Odd News -- November 28, 2008

UNDERWEAR-CASH
HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) - The case of the cash stuffed skivvies is sending a Wisconsin man to prison. Patrick Bishop has been sentenced to seven years after pleading guilty to a gas station robbery. Prosecutors say Bishop used a toy gun in the stick-up. According to authorities, Bishop stripped down to his underwear to make his getaway. Police say they spotted Bishop riding a bicycle, with cash sticking out of his underpants. He told the judge he was sorry.

$10,000 RETURNED
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Riches were in the bag for a teenaged
grocery bagger. But the 17-year-old, nicknamed Moses (Baraniuc), isn't keeping the dough he found in a lost bank bag. He discovered $10,000 in the bathroom at the Washington state supermarket where he works. Moses turned the money over to his boss, who tells The News Tribune she's very proud of him. The bank bag was misplaced by Fred Smith, who says it was his life savings. Moses admits the first thing that went through his mind was keeping the money. But he says he had to do the right thing, because that's what he teaches kids at his church's Sunday school.

GRAFITTI-MYSPACE CLUE
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - If you're going to be a tagger, better not use your screen name. Police charge a suburban Philadelphia woman with spray-painting dozens of graffiti tags. Investigators say some of those tags used the woman's MySpace screen name, "Devient Art." Police say they traced the account to Melanie Brockway, a 23-year-old out-of-work mom of two. Authorities charge she vandalized about 100 properties, causing $10,000 in damage. Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono says Brockway calls herself an aspiring artist. He adds authorities take this sort vandalism very seriously.

CLYDESDALES-FARM
OVERTON, Mo. (AP) - The King of Beers has a new home -- for its Clydesdales. About 100 of the horses are living on the new Anheuser-Busch farm in Cooper County, Mo. Eventually, brewery officials say the farm will be home to 150 of the big horses. While the farm is picturesque, we'll only be able to see it in Budweiser commercials. Company officials say the farm won't open to the public, to keep the horses healthy and happy. Locals don't even know much about it, either. The farm is unmarked, expect for two stone gates with the Busch logo.

PERFUME LAWSUIT
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit city employee is raising a stink -- over perfume. A federal judge has ruled Susan McBride can go ahead with her civil suit, which claims she can't work because of a colleague's strong perfume. McBride says she's severely sensitive to scents. She claims the perfume worn by a co-worker in the city's Planning Department makes it difficult for her to breathe. The Detroit News reports a judge has turned down the city's request the suit be tossed out of court.

BILLS-ROOF DEBATE
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Raise the roof! That's the message from Bills fans. Buffalo will play their division-rival Miami Dolphins next month in Canada. The game is set for Toronto's domed stadium. But hearty western New York fans like their football cold, especially when playing a warm-weather team like the Dolphins. So, a couple of season ticket holders (Andrew Petrinec and Al Keohane) are organizing a petition drive to open the dome. They say they've gotten about 1,000 signatures so far. But it's unlikely fans will need their parkas during the game. Officials in Toronto say the stadium doesn't have the drainage system needed to handle any possible rain or snow.

by Jamie Friar

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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