RED CARPET PROPOSAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was an Emmy red carpet moment -- for love. A couple walking down the red carpet at yesterday's Emmys stopped. The guy got down on one knee to propose to his date. At first, security tried to move them along. But once the guards realized what was happening, the man was allowed to pull the ring from his pocket and pop the question. The crowd cheered and the guy got a kiss from his girl. Presumably he also got a "yes." Then the mystery couple went on their way.
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) -- Lenora Johnson was eye-to-eye with a moose -- on the loose. The animal walked right up her driveway in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood. She says it was about her height -- 5-foot-7. She knows because she looked the moose in the eye. She ducked into her house to get her camera. The moose was so close it left nose prints on her window. Animal control officers got it with a tranquilizer dart. The Desert News reports after the animal came to, it wandered off on its own.
DETROIT (AP) -- It's a hop, skip and a hopscotch into the record books. Organizers in the Motor City say they've set a new Guinness World Record for the largest hopscotch course. Artists, community leaders, kids, families and businesses were invited to take part. Their hopscotch course stretched for 4.2 miles on Detroit sidewalks. The record attempt still has to be verified by the Guinness people. Organizers tell Mlive.com the idea is to bring people together.
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) -- It looks like a scene out of "CSI" -- but the "S" could stand for students. Teens studying criminal law at Kentucky's Henderson County High School get to play the part of crime scene investigators. During a recent class, Kentucky Trooper Corey King had the students investigating a murder. The "crime scene" was in the courtyard near the school cafeteria. The victim was a mannequin. Trooper King tells a local paper (Gleaner) they want students to get a realistic idea of how cases are investigated. King notes unlike on TV, crimes aren't solved in under an hour.
RENTING MACHINE GUNS
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Machine guns -- for rent. People with Rambo fantasies go full auto at the new Quickshot shooting range in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. Alex Perkins says he offers his costumers a unique opportunity. He notes you just can't go anywhere and fire a machine gun. He tells a local paper (Post and Courier) his brother has the federal licenses need to own and rent automatic weapons. There's another Quickshot in the Atlanta area. It costs 50 bucks to rent a machine gun, for use on the range only. Bullets cost extra.
TOKYO (AP) -- Someday your ride could be powered by hydrogen. Toyota is planning more than 20 new hybrids in the next three years. There's even a fuel cell powered car slated to go into production by 2015. The fuel cell vehicle will run on hydrogen to produce electricity. Sound like science fiction? Toyota officials note hybrids seemed exotic when the Prius first went on sale in 1997.
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