News In Rhyme
Exotic animals shot
In Columbus Ohio the lion sleeps tonight
As well as the bears, tigers and other exotic beasts
A man released them yesterday and they took flight
And they went around looking for a human-made feast
So the sheriff's departments broke out the assault rifles
And had themselves a public safety hunt
Because huge animals in the open are not small trifles
And you have to use force that is blunt
A tragedy befell Ohio on Wednesday as a man released exotic animals from a preserve forcing the authorities to kill them before they caused harm to humans.
Former Libyan president declared dead
There was a colonel named Gadhafi
A most violent leader he could be
"Enough," people said
And now he is dead
Let's hope his subjects will now be free
Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was announced dead on Thursday by interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril. There have also been reports from a member of the Tripoli military council that Gadhafi's son Mutassim and Gadhafi's chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi were also killed. Circumstances surrounding the deaths still remain unclear.
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Larry McMurtry (class of ’60), a novelist and screenwriter who attended and taught English courses at Rice University, passed away on March 25 at age 84. He is survived by his wife, son, siblings and grandson.
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