CHEERLEADER ALLEGEDLY DISTRIBUTES POT-BASED BROWNIES
HARTFORD, Mich. (AP) — It’s unclear whether the tactic worked. But police in Michigan say a 17-year-old high school cheerleader tried to use pot-laced brownies to be voted homecoming queen. WXMI-TV reports three brownies recovered from students at Hartford High were sent to a crime lab for testing. Police say they got a tip that the baked goods were brought to school last week. And the tipster says some brownies were put in goodie bags for the football team while others were used to secure homecoming queen votes. Authorities say the cheerleader and her mom will be interviewed once they return from a trip.
“ROBOT BROTHEL” NIXED
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston leaders have, in effect, pulled the plug on the idea of opening a “robot brothel” in the city. Council members have approved a change to city laws that cover sexually-oriented business. It would ban people from having sex with an “anthropomorphic device” — basically a device made to resemble a human. That would doom efforts by a company called KIngySdollS to open a branch in Houston. The company operates one other outlet — in Toronto.
BABY RHINO BITES MAN
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo offers behind-the-scenes tours to give animal lovers an up-close look at some of its residents. But in this case, it was a little too close of a look. Zoo officials say a 1-year-old baby rhinoceros bit the tip of a man’s finger. A zoo rep says the eastern black Rhino named Kendi nipped the man’s right index finger during a recent tour. The man was treated for the injury, which is described as minor. Kendi was born at the zoo last July. His name means “the loved one” in Swahili.
NYC-CANADA TRIAL BEING DEVLOPED
PATTERSONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — No, you can’t walk a trail from New York City to Canada. But someday you will be able to. And a step toward that goal has now been taken. Authorities in New York state have opened a new 5-mile section of a trail between the towns of Amsterdam and Pattersonville. Eventually the path will be part of the 750-mile Empire State Trail. Aside from linking New York City to Canada, the trail will also run from Buffalo to Albany.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II