Oddly Enough Features
Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card....
Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home....
Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can
BERLIN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide....
Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say....
New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars....
Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city....
Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) -- One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell....
Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburghers talk funny....
Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?