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Best of chess to test

Best of chess to test Though even the organizers say they aren't really sure what they would be looking for, chess players competing in the Asian Games that begin today will be tested for drugs, according to Reuters. "I would not know which drug ...

Best of chess to test

Though even the organizers say they aren't really sure what they would be looking for, chess players competing in the Asian Games that begin today will be tested for drugs, according to Reuters.

"I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," Reuters quoted competition manager Yousuf Ahmad Ali as saying. "But, yes, there will be official monitors who may demand that players undergo a drug test after the rounds."

The anti-doping measures are meant to boost the World Chess Federation's efforts to get the game recognized as an Olympic sport, the news service said.

Along with the triathlon, chess is making its first appearance as an Asian Games event. Over 60 international players will participate in the tournament, including two former world champions.

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Motor oil gone wrong

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - A foundry worker accused the wrong man of putting motor oil on his peanut butter and jelly sandwich and wound up in the hospital.

Bradley McManomy, 27,

of Veedersburg, stabbed

22-year-old Jeremy Gordon twice in his lower leg with a 3- to 4-inch blade, police said.

Gordon confronted McManomy on Nov. 14 in a restroom of the Fountain Foundry Corp. in Veedersburg, 30 miles southwest of Lafayette, because he thought McManomy had put the oil on his sandwich, police said.

"It wasn't even the right guy," Fountain County Sheriff Robert Bass said. "This is an example of how just a practical joke could turn bad."

McManomy was arrested on suspicion of battery with a deadly weapon. He was being held at the Fountain County Jail on $15,000 bond and was to appear in court this week.

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Gordon, who may also face charges, was treated at St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville and released.

Associated Press

Santa the squirrel

TWO RIVERS, Wis. - A squirrel got a fiery surprise when it apparently got curious about a chimney.

The squirrel fell down the chimney of a Two Rivers home and landed in a fire in a fireplace Monday night, said Two Rivers Assistant Fire Chief Gary Shavlik. The squirrel escaped the fire and ran around the house, he said.

Firefighters later caught it and called Wildlife of Wisconsin, an agency that helps wild animals. The squirrel suffered from bloody paws.

The squirrel lived and there was no fire damage, Shavlik said.

Associated Press

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