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  |   Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Kiwi couple stay active after 65 years

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A New Zealand woman celebrating her 65th wedding anniversary said the secret to lasting love is having an active life together.

Dorothy Inglis, 88, of Dunedin said she and her husband Peter, 90, celebrated 65 years of marriage Monday and the secret to the success of their marriage is keeping active together, the Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, reported Tuesday.

"We're always going out dancing, going to the clubs, housie [a bingo-like game], visiting family," Dorothy Inglis said. "Having an active life keeps you young. It's also important to have common interests. We both love dancing, gardening, socializing and traveling."

Inglis said her husband also supports her in her daredevil pursuits, which include speed boating and bungee jumping.

"It makes me happy and Peter always waits for me," she said.


Armstrong library notice was a joke

MANLY, Australia, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An Australian community says it is reviewing procedures at a library after a joke about moving Lance Armstrong's books to the fiction section went viral.

Library assistant Jack Dee posted the mock notice on the library counter in Manly just days after the American cyclist admitted to doping throughout his career, the Manly Daily reported,

The newspaper said the notice was photographed and posted on social media by library patron Dan Murray, and by Sunday it was making headlines around the world on websites such as USA Today and the Daily Mail.

Dee removed the notice when he realized it had gone viral, and apologized to the Manly Council, the Daily reported. "I took it down straight away," Dee said.

A council spokesman said Dee's job was not in danger, but procedures were under review.

"I think Jack is a very clever, witty, up-and-coming librarian in the Australian community," Murray said.


Police: Drunk man was shouting 'zombies'

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Tennessee said a man seen standing in a woman's yard at night while yelling "zombies" was arrested on a public intoxication charge.

The Clarksville Police Department said a woman called authorities around 11 p.m. Saturday and reported an apparently intoxicated man was stumbling down the roadway in front of her home, Gannett Tennessee reported Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find James David Cunningham, 22, stumbling around the woman's yard and repeatedly shouting the word "zombies."

Police said Cunningham admitted to consuming alcohol and smelled strongly of the substance. They said he also had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.


Suspected drug lab had no drugs

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department said a raid on a suspected drug lab found only a man mixing table salt with baking soda.

Police said officers raided a Manhattan co-op Monday on drug manufacturing allegations and discovered a man creating several pounds of a white substance, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Investigators initially suspected the substance to be illegal bath salts, a designer drug, but they soon discovered the 44-year-old man was only mixing table salt with baking soda.

Police said the man may have been suffering from a mental illness and was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. They said he may have believed he was creating bath salts.

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