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May 14, 2019

STEPH OR SETH? COIN FLIP TO DECIDE WHO MOM, DAD REPRESENT

UNDATED (AP) _ Dell and Sonya Curry have to make a tough call. With sons Stephen and Seth Curry becoming the first siblings to compete against each other in an NBA conference final, they have to decide who to represent. It’s a problem most any parent would love to have.

They decided that wearing a split jersey with the Warriors and Trail Blazers would be too easy. So instead, they’ll flip a coin before each game in the best-of-seven series to determine which team they’ll represent.

It will go something like this: If Sonya flips heads, she’ll wear Blazers attire to support Seth, while Dell wears Stephen’s Warriors colors. If the coin lands on tails, she’ll dress in Warriors clothing while Dell dons Blazers gear.

The next game Dell gets to flip the coin, and so on — until the series is decided.

So who gets to flip the coin for Game 1 on Tuesday night?

“Well, we have to flip to see who flips first,” Dell said with a laugh. “There’s going to be a lot of coin flipping going on.”

BULL CAUSES HUBBUB ON MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — No bull, drivers would have done well to steer clear of a Massachusetts highway during the morning commute.

State police say they got multiple reports from drivers about a bull along Interstate 495 in Norton just after 7 a.m. Monday.

A department spokesman said the bull appears to have escaped from a nearby farm.

Two northbound lanes of the highway were closed, causing a roughly mile-long backup.

Farm workers corralled the wayward animal with the help of state troopers.

The bull was returned to the farm by 8 a.m.

DISTRICT MAY CLOSE RHODE ISLAND’S LAST ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s last one-room schoolhouse could close if funding is withdrawn.

The nonprofit Prudence Island School Foundation and Portsmouth School District have an agreement in which the district funds the education program and the foundation runs the program and maintains the building.

The foundation said in a statement Saturday that the district wants to halt funding by the end of the academic year.

If the school closes, students would be educated off Prudence Island.

Parents say that new commute would take elementary school kids away from home for 10 hours a day.

District leaders have referred to the schoolhouse education as a kind of home-schooling and said in December they had to pay $15,000 toward a roof replacement.

The foundation was to make its case at Monday’s Portsmouth Town Council meeting.

MAINE SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH IN ON CUSTODY BATTLE OVER DOG

UNDATED (AP) _ A bitter custody battle in Maine focuses not on a child but on a dog.

A woman who’s seeking visitation rights is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to issue an advisory opinion regarding pet ownership when a relationship fizzles.

Arguments are set for Tuesday.

Maine law allows a judge to order married couples to share custody of animals, but that standard doesn’t apply to unmarried couples splitting up.

The appeal by 25-year-old Jessica Sardina challenges the notion that pets should be treated simply as property when a relationship terminates. A judge ruled that her former boyfriend is Honey’s sole owner because his signature appeared on adoption papers.

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