Neighbors upset over fake testicles
TONAWANDA, N.Y., July 13 (UPI) -- A battle between neighbors in western New York intensified when one woman put a pair of fake testicles in her back yard.
Shirley Draper, of Tonawanda, put the fake testicles in her yard in June, The Tonawanda (N.Y.) News reported Thursday.
Her neighbor, Peter Diliberto, called the Tonawanda Police Department June 27 to complain about the lawn ornament, but was told the police could not handle the issue, as displaying fake testicles is not considered illegal.
In response, Diliberto and his wife took a picture of Draper's fake testicles and made a laminated yard sign that points to Draper's yard.
Draper tried to rip the picture out of the Dilibertos' yard July 4, police Lt. Nick Bado said. She wasn't arrested at that time, but will be served criminal summons for fourth-degree criminal mischief and trespassing.
New York dog wedding costs $250k
NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- A New York woman said she is throwing a record-setting $250,000 wedding for her dog to benefit the Humane Society of New York.
Wendy Diamond, founder of Animal Fair Media, said Thursday night's wedding of her rescued pooch, Baby Hope, and Chilly Pasternak, a Virginia dog chosen in an online matchmaking vote, will include a $15,000 seven-piece orchestra, a $6,000 custom wedding dress and $5,000 worth of sushi, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
Diamond said about 250 humans and 50 dogs are expected to attend the ceremony, which will feature Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as a special guest.
"It's going to be the sweetest wedding -- and just one of the funniest evenings ever," Diamond said. "I never need to get married, now, because this wedding has everything."
Diamond said the affair is being helmed by Harriette Rose Katz, who planned Billy Baldwin's wedding to Cheyenne Phillips.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society of New York.
City repeals boardwalk swimsuit ban
ASBURY PARK, N.J., July 13 (UPI) -- A New Jersey city council has voted to repeal a 1958 law banning swimsuits from being worn on the city's boardwalk.
The Asbury Park City Council repeated the bathing suit ban Wednesday after the 54-year-old law was brought to the attention of officials by a former councilwoman who wanted to see the ban enforced, WKXW 101.5 FM, Trenton, N.J., reported Thursday.
Councilwoman Sue Henderson said it should be up to business owners to decide whether swimming suits are appropriate attire for their facilities.
"Local restaurants can decide what they feel is appropriate, but times have changed here and I think we need to change with them," she said.
The ban carried a maximum fine of $2,000 and 90 days in jail.
Woman protests sausage ad ban
SIMRISHAMN, Sweden, July 13 (UPI) -- A Swedish woman protested the removal of a sexually suggestive sausage advertisement by delivering sausages on the streets.
Felicia Lundqvist, a youth leader with the Christian Democrat party in Simrishamn, took to the streets in red lipstick and red nails, similar to the woman gripping a sausage with both hands and wrapping her lips around it in the hot dog stand's advertisement, and handed out sausages to locals, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.
A local council member had the advertisement removed after the municipality's gender studies expert, Britten Dehlin, labeled it sexist.
"This is a sexualized picture. A prime example of a poorly-thought through act and a traditional gender approach with the aim of drawing in customers," Dehlin said.
Lundqvist wore a sign during her hot dog distribution reading, "Felicia's hotdog stand. Suck on that gender experts!"
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