Michigan zoo sells exotic animal ‘doo’
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Azoo insouthern Michigan is selling a com-posted mixture of manure produced byexotic animals.Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek ishosting a “Zoo Doo” event Thursdayand June 5.Horticulturist Frank Cummins toldthe Battle Creek Enquirer that the zoohas compost available from herbi-vores that will sell at $25 a load to zoomembers and $30 for nonmembers.Cummins says that the price is a deal,since cow manure can sell for around$2 or $3 a bag.The Kalamazoo Gazette says zebra,antelope, giraffe and other animals arecontributing to the gardening aid.Binder Park Zoo says it’s a “fun andcreative way” to raise money and dis-pose of waste. It also uses the compostas fertilizer at its facilities.
Deer leaps from Illinois overpass onto minivan
WESTDUNDEE, Ill. — AsuburbanChicago woman is grateful her familyis safe after a 200 pound deer leapt froman overpass, landing on their minivanas it traveled along an Illinois inter-state.Heidi Conner tells The (ArlingtonHeights) Daily Herald the doe came torest in the middle of the West Dundeefamily’s Chevy on Sunday. She and herfour children were traveling about 70mph on the Jane Addams Tollway.She says the accident was bizarre,adding “nobody can believe this deerfell from the sky.”Illinois State Police say witnessesreported seeing the deer jump from anoverpass.Conner says the crash totaled thevan and caused minor injuries, but saysthe way the deer landed on the vehiclewas “a miracle in itself.”Police say the animal died.
Nebraska woman wolfs down two 4 1/2-pound steaks
AMARILLO, Texas — ANebraskawoman celebrated breaking a Texassteakhouse’s speed record for eating a4 1/2-pound slab of beef by polishingoff another one.The Amarillo Globe-News and theBig Texan Steak Ranch’s Twitter pagesay that competitive eater MollySchuyler ﬁnished her ﬁrst steak in 4minutes and 58 seconds. The previousrecord was 8 minutes and 52 seconds.The 5-foot-7, 125-pound motherfrom Bellevue, Nebraska, ate her sec-ond 4 1/2-pound steak in 9 minutes and59 seconds.The restaurant foots the bill for any-one who can eat one of the steaks, abaked potato, shrimp, a salad and breadroll in under an hour, so Schuyler atethose side dishes as well.In February, the self-described “bot-tomless pit” ate 363 chicken wings in30 minutes in Philadelphia.
Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to five months
BOGOTA, Colombia — It’s enoughto make a candy junkie give up thesweet stuff forever. Aself-declared chocolate addict hasbeen sentenced to ﬁve months in oneof Colombia’s harshest prisons forswiping $8 worth of candy bars. Luis Augusto Mora was caught steal-ing two boxes of locally made Jumbobars at a Bogota supermarket. Afterconfessing, Mora was sentenced to LaPicota prison, home to some of thecountry’s most hardened criminals anddrug-trafﬁckers.
Woman says she played dead in Alaska bear attack
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — JessicaGamboa grew up hearing you shouldplay dead during a bear attack, and shedid just that when she was pummeledby a brown bear that left her bloodiedon a remote road at a military base inAlaska.That action likely saved her life.Gamboa says in a videotaped inter-view at her hospital bed that she sur-rendered to the bear during the attackMay 18 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. Gamboa, of Sacramento, California, is married to asoldier there.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The ﬁrst Treaty of Paris was signed,ending war between France and theSixth Coalition (the United Kingdom,Russia, Austria, Sweden, Portugal andPrussia), with France retaining itsboundaries of 1792.
“There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself.In a few hundred years it should be asnatural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait;but if he does not learn it he must perish.”
— Alfred Adler,Austrian psychoanalyst (1870-1937)
Country singerWynonna Judd is50.Rapper Cee LoGreen is 39.
Lightning illuminates the sky over downtown Monterrey,Mexico.
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, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burnedat the stake in Rouen, France.
, 12 people were trampled to death in a stampedesparked by a rumor that the recently opened BrooklynBridge was in danger of collapsing.
the ﬁrst Indy 500 took place at the IndianapolisMotor Speedway; the winner was Ray Harroun, who drove aMarmon Wasp for more than 6 1/2 hours at an average speedof 74.6 mph and collected a prize of $10,000.
, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., wasdedicated in a ceremony attended by President Warren G.Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert ToddLincoln.
ten people were killed when police ﬁred on steel-workers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant inSouth Chicago.
during World War II, American troops secured theAleutian island of Attu from Japanese forces.
unidentiﬁed American service members killed inWorld War II and the Korean War were interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem had its worldpremiere at the new Coventry Cathedral in England.
the American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a journey to Mars.
student protesters in Beijing erected a “Goddessof Democracy” statue in Tiananmen Square (the statue wasdestroyed in the Chinese government’s crackdown).
, Mormon Church president Ezra Taft Benson diedin Salt Lake City at age 94.
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(Answers tomorrow)LUNCH HILLY FIBULA PUNDITYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:After their air conditioner broke down again, shewished her husband could take a — CHILL PILLNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in ﬁrst place;Money Bags,No.11,in secondplace;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:43.98.
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