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Saturday, June 2, 2018

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An Idaho youth football team on their way home from winning a championship game stopped in Oregon to rescue two people trapped in an overturned car.

The Boise Black Knights were traveling in three vans and an RV after winning the Bay Area Spring Football League's Tournament of Champions when a car traveling in front of one of the vans overturned on southbound Interstate 95, south of Jordan Valley in Oregon.

Head coach Rudy Jackson said the players and coaches quickly streamed out of their vehicles to help the couple trapped inside the vehicle. A video recorded by team member Regan Magill shows the players pulling a man out of the car before pushing on the side of the vehicle to lift it up enough for a player to rescue a woman trapped in the car.

"I'm more than proud. I'm at a loss for words," Jackson told the Idaho Statesman. "They got out of the car like they were supposed to do that ... it's a great bunch of kids."

Magill credited Jackson's lessons with inspiring the team to do the right thing. "He taught us to play selfless football and not selfish -- just help others out before yourself," Magill told ABC's Good Morning America.

"It just felt amazing that we could do what we did because I don't want to imagine what would happen if we were not there to help," Magill said.


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A pair of young girls swimming in a Michigan lake unearthed an unusual sunken treasure -- a World War I-era practice bomb. Paige Burnett, 10, and Sage Menzies, 9, were swimming in Lobdell Lake when they found an item partially buried in the sand underwater that they were unable to bring to the surface without help from Burnett's mother. Burnett told WJRT-TV she initially thought the object looked like "a rocket from space," but her mother suspected it could be something far more dangerous. Michigan State Police's bomb squad determined the object was a Mark 2 practice bomb from around the time of World War I. It was not found to be dangerous. "This is definitely one for the books," Argentine Township police Sgt. Douglas Fulton said. "It was a pretty interesting find." The girls were allowed to keep their unusual find.


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A Houston woman beset by recurring bee problems over the course of 40 years in her home had 70,000 to 80,000 of the insects removed from inside her walls. Maude Mack, 76, said she has had problems with bees periodically over the 40 years that she's lived in her house and has occasionally had professional help removing them, but they have always returned. Mack said the problem has become so severe in recent years that her landscaper has started refusing to mow her lawn. The American Honey Bee Protection Agency dispatched expert Walter Schumacher to the home. Schumacher and his crew used smoke to keep the bees calm before going into the walls and removing their massive hive in sections. The crew removed 70,000-80,000 bees from Mack's home. "I'm very happy and thrilled to know that I'm getting the bees out," Mack said. Schumacher said the honey collected from inside Mack's walls will be sold at local stores, with the proceeds going toward honey bee relocation efforts.

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Lewis, did you hear the lawsuit against the puppet movie was resolved in favor of the movie studio?
[Yep, sounds like publicity stunt to me. And it worked. Not only did I read about it, but I repeated the story, too. Still not going to see such a stupid movie, but at least it got some word-of-mouth.]

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