Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- It's B-Y-O-P at an Oregon restaurant. That's Bring Your Own Pot. Earth Dragon Edibles Restaurant and Lounge in Ashland now has a city business license. Co-owner Michael Shea says they originally wanted to serve pot-laced food to medical marijuana cardholders. But city officials weren't too high on the idea. So, Shea says they tweaked the concept. Now, patrons will bring their own pot and the restaurant workers will help them with it. He adds the upside is that the Earth Dragon will be open to everyone, not just medical marijuana users.


OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) -- You might want to leave your stash at home -- if you're going to the police station. Authorities in Opelousas, Louisiana, charge Jernita Williams dropped a baggie of pot at the police station. Police Chief Perry Gallow tells a local paper (Daily World) Williams had gone to the station to file a complaint. After she left, Gallow says officers noticed the pot on the floor near where Williams had been sitting. He adds that a review of security video linked the weed to Williams. She was asked to return to the station, where she was busted for possession.


NEW YORK (AP) -- It's the test-makers who should flunk -- at least to New York's top education official. State schools Chancellor Merryl Tisch says nearly 30 mistakes have turned up on the standardized tests students took last month. He says the goofs are "really disturbing" and "inexcusable." The education company Pearson has a $32 million contract with the state to develop the tests. Tisch says the company must improve its performance next year. Tisch spoke at a Crain's New York breakfast in Manhattan.


SEATTLE (AP) -- Gregory Schneider wins the space race. The Tucson, Arizona, man gets a sub-orbital trip into space. About 50,000 people entered the contest, in celebration of the Seattle Space Needle's 50th anniversary. The last challenge for the final two came down to a race around the outer ring of the Space Needle roof. They were wearing a harness for safety reasons. The Space Needle is 605 feet tall and was built for the 1962 World's Fair. Schneider defeated Sara Cook from Washington, D.C., for the sky-high grand prize.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Some baseball fans are taking on the big leagues. The fans are suing Major League Baseball, its clubs and some TV broadcast outlets. The fans charge there's an illegal monopoly that prevents them from watching games on the Internet at a reasonable cost. The baseball fans are hoping to hit a legal home run in federal court, by winning their case and getting monetary damages.


SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- It could be a case for McGruff the Crime Dog. Police are looking for a crook who snatched a show dog worth thousands of dollars. Naud Robinson says his Great Dane "Knight" was stolen from his motor home in Santa Cruz County, California. Robinson tells a local paper (Santa Cruz Sentinel) he paid $27,000 for the mega-pooch. Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the stolen dog.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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