Ted's 'head' draws crowds in NY gallery
BOSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams is still packing 'em in -- at least sculptures of his head are at a New York gallery.
Hundreds of people, including Red Sox fans, have visited sculptures of his decapitated head since the exhibit debut two days ago at the First Street Gallery, the Boston Herald said.
Williams' real head remains in a steel can filled with liquid nitrogen at an Arizona cryonics lab, where his remains were sent and frozen after his death in 2002.
Two of the slugger's children had his body frozen hoping to resurrect him in the future.
The story inspired Daniel Edwards, a Connecticut sculptor, to make three plaster of Paris "death masks" of Williams' head.
Edwards, 40, said he wanted to create "a decent portrait of him as he might look dead or sleeping."
'Fowl' play overrunning Waukegan
WAUKEGAN, Ill., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Frustrated officials in Waukegan, Ill., have confiscated or caught at least one chicken or rooster running through the city every week this year.
Officials aren't sure why the poultry population has grown, but speculate they are being kept as pets, or for eggs in the city 30 miles north of Chicago.
Police said none of the captured fowl appear to the types used for fighting and gambling.
But Susana Figueroa, the city's community liaison officer said she suspects the city's Mexican population might be at the root of the poultry mystery, the Chicago Tribune said.
In rural Mexico and Latin America, it's common for people to keep chickens and roosters, and many Hispanics visit their homelands, and take chicks home, although it's illegal.
"It's a lack of education," Figueroa said.
Meanwhile, she told the newspaper the city is preparing an instructional videotape to explain city ordinances.
Learn how to outthink your mule
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- At what is believed to be the nation's only mule school, at one California college you can learn a lot about your animal, including how to outthink him.
Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., expanded its unique program Thursday with its first semester-long course, a session on mule riding.
As usual, an ole cowpoke named Steve Edwards is the ramrod, a 56-year-old Arizona mule charmer who wears a big-brimmed hat and calls everyone "pardner" and can have the most belligerent beast of burden eating out of his hand, the Los Angeles Times said.
"The biggest problem with mules is that most people aren't smart enough to be around them," Edwards told nine students on hand to learn about mule driving. "People say they're stubborn, but they're just very smart. You have to be able to outthink them."
Once considered work stock, the long-eared equines have become a favorite of baby boomers and active retirees.
British lord could face assault charge
LA LINEA, Spain, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old British nobleman could face criminal charges in Spain for getting into a brawl with customs agents over two bottles of whisky.
The Independent reports Thomas Robin Valerian Dixon, 3rd Baron Glentoran of Ballyalloly in Northern Ireland, and his wife, Margaret Ann, were returning to their home in Spain from Gibraltar after buying the whisky. Lady Glentoran reportedly refused to fill out a customs form and things got nasty.
Spanish authorities said three police officers sustained multiple bruises, one suffered a sprained neck, another had a sprained hand and a third sprained a finger.
The Glentorans were not injured and were released without bail after appearing before a magistrate.
Glentoran is the Conservative Party spokesman on Northern Ireland in the House of Lords. He won a gold medal in bobsleigh in the 1964 Winter Olympics.