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POSTED August 29, 2012 9:00 p.m.

MAN  HELD IN FIGHT OVER CHICKEN BAKED NOT FRIED: POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fought with his son and daughter-in-law after he was served chicken that was baked, when he wanted it fried.

State police have charged 45-year-old George Rhome, of Point Marion, with simple assault and harassment charges because they say the argument became physical about 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Rhome. He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges Thursday and remained in the Fayette County Prison on Wednesday unable to post $20,000 bond.

SPANISH TOWN TURNS RED FOR ANNUAL TOMATO FIGHT : BUNOL, Spain (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have splatted each other with 120 tons of tomatoes during the annual 'Tomatina' battle, leaving the eastern Spanish town of Bunol in a sea of red mush.

Town hall estimates some 40,000 people, including many tourists, took part in Wednesday's hour-long street bombardment, which has its roots in a food fight among kids back in 1945.

Participants — many wearing T-shirts, shorts and goggles — flopped around in the swamp of red pulp while they pelted each other with tomatoes dumped on them from five loaded trucks.

Portable showers were set up so revelers could shower afterward.

The town's streets and walls are hosed down once the battle ends.

MEN ROB OHIO VICTIM BUT MAKE SURE HE HAS BUS FARE : DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say robbers who held up an Ohio man at gunpoint gave him back enough money for bus fare before running away.

It happened at a Dayton bus stop on Tuesday morning. Two men walked up, and one of them put a gun to the victim's forehead and ordered him to hand over everything in his pockets.

The victim gave them $40 and his cellphone.

Before fleeing on foot, one of the men asked the victim if he had enough money for the bus. When he said no, one handed him back $2.

NM INMATE USES POPSICLE STICKS IN ESCAPE ATTEMPT: HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico corrections officers say an inmate escaped his jail cell by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick but changed his mind once he got outside.

Carlos Garcia told police it took about five months to break the bar on his cell window at the Lea County jail with those materials. He also used plastic, newspaper and more Popsicle sticks to fashion a fake window.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Garcia changed his mind and climbed back into his second-story cell using a bedsheet.

Garcia has been moved to a maximum-security ward at the state penitentiary. He is serving time for two murder convictions and other crimes.

CAT VIDEOS GET THEIR MOMENT AT MINN. FILM FESTIVAL: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Warning: This is a story about online cat videos. If you're among the seemingly tiny minority of the general population not interested in watching a 1-minute clip of a cat in a T-shirt pounding on a keyboard, then move along.

For everyone else, a new measure of respectability is looming for an Internet pleasure that is both massively popular and, for some people, a bit embarrassing. The Walker Art Center, a well-regarded museum of modern art in Minneapolis, on Thursday is presenting its first "Internet Cat Video Film Festival" to showcase the best in filmed feline hijinks.

With about 70 videos over 60 minutes, the Walker is mounting a social experiment as much as a film festival. At issue is whether cat video lovers used to gorging on the clips in the privacy of their homes will do so in public — an online community of fellow aficionados interacting face to face for the first time.

 

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