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   THE COFFEE BREAK - Wednesday, June 25, 2008             

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            Bear cub in bar may lead to new law
Members of the village council in Obetz, Ohio, said they
are planning a law to ban exotic pets after a bartender 
took a bear cub with her to work.  Obetz Village Council
members said the law would ban anyone from taking exotic
pets -- including bears, jaguars, boars and cheetahs -- into
the village, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported.  The
move comes after Melody Pullen, who owns a menagerie
outside the village, took a bear cub with her to the bar
she owns in Obetz. She said she took the bear, named "Pooh,"
with her to the bar because it needed to be bottle-fed 
every three hours.  Pullen said the cub was popular with 
customers but the local fire marshal, an officer from the 
Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Obetz police 
arrived at the business to see the animal.  Obetz Police
Chief Ken Hinkle said Pooh was found not to be a threat to 
anyone and Pullen possessed a state permit to own the bear.
Council members said the law is aimed at keeping "dangerous
or undomesticated" animals out of the village.  "It's
kind of like common sense," said Councilman James Triplett.


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           Many Dutch prepare for 2012 apocalypse
Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the 
world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking
precautions to prepare for the apocalypse.  The
Dutch-language de Volkskrant newspaper said it spoke to 
thousands of believers in the impending end of civilization,
and while theories on the supposed catastrophe varied, most 
tied the 2012 date to the end of the Mayan calendar, Radio 
Netherlands reported.  De Volkskrant said many of those 
interviewed are stocking up on emergency supplies, 
including life rafts and other equipment.  Some who spoke 
to the newspaper were optimistic about the end of
civilization.  "You know, maybe it's really not that bad
that the Netherlands will be destroyed," Petra Faile said.
"I don't like it here anymore. Take immigration, for 
example. They keep letting people in. And then we have 
to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even
heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will
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          Company offers dog clone to contest winner
A California company has announced it will give away a free 
dog cloning to the pet owner who best pleads his or her
canine's case for immortality.  BioArts International of
Mill Valley said it will accept submissions for the Golden 
Clone Giveaway in the form of 500-word essays submitted by 
3 p.m. Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.  "Over
the objections of our accountant, we have decided to give
away one dog cloning slot to the family with the most 
'clone-worthy' dog in the world," BioArts Chief Executive
Officer Lou Hawthorne said.  He said the company decided
to give away a cloning after it received multiple letters
in response to its announcement of an auction that will
give sell five dog clonings for minimum bids of $100,000.
Hawthorne said the letters were from "passionate dog owners
who are upset that they cannot afford to participate."
"These e-mails describe some very special dogs, many of
whom are nearing the end of their remarkable lives," he 
said.  BioArts announced in 2007 that a successful clone 
had been made of Hawthorne's deceased dog, Missy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reader Comments ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Should there be concerns over look-alike guns?

"I have a set of these type of pellet guns and there is
a red tip on the end of the barrel that shows that it is
not a real gun so what must be happening is that they are
taking the red tip off and making it look like a real gun.
The tip is there for the very reason, to let an officer 
know that it is only a pellet or be-be gun.  Why would 
anyone take that tip off if not for other reasons, like 
to use in a hold-up maybe?"

"If police are shooting kids with these fake guns, then
YES...there should be concerns.  The ones that look real 
should be banned and replaced with ones that are obviously 
fake.  How heartbreaking would it be for your child to be 
killed because of a fake?"

"I am for the American right to bear arms and own several
guns. A BB or Pellet gun is an excellent place to begin 
learning the responsibility of owning a weapon, and with 
the proper supervision a young person can become a safe gun
owner. For the manufacturers to make them look like real
guns is in my mind dangerous not only to the person who is 
using it to shoot targets to improve their skills, but to 
the police who have to make a decision about the real or
imagined danger from a weapon that looks like the real
thing. The police are having to face enough idiots that
want to kill them, without them having to be afraid of
killing some foolish kid with a real looking gun.Of course 
the manufacturers know that a BB or Pellet gun that looks 
like the real thing would be more sought after by the
young people so they can have a cool gun. We as consumers 
must show that we can control what will sell, and what
will not, through our refusal to purchase these realistic 
looking guns.We have the power to do this without having 
to have another law or ordinance in place to further slow
the legal process."
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