Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011, 4:17 a.m.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Golden Gate -- Kelly green? Not a chance. But painter Tom Scott jokes he suggested a new color scheme for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge is being totally repainted for the first time since opening nearly 75 years ago. A local paper (The Marin Independent Journal) reports the iconic reddish orange color will stay. The job is expected to take up to four years and tens of thousands of gallons of paint to complete.


WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Paging Dr. Deer. Paging Dr. Deer. A Washington state E-R got an unexpected visitor earlier this week. Officials at the Leavenworth Cascade Medical Center say a fawn tripped the automatic doors and trotted down a hallway. A local paper (The Wenatchee World) reports hospital workers managed to shoo the deer into the patient dining room. The fawn was then coaxed out of the same door it had entered through. Experts say the fawn might have seen its reflection in the glass and took it for another deer.


CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- It's a corny tribute to the reigning hockey champs. A New Hampshire corn field features the Boston Bruins and the Stanley Cup. A 12-acre maze cut into the field has the image of goalie Tim Thomas raising the trophy. The maze is on the Sherman Farm in East Conway. Michele Sherman-Dutton says her family loves hockey. They had planned a different design, but went with the Bruins when Boston won the cup.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It's not often that a driver has to be rescued from the roof of a house. Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say an SUV blew through an intersection and then took off. The home's yard acted like ramp and launched the SUV into the air. The SUV land on its roof, where the driver waited for help. Two other people in vehicle had to be cut out of the wreck by firefighters. But authorities say there were no serious injuries.


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- "SOLD" -- that's what the sign on the corporate jet says. The administration of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has sold the state-owned plane. Yesterday, Martinez handed over the keys to Robert and Linda Felland, a retired couple. They paid $2.5 million for the plane. The Republican governor had called the state jet the "ultimate symbol of waste and excess."


ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -- The lions at the Detroit Zoo now have something new to roar about. They have a new home. Their upgraded digs are double in size of the old habitat. Zoo visitors can also get a close-up look at the king of the jungle. The moat that used to surround the lion exhibit has been replaced by a 17-foot-tall glass wall. The makeover cost $1 million. The Detroit Zoo is home to six lions, five of which were rescued. One of the rescued lions was found in a crack house in 1992.

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