Offbeat News

OFF MAIN STREET / The offbeat side of the news
www.buffalonews.com

City Comptroller Mark Schroeder’s office set its sights on the city’s petty cash functions, which reimburse employees for business expenses. Imagining how city employees might be spending petty cash led to an expectation the audit could be juicy – a …

8
Like
Save
Hope floats in a concrete canoe
www.komonews.com

Hope floats in a concrete canoe »Play Video The artwork is shown on the inside of the concrete canoe entry from Utah State university before the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Homer, Ill., Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) …

11
Like
Save
Meet this year’s National Marbles Tournament champions
www.komonews.com

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) – An 11-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 12-year-old boy from Maryland are this year’s national marbles champions. Emily Cavacini won the girls’ championship Thursday at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. …

9
Like
Save
Missing red panda from National Zoo found in DC
www.komonews.com

This undated handout photo provided by the National Zoo shows a red panda that has gone missing from its enclosure at the zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Abby Wood). WASHINGTON (AP) — A Twitter photo and phone tip from a …

12
Like
Save
Livingston Street: Exotic, offbeat, gritty, now slated for mainstream
www.brooklyneagle.com

Big developments are percolating on Livingston Street – and before you know it, new retailers will want in on the action, real estate executives predict. With a hodgepodge of 99-cent stores, furniture sellers, salons and the backside of Macy’s – the …

5
Like
Save
Wolf chases man on motorcycle in Canada
www.kcby.com

This June 8, 2013 image provided by Tim Bartlett shows a wolf chasing Bartlett’s motorcycle down Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park highway in British Columbia in Canada. (AP Photo/Tim Bartlett). BANF, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian man says he was …

6
Like
Save
5 Offbeat Ways To Generate Market-Beating Yields
www.nasdaq.com

For example, I’ve locked in nice returns in the past by adding offbeat securities such as bankloan funds , trustpreferred shares and masterlimited partnerships to my portfolios. And luckily for income investors, I’m still finding plenty of fertile …

8
Like
Save
‘Mata Hairi,’ the hitchhiking cat, headed home to Ore.
www.bakersfieldnow.com

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named “Mata Hairi” will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. The feline adventure started in Portland …

11
Like
Save
Flying bicycle prototype unveiled by Czechs
www.theprovince.com

Offbeat: PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight. Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 95 kilograms. Continue reading →

10
Like
Save
Offbeat: An embarrassing situation; a ‘lady of the night’ and a shot in the …
www.mlive.com

Apparently someone called police about a suspicious vehicle. When police approached the vehicle the officer saw something he or she most certainly did not want to see – two people in the car about to get it on. Gross. But it got worse for our lovebirds.

15
Like
Save
Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com