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ANIMAL THIEVES

MIAMI (AP) —Authorities say dozens of animals have been stolen from a Florida wildlife sanctuary. WSVN reports seven lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds and 13 tortoises were taken from We Care Wildlife Sanctuary near Miami between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Volunteer Cindy Robert said some of the animals are in need of medication and because of that may die.

ICE CREAM MOGUL

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) —The co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream knew he was disturbing the peace with a noisy demonstration against fighter jets. Ben Cohen told the Burlington Free Press that was exactly the point. He was one of three activists arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday after blasting jet noise from a mobile public address system in Burlington, Vermont.

TYSON HOUSE CHURCH

SOUTHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) —A church is converting an Ohio mansion once owned by former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson into a house of worship. The Warren Tribune-Chronicle reports that the Living Word Sanctuary Church is converting a 10,000-square-foot indoor pool room into a sanctuary and other rooms into offices, classrooms and a nursery. Tyson bought the Southington Township mansion at a sheriff’s sale in 1989.

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

LONDON (AP) —Rail passengers in England who were recovering from a week of freezing temperatures were taken on a trip to a warmer climate as they returned to work yesterday. Commuters traveling from Oxford to London were handed virtual reality headsets, which transported them to Australia. The gadgets enabled Chiltern Railways passengers to swim with whale sharks, interact with quokka – a type of small marsupial – and cycle in a nature reserve.

ANTELOPE HUNTS FOR WOMEN

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The woman’s antelope hunt is on again in Wyoming. The state legislature passed a bill that would provide 80 pronghorn antelope hunting licenses to a special women’s hunt in northeast Wyoming has passed the state Legislature. That would give it the same number of antelope licenses that the state has provided to the long-held One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, which chiefly involves male hunters.

HUNTER PINK

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would let big game hunters in Wyoming wear fluorescent pink is making its way through the state Legislature. Under current state law, big game hunters must wear blaze orange as a safety measure to help distinguish themselves for other hunters. The bill’s sponsor says at least one textile expert says the pink is superior to the orange in terms of visibility.

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