1. Cry Wolf

    Falsely Yell ‘Bingo,’ Break the Law

    Mary Palmer, from Rossville, Ga., marks her Bingo cards as the numbers are called at a Bingo parlor just across the border from Tennessee in Rossville, Ga., Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Bingo is illegal in Tennessee, so a coalition of civic groups decided six months ago to start a game across the state line. But some Georgia lawmakers are fed up with the game which raises thousands of dollars for its Chattanooga, Tenn. organizers and their charities.

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    The boy who cried “Bingo”? An 18-year-old Kentuckian was cited last month for falsely yelling “bingo” when he, in fact, had not won the game. Austin Whaley was cited with second-degree disorderly conduct after charging into a bingo hall with his friends and yelling “Bingo!” halting the game and alarming the patrons. “Just like you can’t run into a theater and yell ‘fire’ when it’s not on fire, you can’t run into a crowded bingo hall and yell ‘bingo’ when there isn’t one,” the police sergeant who cited Whaley said. For his punishment, Whaley is forbidden from using the word “bingo” for six months.  

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