The morning Odds & Ends
MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. A yearning for breakfast helped end a police chase.Jeffery Lynn Drinnon, 30, was arrested at the drive-through lane of a Hardees restaurant about 5 a.m. Tuesday after leading police on a low-speed chase.He turned into Hardees, pulls up to the drive-through and rolls the window down like hes going to order a biscuit before he goes to jail, Mount Carmel Assistant Police Chief Mike Campbell said. They had the car surrounded with guns drawn at the drive-through at Hardees, and hes wanting breakfast.Police began chasing Drinnon after a market reported he drove away without paying for $7 of gasoline. Officers said they used blue lights and sirens to try to get Drinnon to pull over, but he kept going until he saw the restaurant.Drinnon was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, resisting arrest and theft under $500.He was taken into custody before he could place his order.
SION, Switzerland Cows that lock horns in an annual test of strength in the Swiss Alps must face renewed doping tests, authorities have decided.There are controls for racehorses and dogs, and theres no reason to do it differently for cows, Joseph Jaeger, chief veterinarian in the Valais state, said Thursday.Valais annual cow-fighting contest known as The Combat of the Queens pits powerfully built, black-hided animals from the Swiss Val dHerens breed against each other.The grand final and earlier heats draw about 50,000 spectators, and a victory can add tens of thousands of dollars to a cows value.Now officials will restart the controls, halted in 2002 after six years of nothing but negative tests, Jaeger said.Cow fighting, which began in Valais in 1922, is based on the natural struggle between cows for dominance of the herd as they leave their winter stables and head to the Alpine pastures in the spring.During the largely bloodless fights, each cow tries to force the other to submit, using its head and horns. The contests often end without any physical contact between either cow, when one of the animals recognizes the superiority of the other.
DETROIT Luxury automaker Audi wants to start using the letter Q for its models, a proposition that is making rival Nissan queasy.Nissans luxury Infiniti brand has used the letter Q since its launch in 1989. Infiniti started with the Q45 and has also trademarked QX56, QX4 and the new Q.Audi has been partial to the prefix A, with the A3, A4 and other models. But it recently announced plans to market SUVs named the Q7 and Q5 between 2006 and 2009.That prompted Nissan to file a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. It says Audis use of Q is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistake among customers.Audi was still reviewing the lawsuit and had no comment, spokesman Patrick Hespen told the Detroit Free Press.
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