Monday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- One Louisiana official wants to K-O P-J's in public. Caddo Parish Commissioner Michael Williams would like to outlaw the wearing of pajamas outside the home. He says he and other WalMart customers were offended, when a young man's jammies didn't do enough to conceal his natural assets. But Williams knows enacting an anti P-J law would be tough. He tells the Shreveport Times one problem is coming up with a legal definition of pajamas.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- There's a clue to Brian Podwinski's old job in the name of his brew. He's a retired cop in Lincoln, Nebraska. He first craft beer is called 1327 Pod's ESB. Pod is his nickname and 1327 is his old badge number. A shoulder injury forced his retirement and gave rise to Blue Blood Brewing. He tells the Lincoln Journal Star he'll be using his friends names and badge numbers in other brews, too.


GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) -- Moonshine will soon be getting some respect. The Gaston County, North Carolina, Museum of Art and History is planning an exhibit on homemade hooch. Curator Stephanie Elliott says making moonshine used to be a big business in her part of the country. She says the exhibit next fall will tell the whole story, including the illegality of making hooch. Elliot tells a local paper (Gaston Gazette) they'll even leave names out, if someone is worried about the law and sharing a moonshine story.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- You've probably heard of sports medicine, but how about dance medicine? Dr. Reed Estes is a new surgeon in the University of Alabama-Birmingham's sports medicine department. But he's also developed a growing specialty in treating dance-related injuries. He tells the Birmingham News that dancers tend to get more foot and ankle injuries than even football players. Just in case, he'll be on-call later this month during the Alabama Dance Festival.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Georgia "GeeGee" Anderson is a mitten maniac. The retired North Dakota home ec teacher has made more than 600 pairs of mittens in two years. But she's not a knitter. There's a secret behind Anderson's mitten madness. She tells the Bismarck Tribune she cruises the garage sales and thrift stores. She buys old sweaters and fleece jackets and cuts out mitten shapes for her creations. Anderson says she has even cut up some of her own sweaters to make mittens.


POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- Mom, better leave your pot at home. Authorities in Los Angeles report busting a mother while visiting her son at a juvenile probation camp. Sheriff's Sergeant Raymond Roth says deputies found several bundles of pot and a phony medical marijuana card in Rhonda Gonzales' purse. Deputies say they're stepping up searches of visitors, because of drug problems at the juvie facility.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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