Some unwanted lawn care has gotten an upstate New York couple in trouble with the law.
Rosemarie Cherry, of Bristol, was arrested this week after mowing a patch of her neighbor's yard, reports the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle.
Ontario County sheriff's deputies charged Cherry with trespassing, stating in the official report: "Subject arrested after she went over onto an adjacent neighbor's property and mowed several feet."
Her husband, Dale Cherry, told the newspaper that the charge had to do with an ongoing dispute with the neighbor — and that he himself had been charged with harassment a week earlier for an unspecified incident related to the bad blood.
Dale Cherry said his wife hadn't actually been arrested while committing the offensive lawn care, but was instead given a ticket and told to appear in town court.
Joe Green, the man who lives next door, wouldn't comment on the issue.
Dale Cherry said both sides had retained lawyers and that the mysterious beef might end up in civil court.
Bristol is about 35 miles southeast of Rochester.
— Thanks to Out There reader Jason S.
Cannes Film Festival Invaded by Klingons
An unrecognized minority has finally gotten its due from the wider world — a documentary about the worldwide community of Klingon speakers will debut at the Cannes Film Festival (search).
Entitled "Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water," the movie follows the lives and loves of Klingon Language Institute (search) members at their last year's qep 'a' (that's "convention" to you humans) in Philadelphia, reports the BBC.
Among leading Klingon aficionados in the 70-minute film are Dr. d'Armond Speers, a linguist whose son spoke only Klingon till he was three and a half, and Rich Yampbell, proud composer of the Klingon anthem, "TaHaj Wo."
Klingons are one of the most prominent alien races featured in the "Star Trek" TV series and its numerous television and movie spin-offs.
According to the "Earthlings" Web site, Paramount Pictures in 1979 hired a linguist to create a full-featured Klingon language for the first "Star Trek" movie (Klingons in the original 1966-1969 TV series spoke unaccented American English).
The Bible is being translated into Klingon, there are Klingon-language camps and Klingon speakers also have their own Google home page.
It's not clear what the rich and famous crowd at the glitzy French Riviera film festival will make of the investigation into Klingon culture, but director Alexandre O. Philippe did say the movie was shot in a "science fiction-like" style.
Exchange Student Meets New Friend, Has New Experience
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Swedish exchange student's encounter with Alaska wildlife was a bit closer than he'd expected.
Max Bergman was sunbathing on Starr Hill in Juneau on Saturday when he felt something fuzzy nuzzling and licking him.
"I was almost falling asleep," he said. "At first I thought it was a dog. I tried to push it away."
It turned out to be a bear cub. On all fours, it was about four feet tall, he said.
He wasn't using any fragrant lotion to attract it, he said.
"I was just lying there," he said.
Barbara Sheinberg, of Bergman's host family in Juneau, said it looked like a 2-year-old cub.
Bergman said the confrontation ended with the bear bounding away. He said he heard that a bear would leave a person alone if he played dead, but his experience proved just the opposite.
"If I would not have moved, it might have taken a bite out of me," he said.
Bergman is a high school senior from Linkoping, Sweden, south of Stockholm. He told friends about the experience, and "they thought it was cool," he said.
He said his bear story isn't the most important thing he will take back to Sweden next month, but it should come in handy.
"The girls will like it," he said.
— Thanks to Out There reader Quinten W.
Cow Found in Mystery Man's Grave
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — When a construction crew unearthed J. Fuller Gloom's tombstone, it touched off a two-week investigation that determined the bone fragments found at the site did not belong to him — unless he was a cow.
The tombstone, made with 1920s-era concrete, turned up April 29 during excavation for an addition to the Walton County Jail.
The stone bore the dates 1 B.C. and 1921, featured the carved head of a man who looks like he had just sniffed something nasty and was inscribed: "HERE LIES THE CARCASS of J. FULLER GLOOM."
Police called the district medical examiner's office, which gave the bone fragments to University of West Florida anthropologist Joanne Curtain, who Monday reported they came from a cow.
Investigators discovered on the Internet that J. Fuller Gloom was a fictional character created by Arkansas humorist Thomas Morgan (search), who died in 1929.
Morgan wrote a column for the Kansas City Star and articles for the Saturday Evening Post and other publications, sometimes using Gloom as a pen name. His own "carcass" is buried in Rogers, Ark., according to Allyn Lord, assistant director of the Rogers Historical Museum.
Florida Panhandle historian Dennis Ray said the tombstone here may have been a prank or, more likely, J. Fuller Gloom really was a cow.
"Since the name is fictional and since 'carcass' is usually used for animals," Ray said, "I'll bet you this was a pet."
— Thanks to Out There reader Eric L.
Fruit Diet Keeps Slim Thief in Business
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The skinny burglar strikes again.
The hungry criminal who police believe is responsible for eight break-ins at businesses on the South Side is now being linked to four new crimes in the Olneyville (search) and West End sections of town, The Providence Journal reported.
Police said the territory is new, but the method is the same.
The thief squeezes down ventilation shafts or kitchen vents, or smashes a small hole through a wall, to get in. He or she normally grabs cash, cigarettes and food. The robber has eaten a watermelon, a mango and even cooked a meal at one restaurant on Cranston Street.
The strange behavior has police baffled. Due to the way the thief is entering the buildings, security alarms aren't being triggered.
Last Wednesday, the burglar tunneled through a ventilation shaft and stole women's hair extensions from B.E.T. Beauty Supplies on Broad Street. On Thursday, the thief slid down a shaft and crashed through a ceiling to enter Mian Garden Chinese Restaurant on Manton Avenue. The criminal then ate a watermelon and stole some cash.
On Sunday, the burglar squeezed down a vent at Heng Express Restaurant, cooked a meal on the stove and left. And Monday, the thief smashed a hole in the cinderblock wall at the International Specialties store on Cranston Street. The individual fled with cash, cigarettes, a few bags of Doritos, a can of soda and some jewelry.
Richard Moravec, owner of the International Specialties store, said he couldn't figure out how the thief entered.
"I looked up in the ceiling, the doors, and everything looked fine," Moravec said. Then he saw the hole in the wall.
"He had to work awful hard to break through that brick," he added.
Fast-Food Outlets Rationing Paper Napkins
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Fierce competition for fast-food dollars has some restaurants taking an extraordinary measure to cut the bottom line — napkin rationing.
Paper napkins are being hidden behind counters, wrapped individually with plastic silverware and stuffed in dispensers that give customers one at a time.
"You should be able to grab as many as you want," said Tim Machak, a father with a sticky situation — 4 young children, 4 ice cream cones and 2 napkins.
Machak said he was insulted that he had to ask employees behind the counter at McDonalds for more napkins.
Rising food and paper prices have caused restaurateurs to look for ways to cut costs.
Paper companies in Wisconsin, which produce most of the nation's paper napkins, have developed dispensers that allow customers to take just one napkin at a time.
Georgia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and SCA Tissue have all come up with a new dispenser. Georgia Pacific's EZ-Nap dispenser is expected to reduce napkin use by about 30 percent, said Jerry Hawkins, senior director of marketing.
At Pizza Villa in The Shops of Grand Avenue mall, manager Patti Chirchiri said she has watched people take stacks of napkins, then leave them on the table. Now, Pizza Villa offers plastic silverware wrapped in just one napkin.
Compiled by Foxnews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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