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Commissioner seals deal with horse kiss and a mint

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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Lose a bet, kiss a horse.

That's how Davis County Commissioner Alan Hansen found himself kissing a 3-year-old horse named Reno.

The smooch stemmed from a contest between employees at Davis County and Davis Hospital and Medical Center. Members of the team that lost the most weight got to watch their boss kiss a farm animal. This year, the county employees won -- and county commissioners paid the price.

Hansen missed out when his fellow commissioners locked lips with a cow over the weekend.

So on Tuesday, Hansen met Reno on the front steps of the county courthouse and puckered up. But not before he slathered on some lip balm and popped a breath mint. He told the mare: "This is more for you than me."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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