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Woman unearths Tenn. man’s long-lost class ring

MOBILE, Ala.

Five decades after it went missing, a south Alabama woman has found a Tennessee surgeon’s ring while exploring a neighborhood with her metal detector.

Al.com reported that Barbara Burgess found Dr. Stephen R. Sheppard’s University of Tennessee Class of 1970 ring in front of a home in a subdivision behind the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

The ring was about four inches deep in the dirt.

She contacted the University of Tennessee’s Office of Alumni Affairs. Officials learned Sheppard had previously contacted the office about his missing ring.

Sheppard lost the ring about 50 years ago, when he was attending medical school and living at the house where the ring was found.

Burgess and Sheppard met shortly after the ring was found and it was returned to him.

4-legged fugitive: Big lizard escapes Calif. pet shop

SAN DIEGO

Residents near San Diego are warned to watch out for a four-legged fugitive: a 5 1/2-foot monitor lizard that wriggled out of its cage.

Mike Estevez tells KGTV that a 35-pound reptile named Bubbles was last seen March 4 at his store, Mike’s Pets in Spring Valley.

Estevez says the carnivorous critter probably managed to escape through a tiny crevice at the bottom of a cage.

Security camera footage shows Bubbles sauntering toward the rear of the store.

Estevez says Bubbles is good around people and often roams the store while customers are around. But he’s advising anyone who sees the reptile not to try grabbing him.

San Diego County’s Animal Services department is assisting in the search.

No horseplay: Club closed due to hoofed attraction

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.

A bit featuring a scantily clad woman riding bareback on a white horse has prompted officials to shut down a Florida nightclub.

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales announced last Friday that he was revoking the Mokai Lounge’s business license.

A video went viral March 8 that showed the woman riding the horse inside the club. As the animal moved through the crowded space, it appeared to panic, and the woman fell off.

Miami Beach police and code-enforcement officers began investigating after receiving multiple complaints, which ultimately led to the club shutting down. No injuries have been reported to humans or the animal.

Associated Press

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