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Quick Takes

"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "Remembering 9/11," Sept. 10, 2011

Lasting leak

Sure, it may have taken more than 160 years to solve, but officials at Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay in Alabama think they have finally stopped the water leak. Officials at the historic 19th-century fort are inspecting repairs to a leaky drainage system that has plagued the fort since shortly after its construction in the 1830s. "Even back in the 1840s, they were trying to fix the problem," Fort Morgan Education Director Mike Bailey told the Mobile Press-Register. "They tried asphalt on top of the bricks and all kinds of things, but couldn't find a permanent solution." Now with new brickwork, a layer of concrete and waterproofing, Bailey says the leak should finally be resolved.

Direct approach

Police in Dalton, Ga., may as well have given Jason Dean dating advice as they read him his Miranda rights. Frustrated that his Taco Bell coworker wouldn't go out on a date with him, the 24-year-old handcuffed himself to the 18-year-old coworker in the parking lot of the fast food chain on Aug. 8 in attempt to woo her. Before police arrived, coworkers of the pair managed to convince Dean to relinquish the 18-year-old. Later, police charged Dean with felony false imprisonment.

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