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Good Morning!  Tomorrow is the big day, our CMN Minithon.  Please join us in helping CMN help families right here in Siouxland take care of sick kidos.  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

 

Q.   The Average woman will do this about 3 times a week, and each time you do it takes 16 minutes. What?

A.   Talking on the phone with her Mom!

 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

Bonehead of the day today comes from the International File in Dublin, Ireland.  Our Bonehead may have been foiled by that old nemesis, Daylight Saving Time. Police surveillance footage shows our bonehead attempting to plant an explosive device in a Volvo SUV. Unfortunately the bomb literally blew up in the face of our bonehead who somehow was able to stagger away and flag down a taxi. Police note that clocks in Ireland were changed to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday and speculate that he may have failed to reset the clock on his explosive device. Oops.

http://www.electricferret.com/bozo/

 

Georgia Man Accused Of Burglarizing Homes Wearing Only A Cowboy Hat

 

Georgia police have arrested a man who they think carried out a series of burglaries in John’s Creek while wearing nothing but a cowboy hat.

Ashdon Gibbs was allegedly caught on surveillance video at the home of John's Creek City Councilwoman Cori Davenport this week. Davenport saw Gibbs when she came downstairs after hearing her teenage daughter scream.

She called 911 and Gibbs took off, but not before he tried to swipe a motorcycle from the driveway.

"They're like, what was he wearing? And I'm like absolutely nothing... a cowboy hat," Davenport told WXIA. "He was running pretty fast... not a lot of clothes on, so nothing to weigh him down.”

After leaving the Davenports' house, the 21-year-old suspect reportedly broke into Bob Johnson's home.

Once inside, Gibbs “listened to some Elvis on a vintage jukebox and watched some TV.”

"He sat in the chair," Johnson told WALB. "He likes the Braves, so he went and had a good time watching the Braves, drinking beer."

When he was arrested, Gibbs was wearing Johnson's clothes and told police he was a U.S. Marshal.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/02/Georgia-man-accused-of-burglarizing-homes-wearing-only-a-cowboy-hat/1321396440771/#ixzz2xoyDvHD0

 

 

Busted For Drinking & Driving?  There Is An App For That.

 

Although it would be preferable to never have to use it, motorists who get pulled over for drinking and driving can now rely on the "Oh Crap App" for help.

The app, which was created by an Iowa law firm, is designed to "educate the public regarding their legal rights when being investigated for a criminal offense."

The “DUI Defense App” also has “the emergency ‘Oh Crap’ button designed to be used in emergency situations where a person is being stopped or questioned by law enforcement.”

Pressing the button dispenses advice like "The less you say the better,” and also starts a voice recorder to tape any potentially incriminating conversations.

"One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they know their rights," Bob Rehkemper, an attorney and co-creator of the smartphone app, told KCRG. "That initial interaction is documented and is recorded so it's not a matter of what somebody remembers, or he said, she said."

Any conversations the app captures are uploaded to a secure server for later access.

The app has been downloaded about 4,000 times already and is available for both Apple and Google smartphones.

"People end up in positions, and their rights become very important to them, to their family members, to their children. That's the purpose of this app, to understand what they do, and what they don't have to do," Rehkemper said.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/01/Busted-for-drinking-and-driving-Theres-an-app-for-that/7371396372359/#ixzz2xozXeytF

 

 

New Candidate For Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Job.. He Promises Only To Smoke Pot..  I Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

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March 31 (UPI) -- One Toronto group is apparently fine with their future mayor getting drunk on booze or lifted on pot as long as he or she doesn’t smoke crack.

A series of campaign signs have been posted in Toronto featuring phony mayoral candidates with some fairly funny slogans that mock current Mayor Rob Ford, infamous for admitting that he smoked crack cocaine.

The election signs were posted by the “No Ford Nation” political group started by Christina Robins three years ago. “Ford Nation was started by Rob and Doug Ford to divide this city into us and them,” Robbins told Canada.com. “What we’re saying is that there’s no such nation. We’re just Toronto.”

The election will be held on Oct. 27. “You don’t want to say ‘anyone but Ford’ and then not give them any resources to make an informed decision,” Robbins said. “We want to get back to a mayor who doesn’t embarrass us.”

Robbins hopes the edgy ads will get people to check out the NFN website. “Our point is if you’re gonna vote for Ford you might as well vote for this guy,” she said. “Quite frankly, the guy who says he’ll only smoke pot in office is better than Ford.”



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/03/31/Anti-Rob-Ford-group-advocates-mayoral-candidates-who-drink-and-smoke-pot-just-not-crack/3451396285338/#ixzz2xp1TGCrn

 

 

Birthdays:

 

Actress Marsha Mason is 72.

Singer Wayne Newton is 72.

Singer Billy Joe Royal is 72.

Singer Tony Orlando is 70.

Singer Richard Thompson is 65.

Bassist Curtis Stone of Highway 101 is 64.

Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue is 58.

Actor Alec Baldwin is 56.

Actor David Hyde Pierce is 55.

Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 53.

Singer-guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion is 52.

Singer Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) is 46.

Actress Jennie Garth is 42.

Actress Cobie Smulders is 32.

Singer Leona Lewis is 29.

Actress Amanda Bynes is 28.

www.usatoday.com

 

 

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