Bizarre News-Town manager fired

July 24, 2009 10:59:10 PM PDT
The stories may be strange, but they're trueTOWN MANAGER FIRED
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida town manager is out of a job -- for marrying a porn star. The Fort Myers Beach town council has voted 5-0 in an emergency meeting to give Scott Janke the boot. Mayor Larry Kiker tells the News-Press of Fort Myers the council took the action after learning Janke's wife is an adult film star. They were married last year. Janke tells The Associated Press they've done nothing wrong and their "heads are held high." Adult Industry News recently reported Janke's wife, Anabela, performs under the stage name Jazella Moore.

FOOD FIGHT FIRING
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) - Food fight! Now, you're fired! A West Virginia high school principal has been canned, following a cafeteria food fight. The Upshur County Board of Education voted this week to send Brenda Wells packing. The Buckhannon-Upshur High principal admits she jumped on top of a pile of students. She says she did it to relieve the tension and to stop the food fight. Wells says it was done in fun. Wells adds she was off the so-called dog pile before you could count to one.

CONDOM IN SOUP
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - That's no melted cheese in the soup - at least according to one California man. Zdenek Philip Hodousek charges he found a condom in a bowl of French onion soup he'd ordered at a Claim Jumper restaurant. A lawsuit has been filed by the unhappy customer in Orange County Superior Court. He's seeking unspecified damages. The man claims he bit into a condom instead of melted cheese. His lawyer contends female DNA was found on the condom and they're seeking to test restaurant employees for a match. A public relations firm for Claim Jumper says an internal investigation has revealed employees did nothing wrong. The P-R firm says there's no proof the so-called "foreign object" was actually found in the soup.

UNBEARABLE VISITOR
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado TV station is a mess, thanks to a bear of a vandal. Staffers say a hungry bear managed to get into the office of GrassRoots TV in Aspen. The back door was left open a few inches Monday night. By Tuesday morning, the fridge had been cleaned out, trash cans were overturned and a filing cabinet had been thrown across the room. But the bear left something behind and you can imagine what. Workers found a pile of bear poop and a puddle of bear pee. Officials note bears are roaming around the mountain town, looking for food. A late freeze wiped out some of the burins' favorite munchies.

TEEN GEEK SQUAD
MCCLELLEN, Calif. (AP) - High school geeks have something to do this summer - and there's no hacking involved. A school district in the Sacramento, Calif., area is putting the tech-savvy teens to work. The students are earning eight bucks an hour trouble-shooting computers for the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Officials say the students do the work faster and cheaper than commercial vendors. The teens also get valuable work experience. It grows out of a pilot program at Foothill High where a student-run help desk is called the MOUSE Squad.

FLAG FLAP-VEGAS
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Vegas flag flap has been settled by the Nevada Supreme Court. The court has ruled against a company that wanted to keep a 109-foot-high flagpole at a Las Vegas car dealership. City officials maintained the tall pole, and a 30-by-60-foot flag, were more of a marketing gimmick than a patriotic symbol. People in a nearby residential community complained about the noise, from the giant flapping flag on windy days.


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