N.H. RESTAURANT SIGN APPROVED
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — It started as a controversy. But now, it’s a sign on an eatery. Officials in a New Hampshire city have given the OK to a restaurant sign that was first taken down because it sounded like profanity. The restaurant is located near City Hall in the city of Keene, New Hampshire. The restaurant serves the Vietnamese dish PHO. For those unfamiliar with it, the dish is spelled P-H-O but is pronounced “fuh.” The sign bills the restaurant as “Pho (fuh) Keene Great” — which helps you see why city officials balked at it. But officials have now approved the sign, which means it will be up when the restaurant opens March. 1 — and people will decide for themselves if the specialty dish is, indeed, “Pho Keene Great.”
COW RUNS FREE IN ALASKA
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A cow on the lam? Or a bovine posing as “free beef?” A rodeo cow named Betsy has been on the run for six months now, wandering around the trails of Anchorage, Alaska. The promoter of the rodeo says the 3-year-old cow broke out of a pen just before a Father’s Day rodeo — and hasn’t been corralled since. It isn’t for lack of trying, though. Betsy’s been spotted all around the area — but has yet to be hauled in. And it’s unlikely she’ll come looking for food — since the area seems well-suited to a cow’s needs. The rodeo promoter says it seems Betsy has gotten used to the taste of freedom, saying it seems to him that, “this cow doesn’t want to be caught.”
CAT RESCUED FROM DAM
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wandering cat is back on dry land in Indiana, thanks to the efforts of rescuers. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook that the cat was spotted by a fisherman as the feline was stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers couldn’t reach the cat, so the Army Corps of Engineers waded into the fray. Corps workers got permission to shut off the flow of water — and launched a boat. Video from the rescue shows that when the boat reached the spillway, the cat slid down into the arms of rescuers before it hit the water.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II