Buried with Fluffy
cremains can Lie near their N.Y. pets
New York animal lovers can spend eternity with their pets under new state regulations. The Daily News reports that officials will allow pet cemeteries to accept the cremated remains of humans. Ed Martin, owner of the 117-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, says he gets five or six requests a year from owners to have their ashes buried with pets.
Russian shot in quarrel over Kant
An argument over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of Critique of Pure Reason, devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot and injured the other. A police spokeswoman in Rostov-on-Don said two men in their 20s were discussing Kant as they stood in line to buy beer on Sunday. It was not clear which of Kant's ideas may have triggered the violence.
Hold it or else
An Ohio village makes pee pay
Put-in-Bay collected at least $5,280 over the summer, clamping down on dozens who could not hold their urine, records show. The Sandusky (Ohio) Register said police reports in the village revealed 32 people were cited for public urination. The offense carries a fine of $80 to $150, plus an $85 court fee.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.