Monday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No tickets for cussing. At least not yet in a Massachusetts town. The people of Middleborough have voted to impose a 20-buck fine for cursing in public. But police won't be writing tickets until the state attorney general OK's the measure as constitutional. A local paper (Enterprise of Brockton) reports the process could take months. One selectman says he doubts if the new bylaw will ever go into effect.


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hail, lightning and thunderstorms may not seem like much of a vacation. But it's all part of the fun for Terry Miller. He's visiting Kansas from Perth, Australia to chase storms. Miller is traveling with Extreme Chase Tours. The bad weather tourists pay 2,700 bucks apiece to be guided through the area know as tornado alley in the central U.S. Organizer Lanny Dean tells the Hutchinson News there's so much interest in storm chasing, he's booked through next year. Dean says his clients can learn more about severe weather in a few days than most people do in a lifetime.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Video games are getting some respect. The Computer and Video Game Archive at the University of Michigan is out to collect one example of every video game ever produced. The collection now has more than 3,000 games for the more than 30 different systems. And these games aren't behind glass. Archive founder Dave Carter says anyone can come and play the games. Carter tells that donors can also visit their consoles whenever they want.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — This used Cadillac went for a lot more than its original sticker price. A 1934 Cadillac Fleetwood V12 sold for $200,000 at auction over the weekend. The Caddy was one of just three produced that year. The car was part of a 140 auto collection in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area that was put on the block by Mecum Auctions. A local paper (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) reports the sale attracted more 1,000 bidders. A 1936 Cord Sportsman convertible sold for $135,000.


ELLSWORTH, Mich. (AP) — Tyler Rose's trip home to visit his mom cost him about 500 bucks and 25 pounds. The 25-year-old Rose lives in Florida. But he decided to ride his bike back home to Northern Michigan. He tells a local paper (Petoskey News-Review) he's always wanted to do a cross-country bike trip. It took him 29 days to cover the 1,500 miles. Rose says the worst part of the long-haul bike trek was getting caught in a rain storm.


VERONA, Miss. (AP) — They're not Elvis impersonators -- just his parents. Zac Hutchenson and Chastity Floyd played the part of Elvis' folks, Vernon Presley and Gladys Smith. They re-enacted the marriage of Elvis' parents 79 years ago. The ceremony took place in a park across from the old City Hall in Vernoa, Mississippi. Elvis' parents were married by a justice of the peace in City Hall on June 16, 1933. Three years later, little Elvis was born.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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