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Cutting Room Floor 02/06/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/06/07



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(KSL Staff)

EBAY AUCTION

We all know by now you can find just about anything on EBay.

That now includes a year's tuition at a private college....and yes...room and board is included and a place on our Cutting Room Floor.

Yesterday, Oklahoma Wesleyan University kicked off the auction with bids already reaching over a thousand dollars.

Normally, tuition runs around 23-thousand dollars a year.

Among the bidders will be current students at the school, which has an enrollment of about 1,030 students.

The winner does have to meet admission requirements and standards.

The auction ends February 13th.

DIRTY EMAIL

Students at the University of Iowa no longer have to continually check and see if their laundry is done.

They just have to check their e-mail.

Thanks to software installed along with new high-efficiency washers last fall, the school's dormitory residents can receive e-mail alerts when their laundry's finished.

The school also has a new Web-based service, called LaundryView, that lets residents look online for open washers and dryers.

FAT FRIJOLAS

There's a new star in Cancun, Mexico... and he's only a few days old.

Super Tonio as he's called, was 14-point-1 pounds when he was born.

He drinks 5 ounces of milk every three hours and other than signs of high blood sugar appears to be in good health.

So where does "Super Tonio" rank in the history of hefty babies.

In 2005, a baby in Brazil weighed 16 pounds, 11 ounces.

But that's not even close to the Guinness World Record which belongs to a baby born in Italy in 1955 that weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces.

BLACKJACK BABY

8-months pregnant, 32 year old Nyree Thompson was playing the penny slots over the weekend when she hit her own little jackpot.

Thompson says she mistook labor pains for gas at first... but after going to the restroom told a security guard she might be having a baby.

The guard thought she was joking... then her water broke.

In Thompson's words, "A guard came over and said, "Don't Push".

Her reply, "Forget you, this baby is coming right now!"

Sure enough, four guards helped deliver Qualeem Thompson, weighing just under 5-pounds.

Mother and baby are doing just fine.

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