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Gay marriage foes submit petitions
AUGUSTA, Maine — Opponents of Maine’s new gay marriage law have submitted petitions seeking a November referendum on the measure.
Leaders of the Stand for Marriage campaign said Friday they collected more than 100,000 signatures of registered Maine voters. Cartons containing the petitions have been turned into the secretary of state’s office to be certified.
A November referendum will be held if at least 55,087 signatures are certified by Sept. 4. The referendum would ask voters whether the law should stand.
Leaders of the campaign to overturn the law say marriage between one man and one woman is a basic building block of society and must be protected.
Five other states allow gay marriage. They are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Tiger escapes act, ends up on streets
LAS VEGAS — Police say a tamed tiger that escaped from a magic act has been captured.
Residents in the city’s northwest section reported seeing the tiger wandering their streets Thursday night.
Police Lt. Les Lane said the cat belongs to Fernando’s Brothers magic act. He said the cat got loose, but “they got it back into custody.”
The cat was found in a resident’s backyard.
Animal Control and Metro Police were investigating the incident.
Burros booted from Army base
FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Bureau of Land Management officials say as many as 100 wild burros will be rounded up in the Mojave Desert next month and put up for adoption because they keep invading the Fort Irwin Army base.
The BLM said the donkeys are attracted by natural springs of water in the area.
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