Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


LONDON (AP) -- Olympic athlete Russell Mark admits he'll be sneaking into the women's quarters. But his wife is fine with it. Both Mark and wife Lauryn are members of Australia's shooting team at the London Games. But they're going to have to do some sneaking around to share a bed. Teams are traditionally split into male and female rooms at the games. Russell and Lauryn protested, but didn't get far. Russell will instead share a room with male team mate Michael Diamond. Russell adds "he's not as cuddly as Lauryn."


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- There was something fishy about the deal. A seafood deliveryman traded his truckload of fish for crack. Byron Duane Bates of South San Francisco pleaded no contest to a charge of auto theft in a deal with prosecutors. Now, Bates is being sentenced to drug treatment and probation. The San Mateo County Times reports Bates was supposed to deliver a truckload of seafood worth $10,000 to the Sacramento area last October. But the truck was found abandoned in Oakland four days later. It was stinking of rotten fish. Bates later admitted he traded the load for 400 bucks worth of crack.


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- It wasn't the goods that attracted a suspected crook -- but the porn. Police in Eugene, Oregon, report busting a 21-year-old for breaking into homes to surf X-rated Web sites. Police charge Antone Forrest Deedward Owens with entering at least three houses since September, sometimes on several different occasions. Owens now faces a number of charges, including burglary.


PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Two Brigham Young University grads are on Potty Patrol. Tait Eyre and Tim Fuhriman are marketing a new diaper that helps junior learn the basics of where and when to go. When junior does something in a Potty Patrol diaper, an alarm goes off and plays "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Eyre and Fuhriman are both fathers. They say while Potty Patrol costs a little more, it can help get youngsters out of diapers sooner. A local paper (Daily Herald) reports the diapers are now being test marketed in Utah and online at


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez is good with a stick. He's no slouch with a golf club, either. Gomez sank a hole-in-one to win a $50,000 Acura MD X. And he did at his own Scotty Gomez Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament. The Anchorage Daily News reports Gomez got his ace on the par-3 sixth hole at the Eagleglen Golf Course in Anchorage. The car is from Continental Motors. Dealership owner Marten Martensen says, "The guy wins a car at his own tournament. Can you believe it?"


WASHINGTON (AP) -- An old gal is a new mom. The National Zoo reports Dorothy, an endangered Cuban crocodile, has two new hatchlings. Dorothy is thought to be 55 years old. Zoo keepers in Washington figured she stopped laying eggs years ago. The two little reptiles hatched in July, after scientists kept their eggs in incubators for months. So far they seem healthy and are nipping at their handlers.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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