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By TIMES WIRES
Published March 15, 2007


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FOOD FIGHTS

DINNER NOT UP TO SNUFF? TAKE IT OUT ON THE CHEF

Thomas Lee Reagan, 45, has high expectations at mealtime. So when his entree "was not up to his standards," he let the manager of the Hudson, N.H., restaurant know. The manager gave him his money back, but that didn't solve the problem. "(Reagan) went behind the counter apparently to engage the cook in some verbal confrontation," police Sgt. Donna Briggs told WMUR-TV in Manchester. He didn't calm down when the cops got there, either. In fact, he went after them. So they dropped him with a Taser. Which, frankly, seems like a lot of trouble considering the meal in question was a couple of double cheeseburgers. From the dollar menu. At McDonalds. The $2.16 refund he got can be applied to his $1,000 bail on three counts of assault.

He had experience at that Subway

Korey Chafin, 19, nearly got away with robbing a Subway restaurant in Helena, Mont. Chafin, who has since confessed to the crime, got $1,700 when he robbed the store last May. During the robbery, he covered his face and held several employees at gunpoint, according to the Billings Gazette. There were no suspects in the case, but then Chafin took a part-time job - at the Helena Subway. They eventually figured it out.

MONKEY BUSINESS

All of a sudden, it's a gorilla baby boom

The Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands, wasn't having a lot of luck in its gorilla reproduction program. Actually, it wasn't having any luck. For 10 years, no baby gorillas. There were two males in the zoo who were given, well, opportunities, but were not up to the task. "Gorillas have a low sex drive, low sperm count, and often something goes wrong," said the zoo's Bart Kret in providing the two with an excuse. But then walks in Akili, a male who moved in from a German safari park with everything but a Barry White soundtrack. In almost no time, Binti was expecting (That's her above with the baby, born Tuesday). Now Dafina and Shindy are preggers, too. Akili smirks, and says, "Ahhhh, Amsterdam."

I'VE FALLEN ...

The tar is sticky. Stay out of the tar.

It's not every day you walk through the neighborhood and see a 91-year-old guy stuck to the goopy tar on his roof. Admit it ... that has never happened to you. Because you don't live in Magdeburg, Germany. A man, whose name was not released, got up on his roof to re-tar it on Tuesday, but he slipped. Into the fresh tar. Think fly paper. "When we got there, he was like a beetle on its back, with his arms and legs sprawled out and completely glued to the roof," a police spokesman said. Police pried him loose - slowly - and report no lasting damage to anything but the man's wardrobe.

[Last modified March 15, 2007, 02:10:12]


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