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Readers share all kinds of information with us. Some of it doesn't make the paper, but life is never dull in the news business.

Here's one item that came across my desk today: a UFO sighting Jan. 21 near Yoakum. Not sure why the news flash took almost six months to reach me, but perhaps it's because I'm a skeptic when it comes to UFO sightings.

According to the website, UFO Stalker, someone driving between Yoakum and Gonzales saw a bright white shape and three white objects hovering in the sky. The person reporting this wrote,"This sighting made me feel deeply confused and wanting an explanation to what I just saw."

Do you have any explanation for him or her? All I've got is the song "Airplanes," which has been stuck in my head this week. An intern clued me in that this song is by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. Somehow, I had picked up the notion that Rihanna was the female singer on the catchy tune.