Morning Jolt: ‘Pet tax’ quickly nixed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Weird news: On Friday morning, a commission in Italy announced a proposal to tax owners of dogs and cats for each pet, but the plan was killed by evening after a huge uproar. Animal owners, animal-rights groups and just about everyone else reacted angrily to the plan all day Friday, and it was scrapped by Friday evening.

Happening today: The NATO summit continues and concludes today. Leaders will talk about Afghanistan.

Motivational quote: “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” - Publilius Syrus

Gas update: GasBuddy.com reports that the cheapest gas prices are in South Carolina, at an average of $3.353 a gallon.

Watercooler talk: Gator vs. biologist

A North Carolina biologist is recovering after a close encounter with a gator.

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