Monday, June 18, 2018
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The Skinny: Snoopy may get his own California license plate

A plate for Snoopy

Cartoon dog may get car tag

Good grief: Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, may get his own California license plate if another Mr. Brown approves. The state Senate this week — and the Assembly earlier — passed a bill that would allow revenue from the plate to fund small capital projects at museums. The bill awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

License to fill

Hawaii can't fit woman's name

Her last name is a real mouthful, with more than 30 letters and 19 syllables in all. Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is fighting state and local officials to ensure that her full name gets listed. The documents only have room for 35 characters, so her driver's license and her state ID chop off the end of her name and omit her first name. The 54-year-old Big Island resident got the name when she married in 1992. It has layers of meanings. One, she said, is "When there is chaos and confusion, you are one that will stand up and get people to focus in one direction and come out of the chaos." It also references the origins of her and her late husband's family.

Slick times

School district closed after falls

The Amherst Regional School District in Massachusetts closed all six of its schools Thursday because of "weather-related building issues." Slick but no ice. The principal said 22 falls were reported on Wednesday — but no serious injuries. The schools' floors were waxed during the summer, and Wednesday's high temperatures melted the wax and made the kids skid.

Don't feed the vermin

Senate president warns of mice

Massachusetts senators are being urged to end their practice of stashing candy in desks after mice searching for the treats also chewed microphone wires. Senate President Therese Murray made the plea Thursday. The Statehouse, built more than 200 years ago, has long been home to mice, which can occasionally be seen scampering about.

HOLD THAT FLUSH

Personal wipes clogging sewers

That "flushable" wipe shouldn't go in the toilet. Sewer agencies across the country say premoistened "personal" wipes are clogging pipes and jamming pumps, the Washington Post reports. Utilities struggling with aging infrastructure have wrestled for years with baby wipes, dental floss, paper towels and other items. This year a 15-ton glob of wipes and hardened cooking grease the size of a bus — and nicknamed "Fatberg" by the Brits — was discovered in a London sewer pipe. So what should you flush? Utility officials recommend sticking with the "three P's": pee, poop and (toilet) paper.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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