A team of anglers from Hatteras, N.C., had first place wrapped up in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament this summer, salivating over their $1,231,575 prize money — including a bonus for single-largest catch — when judges discovered that one member of the Hatteras crew, Peter Wann, had not gotten a $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money.
He doesn’t know any
Bette Midler tunes
A new “high point” in electoral politics in Philadelphia occurred this spring, according to the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News, when openly gay state Rep. Babette Josephs “outed” her primary opponent Gregg Kravitz as straight.
According to Josephs, the heterosexual Kravitz was posing in Josephs’ gay-friendly 182nd District as bi-sexual.
Kravitz said he is “attracted” to both men and women and found Josephs’ comments offensive.
Texas, and winnings
are in her
Recently while visiting her childhood home of Bishop, Texas, Joan Ginther won a Texas lottery drawing for the fourth time, taking home a $10 million first prize to lift her career Texas lottery winnings to $20.4 million.
By then, she had already moved to Las Vegas.
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