Wednesday 12/14

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Effin, Ire­land — Ann Marie Kennedy, who joined the social net­work­ing site in June, says that she’s being dis­crim­i­nated against because some folks use her town’s name as short­hand for a frowned upon four-letter word. She says “I’m a proud Effin woman. There are other Effin peo­ple around the world, and they want to put down that Effin is their home town.” Face­book is report­edly tak­ing a new look at the Effin decision.

That’s one FAT rac­coon! - Wis­con­sin woman, Sue Rip­ple, said she was prepar­ing for bed about 8 p.m. Sat­ur­day when she heard a noise com­ing from her kitchen and took her cane to inves­ti­gate.  “I got a sur­prise, boy oh boy,” Rip­ple said. “I went into the kitchen. There was a big frickin’ hole in the ceil­ing. A rac­coon fell through it. That sucker!” Rip­ple said the rac­coon made a fur­ther mess by try­ing to scale her walls back up to the hole.  The rac­coon even­tu­ally set­tled in behind her refrig­er­a­tor and she used some boards to bar­ri­cade him in the kitchen for the night. A sheriff’s deputy arrived about 7:30 a.m. Sun­day and attempted to coax the rac­coon out of its hid­ing place, but it refused to budge. She said her son, Nick got rid of the rac­coon by chas­ing it into a small, empty freezer and drag­ging the freezer to the front door, where the ani­mal fled. Rip­ple said her son helped her clean up and patch the ceiling.

Do not pass go & do not collect…pot? — Devonte Jeter had been nabbed with a size­able amount of mar­i­juana in his car, but his lawyer floated the pos­si­bil­ity that the pot actu­ally belonged to some­one who’d rid­den in Jeter’s car. But as he was set to be released, Jeter asked if he could take the pot with him when he went home. The judge, oddly, said no — and ordered Jeter held over for trial.

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