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10-year-old boy finds $10000 in hotel room
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy who found $10,000 in a drawer at a Kansas City hotel where he was staying with his dad turned the money over to police. Tyler Schaefer found the neatly stacked bills Saturday in the room where he and his father, Cody Schaefer, were staying at a hotel Continue reading →

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Offbeat California Hotel Amenities We Love
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There’s no place like home, but when you go on vacation, finding the right home away from home can make or break a vacation. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes — some are luxurious, others budget-friendly. In the end, it’s the little things that make …

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Clumsy, likable ‘Frances Ha’ is an offbeat charmer
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Gerwig’s delivery is so natural and offbeat that it often seems improvised rather than scripted. There are some lovely scenes with her parents, whom Frances visits at her childhood home in Sacramento. You can see the yearning for a simpler time on her …

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Off Beat: CD reunites friends after a half century
www.columbian.com

Photos courtesy of Frances “Chickie” Ishihara White Old friends Nancy Guenther, 76, left, and Frances “Chickie” White, 86, were reunited last summer after The Columbian published a story about Chickie starting her singing career in an internment camp …

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Cat caught smuggling cell phones into Russian prison
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MOSCOW (AP) — Inmates at Russia’s prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cell phones, but this may be the first time they have used a cat as an accomplice. Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s north saw a cat on the fence and it …

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Woman gives birth to twins on remote stretch of highway
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Lynette Hales looks on as Utah Trooper Cameron Fawson and Jim Gerber shake hands following a news conference at the Intermountain Medical Center Monday, June 3, 2013, in Murray, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) …

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Review: Dame Evelyn Glennie’s impressively offbeat evening
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Dame Evelyn Glennie. City Chamber Orchestra. Concert Hall at City Hall. Reviewed: May 30. The City Chamber Orchestra’s four-item programme – by turns pastiche, inventive, cerebral and jocular – featured the celebrated percussionist Evelyn Glennie in …

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‘Squirk’ at the second line in Offbeat Magazine
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Check out this amazing photo! You’re looking at second line street legend Oliver Hunter who’s known as “Squirk.” Photographer Eric Waters caught Squirk in action, leaping into the air with his hat flying off his head. The photo is featured in the …

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Llama busts loose in Fla., subdued with taser
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A June 1, 2013, photo provided by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, shows Leon County officials working to corner Scooter, a 7-year-old llama that was on the loose in north Florida, in Tallahassee, Fla. Scooter had to be subdued with a Taser …

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Don’t Miss The Berkshires’ Offbeat Attractions
www.courant.com

First off, the area is just an hour and a half away and usually there’s very little traffic and no endless bridge backup to get there. (Sorry, Cape Cod.) Next — and most important for me — it offers an abundance of kitsch.

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