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Boner Candidates for April 6, 2015

Boner Candidate #1: RELIGION BUILDS CHARACTER

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A La Crosse pastor resigned Tuesday afternoon in a controversy in which he was accused of sending an obscene email to a blogger who had written that society would be better without police. The Rev. David Wendt resigned from his post at First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon, capping a day in which he initially denied sending the screed to Claire Van Fossen, one of 20 community bloggers the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hosts on its website. Van Fossen’s March 25 post, headlined, “A just and free world means a world without police,” criticizes police, saying, among other things, “They threaten us with violence and incarceration and target the most oppressed and vulnerable people in our society.” An email confirmed as being from Wendt’s Yahoo email address, dated March 27, slammed Van Fossen as a liberal — in threatening terms so crude that they are unpublishable in a family newspaper. The email also derided Van Fossen’s post as idiotic and asked whether the sender and friends should drop by to rape her, adding, “WHEW! At least I won’t have to worry about you calling the police.” Wendt, who lives in Onalaska, called Onalaska police to his home Monday night to report the matter. The responding police officer asked him to bring his computer in to the station for forensic analysis, Chief Jeff Trotnic said. First Lutheran congregation President Mick Schwedler confirmed Tuesday morning that the email address is Wendt’s but said Wendt denied sending the message. “We are concerned for the pastor and the congregation,” Schwedler said during an interview. “It was my responsibility as president to ask him if he did it, and he said no.” Late Tuesday afternoon, Schwedler told the Tribune, “Pastor Wendt has submitted his resignation.”

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Boner Candidate #2: THANK GOD FOR CERAMIC CHICKENS

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Police in Kentucky said a woman who was being strangled with a bra fended off her attacker by striking her in the head with a ceramic chicken. Patricia Leece, 61, of Lexington, said she opened her door early Monday because she thought the banging and shouting was her granddaughter, but she instead found stranger Ashley Sies, 31. The homeowner told police Sies pushed her way into the house and wrapped a bra around Leece’s neck. “She choked me down and we fought for a good 15 to 20 minutes. Finally I saw one of my (ceramic) chickens on the floor so I picked it up and started bashing her on the head with it,” Leece told WKYT-TV.

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Boner Candidate #3: YOU SAY JUNK I SAY TOTALLY AWSOME FUN ZONE

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Jeremy Trentelman wasn’t thinking about violating any municipal codes when he helped his 3-year-old build a major box fort in their front yard last weekend, but apparently someone else did. When Trentelman got home from work Wednesday he had a notification on his door that he was in violation of Ogden City’s code 12-4-2: Waste Materials or Junk; prohibited on premises. The prohibition covers  junk or salvage material, litter and/or any abandoned or inoperable vehicle. In the notification Trentelman was told he had 15 days to get the boxes off his lawn or he could be charged $125 with the first violation (after the 15 days) with fees and legal actions proceeding from there. Code enforcement officer Gordon Sant issued the notification. “I’m going to send him a letter, but I haven’t been able to get myself calmed down enough about it to do it,” Trentelman said. He did post pictures on social media talking about the citation and has gotten quite a bit of positive feedback. “I just thought it was an awesome way to use boxes and my kids’ imagination,” Trentelman said.

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