Paws for the cause
Therapy dogs help students with stress
At Montana State University, final exams stress is going to the dogs. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Intermountain Therapy Animals is bringing dogs to campus this week and next to help students take a break from the stress of studying for and taking semester exams. Jacqueline Frank is the Renne Library commons assistant who started the "Paws to de-Stress" program this semester. She says research shows that animals can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Frank says over a two-hour period on Thursday afternoon, 261 people stopped by to meet Ellie, a 6-year-old golden retriever and Sophie, a 4-year-old Maltese.
Fear the beard
Well-groomed man sought in thefts
Authorities in Colorado are looking for a well-groomed man suspected of stealing more than $2,600 worth of teeth-whitening strips, weight-loss pills, probiotics, condoms, Rogaine and other hair-growth products from several Walgreens stores. Jefferson County sheriff's officials said Thursday that the thefts happened April 11. The same man also is suspected of stealing from Walgreens stores in Arvada and Golden a day earlier. Investigators say the man, wearing a sweater, tie, slacks and a neatly groomed mustache and beard, apparently used a coat that he was carrying to conceal the stolen goods.
Robbery can't stop pizza delivery man
A pizza delivery man carjacked at gunpoint still delivered the pizzas he was carrying before running for help. The driver told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri off camera he saw the customer and wanted to finish the job before calling police. Police said the driver pulled up to the home on McDaniel Street in southwest Atlanta. "As he pulled up and got out of his vehicle, he was approached by several males armed with handguns," said Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police. According to the report, the driver told investigators two young men pointed revolvers at him and ordered him to "give it up," referring to his car.
Steal of a deal
Police: Man takes $10,000 in meat
An employee of a meat and poultry company has been arrested, accused of stealing $10,000 worth of chicken wings and other meat from the company. The larceny happened at County Distributors in South Windsor, Conn., in February 2012, according to police. The owner of the business reviewed surveillance footage and noted that an employee, identified as Boris Delisser, 43, had taken products from the warehouse and loaded them into a vehicle, according to police. When police investigated, they found that Delisser had done this on several occasions and the total loss is estimated in excess of $10,000.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.
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Jim Barach,political humor blogger, jokesbyjim.blogspot.com