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June 1, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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Nine sets of twins to graduate together

LEHMAN, Texas, June 1 (UPI) -- Officials at a Texas high school said they have nine sets of twins set to graduate during the upcoming ceremony.

Administrators at Lehman High School in Kyle said they did not realize how many sets of twins were in the graduating class until they were tallied up by Caitlyn and Kyle Banda, twins who are both on the yearbook staff, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.

"Now I know I'm not going crazy when I see one here, then another over there," said Marty Martinez, the assistant principal over the senior class. "I never really realized the number -- nine."

The school said the number of twins falls short of the world record 13 sets of graduating twins, which was set by a Connecticut high school in 2010.

However, another Connecticut high school may take the record in 2016, when 16 sets of twins are scheduled to graduate.


93-year-old man competing as sprinter

DICKENSON, N.D., June 1 (UPI) -- A North Dakota man who began competing in track and field events when he was 72 said he will compete in this year's Minnesota Senior Games at the age of 93.

Harold Bach of Dickenson, N.D., said he is traveling to Mankato, Minn., this weekend to sprint in the 50, 100, 200 and 400-meter dash events, the Mankato Free Press reported Thursday.

Bach said he had never tried track and field until he became curious about some events while watching friends compete in a race called the Senior Olympics.

"I watched several races," he said, "and I got to wondering how I would fare."

Organizers said up to 400 seniors are expected to participate in this year's Minnesota Senior Games.


Police: Drug dealers texted officer

SANTA MARIA, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said two suspected methamphetamine dealers were arrested after allegedly sending text message advertisements to a police officer.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department said a Santa Maria police officer received a text message Tuesday from a number he did not recognize offering to sell drugs, KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, reported Thursday.

A sheriff's office spokesman said the officer agreed to purchase 2 grams of methamphetamine, and Reymundo Carlos Escobedo and John Martin Silvera arrived at the agreed-upon meeting place and were confronted by members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit.

The men were arrested on drug charges and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.


Police: Arrested suspect stole handcuffs

ABERDEEN, Wash., June 1 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said a man released from custody was arrested again when he allegedly stole the jail's handcuffs and tried to pawn them.

Investigators said the 43-year-old Aberdeen man, whose name was not released, was arrested on an outstanding theft and trespassing complaint Tuesday and taken to the city jail, where he was processed and later released, The Daily World, Aberdeen, reported Thursday.

Police said corrections officers later noticed the handcuffs the man had been wearing were missing and they soon received a call from a pawn shop owner who said a man had attempted to pawn the cuffs.

The man was found and arrested on a charge of trafficking in stolen property, police said.

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