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Indiana Lawmakers Pick State Rifle

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana Legislature voted to name a gun kept at President William Henry Harrison’s home as the official state rifle. The Grouseland rifle, named for Harrison’s Grouseland home in Vincennes, was approved by a 78-2 vote Tuesday in the House after earlier being approved 48-2 by the Senate, the Indianapolis Star reported […]

Debbie Harry Mistaken For Lindsay Lohan

NEW YORK (UPI) — Photographers outside a New York hotel mistook 66-year-old Blondie singer Debbie Harry for 25-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan, observers said. The photographers swarmed around Harry Sunday morning outside the Mercer Hotel, where Lohan had been seen earlier in the week, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. One of the photographers told […]

Laptop-Shooting Dad Makes Up With Daughter

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (UPI) — A North Carolina man who posted a video to YouTube depicting him shooting his teenage daughter’s laptop computer said he and the girl have reconciled. Tommy Jordan, who posted the 8-minute, 30-second clip on YouTube in early February, told NBC’s “Today” show he and his daughter, Hannah Marie, 15, have made […]

Men On Cross Country Walks Meet In Louisiana

FRANKLIN, La. (UPI) — Two men on separate walks across the United States said they crossed paths in Louisiana and ended up staying the night in the same house. Andrew Forsthoefel, 23, of Chadd’s Ford, Pa., and George Throop, 36, of Vancouver, Wash., said they encountered one another in Franklin and swapped stories while staying […]

Hickenlooper’s Wife: Watch Your Language

DENVER (UPI) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wife said she had a talk with her husband after a pair of recent racy remarks. The Democrat, who was elected in 2010, drew laughter Tuesday when introducing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at a Colorado Business Committee for the Arts luncheon and making reference to the mayor’s wife, […]

Man Ordered To Remove 72-Foot Boat From Yard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — A California man who has spent the past six years restoring a 72-foot ship in his yard said the city is ordering him to get rid of the boat. Dennis Holland, who has been restoring the Shawnee, a 1916 ketch, at his Newport Beach home, said city officials obtained a […]

Woman, 90, Teaches Water Aerobics

BRADENTON, Fla. (UPI) — A 90-year-old Florida woman who still teaches water aerobics at the YMCA said her trick is refusing to think of herself as old. Pat Gorman, 90, who has been working at the YMCA in Bradenton since 1984, said her background in dance and synchronized swimming helped condition her body to always […]

Colorado Couple Sole Residents Of Precinct

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UPI) — A Colorado couple said last year’s legislative and congressional redistricting left them as the sole residents of the state’s smallest voting precinct. Larimer County resident Ann Grant, a Democrat, said she and her husband, Butch Hartson, a Republican, learned of their unique status from an official with the local Republican […]

‘Rude’ Girl Handcuffed At School

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (UPI) — A Colorado woman said she moved her 11-year-old daughter to a new school after administrators had her handcuffed for being “rude.” Mireya Gaytan said her daughter, Yajira, was handcuffed and taken by a school resource officer to a juvenile holding facility for disobeying the orders of the assistant principal at Shaw […]

108-Year-Old Vacuum Cleaner Still Works

TIMPERLEY, England (UPI) — A British man who rescued a 108-year-old vacuum cleaner from ending up in a landfill said the machine is still in working order. Harry Cox, 53, of Timperley, England, who is now believed to be the owner of the world’s oldest working vacuum cleaner, said he found the 1904 American Sturtevant […]

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