IUPUI police: Witness ‘never saw the man leave with the gun’ | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

IUPUI police are acknowledging new questions about the report that led to a four-hour “high alert” Tuesday afternoon, saying the woman who made the report of a man with a gun never actually saw anyone carrying a gun.

IUPUI: ‘All-clear’ as search for reported gunman ends | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

The student alerted authorities, launching a 41/2-hour manhunt Tuesday that caused confusion among students and staff members as officers from multiple agencies swarmed the campus, some armed with high-powered weapons. The search yielded nothing.

Dad: This Picture of My Son Holding a Gun Triggered a Visit from NJ Police, Family Services | TheBlaze.com

Restrictions on mobile food vendors considered – southbendtribune.com

LaPorte officials are considering restrictions on businesses that sell food and other products from mobile vehicles.

9 deaths in past 3 weeks in Hawker Beechcraft Premier jet crashes – wsbt.com

In all, nine people have died in the Hawker Beechcraft Premier in the last month.

Dickheads studying duck dicks

We’re flat broke. Tapped out. But “The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia…”

Project Summary

Conflict between the sexes over control of fertilization is expected to be widespread among organisms, but its evolutionary consequences are still poorly understood particularly in vertebrate animals. Waterfowl have complex breeding systems that include female partner preferences based on elaborate male plumage and courtship display, and unsolicited reproductive attempts by males other than the female’s chosen partner.

$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher ‘Risk for Hazardous Drinking’? | CNS News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous drinking.”

Debunking the Myths of the NIH’s $1.5 Million ‘Lesbians Are Fat’ Study – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire

The study, according to its abstract, is in fact examining the connection between obesity and sexual orientation.

Are we experiencing an off-the-books boom? « Hot Air

Something fishy is going on in consumers’ wallets.

Household spending has held up surprisingly well in recent months, even though new taxes have reduced paychecks and other problems are holding back the economy. Incomes haven’t risen by nearly enough to explain the entire boost in spending. Nor has the use of credit cards.

Maryland school district outlaws hugging, homemade food, pushing kids on swings | The Daily Caller

The Old Line State — where kids have been suspended for making guns with their fingers and with toaster pastries — now boasts a school district that prohibits hugging and homemade food in public elementary schools for anyone except a parent’s own children.

U.K. schools to kids: No best friends for you! « Hot Air

Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, confirmed some schools were adopting best-friend bans.

Marine to Reid: Stop ‘Posturing’ on ‘Backs of Dead Marines’ – By Andrew Johnson & Nathaniel Botwinick – The Corner – National Review Online

Marine Corps officials are accusing majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) of “pure political posturing” for implying that the Hawthorne Army Depot explosion that killed seven Marines today in Nevada was a consequence of the sequester.

Too Far? Michael Moore: If Gunman Killed Harry Reid’s Grandkids, He Wouldn’t Drop Assault Weapons Ban | Mediaite

“If a man with an assault weapon goes in to the school where Harry Reid’s grandchildren go to school tomorrow and kills his grandchildren, would he go in front of his microphone at 5:00 and say, ‘I know how Dianne [Feinstein] had to witness the mayor getting murdered, and I just–my grandchildren just got killed today, but, you know, we can’t get it passed ’cause we just don’t have the votes.”

Mark Levin: Harry Reid ‘lowest of the low lives,’ ‘bottom of the sewer,’ ‘a vicious stupid man’ [AUDIO] | The Daily Caller