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SWINGERS CLUB CLOSED

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) -- Swingers in the Tampa area will have to get their kicks somewhere else. Authorities in Hillsborough County, Florida, report shutting down a sex club operating out of a two-story home. Investigators say all three bedrooms were lined wall to wall with beds. The living room had a stripper pole and big screen TVs were playing porno films. Two couples have been charged with operating a sexually oriented business without a license.

TEXAS UNIVERSITIES-PORN SITES

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- The website hookemhorns.xxx isn't what you might think. It's not some porno site, but an Internet address that belongs to the University of Texas at Austin. Schools like UT and Texas A&M are buying triple X web addresses. Texas A&M spokesman Jason Cook says they don't want their valuable trademarks to be associated with the porn industry. The Eagle newspaper reports Texas A&M has spent as much $5,000 for the X-rated web addresses.

RENEWED LOVE

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- It's never too late for love. Sixty years after meeting as teenagers, a Utah couple in their 80s tied the knot. Bill Koncar and Barbara Burt were both widowed. They reconnected at a high school reunion and married this fall. But their first time around didn't end so successfully. After Bill's graduation, his sister suggested he take her friend Barbara out for a date and brought her by the house. But Bill declined. A local paper (The Spectrum) reports Bill was interested in someone else at the time.

BUS GRINCH

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut school bus driver will be on Santa's naughty list -- at least according to one dad. Louis Seeley says the driver of his third-grade daughter's school bus told her Santa isn't real. He says the driver also said Jesus Christ wasn't born on Christmas. A local paper (The Hour) reports Seeley's complaint is being investigated by Norwalk school officials. A spokeswoman for the school bus contractor says the student may have misunderstood the conversation. She says the driver was talking to other students about the nature of gift-giving during the holidays.

CENTURY-OLD PAGEANT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Some things are better left just as they are. A Colorado Springs church is celebrating the 100th year of its Christmas pageant. The First Congregational United Church of Christ has been presenting the "Christmas Mystery" since 1912. A local paper (Colorado Springs Gazette) reports the sets, design and dialog are still pretty much the same. This year the pageant will be staged twice, as part of the centennial celebration. Cast members from as long ago as 1936 are expected to return.

POTATO VODKA-DONATIONS

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- A charity offer is no small potatoes -- from a Maine vodka maker. Maine Distilleries says it will donate a pound of potatoes to New England food banks for every bottle of its Cold River vodka and gin sold. The offer covers Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts sales and food banks -- and will be in effect for the first three months of 2012. The company says the spuds will be donated during next fall's harvest.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.


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