Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

CHANGING BEACH

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecuting skinny dippers isn't a priority for San Diego County. A remote beach at a California state park had been a favorite for the all-over-tan set. But in March of last year park rangers started citing naked people. However, the nude sunbathers aren't taking the issue lying down. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Naturist Action Committee is fighting the change in court. The group got 11 cases dismissed by asking for jury trials. Prosecutors say they don't have a lot of resources to fight nudity.

DOG PADDLING

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- It's an end-of-the-season dog-paddle. The pooches got to take a dip at a Bozeman, Montana, city pool. More than 5O owners paid three bucks so their canine best friends could go for a swim over the weekend. The money will help support the public pool. Jacquie Persons brought two dogs. A three-year-old terrier named Cracker hung out at the kiddie pool. Boca, the German shepherd, fetched tennis balls from the deep end.

FREDERICK VISITORS-WYOMING

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Why, Wyoming? Tourist officials in Frederick, Maryland, are welcoming a visitor from the Cowboy State. The new Frederick Visitor Center opened in April. Since then they've welcomed 8,500 people from all over the U.S., but they haven't had a visitor from Wyoming. Linda Hawkinson changed that. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports she's a fifth grade teacher from Gillette. She gets a $20 Downtown Frederick gift card, a coffee mug, a book by a local artist and a Frederick tote bag.

IRENE-BOBBLEHEAD DELAY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Even bobbleheads got sidetracked by Hurricane Irene. The minor league baseball Buffalo Bisons were to hand out bobblehead mascots at last night's game. But the novelty dolls got stuck at the Port of New York City because of the storm. Team officials promised a bobblehead rain check to the first 4,000 fans for the game against Rochester. Even without the bobbleheads, Bisons fans have something to cheer about. Buffalo beat Rochester 6-5.

CHURCH-LOTTERY TICKET

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- It's a lucky break for a Georgia church. Someone has put an $80,000 winning lottery ticket in the collection plate at the Cathedral of Prayer in Columbus. Chief financial officer Gloria Rodgers says they've gotten lottery tickets before, but this is the largest single donation. The church will use the money to fix the air conditioning system damaged by vandals after the copper wiring. Rodgers adds the congregation is "thrilled."

HIGH-TECH CHEESE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tech whiz Jonathan Kaplan is now a grilled cheese whiz. He founded the company behind the Flip Video camcorder. His latest venture is something a lot more tasty -- a chain of grilled cheese restaurants. The Melt opens today in San Francisco. Plans are in the works for three more in the area by Thanksgiving. Kaplan says he was thinking about grilled cheese even before the tiny camcorder. He feels the time is right for his restaurant because "grilled cheese makes people happy."

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