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  • New clue in mystery of giant floating head

    Giant floating head (Matthew Lavin, HO/Marist College/AP)

    A new clue has surfaced that may shed light on the origins of the mysterious giant head found floating in New York's Hudson River.

    The ginormous flotsam made of fiberglass and Styrofoam was spotted and fished out by the Marist College crew team in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., back in April—and no one seemed to know where it had come from.

    The blog Gothamist, however, has received an article from a tipster written in 2004 that might contain the answer. From Gothamist:

    Yesterday a tipster sent us a 2004 article featuring this creepy headline: "The Head keeps watch from hill in Meredith." It told the story of a New Jersey couple, Louis and Kimberly Moses, who bought an 8-foot fiberglass sculpture from a junkyard and placed it on the hill of their new Meredith, NY property (which is not exactly close to the Hudson). "The Head" (as they call it) was originally crafted as a display piece for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    The 2004 story adds, "Betsy Clark, Meredith town clerk, said people have

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  • Susan and Wayne Brandenburg during their Wal-Mart wedding ceremony (Photo courtesy of Susan Brandenburg)They came for the low prices and stayed for the lifetime commitment.

    A couple that first met in a North Carolina Wal-Mart returned to the same store to hold their wedding ceremony in the layaway section.

    Wayne Brandenburg told CNN said he would casually browse through the store a few times a week before meeting his future wife, Susan, who was working as a cashier in the store.

    “I’d ask her how she was that day, and tell her she looked very nice,” he said.

    Eventually, Wayne built up the courage to ask Susan on a date. His wife had previously died and Susan was working at the store after her divorce. Susan accepted the invitation to a Chinese buffet dinner and each of them brought their two grandchildren along for the night so Susan would feel comfortable.

    After that first date, Wayne says he had fallen for Susan and began bringing her favorite lunch to Wal-Mart each day.

    “He was very much a gentleman, and I looked forward to seeing him,” she said.

    And while the story might sound a bit

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  • Good Samaritans save a deer in a river

    Most deer can be found in the forest or your backyardbut not in rivers. This unfortunate creature, whose water-logged adventure was caught on tape, somehow ended up in the Genesee River in Rochester, New York.

    According to the Rochester news site YNN.com, Lee Wallace and Jason Quamo were eating lunch when they noticed the deer floating straight toward a waterfalland a bad ending.

    So the two boaters headed toward the deer. Using rope, they secured the animal, and after several tries they guided it to shore.

    The video shows the exhausted deer collapsed on the river bank surrounded by a curious crowd.

    The good Samaritans tell people to back off, and finally the deer springs to life and lopes away, seemingly unhurt, to the applause of bystanders.

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  • Harden suspended a game for kicking James below the belt

    (Reuters) - Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin, the NBA announced on Monday. Closely guarded by James, Harden lost his footing, fell to the floor and then lifted his left leg and kicked James below the belt. "Obviously that's not a basketball play," James told reporters after the game.

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