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Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

It floats

It floats

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida man's 60-by-12-foot, two-story floating home is a house, not a boat.

The Buzz assumes the high court subjected the structure to the two crucial maritime tests: Whether it's a hole in the water into which money is thrown, and whether living in it requires the occupant to stand outside in the rain and light $100 bills on fire.

Whole paycheck: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a microloan program for farmers who grow food for local consumption.

It's sort of like the microloan program that enables folks to buy groceries at Whole Foods, except that one's called a credit card.

A grateful nation: Wal-Mart has announced a three-point plan to help the U.S. economy, including a pledge to hire every honorably discharged veteran who wants a job there.

If The Buzz were a returning veteran, and we were given a choice between being spit on at the airport by a hippie in John Lennon glasses and greeting shoppers at the entrance to the Overland Park Walmart Supercenter, we might be inclined to take the spitting hippie.

-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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