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The skinny: Australian sheep loses 52 pounds of wool

His first haircut

Australian Sheep loses 52 pounds of wool

Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all. The sheep apparently had been hiding for years on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and had never been shorn. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday that Shaun lost 52 pounds of wool at his first haircut. Owners Peter and Netty Hazel had hoped Shaun would beat a record held by a now-deceased New Zealand sheep named Shrek. Shrek rose to fame in 2004 after he was found hiding in caves on his farm, having evaded the annual shearing roundups for seven years. He had 60 pounds of wool shorn off his body.

Mayoral mischief?

Ford accused of more shenanigans

Newly released documents say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired last year from a side-job as a volunteer coach at Don Bosco High School after he made disparaging remarks to a TV network about parents and their children. The documents from Toronto's Catholic School Board come as Ford seeks re-election Oct. 27. His brother and campaign manager, Doug Ford, called the documents "fictitious rumors and allegations." The documents also say he showed up intoxicated for practice just before a city championship two years ago.

Caught in a lie

Pastor admits shooting himself

Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a burglar at his church actually shot himself. Albany County Undersheriff Robert J. DeBree said Thursday that his agency has issued a misdemeanor citation to Dennis Lynn Davis alleging that he made a false report. Davis is pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, west of Laramie. He was airlifted to a Cheyenne hospital Tuesday evening with a gunshot wound to his abdomen after telling police he was shot by a burglar. DeBree says Davis, 44, later told deputies he shot himself intentionally because he had personal problems.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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