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June 21, 1988

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) _ Charles Harvey’s chance to serve on a jury was called on account of rain - or rather the hope of it.

Harvey, called Monday as a potential juror for a murder trial, told the court if it started to rain he’d have to leave so he could plant his soybeans. He also said if it started to rain while he was on the jury, he wouldn’t be able to keep his mind on the trial.

District Judge Lewis O. Lauve excused Harvey, who is from Lecompte, from jury duty.

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