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It is amazing nobody was injured by flying parts.
Typo leads to election of wrong candidate
By Bob Connor, NBC Connecticut
You wouldn't think a one-letter typo would make a huge difference, but in an election it apparently does.
In Derby, James J. Butler received 1,526 votes in the race for the Board of Apportionment and Taxation Nov. 8. In fact, he got more votes than anyone else running for election to the 10-member board.
The problem? James J. Butler wasn't running, but his father, James R. Butler, who campaigned for the position. But because of a typo on the ballot, it's the younger Butler who was officially elected to the office.
The Democratic Town Committee nominated James R. Butler, and its members are now trying to figure out what to do, with the Dec. 3 swearing-in ceremony quickly approaching.
"I was the one they nominated. My son wants nothing to do with this," James R. Butler told the Connecticut Post Tuesday. The older Butler noticed the error on the ballot when he voted, the paper reported.
To add to the confusion, both father and son live on Prindle Avenue, and both share the same birthday.
A spokesperson for the Secretary of State's Office, which oversees elections in Connecticut, said no one in the office has ever heard of an error like this ever happening. But Av Harris said the voters elected James J. Butler, and it will be up to the Democratic Town Committee to sort out the problem.
The town has a couple of options, including swearing in James J. Butler, then having him resign, and Democrats could appoint his father to replace him. The other would be to not swear in anyone, and allow the position to remain vacant.
The Democratic Town Committee executive committee will meet Friday to figure out what to do, according to the Connecticut Post.
Dog shoots man: Medics remove 27 pellets from hunter's buttocks
A bird hunter in Utah was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.
Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with a friend 10 miles west of the city when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys.
Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire.
It wasn't clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time.
A report on KSL.com said the men called 911 and walked to the main road to wait for emergency crews.
Potter says the man was hit from about 10 feet away. He says the man wasn't seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders.
The Salt Lake City Tribune said the wounded hunter was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital about 9 a.m. Sunday, where doctors removed 27 pellets of birdshot.
It said neither the dog, nor any ducks, were injured.
KSL.com said Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun.
"KSL.com said Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun."
THAT's what they considered important?
No kidding. Now if it was a cat, you'd want to track it down before it finished the job, but I think we can assume the dog had no ill intent.
Whats wrong? They said very clearly that neither ducks nor dogs were hurt
DeKalb County Family Says Thieves Stole Their Christmas Tree
By David Ibata
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Decatur-area family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thief who stole their live Christmas tree out of their front yard lights, decorations and all, Channel 2 Action News reports.
A hole in the ground is all thats left of the Smith familys 7-foot-tall Norway spruce that they planted last weekend in front of their Riverwood Court home.
The kind of person who would do this, you know, Santas not bringing any presents to them, Tracy Smith told Channel 2. Hes so angry, he posted a sign advertising the reward in front his home where the tree once stood.
Smiths wife discovered the tree gone when she came home from work Thursday.
The homeowner figures whoever took the tree had to drag it and its root ball out of the ground by car or truck. The only things left behind were a couple of pine needles and a single ornament.
Did you ever in your wildest dreams expect someone would steal your Christmas tree? Smith said. You cant make this stuff up. I mean, its just too incredible.
DeKalb County police are investigating.
Took the last can of Who-Hash, too, I'd guess
That's pretty much what Charlie Brown's started out with.
Tighty whitie Christmas campaign in Lorain County hopes to collect underwear for homeless
OBERLIN, Ohio - WOBL and WDLW radio stations are having a "Tighty Whitie" campaign to help the homeless in Lorain County.
The radio station went as far as putting up a special Christmas tree decorated in underwear in its lobby.
The campaign is to help collect brand new, packaged undergarments for newborns through adults. The underwear will be distributed at Lorain County's Neighborhood Alliance Homeless Centers.
The "Tighty Whitie" Christmas Campaign will run from November 14 through December 9, with all donations to be collected and delivered to the people in need the week of December 12.
If you'd like to donate, go here to see a list of collection sites:
Tightie Whitie Christmas
Poster's note: in the spirit of seeing is believing, well, see below...and fwiw, the location is somewhat west of Cleveland
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