POPPY SEED BAGEL - PREGNANCY
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — You’ve probably heard it’s a bad idea for a person to eat a poppy seed bagel before taking a drug test. Apparently that principle also applies to giving birth. A Maryland woman found that out the hard way — but the story has a positive ending. Elizabeth Eden tells WBAL-TV she was in labor in April when a doctor told her she had tested positive for opiates — and had to be reported to the state. It also meant Eden’s daughter had to remain hospitalized for five days while her mom was assigned a case worker. Eden said she remembered from school that eating poppy seeds could produce a false positive for opiates. And once she explained that, the case was closed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bicycle in baseball? Sort of — when you look at the stat line put up by a pair of Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers last night. Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings both hit for the cycle in the game. And they completed the feat three batters apart. For non-sports fans — — a cycle is when a batter hits a single, double, triple and a home run in the same game. It’s is the second time this season that minor league teammates hit for the cycle in the same game. Teammates have never hit for a cycle in the same game on the major league level.
ELEVATOR TRAPS ACTORS IN ABC SERIES
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Talk about a situation in which life imitates art. ABC has a new series called “A Million Little Things.” And it’s about a group of people who became friends after being trapped in an elevator. So, when the cast and producers had showed up to talk about the series with TV reporters at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California recently, guess what happened. Yep - some hotel guests ended up being stuck in an elevator. The occupants were eventually freed.
WALMART PRAISES CASHIER WHO PAINTED DISABLED WOMAN’S FINGERNAILS
BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Walmart is praising a cashier for lending a helping hand to a woman who was denied a turn in the nail salon because her hands shake from cerebral palsy. Angela Peters was the client who was turned away — and when cashier Ebony Harris heard about her plight, she stepped in. She skipped her break to do Peters’ nails. Harris says Peters just wanted to look pretty — and there was no reason she shouldn’t have been able to do that. A Walmart spokeswoman says the company isn’t surprised by Harris’ kindness — and adds the company “couldn’t be more proud of her.”
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II