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Published: Thu, January 10, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

oddly enough

Mass. couple’s wedding day also is town’s ZIP code

AMESBURY, Mass.

Couples often have weddings on significant dates, but a Massachusetts couple has come up with a new way of remembering their ceremony.

Cheryl Bennett and Steven DeLong, longtime residents of Amesbury, got married Wednesday, the same date as the town’s ZIP code of 01913.

Forty-five-year-old mechanic DeLong and 31-year-old medical receptionist Bennett will have a short outdoor ceremony at the town gazebo with their children from previous marriages.

Bennett tells The Daily News of Newburyport that she is fascinated by numbers and that the ZIP code wedding idea was hers.

Her favorite numbers are 11 and 22, and her husband-to-be’s birthday is Nov. 22.

Man who rode horse while drunk gets time served

BUNNELL, Fla.

A Florida man accused of riding his horse while intoxicated during a police chase has changed his plea and was sentenced to time served.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 29-year-old Charles Larkin Cowart pleaded no contest Tuesday to obstructing an officer without violence and interfering with railroad tracks. He originally pleaded not guilty to the Sept. 24 ride through Bunnell, north of Orlando.

Circuit Judge David Walsh also sentenced Cowart to three years’ probation. He had been held in the Flagler County Jail on $7,000 bail.

Police say Cowart told them he was on his way to this grandmother’s house. He refused their request to get off the horse and took off. Eventually, the horse became exhausted, and Cowart ran. He was arrested a short time later.

4 people in Georgia exposed to rabid pet llama

MORGANTON, Ga.

Health officials say four people in northwest Georgia have been exposed to rabies by a pet llama.

Officials say a veterinarian was called to a house in Morganton on Dec. 28 because a llama was showing signs of aggression — biting at itself, at others and spitting at one of its caretakers.

The llama was euthanized and sent to a lab.

Officials say the caretaker the llama spat on is receiving treatment.

Authorities say one person who came into contact with the animal experienced very little exposure and will not need treatment.

Officials are waiting to hear from the other two people who were exposed to the virus.

Associated Press


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