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Topless dancers at church, Thrift store treasures and Little League Girl Pitcher?


WARSAW, Ohio (AP) - Some exotic dancers went to church yesterday -- in a topless protest. Six women marched bare-chested near the New Beginnings Ministries in central Ohio. The owner of the Foxhole North club says church members have been protesting outside his club for years. The dancers were part of a group of about 30 demonstrators. A local paper (Coshocton Tribune) reports there were some heated exchanges, but no major problems during the protest. Most of the congregation members entered the church behind tarps, where they couldn't see the topless women.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Heather Brown doesn't walk to work. She walks while she works. The human resource manager for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, has access to what's called an "active work station" in her office. In other words, it's a desk and computer terminal with an attached treadmill. Brown tells The News and Advance she signed up the for 3 p.m. slot because that's when she would be heading to the vending machine for a snack.


JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Betty Evans isn't the little old lady from Pasadena, but she's a granny who can go. The 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman celebrated her birthday by taking a ride in a race car. She hit 100 miles per hour while riding in the passenger seat of a mid-1990s Chevrolet Monte Carlo racer. The Somerset Daily American reports Evans was in the fast lane, circling the track at the Jennerstown Speedway southeast of Pittsburgh. Next, Evans says she wants to drive the car.


WHITE OAK, Va. (AP) - Betty Hilosky likes to search through thrift shops, hoping to find an overlooked gem. A recent discovery was something from her own family. She found a hand-carved coat of arms at the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries store in White Oak, Virginia. The Free Lance-Star reports a closer look revealed that it had her maiden name, Hinman. She and her brother are convinced the family coat of arms was carved by a great-uncle about a century ago.


BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mo'Ne Davis is helping her team into the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old girl threw a three-hitter yesterday, to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware. Mo'Ne struck out six in the six-inning, Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game. She'll become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio transportation officials are trying to attract some new visitors -- honeybees. The state Department of Transportation has planted wildflower seeds in the median along parts of route 207. The idea is to create a habitat for the bees, whose populations have been dropping in recent years. Experts note farmers need the bees to pollinate a host of crops, from apples to pumpkins. The Columbus Dispatch reports the flowers will not only feed the bees, but will also beautify the road.

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