Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Jerry Colonna says no one wants to be the first loser -- and he isn't one. Colonna was the first gambler through the door when the newest Atlantic City casino opened yesterday. It didn't take long for Colonna to win big at the Revel in the New Jersey resort. Colonna walked away from the roulette table with 1,500 bucks after just 10 minutes. Then he headed out the door to his job at a waste management company.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Did Mick Jagger pee here? Four urinals from a Manhattan restaurant are going up for auction. The Japanese-designed green porcelain conveniences had been in the men's room of the Maritime Hotel's now closed Matsuri restaurant. They cost the restaurant about a grand apiece. But The Wall Street Journal reports the minimum bid will be just 100 bucks. They have been sanitized for the sale. The former owners say customers at the restaurant included Mick Jagger, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and actor John Krasinski. The auction will be tomorrow.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Hate to wait in line to renew your license? Now, here's an app for that. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is going mobile. The DMV's smartphone app shows the closet agency office and average wait times. Users can access more than two dozen DMV transactions, including renewing licenses. People can also design and purchase plates. For drivers-to-be, the app has sample tests. DMV officials say their app for Android phones is available now. Another for the iPhone and iPad is in the works.


ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) -- Kendra Velzen wants her guinea pig. The student is suing Grand Valley State University in western Michigan. She wants the right to keep her pet guinea pig Blanca in her dorm room. According to Velzen, the little furry friend provides emotional support. The school has backed off a bit and is allowing Velzen to have the animal, while a complaint is pending with the Michigan Civil Rights Department. Her lawyer says the school policy should be declared illegal, so other students can benefit.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pull up your pants! That's the message for students from Tennessee lawmakers. The state Senate has passed a dress code measure on a 29-to-nothing vote. The proposal would empower school districts to punish students who disrupt the learning environment with their sagging or skimpy clothes. The measure would ban students from exposing "underwear or body parts in an indecent manner."


UNDATED (AP) -- It's hair, to "dye" for -- or maybe not. Many women are ditching the dye bottle and letting their hair go gray. Jeanne Thompson began graying at 23. But she gave up the dye for good about a year ago. Thompson has since been promoted to top management at her Boston-area financial services company. She says women put pressure on themselves to color. Thompson adds that rocking the gray is a bold statement and people take her more seriously now.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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