RED SOX - LOTTERY WINNERS
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning just never stops for the Boston Red Sox and their fans. Barely a week after the team won the World Series, a Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize — by picking the jersey numbers of five members of Sox players. In a statement, the lottery says 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr. of Templeton, won he Mass Cash drawing Monday. The winning numbers were 11-16-19-22-25. In case you aren’t a baseball fan, those numbers represent the jersey numbers of Red Sox players Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello, and World Series MVP Steve Pearce. Aylward picked up his prize on Wednesday.
EMU-DONKEY TIES MAKES FOR TOUGH ADOPTION EFFORT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Somewhere out there, there’s a pretty good chance that someone is willing to adopt a donkey. And there’s also a chance that there’s someone out there willing to adopt an emu. But a donkey and an emu together? That’s the problem facing an animal shelter in North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer says the animals, a male donkey and a female emu, were rescued from South Carolina after their owner disappeared. The shelter would love to find them new homes — but the catch is that the shelter feels it should be the same home. A shelter official says when they tried to separate the animals, they threw a fit — with the donkey crying and the emu getting frantic. The official says the two animals even sleep together — and because of that, it “may not be easy” to find them a home that will accept them as a pair.
IDENTICAL TWINS GIVE BIRTH 2 HOURS APART
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Another case of identical twins who apparently end up doing everything together. In in Fresno, California — identical twins have given birth about two hours apart from each other. The Fresno Bee reports that BaoKou Yang went into labor on Sunday. But shortly after her sister BaoNhia Yang began experiencing contractions too — and alerted her sister that she “might be in labor with you.” She was right. BaoKou gave birth at 6:59 p.m. Sunday — and her sister delivered at 8:48 p.m. And — this may come as no surprise — both babies weighed almost the same amount at birth. The sisters say though their babies aren’t identical twins, they’ll end up sharing the same birthdays — just like their moms.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II