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January 8, 2018

HARRELSON SAYS NEEDED POT TO GET THROUGH TRUMP DINNER

UNDATED (AP) — Woody Harrelson says he “fired up a joint” just to get through dinner with Donald Trump. The actor said he and his friend Jesse Ventura - who was governor of Minnesota at the time - met Trump at New York’s Trump Tower ahead of the 2004 election. Harrelson told the Observer magazine in an interview: “Talk about a tough dinner to get through. All he could talk about was money.” Harrelson says “After about 45 minutes, I was like ‘excuse me’, and walked outside and fired up a joint. He previously spoke about the dinner on Real Time With Bill Maher. On that show he said he “never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time.”

VALUABLE VODKA BOTTLE REPORTED STOLEN NOW FOUND

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a valuable bottle of vodka that was reported stolen from a Copenhagen bar has been found. Copenhagen police say the bottle, which its owner says is worth $1.3 million was recovered intact. Police say the investigation is continuing. It’s made of 6.6 pounds of gold and an equivalent amount of silver. It has a diamond-encrusted cap fashioned to resemble a vintage car front. Cafe 33 owner Brian Ingberg told The Associated Press that he got a call Friday from person who reported finding the bottle at a construction site in Copenhagen and who had handed it over to the police. No arrests have been made.

SNOW THWARTS SHOPLIFTER

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say the snow in North Dakota last week had at least one benefit. It thwarted a man who wheeled a shopping cart of stolen merchandise out of a Hobby Lobby craft store. Police say 22-year-old Dustin Johnson filled up a cart with about $4,000 in products at a Hobby Lobby store in Minot on Wednesday, but it got stuck in the snow in the parking lot and tipped over. Johnson allegedly ran off, but police say they were able to track him down — because he left his wallet behind— with his ID and address inside.

EMBEZZLEMENT-PRIEST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rector of a retirement home for Roman Catholic priests who was convicted of embezzling a half-million dollars has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison. Authorities say Monsignor William Dombrow spent the stolen funds on casino visits, expensive dinners and concerts. At his sentencing last week, Dombrow acknowledged committing a “serious crime” and said he would accept the judge’s decision.

BOBCAT OR HOUSECAT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman’s condo, but the animal’s owner says her feline is just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. Marcos Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Tampa alleging condo owner Christine Lee illegally kept a bobcat inside her unit. He said it scratched him when he came into conduct a fire safety inspection. He’s seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages. But Lee says she’s never owned a bobcat— just a fluffy, tortoiseshell-colored housecat and a sleeker black cat named Max. She says “A bobcat does look much different than this. They’re much bigger than this 10-pound little thing.” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says wild bobcats are about twice the size of a domestic cat, up to about 35 pounds.

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