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BUTTE-BROTHEL

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- The Dumas Brothel has new owners. But they don't intend on selling you-know-what. The brothel in Butte, Montana, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Montana Standard reports the new owners (Michael Piche and Travis Eskelsen) bought the last brothel to operate in the mining town's former red-light district. It hasn't seen a paying customer in more than three decades. The new owners hope to turn the crumbling house of ill repute into a hotel.

ISLAND FOR SALE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An island with killer views of San Francisco can be yours -- at a discount. Realtor Steven Higbee says the owner of Red Rock Island has lowered the price to a mere five million bucks. For that kind of money you get a view of the skyline, a secluded beach, great fishing but not much more. There are no buildings on the island. The new owner will have to get there by either boat or helicopter. The realtor says the current owner lowered the asking price from 22 mil earlier this year.

STOLEN CAR

DALLAS (AP) -- It's taken nearly 42 years, but Bob Russell finally has his 1967 Austin Healey back. The British sports car was stolen decades ago from a Philadelphia apartment complex. Russell has spent years surfing the 'Net looking for his car. He tells the Dallas Morning News he found the car advertised on eBay. It arrived in the Dallas area last month, after being impounded by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Russell says his Austin Healey runs, but the brakes aren't in very good shape. He adds he can't wait to start restoring it.

SUBURBAN BEARS

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The three bears found the hot tub just right. A mother bear and two cubs took a dip in a backyard hot tub in the Los Angeles area over the weekend. The momma bear and the little ones tumbled over fences and also took naps in trees. But by the time deputies arrived the bears were nowhere to be seen. Authorities tell the City News Service the black bears have likely ambled back toward the Angeles National Forest.

MILKMAN RETURNS

RISING SUN, Md. (AP) -- The milkman is coming back -- at least in parts of Maryland and Delaware. Kilby Cream, a family owned dairy, is delivering fresh milk. But there's a price for convenience and nostalgia for the dairy's more than 400 home delivery customers. There's a three-buck delivery fee and a two dollar deposit for glass bottles, in addition to the price of the milk. But dairy marketing manager Jessica Roosa tells The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, new orders are coming in every day.

SENIOR SCRAPPER

CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) -- John Myers recycles -- but he calls himself a junker. The 80-year-old Myers walks the streets of Conneaut, Ohio, looking for cans. Folks around town appreciate his efforts. Myers tells a local paper (Star Beacon) a friend had a custom wagon built for him. It's more than seven-feet long and can haul about 50 bucks worth of cans to the scrap yard.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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