Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


UNDATED (AP) -- Yale junior Sam Dorward has some advice for NFL teams -- don't start your multi-million dollar rookie Q-B. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are likely to be the first two picks in today's NFL draft. But the college student says an analysis of stats shows rookies who spend their first year on the bench are better throughout the entire careers. But don't try telling that to the Colts and Redskins. The teams plan to start their high-priced first round picks.


PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Janet Byers admits her B-and-B is a little naughty. But she says her Romantic Getaway Today Inn is no brothel. Byers markets her Parkville, Missouri, bed-and-breakfast as a sexy getaway. One room has a mirror over the bed. All four Victorian-style bedrooms are outfitted with camcorders and a "secret closet." She tells the Kansas City Star that 18 couples have stayed there since she opened last month. Byers, who's divorced, says sometimes marriages can get a little boring. She adds her inn can put excitement back into a relationship.


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The "Surfing Madonna" still needs a home. California state legislators turned thumbs-down on a proposal to install the artwork at a beach in San Diego County. Members of an Assembly committee were reluctant to overturn a decision by parks officials. The 10-foot mosaic had been removed from a railroad underpass because it was unauthorized. The mosaic is of the Virgin of Guadalupe surfing a wave. It also says "Save the Ocean."


OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Looking for a cellphone is no reason to drive your car down the boardwalk. Authorities in Ocean City, New Jersey, say a drunk Pennsylvania man figured the headlights could help find the phone. Police charge 21-year-old Christian Winzcuk lost control of his car and crashed onto the beach. In the process, authorities say he took out about 25 feet of railing and boardwalk decking. Winzcuk and a passenger were treated for minor injuries. Both are charged with hindering apprehension. Winzcuk is also charged with drunken driving.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A convicted felon has more trouble than just illegal gators. Police in Nashville say a raid on Joseph Nelson Hays' condo also turned up pot and guns. But the three alligators officers found came as a surprise. One of the reptiles is a little over two feet long, the others are about a foot apiece. Hays now faces a number of counts, including possessing an exotic animal and drug possession.


LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) -- Voters in one Northern California county will decide whether to protect pot farmers. A ballot measure in Lake County would extend the so-called "right-to-farm" law to growers of medical marijuana. It would shield pot growers from complaints about noise, dust and smells just like traditional farmers. But the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the agricultural establishment opposes the pot protection measure. The environmental group the Sierra Club is against it, too. Voters will make their decision in June.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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