COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has some nice things to say about a Republican president. The California liberal was speaking to the George H.W. Bush School of Government, at the conservative-leaning Texas A-and-M University last night. The first President Bush was sitting in the front row with his first lady, Barbara. Pelosi said Bush's name is synonymous with civility and that's something lacking today. Bush had invited Pelosi to participate.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's not a very nice welcome to Sin City. Police say they've nabbed two people suspected of breaking into cars, while tourists took snapshots at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Authorities report Juan Cordero and Jakeline Delgado were busted. According to investigators, cellphones, computers and stolen luggage were found in their homes. Detective Ray Flynn tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the crooks were choosey. He says they would wait for hours, looking for tourists wearing expensive clothes.
TIVOLI, Texas (AP) -- Mac and cheese again? Students at a junior high school near the Texas Gulf Coast don't like what the cafeteria is dishing up -- so they staged a four-day boycott. About 30 students at Austwell-Tivoli Junior High brought their lunches from home last week. The Victoria Advocate reports the students demanded fewer menu repetitions and more variety, including salads. President of the seventh-grade class Mckenzi Simmons says "boycott" is a vocabulary word they learned recently. She adds they put what they learned into action. District officials note the menu follows state guidelines.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Canadians can now buy into the Green Bay Packers. The team says they've gotten approval from Canadian authorities to sell stock north of the border. Green Bay is the only publicly-owned NFL team. Shares cost 250 bucks each. But ownership just brings bragging rights. The shares pay no dividends and have virtually no re-sale value. The Packers offered 280,000 shares for sale. There were 17,000 left as of last Tuesday. The stock sale ends the 29th. The team says the money raised will be used to expand Lambeau Field.
DEERFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- It's Christmas for fish in Ohio. Christmas trees are being recycled as a sort of fish condo in Ohio lakes. The Xmas trees are being weighted down with concrete blocks so they don't float away. The experts say the fish will spawn and make their homes in the trees. A local paper (The Vindicator in Youngstown) reports what attracts fish also attracts the people trying to catch them. Fishing around the old trees should be good come late spring.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Police in Alabama say the driver wasn't wearing any clothes. But that's the least of his troubles. According to officers in Hoover, the man led them on a low-speed chase and hit eight other cars in the process. WBRC-TV reports officers eventually pulled the man from his car at gunpoint. Officers say that's when they realized the man was naked. He was taken to a hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
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