NC Councilman Resigns in Klingon

    Actor George Takei, left, who played the role of helm officer Sulu in the original television series, Star Trek, gives a "live long and prosper" gesture as he stands next to a Klingon character from "Star Trek The Next Generation", right, in the transporter room aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise space ship during an exhibit at the Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. The exhibit opens on Oct. 23 and is one of the largest collection of authentic items from the Star Trek television and movie series. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    Our neural pathways have become accustomed to David Waddell’s sensory input patterns. The town councilman in Indian Trail, North Carolina, resigned in a letter written in Klingon, he told the Charlotte News-Observer on Thursday. “Folks don’t know what to think of me half the time,” Waddell said. So, he said, “I might as well have one last laugh.” The letter included a translation, which in English said, “Teach city constitution. I will return next time victory. Resignation occurs in 2014 the 31st of January. Perhaps today is a good day resign.” But Mayor Michael Alvarez wasn’t laughing. “It’s an embarrassment for Indian Trail,” he said. Please, sir, not in front of the Klingons.

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