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Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM   |   Comments

Stickers cover testicles in yearbook photo

LONDON, Ontario, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Canadian high school is using stickers to cover up a yearbook photo featuring a student exposing his testicles to the camera.

The London District Catholic school board said Mother Teresa secondary school is using stickers bearing a Photoshopped version of the picture of the school's news team after the picture appearing in the book was found to feature a student with his testicles exposed, The London Free Press reported Thursday.

"They're going to put in those permanent stickers right on top of the old picture so it won't wreck the page or the photo," district spokesman John Boles said.

Boles said the company that published the yearbook will cover the costs of the stickers.

The spokesman said stickers will also be made available to students who already received their yearbooks before the nudity was noticed last week.


Couple live in sewer for 22 years

MEDELLIN, Colombia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Colombian couple who moved into a sewer with their dog said they are living life "better than the president."

Miguel Restrepo, 62, told Colombian radio station La FM that he and his wife, Maria Garcia, have been living comfortably in a Medellin sewer for the past 22 years, Colombia Reports reported Thursday.

Restrepo said they are living "better than the president" in the "calm" and "carefree" setting. He said the sewer is outfitted with a kitchen, TV, bed, chair and fan.


'Dewey Defeats Truman' paper found

GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Texas auction covered in an episode of A&E's "Storage Wars: Texas" featured the discovery of an infamous "Dewey Defeats Truman" Chicago Tribune edition.

Mary Padian and Moe Prigoff of Dallas placed a winning bid of $800 on a Garland, Texas, storage unit and inside they discovered a Nov. 3, 1948, edition of the newspaper featuring the erroneous headline, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

The paper, which cost 4 cents at the time of its printing, is estimated to be worth $2,000.

"It's pretty much digging through crap," Mary Padian said of bidding on storage lockers. "No one's really going to leave something valuable in the majority of these lockers. It's just finding a gem in the middle of a haystack."

The find was documented on a recent episode of A&E's "Storage Wars: Texas."


Easter fight results in convictions

FOREST PARK, Ohio, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Two Ohio women accused of attacking family members after an argument about church seating on Easter were sentenced to 14 days of already-served jail time.

Anna Britten, 36, of East Price Hill, and LaTonya Foster, 46, of Mount Auburn, had been charged with felonious assault and each faced up to eight years in prison, but pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated trespass with the blessing of the victims and they were each sentenced to 14 days of time served, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.

"They were all related," Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Josh Berkowitz said. "This was a family dispute. The victims wanted this to be resolved, especially before Christmas."

Prosecutors said the trouble began April 8 at a Forest Park church during Easter Sunday services, when one side of the family arrived late and found the other side sitting in their usual pew.

The disagreement led to harsh words being exchanged on Facebook and Britten and Foster visited the home of family member Regina McCloud April 10 to discuss the issue. However, the conversation became heated and ended with Britten hitting McCloud in the head with an aluminum bat and Foster stabbing Mary McCloud in the stomach and left arm, police said.

None of the injuries were serious, prosecutors said.

"You shouldn't start fights in church," Visiting Common Pleas Court Judge Rich Niehaus said at Wednesday's sentencing.

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