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Superman License Plates Drop 'Birthplace'

CLEVELAND, (UPI) — Ohio officials said they are seeking alternate slogans for a Superman-themed license plate that DC Comics did not want to say “Birthplace of Superman.” State Rep. Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland, said officials wanted a Superman plate to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, but DC Comics and Warner Communications objected […]

Minnesota Man, 96, Obtains Patent

BEMIDJI, Minn., (UPI) — A 96-year-old Minnesota man with more than 45 patents to his credit has done it again, this time for what he says is an improved marine transmission clutch. George Aschauer of Bemidji said he is now receiving offers to build his latest marine transmission innovation, which the U.S. Patent Office dubbed […]

Man Sues State Over Deer Attack

MARIN COUNTY, Calif., (UPI) — A California man is suing the state Department of Fish and Game, claiming a “mismanaged” wild deer attacked him, a court document shows. Thadeusz Wyrzykowski of Bolinas said in his handwritten court filing that he suffered injuries from falling into a window after deer jumped into his fenced yard last […]

Police: Man Attacked Cyclist With Sausages

BROCKTON, Mass., (UPI) — Police in Massachusetts said a man accused of stealing meat, cheese and bread from a fairgrounds stand allegedly attacked a cyclist with the sausages. Brockton police said Michael Baker allegedly broke into the sausage stand at the Brockton Fairgrounds early Sunday and attacked a cyclist about 8 a.m. with the sausage […]

Contacts On Order For Carolina Elephant

ASHEBORO, N.C., (UPI) — Veterinarians at a North Carolina zoo say they are crossing their fingers as a pair of jumbo contact lenses are made for one of their elephants. C’sar nearly went blind at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, but cataract surgery saved the day and has the 38-year-old bull African elephant pretty much […]

Man Arrested For Trying To Guard Garden

GREENACRES, Fla., (UPI) — A Florida man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge said he was only trying to protect his butterfly garden from destruction. John Buchholz, 80, is due in court on the charge June 26. John and Pat Buchholz of Greenacres said they had been battling for years with The Cloisters […]

Vehicle Plunges 20 Feet, Driver OK

SAN ANTONIO, (UPI) — A Texas police officer said it was “amazing” a woman was not seriously injured in her vehicle’s 20-foot plunge from Interstate 10 onto a creek bank. San Antonio police said the woman, who is in her 50s, was traveling west Sunday near Foster Road when she lost control about 4:25 p.m. […]

Surgeon Mistakenly Removed Hip Joint

GALVE, Sweden, (UPI) — A surgeon mistakenly removed the entire hip joint from a woman who was only supposed to have a small growth removed, a Swedish hospital spokeswoman said. Galve hospital officials said the 30-year-old woman went in for surgery to remove a small growth of bone close to her hip, but the surgeon […]

Florida Gov. Scott Declared 'Dead' Voter

MIAMI, (UPI) — Those purging Florida’s voter registration rolls for ineligible voters might want to take a go slow approach — Gov. Rick Scott was declared dead in 2006. Scott told Friday’s Miami Herald election judges told him he was dead when he went to vote at Naples City Hall in 2006, forcing him to […]

Joe Walshes Square Off In Illinois

SCHAUMBERG, Ill., (UPI) — Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., described Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who is supporting Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, as the “Hotel California liberal elite.” Walsh the guitarist announced he will play a July 1 concert in Schaumberg, Ill., to support Duckworth’s bid for the 8th Congressional District seat against the other Walsh, with […]

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