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The Skinny: Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races

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Wis. proposal would legalize duck races

State Rep. Andre Jacque says the village of Mishicot was warned by Wisconsin officials that its rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling. So he is introducing a bill to protect the "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls.

Zippy entry

S.C. couple ride zip lines into wedding

A couple who wanted their guests to remember their ceremony as a fun time rode zip lines down the aisle. Lauren and Ben Youngkin, who wed Saturday at the Crown Plaza in Asheville, N.C., said they didn't warn their guests before they showed up in wedding attire with harnesses and helmets to soar overhead, WHNS-TV, Greenville, reported Monday.

Scaredy pants

Haunted house puts underwear on

Shocktoberfest, a popular attraction outside Reading, Pa., promoted the "Naked and Scared Challenge" as a way for thrill-seekers 18 and older to wander through a haunted house in the buff. But owner Pat Konopelski said local officials objected, so seminaked and sort of spooky requires underwear.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The Skinny: Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races 10/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:48pm]
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