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February 16, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 16

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. Visit www.daltondailycitizen.com/inothernews for links to these stories. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Oklahoma City dad creates unique pancake art

There is a pancake artist among us. A dad here in the (Oklahoma City) metro is putting other parents and their round pancakes to shame. So, we went to his house for breakfast to see and eat them for ourselves. — News 9

Woman made up rape story to cover for missing work, deputies say

A woman who didn’t want to get in trouble for skipping work fabricated a story about being sexually assaulted on the side of the highway, leading investigators from multiple agencies to waste more than 100 hours searching for a suspect who didn’t exist, deputies say. — Orlando Sentinel

1 in 4 Americans apparently unaware the Earth orbits the sun

Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?

When asked that question, 1 in 4 Americans surveyed answered incorrectly. Yes, 1 in 4. In other words, a quarter of Americans do not understand one of the most fundamental principles of basic science. So that’s where we are as a society right now. — Time

Taco Bell to take orders via smartphone

Taco Bell is preparing to launch its own mobile ordering app for smartphones later this year. The fast food chain started developing the app two and a half years ago and is now beta testing it at five Orange County locations, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. — USA Today

Senators propose smartphone antitheft ‘kill switch’ bill

Lawmakers’ bids to require a smartphone “kill switch” seem to be gaining momentum. Following the proposal of a California bill, a handful of senators have now proposed federal legislation to require carriers to provide a security feature on all cell phones that would render the devices inoperable if stolen. — CNET

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