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POSTED March 30, 2012 8:39 p.m.

DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK IN PA. _ SPRINKLE LIME: YORK SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — Officials in central Pennsylvania aren't crying over a few thousand gallons of spilled milk. They're sprinkling some lime on it.

Crews sprinkled lime to prevent the milk from curdling, which could cause a horrendous smell and attract flies.

A truck that overturned Thursday near York Springs spilled about 3,000 gallons of milk into a creek. State environmental officials cleaned up about 90 percent of it with vacuum trucks.

Concerns then turned to milk that had seeped into the soil.

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says putting lime in the soil chews up the milk's fat, neutralizing the odor.

RECALL ELECTION ORDERED FOR WIS. GOV. SCOTT WALKER: MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The recall election ordered Friday for embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quickly turned into a possible rematch when the Democrat he narrowly defeated in 2010 announced he was jumping into the race.

Walker expressed confidence he would hold on to his seat shortly after the Government Accountability Board ordered the election, after more than 900,000 signatures were collected supporting a recall in the wake of Walker's push against union bargaining rights. It marks only the third recall of a governor in U.S. history.

15 DETAINED AFTER BEACH LANDING IN CALIF. : SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border Patrol agents have detained 15 suspected illegal immigrants who may have made a bogus distress call to divert authorities as they waded ashore in Southern California.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Jimenez says the men and women were taken into custody Friday morning in Coronado, near San Diego.

Jimenez says that before the beach landing, authorities got a call saying a boat loaded with people was taking on water or capsizing in another area of Coronado.

NYC DIVORCE EXPO IS 'ANTIDOTE' TO WEDDING INDUSTRY: NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's first-ever Divorce Expo is being touted as "one-stop shopping" for lonely hearts suffering through a breakup.

"Start Over Smart" will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend. Its founders say the expo is an antidote to the nation's massive wedding planning industry.

Various exhibits will help people sort through recommended divorce attorneys, therapists and financial planners. There will be free makeovers and dating advice, personal shoppers, hairstylists and matchmakers. An evening "mixer" will allow people to socialize and perhaps meet someone new.

Francine Baras, who co-founded the event, says they are hoping to show people that there really is a life after divorce.

ARMY RESERVE REPRIMANDS SOLDIER WHO BACKED PAUL: IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A soldier who went on national television in his military fatigues to endorse Ron Paul's presidential campaign after the Iowa caucuses has been reprimanded but not dismissed from the Army Reserve, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The Army determined that Jesse D. Thorsen violated policies that bar soldiers from participating in political events in their official capacities or while in uniform. Experts say a reprimand may become a problem if Thorsen seeks a promotion or could be used to justify more serious punishment if he gets in trouble again.

U.S. Army Reserve spokeswoman Angel Wallace said a letter of reprimand was placed in Thorsen's official personnel file. Thorsen, who learned of the punishment following a two-month investigation, declined comment when reached by email. His supporters praised the news on a Facebook page dedicated to him, noting it could have been worse.

GROUP FINISHES QUEST TO VISIT ALL 397 US PARKS: HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A dozen people have made Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia the last stop in their tour of all 397 facilities in the National Park System.

The members of the National Park Travelers Club completed the feat Friday. The National Park Service says theyare among only 20 people known to have visited all the parks.

The club's president emeritus, Nancy Bandley of Orange County, Calif., was among those visiting Fort Monroe.

She says the quest dates to 1986 and has taken her and others to every state in the union, as well as some American territories. The group had more traveling to do after Fort Monroe and two other facilities were added to the system last year.

 

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