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Dude, where’s my marmoset? Stolen.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
At least he didn’t have the munchies. An Australian teenager stole two
crocodiles and a monkey —and blamed his Fictions on marijuana.
Benjamin Glen Watts, 19, pleaded guilty to twice breaking into a wild
life park on the outskirts of the tropical city of Darwin, the Australian
Broadcasting Corp. radio reported on its Web site.
Watts said he planned to sell the stolen baby crocodiles and the marmoset but
couldn’t find anyone to buy them. The animals were returned unharmed.
Watts’ lawyer told the court that his client admitted it was a “dumb stoner" thing
to do and that he wrote to Crocodylus Park to apologize. Watts was given a three
month suspended jail sentence and has undergone drug counseling.
NOTED. A man who mailed a bloody cow’s
head to his wife's lover has been sentenced to
probation and community service. Pennsylvania
resident Jason Michael Fife was charged with
stalking, terroristic threats and harassment
Police said Fife, 31, got the cow's head from a
butcher on claims that he wanted to use the dried
skull for decoration. He froze the head, but it grew
Woody on the victim’s doorstep on a hot day.
Author visit: Paul Collier, an eco
nomics professor at Oxford, will give
a talk about the difficulties facing
countries in extreme poverty. He
is the author of "Bottom Billion,*
named one of The Economist's best
books of 2007. The seminar will
be part of the Global Education
Distinguished Speakers Series.
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Global Education Center
Philosophy seminar: James
Marshall, philosophy of educa
tion professor at the University of
Auckland, New Zealand, will present
a seminar on "Simone de Beauvoir:
Philosopher and Educator." This
is the first of three consecutive
Thursday sessions. Admission is free.
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Peabody Hall. Room 212
Bookworms Club: Children can
meet to discuss a selt cted book in
the animal stories genre. Pre-regis
tration is encouraged.
Time: 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Chapel Hill Public Library
Blood drive: Orange County's
chapter of the American Red Cross
QUOTED. "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally
uncool parents who obviously don’t love teen
age son, selling his car. Only driven for three
weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a
life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer.
Call meanest mom on the planet."
Classified ad from Lies Moines resident
Jane Hambleton, who decided to sell her 19-
year-old’s car after finding alcohol in it.
will host a blood drive. Call 942-
4862 for more information.
Time: 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: 2500 N.C. 86 South.
Dance lessons: The Triangle
Country Dancers will present a
Contra Dance. Participants should
bring soft-soled shoes. The cost is
Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Carrfooro Century Center
Photography exhibit open
ing reception: The FedEx Global
Education Center hosts the opening
reception for the Faces of Child
Trafficking photographic exhibition.
The exhibit chronicles the stories
of children whose families sold
them into slavery in Ghana's Volta
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: FedEx Global Education
Air guitar documentary: The
Carolina Union Activities Board will
show the documentary "Air Guitar
Nation’ to kick off its UNC air gui
tar championship. There will be a
speaker on Jan. 24, and the official
championship will be Jan. 25.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Union Auditorium
Theatre production: The UNC
Advanced Showcase will present 'The
Trestle at Pope Lick Creek' by Naomi
Wallace, a haunting coming-of-age
adventure. Produced in association
with New York City's Ground UP
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: Bingham Hall
2nd Friday Art Walk: More than
two dozen art galleries and busi
nesses will stay open late for shop
ping, and many offer live music and
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Chapel Hill and Carrfooro
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Rachel Ullrich at dthcalendarOgmail.
com. Events will be published in the
newspaper on the day and the day
before they take place and will be
posted online when received.
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noon the preceding publication date.
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Junior Lauren Hollowell browses through textbooks
available to rent at Ram Book and Supply, where stu
dents can pay a per-semester fee for their books. “You’re
guaranteed to get back the most money with this deal,” she
said. “From now on, I will try to get rental books if I can.”
■ Jamaal Rashad Purefoy-
Thaxton, 27, was arrested at 1:45
a.m. Wednesday at 828 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd., on charges of
failure to appear in court and pos
session with intent to sell cocaine,
a felony, according to Chapel Hill
Reports state Purefoy-Thaxton,
of 139 Johnson St., was secured
in Orange County Jail in lieu of
He was scheduled to
appear Wednesday in court
in Hillsborough, according to
■ Durham police arrested
Antonio Raphael Gonzalez-
Lopez. 26, and turned him over
to Chapel Hill police for an out
standing warrant at 9:18 a.m.
Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill
According to reports, Gonzalez-
Lopez, of 1716 Shiva Court in
Durham, was arrested at his home
on two felony charges of assault
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with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill for striking a vehicle.
He also was arrested on charges
of driving while impaired and reck
less driving at 4 a.m. Tuesday after
he cr. shed his car into a tree while
attempting to run his ex-girlfriend
off of the road at 2701 Homestead
Road, reports state.
He was injured in the crash
and taken to UNC Hospitals with
a broken right foot, according to
Gonzalez-Lopez was secured
in Orange County Jail in lieu of
SIOO,OOO bail and was scheduled
to appear Wednesday in court in
Hillsborough, reports state.
■ Someone stole one laptop
computer, valued at $1,200 from
Saint Thomas Moore Catholic
Church, located at 920 Carmichael
St, according to Chapel Hill police
The item was noticed to be
missing at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday,