Monthly Archives: January 2012

And in today’s odd news headlines . . .

Today’s collection of odd news headlines from the Associated Press includes our favorite understatement of the day: After a fishing tournament in which 400 people participated and only one fish was caught, one of the organizers said the event is … Continue reading

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Pryor among senators seeking tools, training for law enforcement to identify drugged drivers

The federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence, two U.S. senators said Sunday, reports the Associated Press. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and … Continue reading

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City of Magnolia has a message for residents and visitors: Don’t litter!

The crowd that appears in the photo above is only a very small representation of the numbers of city residents, organizations, businesses, churches and non-profit groups that came out Saturday morning to participate in a city-wide clean-up project created by … Continue reading

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Report: Nation’s cattle herd smallest in 50 years

The National Agricultural Statistics Service says the nation’s cattle herd has shrunk to its smallest size in 50 years, according to an AP report. Ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma made the most drastic cuts to their herds amid drought conditions that … Continue reading

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Hospital re-educates staff after newborns switched

A Texas hospital said Friday it has re-educated staff on patient identification procedures after two newborns were accidentally switched for about three hours following circumcisions, reports the Associated Press. Kevin and Susan Dunagan said they noticed when their son was … Continue reading

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Magnolia Junior Charity League hosts Follies Talent Night

The Magnolia Junior Charity League’s Follies are scheduled for March 8-10, and if the ‘Talent Night’ event hosted Tuesday evening at the Magnolia Arts Center is any indication, this year’s Follies promises to be among the best ever! We had … Continue reading

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Romney says he favors “self deportation” over federal roundups of illegal immigrants

Mitt Romney says he favors what he calls “self deportation” over policies that require the federal government to round up illegal immigrants and return them to their home countries, the AP reports. Romney, speaking at Monday night’s GOP presidential debate … Continue reading

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Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries accuses man of entering illegal deer in four big buck contests

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 54-year-old Winnsboro man of shooting a deer with an illegal weapon — and committing fraud by entering it in four big buck contests, the AP reports. Spokesman Adam Einck said … Continue reading

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Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport, La., a sellout for exhibitors

With a month to go, the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo is a double sellout, reports the AP. The free expo in the Shreveport Convention Center will feature nearly 160 booths ranging from the unusual, such as Redneck Remedy and Fishouflage, … Continue reading

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Parents of slain boys disappointed with Oscar nod for film on West Memphis Three

The parents and step-parent of two of three Arkansas boys who were brutally murdered nearly two decades ago say they’re disappointed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated a documentary about the killings for an Oscar, … Continue reading

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