Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

FIRST LADY-GABBY DOUGLAS

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is ribbing gold medal winning gymnast Gabby Douglas. They were both on the "Tonight Show" last night. Gabby admitted to celebrating her Olympic victories in London with breakfast at McDonald's. Mrs. Obama is, of course, a healthy eating advocate. She teased the Olympic star saying, "You're setting me back, Gabby." The 16-year-old replied, "Sorry!"

TOY STORE RIP-OFF

MIAMI (AP) -- A trip to the toy store wasn't kids stuff. Authorities in Miami charge a mother and her adult son with stealing more than $2 million in toys from Toys R Us stores nationwide. Broward County Sheriff's deputies say Michael and Margaret Pollara would look for cheap toys in big boxes. Authorities say the pair would empty the boxes before getting to the cash register and fill them with expensive toys like Lego sets. Investigators say the Pollaras were tracked for two months, thanks in part to the Toys R Us rewards card they used.

LIBRARIES-FORGIVEN FINES

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) -- It's a fine way -- to deal with library fines. Patrons who don't return their books on time can now help school kids in Fremont County, Wyoming. Overdue fines will be waived for library users who donate school supplies. The Riverton Ranger reports officials will be collecting things like new notebooks, loose-leaf paper and crayons. A similar program in November and December allows library patrons to bring in cans of food to wipe out their fines.

MARIJUANA ADVERTISING

DENVER (AP) -- You can sell it, buy it and smoke it. But you might not be able to advertise it -- at least not in Denver. The city council is considering a ban on medical marijuana advertising. The ordinance would bar outdoor ads like billboards and roadside sign spinners. The dispensaries are competing for new patients with psychedelic billboards and promises of free joints or cheap prices. Colorado voters approved marijuana for medicinal use more than a decade ago.

BOY CHEF

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Aaron Blust is an expert on school lunches. He's a 10-year-old who's also a budding chef. The Juneau, Alaska kid has created a salmon dish that's earned him a trip to Washington. The Juneau Empire newspaper reports Aaron is one of the winners of the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. He and his family win a visit to the nation's capital. Aaron will represent Alaska at the Kids State Dinner, hosted by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

DALLAS QUINTUPLETS

DALLAS (AP) -- Isaac Jones prayed for a baby sister or brother. Now, the 8-year-old has his wish -- five times over. Mom, Carrie Jones, has delivered quintuplets -- three boys and two girls -- by C-section at a Dallas hospital. She and her husband are missionaries who had been taking a break from their work in Papua New Guinea. Mrs. Jones was receiving fertility treatments to help her conceive. She says she just started laughing when she heard she was carrying quints. Doctors says all five babies are doing well considering their small size. They range in weight from 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 11 ounces.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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