MILWAUKEE (AP) -- You soon may have a chance to become an NFL owner. The Green Bay Packers are getting ready for a new stock sale by the end of the year. Shares will cost about 200 bucks apiece. The Packers are the NFL's only publicly owned team. But don't expect to sit in the owner's box. There are more than 112,000 other Green Bay stockholders. Nathan Bitzer likes the idea anyway. He's a shareholder and plans to buy stock for his two young daughters. The fan from St. Paul, Minnesota, says at least he gets to put NFL owner in his Facebook profile.
HULL, Mass. (AP) -- Cute and hunky. That's the appeal of a new benefit calendar for a Massachusetts animal shelter. The Kittendales calendar features buff guys holding kitties. Susan Davis came up with the idea for the Hull Seaside Animal Rescue shelter. The fifth edition is out now. Davis tells a local paper (The Patriot Ledger) Kittendales is a play on the famed Chippendales male dancers. Aside from the cute cats, the calendar has featured everyone from construction workers and firefighters, to a doctor and a dentist.
CELL PHONE POT BUST
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Yapping on a cell phone leads to a drug bust in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon state troopers report stopping Harold J. Saperstein. Police say he was violating the state law against cell phone use while driving. The troopers say a drug dog sniffed out more than 26 pounds of pot and two pounds of hashish in the man's car. Saperstein has been booked into a county jail on possession charges.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit teen has some explaining to do. Police say the 16-year-old boy was doing 123 miles-per-hour on I-94, where the speed limit is 70. According to authorities, the hot-footed teenager got his driver's license just two month ago. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the boy was behind the wheel of a 2011 BMW. He told police he was heading for Chicago. Officers cited him for speeding and other violations. His parents were contacted but the speedy teen wasn't arrested.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Tara Barney's jewelry looks good enough to eat. She makes necklaces and earrings from corn. The colorful kernels Barney uses are leftover livestock feed. Her $20 necklaces are sold in shops and museums across South Dakota and online. Corn to her is also personal. Barney notes her family used to grow corn in their garden when she was growing up.
POLICE CAR AUCTION
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) -- You can have your very own cop car. And you don't even have to graduate from the Police Academy. Greenwood, Indiana, officials expect to auction off 17 surplus vehicles. Most are old police cars. Some of those cars had been used as deterrents for would-be bank robbers. The old squad cars were parked outside of banks, but the bandits soon learned the cars were empty. If a police car isn't on your wish list, how about an old stop light? A local paper (Daily Journal) reports more than 70 traffic lights will be sold. They've been replaced by more energy-efficient models.
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