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March 12, 2019

BULL MOOSE GETS TRAPPED IN WINDOW WELL

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) — How many people does it take to pull a bull moose out of a window well? For rescuers in Colorado, the answer was close to three dozen. The moose became trapped Saturday night at a private home about 77 miles west of Denver, tumbling into a five-foot-deep enclosure. It took a team of wildlife personnel along with local fire and emergency workers — along with workers at the nearby Keystone ski resort to get the moose free. They built a pulley system to hoist the animal — which weighed between 800 and 1,000 pounds — out of the hole. Authorities say the moose may have been trying to avoid snowdrifts by walking near the house. Once freed, the moose returned to the woods, uninjured.

MAN SENTENCED AFTER McDONALD’S DUSTUP

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have seen the video of a Florida man who grabbed a McDonald’s worker by her collar because he couldn’t find a straw. The man got his comeuppance when the woman unleashed a flurry of punches on him. Now, he’s getting his sentence. A judge in Pinellas County has sentenced 40-year-old Daniel Willis Taylor to 60 days in jail, minus the 58 days he’s already spent in the slammer. He also must pay a $1,000 fine — and is ordered to stay away from the McDonald’s where the incident took place — and the workers he attacked.

CVS CHANGES ON-HOLD JINGLE AFTER DOCTOR COMPLAINED

BOSTON (AP) — It’s something most of us suffer in silence: the unappealing music choices you find when put on hold. But a Massachusetts doctor offered a prescription for the problem. He asked CVS to ditch the music. And that script has been filled by CVS, which says it is updating its on-hold jingle at the request of Dr. Steven Scholzman. The child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to complain that the CVS on-hold music haunted him “day and night.” That sparked a nationwide debate — with some lauding the music and others agreeing that a change was needed. CVS didn’t clarify whether the company will replace the music — or improve the quality of the sound system.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II