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  • June 24, 2009

    The Good Side of Facebook-4

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    An Internet-savvy U.S. Coast Guardsman’s use of the online social-networking site Facebook this weekend helped locate a fisherman thought to be missing and prevented the launch of a search mission that could have cost taxpayers as much as $30,000. 

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  • June 18, 2009

    The Pennsy State Gun-8

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    Most states have an official flower, song, flag, mammal or even fish. But thanks to the dedication of some devotees of historic firearms, Pennsylvania may soon be the first to have an official state gun.

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  • June 9, 2009

    Bully! For North Dakota-5

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    You’ve got to credit to the folks at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department: they have a crystal clear understanding of where their bread is buttered.

    Announcing the results of its recent review of activities taking place on wildlife management areas (WMAs) in the state, the agency said it would prohibit paintballing and geocaching on those public lands, beginning immediately.

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  • June 6, 2009

    Cat Attack-14

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    Western Massachusetts turkey hunter Rick Donati sat motionless, in full camo, using his box call to imitate a lovelorn hen.

    “I was on the side of a hill. The sun was out; it was an absolutely gorgeous day. I was tucked in next to a stone wall that had some brush along it,” Donati later told the Nashua (NH) Telegraph newspaper.

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  • June 4, 2009

    "It's a Cinderella Story.....-4

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    No, it’s not a reprise of Bill Murray’s memorable role as the demented groundskeeper with a manic obsession for destroying golf course gophers.

    But, as Caddyshack moments go, it’s darned close.

    The Thurston County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Department reports that a county resident shot off part of his finger Monday while setting a homemade mole-killing trap in his yard.

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  • June 1, 2009

    Heck Of A Hog-10

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    The Sunday Times of Perth, Australia reports that this massive feral hog, once written off as a hoax was indeed shot on a cattle ranch after it was spotted eating a dead cow:

     

    "The picture has been circulating on the internet alongside claims the boar was killed at various locations across Australia," The Sunday Times reported.

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