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News in Brief – 1/24/10

Actor, comedian Andy Dick arrested

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia.

Dick was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Cabell County Magistrate Court. Court documents say he’s accused of grabbing a bouncer’s crotch and groping and kissing a male bar patron earlier in the morning at the Rum Runners bar in Huntington. Magistrate Patty Verbage Spence set bail at $60,000.

Spence set a Feb. 2 preliminary hearing for the 44-year-old Dick, who was in Huntington to perform at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Funny Bone managing partner Tom Schaefer posted Dick’s bail, and said Dick is “absolutely still on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday.”

A telephone message left at the office of Dick’s manager, Michael Green, was not immediately returned Saturday.

Ky. system misses felony conviction

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – A northeastern Kentucky school system failed to discover that a substitute teacher had a felony conviction despite performing standard background checks.

The Independent in Ashland reported that the Greenup County School District didn’t know that a former substitute had a conviction related to bounced checks until a parent brought in the records.

District Superintendent Randy Hughes told the newspaper that the conviction didn’t show up on Kentucky State Police or FBI checks. Hughes said the Ohio conviction likely would not show up on the FBI check because it’s a lesser felony.

But Hughes said the district may have to broaden its checks for applicants to include Ohio and West Virginia.

‘Guy’ movies Feb. 1 and 8 at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — The first two Mondays in February will feature films “just for guys” at Boyd County Public Library.

Macho Mondays will be Feb. 1 (“Inglourious Basterds”) and Feb. 8 (“Public Enemies”) at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m.

There will be plenty of “guy food.” Women are welcome to attend, but the movies are both rated R and not suitable for children.

“Inglourious Basterds” is about a group of Jewish-American soldiers during World War II who are specifically chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich. It is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. “Public Enemies,” starring Johnny Depp, tells about the government’s attempt to take down notorious American gangsters during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Other upcoming movies at the Library include: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” on Feb. 11 and 13; and “Fame” on Feb. 17.

Outside groups can host movie showings at the library, using the library’s license. For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

For a full movie schedule, visit www.thebookplace.org.