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WOMAN SAYS SHE WILL NOT GIVE CANDY TO THE OBESE
A North Dakota woman plans to hand out letters instead of Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters she considers to be "moderately obese." The Fargo woman's letter, which quickly spread via social media after she announced her intentions, is addressed to the parents of the trick-or-treaters who received it and informs the parents that their children appear to be "moderately obese." The letter urges parents not to feed children candy and to guide the youngsters toward a healthier lifestyle. The woman said she wants the city's children to be healthier. "I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight...I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just 'cause all the other kids are doing it," said the woman, who gave her name as Cheryl. "I'm contributing to their health problems and really, their kids are everybody's kids. It's a whole village." Dr. Katie Gordon, assistant professor of Clinical Psychology at North Dakota State University, said such a letter could do more harm than good.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS ANSWERS CALL FROM CATHERINE ZETA-JONES DURING RED-CARPET INTERVIEW
Michael Douglas is really wanting things to work out with Catherine Zeta-Jones. During a red-carpet interview with "ET," Michael's cell phone rang. As soon as he realized it was Catherine, he quickly answered it - during the interview.
MAN CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER DRUNK DRIVING HIS LAWN MOWER ON A BEER RUN TO THE STORE
A Maine man faces drunk driving charges after allegedly using his riding lawn mower to make a beer run. Police say convenience store employees turned away 51-year-old Tony Caulder when he came to Cummings Market in Kennebunk on October 19 because they thought he was drunk. The employees followed the man outside to make sure he wasn't getting into a car and called police when he rode off on the lawn mower. He had earlier been seen pumping gas into his lawnmower on the forecourt. Police charged him with operating under the influence after stopping him a short time later. The 51-year-old was released on bail the next day and is scheduled to make a court appearance in January. Under Maine law, riding a lawnmower on a public road is illegal but as Caulder's type of machine is defined as a motor vehicle, officers issued a DUI.