03 May '11, 1am

US teacher who has vowed since 9/11 never to shave until Osama was caught or killed, has finally cut his beard off

US teacher who has vowed since 9/11 never to shave until Osama was caught or killed, has finally cut his beard off

Middle school teacher Mr Gary Weddle, 50, displays his cut beard while shaving the remaining stubble. -- PHOTO: AP EPHRATA (Washington) - A MIDDLE school teacher vowed after the terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001, that he would not shave his beard until Osama bin Laden was caught. Mr Gary Weddle kept his word on Sunday evening. 'I spent my first five minutes crying and then I couldn't get it off fast enough,' Weddle, 50, told the Capital Press. Mr Weddle, who lives in East Wenatchee and teaches in Ephrata, had wanted to cut his beard for years. The grey stringy growth actually made him look a bit like bin Laden, the mastermind of the 2001 attacks who was killed by US forces. Mr Weddle was a substitute teacher in Wenatchee when the terrorist attacks occurred on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing some 3,000 people. Mr Weddle said he was so absorbed in the news that...

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