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IN BRIEF: Jail for threats to garage boss

A MAN who threatened to kill the owner of a garage over a dispute has been given a four-year jail sentence with the final three years suspended.

William Deans pointed an imitation firearm at Eamonn Flynn and shouted "I'll blow you away".

Deans (51), of Spring Garden Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Mr Flynn on March 30, 2011 at Strand Motors, North Strand.

Deans, who used to collect scrap metal from the garage, took the toy gun there after a row. Mr Flynn believed it was real and jumped behind a car to take cover. Mr Flynn told the court he still needed medication to sleep as he feared his life was in danger.

Girl's fingers found in a bin

A woman has told of her horror at finding six tiny fingers in a rubbish bin.

Gina Rose Vendegna said the shocking find did not sink in until a day after she gave the plastic bag over to police in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"Then I broke down thinking about the child," the mother of five said.

The fingers are probably from a girl aged two and a half to four, police say. They have issued an appeal in their hunt for the victim.

My regrets, by JonBenet dad

The father of slain child beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey has said he now believes it is not a good idea to put your child on public display.

John Ramsey, who is promoting a new book, said thinking about it now made him cringe.

Six-year-old JonBenet was found strangled in the family's home in Colorado, in 1996. Her killer has not been found.

I won't dance on TV -- Sharapova

Don't look for Maria Sharapova to strut her stuff on Dancing With The Stars.

She says she's definitely not interested in following in the dancing shoes of fellow tennis superstar Martina Navratilova, who is among the newest celebrities on the US version of the show.

"There's something about dancing in prom costumes in front of national television that is just not very appealing to me," Sharapova said.