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POSTED August 19, 2012 9:53 p.m.

• 72 RESCUED WHEN SIGHTSEEING VESSEL TAKES ON WATER: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says responders have rescued 72 people on a sightseeing vessel that began taking on water in Alaska’s Glacier Bay after reportedly striking a rock.

Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley says there were reports of minor injuries in the incident Sunday involving the 79-foot Baranof Wind.

The Coast Guard says the flooding was contained and there are no immediate reports of pollution.

According to the Coast Guard, 70 people were transferred to the Holland America cruise ship Volendam, which was expected to transport the sightseeing passengers to Bartlett Cove. From there, another vessel will take them to Juneau.

Two others were taken aboard a National Park Service boat, and four crew members remained on board the Baranof Wind.



• AUTHORITIES ID WIS. BOY KILLED IN LIGHTNING STRIKE: DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who sought shelter on a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday.

Luke Voigt, 9, of Iron River, Wis., was one of eight family members and friends who were on a sailboat that took refuge about 5:30 p.m. Saturday from a rapidly approaching thunderstorm near the Duluth-Superior harbor, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Lighting struck before most could get off the boat, but one person was able to call 911.

Law enforcement and rescue agencies rushed by boat and ATV to the site on the end of Minnesota Point, near the Superior Entry to the Duluth-Superior harbor, about two miles from the nearest road to Duluth.

Assistant Fire Chief Jarry Keppers told the Duluth News Tribune the 9-year-old boy was found face-down in the water by his brother, who turned him over. He said the other passengers on the 26-foot sailboat started CPR, which was continued by rescue workers who got a pulse back.

Because of the difficulty in getting to the site, Keppers said, about 25 minutes elapsed before the first firefighters arrived by boat.



• 14-YEAR-OLD BOY ARRESTED FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING IN SD: MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota police say a 14-year-old boy who was driving drunk has been arrested, along with his father, who sat intoxicated in the passenger seat.

The Daily Republic reported Saturday that the boy and his 49-year-old father were arrested shortly after midnight Aug. 5 on Interstate 90 near Mount Vernon. The two are from Mitchell, about 14 miles east.

Police caught the vehicle after receiving reports the boy was driving.

The boy’s blood-alcohol content level was 0.165, more than twice the legal limit to drive. He was arrested for drunken driving, while his father was arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

Both are out on bond and scheduled to appear in court later this month.



• YOUR AD HERE? NY BROTHERS PROMOTE TOILET-PAPER ADS: RYE BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Two brothers from a New York City suburb have an advertising concept that’s on a roll — a roll of toilet paper.

Bryan and Jordan Silverman are creators of toilet tissue printed with ads, and sometimes with coupon codes that can be read by cellphones. The Journal-News says in a story Sunday that the brothers expect their product to appear this fall in the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Silverman came up with the idea for Star Toilet Paper in 2010. His 18-year-old brother tells the newspaper that he was initially skeptical but came to see it as advertising to “a really captive audience.”

The brothers from Rye Brook have entered their concept in a contest run by Entrepreneur magazine.



• FOR ROMNEY: NO COFFEE, BUT COFFEE ICE CREAM OK: NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Mitt Romney joins other observant Mormons in shunning alcohol and coffee. He apparently draws the line at ice cream.

The Republican presidential candidate ordered coffee ice cream at Millie’s restaurant in Nantucket Saturday when he bought treats for his staff and mingled with diners. His aides selected flavors including vanilla, rocky road, butter pecan and birthday cake ice cream.

It’s not clear that Romney took more than a bite or two as he shook hands and posed for pictures in the crowded and buzzing vacation eatery.

Mormons traditionally avoid alcohol and caffeine.

Romney aides shrugged off the selection, saying the candidate can have whatever kind of ice cream he likes.

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