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NEW IPHONE-WOZNIAK

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn't have an inside line on the new iPhone. But he's in line to get one. San Francisco Bay Area TV station NBC11 reports the Woz was the first in line last night at the Apple store in Los Gatos. The iPhone 4s goes on sale this morning. Wozniak told the station he has two new iPhones on order. But he wanted to stay overnight outside the store to get first crack. He said he would spend the night chatting with fans and catching up on his email.

JAIL-PUBLIC ART

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Does art belong -- in jail? Officials in Georgia are trying to decide whether to include as much as $250,000 for public art at a new county jail. Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mike Hamby is opposed to art in the jail budget. But Mayor Nancy Denson likes the idea. She says the art is for the deputies and employees, not those convicted of crimes. The commission is scheduled to vote on plans for the new jail next month.

GROCERY BAGGING CONTEST

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- It's all in the bag -- for grocery store clerk Neil Dillon. He's even been bagging in his spare time. The Walla Walla, Washington, clerk is practicing for the Best Bagger Championship state finals later this month. A win there will send him to the nationals in February in Las Vegas. He tells a local paper (Union-Bulletin) he's worked for more than 16 years on a checkout line. He hopes experience will give him an edge over his younger competition.

FLAT TIRE-MARIJUANA

ELKTON, Md. (AP) -- A trooper stops to help with a flat -- and ends up making a bust. Maryland State Police say an officer saw a pickup with a flat tire on an I-95 exit ramp. Authorities say the trooper became suspicious after talking with two men changing the tire. According to officials, the trooper received their permission to search the truck and found nearly 70 pounds of pot. Police say the load is worth more than $300,000. The two Florida men now face a number of drug charges.

PIG PURLOINED

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- It's a big pig rip-off. Authorities in Hawkins County, Tennessee, are looking for a pig-napper who stole Arthur Olterman's 450 pound white pig. The animal was taken from its pen. Deputies say the pig thief cleared a path through some brush to get to the huge porker. But just how that big pig got into a truck is still anyone's guess. Deputies hope someone saw the pig perp and will call in a tip.

CORN SPILL-MICHIGAN

WALES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- They had to call out a plow to I-69 outside of Detroit. But snow wasn't the problem -- it was corn. Authorities in St. Clair County say corn kernels covered a half-mile stretch of the interstate. Officials say a farmer didn't properly secure the load in his trailer. Road crews used a plow to help clean up the mess. The farmer was heading to an ethanol plant when the corn got dumped.

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