Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

ALL THAT GLITTERS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp didn't have cold feet at yesterday's All-Star Home Run Derby. He had gold feet. Kemp was rocking the gold with a pair sparkling, gold high-top sneakers before the longball contest began. He told reporters the glittering sneaks were by French designer Christian Louboutin. Kemp says it's "an L-A thing." The All-Star Game is tonight in Kansas City, Missouri.

STUYVESANT-CHEATING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some really smart kids did a really dumb thing. New York City education officials say 70 students from the most selective public high school will lose privileges for cheating. According to school officials, a Stuyvesant High School student took a cellphone picture of the statewide Regents Spanish exam and sent it in text messages to fellow students. The student who took the picture faces suspension. All of them are banned from taking part in some student groups and will lose privileges like having lunch off campus.

GILLETTE-SMOKE FREE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots fans will leave something at home next season -- their smokes. Gillette Stadium is going smoke-free. Smoking will be banned everywhere inside stadium gates. The anti-smoking policy begins this Saturday at a pro soccer game. The smoking ban applies to every event at the stadium including concerts. The Tufts Health Plan is offering fans some help in kicking the habit. Information about how to give up smoking will be distributed inside the stadium.

BLUE LOBSTER

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's seafood -- to see. The National Aquarium in Washington now has a rare blue lobster on display. It was caught off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, by the crew of the Pot Luck fishing boat. Lucky for the lobster it was kept in a tank until picked up by aquarium staff. The blue crustacean has been dubbed Toby. And Toby's got some new buddies. The blue lobster shares its tank with three sea bass and a blackfish.

SENIOR SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMERS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Harlem Honeys and Bears are making waves. They're a New York City synchronized swimming team for senior citizens. Honeys and Bears range from 62 to 100 years old. Yesterday, the men and women performed their "Pyramid" routine at a public pool, impressing city official and visitors. Ninety-year-old Lettice Graham has been a team member since 1986. She says age is just a number.

ELIOT NESS-AUCTION

CLEVELAND (AP) -- You can touch and even own a bit of the Untouchables. A Massachusetts business plans to auction off memorabilia from famed crime fighter Eliot Ness. He's the federal agent whose unit brought down Chicago mobster Al Capone. Ness was also the central figure in the movie and TV show "The Untouchables." The items include Ness' signed credentials. The collection goes up for auction September 27. Officials at Central Mass Auctions say the items are appraised at $30,000 to $50,000. They came from the estate of the lawman's personal secretary.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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