Un­lucky tur­key sib­ling to meet gov­er­nor, fate

The Washington Times Daily - - Nation -

ST. PAUL | With his two brothers tick­eted for a pres­i­den­tial par­don at the White House, a third tur­key must set­tle for a meet­ing with Min­nesota’s gov­er­nor — and a far gloomier fate.

A farmer ac­com­pa­ny­ing the tur­key dur­ing a cer­e­mony Mon­day at the state Capi­tol even dubbed the bird “De­li­cious.” That’s be­cause he’ll soon be din­ner for the less-for­tu­nate.

Be­cause the tur­key was part of the flock con­sid­ered can­di­dates for a White House par­don, he got far more TLC than the av­er­age din­ing room­bound bird. Along with his more for­tu­nate sib­lings, he lived in a sep­a­rate barn and re­laxed to an eclec­tic mu­sic mix in­clud­ing Vi­valdi and John Mayer.

Min­nesota has about 250 in­de­pen­dent tur­key farm­ers, more than any other state. Mon­day as au­thor­i­ties in­ves­ti­gated a phone call say­ing an armed man was head­ing to shoot up the school, a warn­ing they later said was likely a hoax.

SWAT teams search­ing the Ivy League cam­pus did not find a gun­man af­ter a room-by-room search and the lock­down was lifted Mon­day af­ter­noon. No one was in­jured, po­lice said.

A 911 call was re­ceived at 9:48 a.m. from a man at a pay phone about a mile from the cam­pus who said his room­mate was on the way to the univer­sity to shoot peo­ple, New Haven po­lice spokesman Of­fi­cer David Hart­man said. in­ves­ti­ga­tion prompted by the rape of a nearly passed-out 16-year-old girl by two high school foot­ball play­ers.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­cluded crimes com­mit­ted by two mem­bers of the cel­e­brated Steubenville High School foot­ball team as well as a sep­a­rate pur­ported rape in April 2012.

Ohio At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mike DeWine con­vened the grand jury to look into the be­hav­ior of school ad­min­is­tra­tors and other adults in the com­mu­nity af­ter the two play­ers were con­victed

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.