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N.H. POLICE CHIEF STRIPS AFTER BEING STRIPPED OF DUTIES
CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — When the police chief of the New Hampshire town of Croydon was told he was being stripped of his duties, he took the news quite literally. Tuesday night, Richard Lee was told the town was disbanding its one-person force, leaving the policing to state police. Lee was told to immediately turn in the key to his cruiser, his guns and uniform, which he did. He ducked into an office and removed his gear and his uniform. And because he didn’t have spare clothes or a ride home, he began walking home in his skivvies — in a snowstorm. Lee walked nearly a mile before his wife picked him up.
LEANING TOWER OF DALLAS?
DALLAS (AP) — Italy has its Leaning Tower of Pisa. And now Dallas has a rival leaning tower. In this case, the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” came into being when an 11-story building that was being imploded failed to fully implode. The core of the building survived — and that’s when the online jokes and photos began. Many, inspired by shots of tourists pretending to hold up the tower in Pisa, took selfies with the Dallas building. And an online petition implored officials to leave the building as a landmark — even if it’s just for photo ops. But that won’t happen. The company doing the demolition says it will use a wrecking ball to get the leaning Dallas tower to lean all the way to the ground.
BURGER KING’S MOLDY BURGERS
UNDATED (AP) — Usually a photo of a hamburger covered with mold wouldn’t inspire you to run out and buy one. But Burger King hopes the moldy burger it’s featuring in a new ad series will do just that. The fast-food chain’s ads in the U.S. and Europe depict a Whopper covered in mold — to promote the fact that it’s removing artificial preservatives from its signature burger. It’s the latest in a series of edgy Burger King ads aimed at breaking the mold, if you will, of traditional commercials. The moldy messages have grown on some customers, who cheer the break away from preservatives. But the ad campaign isn’t going down with others, who say it’s just gross.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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