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Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

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Quick, before Mom calls us in for dinner: Students and faculty at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., are hoping to break the world record for the largest game of red light, green light on Friday. The effort needs 756 people to break the record.

Additionally, Willamette's cultural anthropology students are using the game to further their studies of the little-known and ancient culture of the baby boomer, specifically their young, who also played a game called kick the can, had no Internet for entertainment or communication and listened to music on a device called the record player.


Squirrel! A Bellingham man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tied a baggie of marijuana to an arrow and shot it at a window of the county jail. The man told police he wasn't aiming at the jail but at a squirrel.

The squirrel later confirmed the man's alibi but added the pot wasn't his; he was just holding it for a chipmunk he knew.


Pot-bearing arrows still illegal, though: The city of Tacoma, in an effort to bring its code in line with the state law legalizing recreational marijuana, is moving to make legal the sale and possession of bongs, pipes and other paraphernalia.

Upon hearing the news, Tacoma's Museum of Glass immediately brought out from a hidden display case its selection of Dale Chihuly-brand pipes and bongs.


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