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Toad Suck, Arkansas most unfortunate town names

SACRAMENTO, CA. - How would you like to live in a town named "Toad Suck?"

Worse yet, how would you like to know your town is named after people who suck down so much beer, they blow up like toads?

A new poll across seven English-speaking countries is awarding Toad Suck, Arkansas, the honor of having the "most unfortunate" town name in the U.S.

Toad Suck, an unincorporated community in Perry County, took top dishonors, edged out Climax, Georgia, Boring, Oregon, even Belchertown, Mass!

The poll was conducted by the genealogy site, Find My Past, and polled respondents in the U.S. U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

According to pollsters, some descendants are upset their relatives came from a place called Toad Suck, Roachtown or Monkey's Eyebrow.

Alcohol ban along American River to continue

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - A holiday alcohol ban along the American River Parkway will continue and the county parks director will have the authority to order additional no-alcohol bans as necessary, decided Sacramento County supervisors Tuesday.

Supervisors decreed no-alcohol on the parkway between Hazel Avenue and Watt Avenue several years ago on Memorial, July 4th and Labor Day holidays in response to holiday gatherings in which there were fights, littering and numerous arrests for public drunkenness.

This July's Rafters Gone Wild was a similar event with nearly two dozen arrests.

Supervisors also want to know if partiers can be held liable for law enforcement costs to enforce the ban.

Dog dies in Arden home fire

SACRAMENTO, CA - A cigarette is suspected to be the cause of a house fire that killed a dog Friday night.

The Sacramento Metro Fire Department responded to reports of a fire shortly before 8 p.m. on Whitney Avenue in the Arden-Arcade area.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish a smoldering mattress and box spring that appeared to been burning for quite some time.

Fortunately, the fire did not spread to the rest of the home; however, there was extensive damage throughout.

The only resident of the home was not there at the time of the fire and returned home while crews were on scene. The woman then informed crews that her dog was inside.

Fire crews located the dog, but despite recuscitative efforts the dog did not survive.

Though the cause of the fire remains under investigation, smoldering ash from a cigarett is suspected.

Gay couples gather at Chick-fil-A for kiss-in protest

SACRAMENTO, CA - Friday, friends and gay couples gathered at Chick-fil-A restaurants to kiss each other in response the company CEO's position against same-sex marriage.

At an Arden-Arcade Chick-fil-A, a small crowd gathered with signs, giving each other kisses and waiving rainbow flags.

"We are just hoping to send a message that we are equal. And there is no reason for hate to exist anywhere. There is no reason for someone to make such a large claim on a national scale to basically oppress a minority of people," sEnrique Manjarrez from Equality Action Now said.

Manjarrez helped organize the Arden kiss-in. He said it's all about following the Chick-fil-A money trail.

"One penny of our money spent on that to take away from our own civil liberties, our own equal rights, is too much," said Manjarrez.

Chick-fil-A protesters to hold 'kiss-in'

The heated debate over Chick-fil-A and same-sex marriage is about to get a touch softer with a kiss-in protest scheduled for Friday.

Gay rights organizations and other advocacy groups are promoting a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," where people are encouraged to head to a Chick-fil-A and lock lips with a member of the same sex.

The kissing crusade against the chicken chain comes after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press his company supports "the biblical definition of the family unit."

Others are showing their support for Cathy and his company. Wednesday was "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," created by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who says he was "incensed" by the backlash against Chick-fil-A.

There were long lines at Chick-fil-A's across the country as patrons queued up to support the chain as well as the right to free speech. Chick-fil-A didn't release sales figures, but said it was "an unprecedented day."

Huge yard sale through Saturday afternoon

ORANGEVALE, CA - A massive yard sale kicked off Thursday and runs through Saturday afternoon.

It's in Orangevale at the Divine Savior Catholic Church at 9079 Greenback Lane and the parking lot there is just packed full stuff to buy like patio furniture, wooden furniture, electronics sports equipment books, games, home decor-- you think of it, they probably have it.. or had it.

The sale is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Do you 'really' know what should go in your recycle bin?

Shortly after Sandra Keil moved last year, she got a letter from her homeowners' association threatening a $50 fine for putting paper in a recycling bin.

"I gasped," the Arlington, Va., resident recalls. "I'm a recycling expert."

Keil, an executive with recycling directory Earth911.com, didn't know that her new neighborhood - unlike the last one only 3 miles away - requires paper such as printouts and envelopes to be put in bags next to the bin, not inside it. "I was wrong," she says.

Her story shows just how local and confusing recycling rules can be. To clarify them and boost recycling rates, which have slowed in recent years, a new label will appear on dozens of products this fall, and more will come next year.