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POSTED May 31, 2013 10:18 p.m.

Teen who built reactor ousted from  science fair

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming high school senior who built a nuclear reactor was disqualified from the International Science and Engineering Fair this month on a technicality.

It seems that 18-year-old Conrad Farnsworth of Newcastle had competed in too many science fairs.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/16vSW4c), the infraction was reported by the former director of the Wyoming State Science Fair, who later did not have her contract renewed. Officials at the University of Wyoming, which sponsors the state event, said after the international fair that the director acted outside her authority.

The newspaper reports Farnsworth is one of only about 15 high school students in the world to successfully build a nuclear fusion reactor. Farnsworth says his disqualification was silly.

He graduated this month and plans to attend the South Dakota School of Mines.

Nevada scratches anti-communist law from books

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — It's no longer OK to fire someone in Nevada just because they're a Communist.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Wednesday striking down language in an archaic Nevada law that dates back to the Red Scare.

The measure, SB506, is part of an ongoing effort by legislative staff to scratch out obsolete laws still on the books.

Before Wednesday, it was legal for employers to take action against a person who's a member of the Communist Party or any other organization required to register with the Subversive Activities Control Board.

The board was created by a 1950 federal law sponsored by former U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran, a Nevada Democrat. It investigated people suspected of promoting totalitarian dictatorships in the U.S.

Organizations haven't been required to register with the board since 1968.

Bucket list' item leads to women's arrest

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Two longtime friends ended up in jail in central Florida thanks to a "bucket list" that included stealing from a store.

Police say 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Morrow face petty theft charges after stealing bathing suits and beef jerky during a trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday.

A loss prevention officer told police Mobley was eating beef jerky in the store and Morrow concealed items inside her purse. They were detained after taking the items from the store without paying.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the women told police they hadn't seen each other in years and stealing from a retail store was on the "bucket list."

Mobley told the newspaper they were just "two stupid women" doing something they'd never done before. She added she's ashamed.

 

 

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming high school senior who built a nuclear reactor was disqualified from the International Science and Engineering Fair this month on a technicality.

It seems that 18-year-old Conrad Farnsworth of Newcastle had competed in too many science fairs.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/16vSW4c), the infraction was reported by the former director of the Wyoming State Science Fair, who later did not have her contract renewed. Officials at the University of Wyoming, which sponsors the state event, said after the international fair that the director acted outside her authority.

The newspaper reports Farnsworth is one of only about 15 high school students in the world to successfully build a nuclear fusion reactor. Farnsworth says his disqualification was silly.

He graduated this month and plans to attend the South Dakota School of Mines.

Nevada scratches anti-communist law from books

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — It's no longer OK to fire someone in Nevada just because they're a Communist.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Wednesday striking down language in an archaic Nevada law that dates back to the Red Scare.

The measure, SB506, is part of an ongoing effort by legislative staff to scratch out obsolete laws still on the books.

Before Wednesday, it was legal for employers to take action against a person who's a member of the Communist Party or any other organization required to register with the Subversive Activities Control Board.

The board was created by a 1950 federal law sponsored by former U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran, a Nevada Democrat. It investigated people suspected of promoting totalitarian dictatorships in the U.S.

Organizations haven't been required to register with the board since 1968.

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Two longtime friends ended up in jail in central Florida thanks to a "bucket list" that included stealing from a store.

Police say 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Morrow face petty theft charges after stealing bathing suits and beef jerky during a trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday.

A loss prevention officer told police Mobley was eating beef jerky in the store and Morrow concealed items inside her purse. They were detained after taking the items from the store without paying.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the women told police they hadn't seen each other in years and stealing from a retail store was on the "bucket list."

Mobley told the newspaper they were just "two stupid women" doing something they'd never done before. She added she's ashamed.

 

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