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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 11th

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READING, Pa. (AP) -- The owners of a Pennsylvania cemetery are trying to prevent the relatives of those buried there from visiting the graves.
The Reading Eagle reports that a company owned by Paul and Jean Dovin filed a lawsuit in county court Monday that says the advertisement for the property failed to inform them the cemetery was active and people were still being buried there.
Relatives say the owners have threatened to call police if they visit loved ones and have warned them that flowers and flags placed on the graves will be removed.
The couple bought the property, known locally as Rock Cemetery, in 2010. The cemetery is about 40 miles west of Philadelphia and the site of an 18th century stone church.

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ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) -- Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable toilet filled with marijuana plants.
The agency posted a photo on social media Wednesday, saying it's the largest seizure of pot the department has ever made.
Marijuana grows are common in southern Oregon, which has some of the nation's best conditions for outdoor cultivation.
Chief Ken Lewis said Thursday that police still don't know how the pot got there. He says it could be anything from a pick up point to a disgruntled citizen making a statement about all the marijuana grows.
Lewis said a public works employee checked the toilet three hours before the discovery was made and it was empty. People playing tennis on a nearby court saw nothing suspicious.

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PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- It wasn't a record breaker, but it was still a helluva halibut.
Petersburg radio station KFSK reports that fishermen Brian Mattson and Doug Corl hauled in the catch of a lifetime Sunday with a 396-pound halibut in southeast Alaska. The fish was nearly 8 feet long.
They used a winch to bring the fish up onto their vessel, the Day Spring, and Mattson says it "just kept coming and coming, and then we knew it was big."
A large crowd came down to the dock to see the fish when they delivered the halibut for processing at Petersburg Fisheries Inc. Even Levy Boiter with the International Pacific Halibut Commission went to get a gander.
Boiter says, "This is definitely not the average fish."
The record catch came in 1996 when Jack Tragis brought in a 459-pound halibut in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Florida doctor is returning a long-overdue book that he checked out from a West Virginia library and donating $500.
WCHS-TV reports that as a child in the mid-1970s, Dr. Michael Kelly checked out "So You Want To Be a Doctor" from the Kanawha County Library.
Kelly, a graduate of Charleston High School, is now a successful plastic surgeon in Miami and owns Miami Plastic Surgery.
Kelly told the news station that he recently found the book in a bookshelf at his home and is "extremely embarrassed" that it has been checked out for so long.
Library officials say Kelly will return the book at 1 p.m. Friday, along with a check to show gratitude for his success. Kelly says he hopes his story will inspire the children of Charleston to follow their dreams.

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Hopefully a man in Florida loves another food as much as he loves pizza. 
A judge in Sebastian, Florida has banned Randy Riddle for ever ordering pizza again. 
Riddle is charged with four counts of harassing phone calls, two counts of first-degree petty theft and one count of second-degree petty theft. Prosecutors say he made several harassing phone calls to two pizza restaurants, where he would order food and refuse to pay for it, or send the delivery people to fake addresses. If he wasn't ordering, he would simply call the restaurants to tell them their food was gross, or he was calling police, City Hall, and the state's Department of Health to complain about the restaurants. 
Police say Riddle was also convicted of the same crimes 8 years ago when he lived in Vero Beach. 

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Lackawanna County, PA - It was bulls gone wild in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania after a pair of bulls crashed a family's basement.
Scott Township Police say two bulls made their escape after knocking down a fence. 
They made their way to a neighbor's home, where they knocked over a mailbox, damaged a faucet and rubbed up against a car.
Then the real problems started, when the bulls crashed through a basement door, leaving mud and manure all over the place.
The homeowner called 9-1-1.
"I looked outside," said homeowner Mari Castelli, "because I thought maybe my father-in-law was stopping over. I looked down to see what looked like a cow, to be slamming into the door, and I didn't realize there was another cow inside the basement."
When police got there, the bulls had already run off, so officers got the bulls owner and together they were able to coral them into their fenced in area. 
The family says in all the time they've lived at the home, they have never seen anything like this bull-fight. 

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Waterloo, IA - A mom and her baby are going home tonight one day after the mom delivered the baby boy on the side of the road on their way to Waterloo, Iowa. 
Wednesday afternoon, baby Asa came into the world dramatically. 
The couple was on their way to Waterloo because that's where they had their first baby. 
But on the drive there, the mother couldn't wait and gave birth in the back of their van. 
"She's like hey its coming" said Asa's dad, David Buhman, "and I'm like no he's not, she's like yes he is coming right now, I could feel his head. So I pulled off on the side of the road."
Mother Carly Buhman and baby Asa were able to go home Thursday night. 

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Pittsburgh, PA - Some baseball fans will go above and beyond to catch a ball that may be a little out of reach. 
One fan at a Padres-Pirates game on Wednesday night tried to take home a foul ball while holding a plate of nachos and it didn't turn out so well.
With his hand in the sky, his nachos were ready to say "bye!" but they weren't going far... Just straight into his face. 
How about that for a messy cleanup.
He might not have caught the foul ball, but at least he got a free t-shirt for his effort. 
It reads 'I caught the t-shirt toss like a boss.'
You can call that a consolation prize for the souvenir-ball hopeful.

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She thought they were flying to Athens for a vacation.
But somewhere between Vienna and Greece, a chorus emerged from a couple of rows up and started crooning Bruno Mars' "Marry You."
Nathaly Eiche thought it was cute that someone was getting proposed to, but then she turned around and saw her boyfriend, Jurgen Bogner, standing there.
"That's when I started crying," she told NBC News Monday. "He got down on one knee and proposed to me."
And that was just the beginning.
Next came the wedding dress, two rings, a violinist, a master of ceremonies to preside over their mid-flight wedding - not to mention several relatives who'd arrived at the airport early and had remained hidden in the back of the plane.
Among them were Eiche's father, who gave her a bouquet of flowers and walked her down the aisle.
"The perfect moment every girl waits for their whole life," Eiche later wrote on Instagram. "He popped the question! And we got married on the same flight! Amazing day! Can't find the right words for all the feelings right now ? just crazy."
Another image showed the couple walking through the airport, hand in hand, dragging a suitcase with dangling cans and a cardboard heart attached to it.
"Just married," it says.

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Miami-Dade County, FL - Police grilled a cat burglar for breaking and entering in South Florida. 
The little guy, or gal -- who's a kitten -- got wedged behind the bars of a Miami-Dade Police car's front grill Thursday morning. 
A police department auto tech came to the rescue. They were able to free the little feline from the unmarked car, and making a new friend. 

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