Odds and Ends: Eighth-grader gets in trouble for buying candy at school

By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Contraband candy has led to trouble for an eighth-grade honors student in Connecticut.

Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.

School spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo says the New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy.

He says he didn’t realize his candy purchase was against the rules.

Women stopped in airport for transporting dead body

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    MUNICH, Germany – A woman was stopped at Munich airport after baggage control handlers found the skeleton of her brother in her luggage, police said Wednesday.

    The 62-year-old woman and her 63-year-old friend were hauled in by airport police Tuesday after a scan of the bag showed a human skull and other bones. The women were traveling to Italy from Brazil.

    It turned out that the woman was trying to fulfill the last wish of her brother – to be buried in Italy.

    The travelers produced the appropriate papers for the unusual transport, and were allowed to carry on their way.

    Maryland makes world’s largest crab cake at 235 lbs

    SALISBURY, Md. – It’s official. No one else has made a bigger crab cake.

    Guinness World Records this month officially certified a cake of Maryland blue crab as holding the record for the world’s biggest fishcake.

    The giant delicacy was cooked in a 3-foot pan in October 2006 during the Diamond State BBQ Championship in Dover, Del. It weighed 235 pounds.

    The cake was developed with the help of food processor Handy International Inc., of Salisbury, Md.