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In the New Mexico news:

Someone forgot to use spell-check on the state’s newest historical marker in Santa Fe.

The state just put up the marker honoring the four sisters of Loretto.

The marker is supposed to honor the push for education made by the nuns.

But the marker misspells Loretto.

To top it off, the second “n” is missing from the word known.

The Department of Transportation said a private company that made the marker is to blame.

Organizers plan to have the spelling errors corrected in time for Saturday’s dedication.

Woman drives at officers, then into pond

Officer says she wore wedding dress, bit man

(by Ethan Wilensky-Lanford)

November 08. 2007

A Gilford, New Hampshire woman in a wedding dress tried to run down two state Department of Fish and Game officers, and, failing, drove into Saltmarsh Pond yesterday, according to authorities.

She then refused help as her SUV sank, yelled for the officers to shoot her, and bit the arm of the man who finally pulled her to safety, a fish and game officer said.

Toni Neville, 42, has been charged with felony reckless conduct, two counts of simple assault, driving after suspension, and transporting a controlled drug.

Two conservation officers, Michael Eastman and Glenn Lucas, drove to the swimming area at Saltmarsh Pond for lunch, shortly after noon. He pulled his vehicle up next to hers, stepped out and asked if she was okay. She seemed distraught, he said, and she was wearing a sleeveless, white wedding dress over her clothes. Upon closer inspection, he saw marijuana in her truck, and pills, he said.

Eastman asked her to step out of the truck. Instead, she shifted gears and drove off, causing the door to shut on Eastman’s arm. he said. He pulled his arm free, got back into his vehicle and, expecting that Neville would flee the scene, turned around to give chase.

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Dell Dude Now Tequila Dude at Tortilla Flats


Next time you’re at Tortilla Flats and you find yourself wondering aloud to your dinner companion, “What ever happened to the guy who did the ‘Dude, you’re getting a Dell’ commercials?” don’t be surprised when Ben Curtis, the man himself, approaches your table and explains the tequila list. While guest-starring on Law & Order and acting in films like the upcoming Proud Iva, Curtis has been a waiter and bartender at the Tex-Mex spot for the past year and a half, and though he dressed up as the Dell Dude for the Halloween party, he’s not about to repeat the slogan for you. He might, however, give you a free shot. “All you have to do,” he says, “is come and have a good time.”

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Bizarre bank break-in ends in a real mess

Suspect was bored, on drugs, he says

A 16-year-old Wyandotte boy said he wasn’t trying to steal any money when he broke into a bank early Sunday morning, smashed an ATM and wreaked several thousand dollars worth of damage.

But he did make a deposit.

The boy was arrested around 3:40 a.m. Sunday inside the Monroe Bank & Trust, 467 Euclid in Wyandotte. Responding officers found a disturbing scene.

Police said the boy, who already had a pending juvenile court charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol, used a hammer and screwdriver to chisel a cement block from under the ATM machine outside the bank. Then he used a chunk of the concrete to destroy the facing of the ATM. Police said he did not get any money.

The youth also smashed open the rear door of the bank, tried to break into two night security boxes and then made his way to the bank’s second floor, according to a police report filed in juvenile court. There he took off most of his clothing, sat on the railing over the lobby and defecated on the floor below, the report said.

In custody, the boy told officers he was bored and had taken four Xanax pills beforehand. He also tested positive for marijuana when he was admitted to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility.

The youth is being held on $7,500 bond pending a Dec. 6 pretrial hearing in Wayne County juvenile court.