently while checking out the women. Leary issued a reminder to drivers to follow posted speed limits — and to keep their eyes on the road.

Turning cheeks

Church, strip club are not aye to aye

In a remarkable display of optimism, the leader of an Ohio church and the owner of a nearby strip club held a meeting to resolve their differences. Not surprisingly, pastor Bill Dunfee of New Beginnings Ministries said he and Fox Hole club owner Tommy George found no common ground during their meeting at a diner in Warsaw, 60 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday. That wasn't surprising, either: Dunfee wants George to shut down his business. So church members will continue to gather outside the club on weekend nights, as they've done for years. George and women from the club will likely keep up the Sunday protests they began outside the church weeks ago.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources.

The skinny: 'Ma' on dropped cell phone gives away suspect 08/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:12pm]
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