Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Who's going to win the Super Bowl? Odds makers in Las Vegas think Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will repeat as champs. With the playoffs beginning this weekend, the Packers are 9-5 favorites to win it all. The Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow are the underdogs at 120-1. Cantor Race and Sports Director Mike Colbert says the long odds against the Broncos should attract Tebow fans looking for a big pay off. But he says there's "absolutely no chance" the Broncos will survive the playoffs and go on to win the big game February 5th.


WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- One Polish art student has found a way to get his work in a museum. Hang it up himself. The student (Andrzej Sobiepan) put up a small painting of a drooping leaf in the National Museum in a southwestern city. The student tells TVN24 he didn't want to wait decades to get his artwork into a major gallery. Museum officials didn't notice the new painting for three days. But curators say the student showed wit and initiative. The painting is staying up -- in the museum's cafe. This weekend, it will be put up for auction in Poland's biggest charity sale.


BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Deputies didn't have to go far to make a drunken driving bust. Authorities in St. Clair County, Illinois, say Casey Crane passed out behind the wheel in the jail parking lot. According to deputies, Crane was discovered early New Year's Day, with the motor of his SUV still running and a nearby bottle of beer. He was taken about 20 feet to the jail. He now faces a number of charges, including driving under the influence.


PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) -- The suspected drunken driver wasn't tough to spot. Police say he drove past a cruiser on just three ties. Police in Plaistow, New Hampshire, report hearing a loud noise and noticed a Ford Focus driving with a rear tire missing. Authorities tell WMUR-TV that police pulled the car over. They driver told them he didn't realize he had been driving on a wheel rim. Barry Short is now charged with driving while intoxicated.


DENVER (AP) -- Denver will be showing off its Western roots -- and boots -- today. Mayor Michael Hancock is asking folks to "dress Western." It's in honor of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. And "Dress Western Day" is no bull in the Mile High City. There will also be a cattle drive of Texas Longhorns through downtown Denver. The rodeo opens Saturday.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- It's lunch to go -- at knife-point. Police in Lexington, Kentucky, report a man gassing up his car was robbed. City police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says the victim told the bandit he didn't have any money. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the crook grabbed what he could, a sack lunch. No word, though, on what the lunch-napper found in the bag.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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