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SUPER BOWL SCARVES

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- It's a warm souvenir for an army of Super Bowl volunteers. Organizers of the big game are giving blue-and-white Super Scarves to each of the 8,000 volunteers. The idea is to keep them warm in chilly Indy and make them highly visible during Super Bowl week. The scarves are six feet long and were knitted by everyone from great-grandmothers to prison inmates. The New York Giants and the New England Patriots will play in Indianapolis a week from this coming Sunday.

SMITHSONIAN-SPACE SHUTTLE

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One more flight is planned for the space shuttle Discovery. But it's not going into orbit. Discovery will be going to the Washington area. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is adding the retired space vehicle to its collection. Discovery will be flown to Washington Dulles International Airport on the back of a Boeing 747 in April. Museum officials say a flyover above the nation's capital is planned for April 17th. Discovery's final home will be the museum's massive hanger and annex in northern Virginia.

NEW 'UFO' ROSWELL GROUP

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- There's a new UFO group in Roswell, New Mexico. But they're not looking for little green men -- more like little green birds. The Roswell area is, of course, the site of a supposed UFO crash in the late 1940s. The Roswell incident helped to spark the flying saucer craze. The new UFO group is the United Field Ornithologists of Roswell. Ornithology is the study of birds. Organization president Jeff Cohen tells a local paper (Daily Record) they're planning bird watching trips, a bird festival and other activities.

FLIGHT-POT BUST E6438

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- No smoking on the plane -- and that includes pot. Airport police in Newark, New Jersey, report Adam Blumenkranz of Los Angeles was busted for smoking pot on a JetBlue flight. Members of the flight crew say there was a strong smell of pot when Blumenkranz came out of the bathroom. According to officers, Blumenkranz claims he uses marijuana for medical reasons. He's been charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

STARBUCKS-BEER

SEATTLE (AP) -- First coffee. Now, something a little harder. Starbucks is expanding its experiment selling wine and beer. It started with a single Starbucks in the company's home city of Seattle in 2010. Soon Starbucks will be trying alcohol sales at select outlets in Atlanta, Chicago and Southern California. But forget about an eye-opener with a kick of more than caffeine. The company says beer and wine won't be available until the afternoon.

BULLS TO RUSSIA

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- This export to Russia is a lot of bull -- Holstein bulls from Virginia. Governor Bob McDonnel announced the deal yesterday. The animals came from a suburban Richmond farm and have been shipped to a Russian port city. The financial terms aren't being revealed. State officials say Russia is a rapidly growing market for U.S. cattle.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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