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Cutting Room Floor 02/23/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/23/07



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(KSL Staff)

RATE HIKE

It's not uncommon for a utility company to issue a rate hike...but in Weatherford, Texas they had one that made it onto our "Cutting Room Floor".

Thanks to a printing error, this week more than 13- hundred Weatherford utility customers received billion-dollar electric bills marked as late notices.

Weatherford Electric says customers can expect their correct bills later this month.

One customer said, "I know they raised the rates on kilowatt hours a little bit, I guess we shouldn't have run the heater quite so much this month."

BULLY NAME

Anti-bullying advocates are beating up on the name chosen for a new professional basketball team in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Syracuse Bullies with its muscle-bound bull... will play in the American Basketball Association beginning this fall.

People who run anti-bullying programs are crying foul over the Bullies name.

They say when children attend the games, they'll get the wrong idea that bullies are cool.

The director of one Syracuse group, Jenna's Foundation for Non-Violence, says the team name goes against everything anti-bullying educators are trying to get across to kids.

OX CART RACE

In India... they've been waiting all year for their world renowned ox-cart racing.

It has all sorts of entertainment value... speed... agility... violent crashes.

Unlike NASCAR, the event's main purpose is to sustain an old tradition.

But like NASCAR... the winners receive a trophy and money... in this case gold coins.

HONEST COP

Okay, it's time for a little honesty.

If you were a police officer, and you broke a law, would you actually give yourself a ticket?

That's exactly what a police chief in Wisconsin did and now he's getting congratulatory e-mails, even offers to cover the fine.

He's turned down those offers.

Chief Dick Knoebel drove past a stopped school bus with its lights flashing.

So, he wrote himself a ticket for 235-dollars and docked himself four points on his driving record.

The story surfaced after it showed up in court records and media reports.

Knoebel said he got more than 150 e-mails from such places as Thailand, New Zealand and Russia.

Two people sent him 15-dollars.

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