Weirdness  - 3Jan97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 97 17:31:10 -0800
Subject: Weirdness  - 3Jan97
Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.465 (News of the Weird, January 3, 1997)
by Chuck Shepherd
* In September, Barbara Monsky filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in
Danbury, Conn., against local Superior Court Judge Howard J. Moraghan for
permitting his dog to roam the courthouse, especially since Moraghan should
know that the dog habitually sticks his snout under women's skirts and
allegedly did so to Monsky. Monsky's attorney, Nancy Burton, said the dog
had sniffed her, also. Burton analogized to the traditional "one free bite"
rule for determining whether a dog is legally "vicious," arguing that
Moraghan long ago knew that the dog had had his one free sniff.
* According to a report in the Wilmington (N. C.) Morning Star in November,
a dog was briefly, though improperly, admitted to the local Kenan Auditorium
with its owner to take in a performance of the opera The Barber of Seville.
(The owner took the dog away after it started to bark.) Manager Don Hawley
said one of his staff members had allowed the woman to bring the dog in
after she said she was hearing-impaired and that the dog was a "hearing-ear
dog." In retrospect, said Hawley, "That was silly."
Copyright 1997 by Universal Press Syndicate.
© 1997 Peter Langston