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The Skinny: Sheep get upper hand but doggie won't be fired

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Sheep get upper hand but dog won't be fired

Ci the border collie of Lang­ridge, England, is a pleasant sheepdog but finds it hard to do what sheepdogs do, namely, herd sheep. Ci is afraid of them. The 4-year-old developed his fear of sheep when owner Jane Lippington placed him in her field as a puppy, the Daily Telegraph of London reported. Lippington, 54, said Ci instinctively wants to work the sheep, but is too scared. "If they run away from him, he will go after them and act like a proper sheepdog, but the moment they turn and face him he runs away," she said. Though Ci is little help in managing the flock of about 100 sheep on her 200 acre farm, Lippington cannot imagine life without him. "He might be the worst sheepdog in Britain, but there's no way we'd be without Ci — he is part of the family," she said.

say no to a long stay

Dinner, breakfast and bed for $30

Over in Cole County, Mo., there is a July special for folks looking to spend a night away from home. Officials are celebrating the opening of their new jail with a "Bed, Breakfast and Bars." The promotion, which will be held July 15 or 16, will allow participants to spend the night in a cell with dinner, breakfast and facility tours included for the price of $30 per person, the News Tribune of Jefferson City reported Monday. Proceeds will be split between the Sheriff's Office and a United Way program.

an Iron lady gem

Famous handbag changes hands

Who knew a Margaret Thatcher handbag would be worth $40,000 one day? The boxy black leather Asprey bag that the former British prime minister had on her arm during Cold War negotiations with President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev was sold at auction Monday. Thatcher had owned it for more than 30 years, according to Christie's auction house, which said the proceeds will go to a charity for people with a genetic skin condition.

State finally listens

Honest reason to skip jury duty

A Massachusetts man facing a criminal complaint for failing to appear for jury duty had a good excuse. He has been dead for five years. State Deputy Jury Commissioner John Cavanaugh said the state will not proceed with serving a criminal complaint against Michael Wylie of Georgetown. Wylie was issued a notice to serve on jury duty five years ago, but at the time he was in hospice care and had terminal cancer. He died a few months later, and the commission continued to send letters about his failure to report. Family members say they tried to tell the state he had died. Sorry.

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