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Published: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Ink ‘em, Danno

Tattoo you: Mill Creek has rewritten its policy for its police officers regarding what tattoos and other body adornments are appropriate and which aren't. Existing tattoos of a spouse's name and such that the department already knows about are OK and don't have to be hidden.

But officers have been asked to keep their Krsipy Kreme logos concealed while on duty.


Turning over a new leaf: A new app for iPhones and iPads allows you to identify trees and other plants by taking a photo of a leaf. Leafsnap searches its library of leaf images and within seconds provides the species name and other information.

A related app now in development will search its database of political officials and tell you which Congressman sent you a photo of a body part.


Don't know much about history: On this day in 1909, 22-year-old Alice Huyler Ramsey, with three female passengers, left New York in a Maxwell DA on her way to San Francisco to become the first woman to drive across the United States.

Ramsey beat a team of four men who left the same day but refused to stop and ask for directions, ending their journey at a Hooter's in Woonsocket, R.I.

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