Friday 2/3


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Watery milk - Two Ohio farm­ers were search­ing for a way to put their cows in a really good moo-o-o-o-d, so they came up with an idea that some would con­sider all wet — a waterbed for each and every one of them. Richard and David Con­rad decided to but­ter up the crit­ters in order to increase milk pro­duc­tion, so they invested nearly $70,000 for 240 waterbeds designed espe­cially for bovine use. The Con­rads say that the cows are hap­pier, and just like that com­mer­cial says, the happy cows pro­duce bet­ter tast­ing, better-quality milk.

Mon­key shine -  Dan Harsh­burger, a spokesman for Mar­tin County Fire Res­cue, said the Post Office in Jensen Beach was evac­u­ated as inves­ti­ga­tors worked to iden­tify an “unknown sub­stance leak­ing from two card­board boxes.” Harsh­burger said, “They’ve done an eval­u­a­tion of the sub­stance, and at this time they deter­mined they believe it to be pos­si­bly moon­shine.”  Are they sure?  Well, offi­cials exam­ined the con­tents of the boxes and found one of them con­tained a bro­ken jar labeled “moonshine.”

A wild cherry chase - Seat­tle police say a  woman, whose name was not released, is believed to have stolen a cherry picker when she dis­cov­ered it parked with the keys inside and led a King County sheriff’s deputy, a Wash­ing­ton State Patrol trooper and offi­cers from the Seat­tle and Shore­line police depart­ments on a high-speed chase through the city!   The chase came to an end when the woman crashed into a light pole in the park­ing lot of the Home Depot.  The woman, who a deputy said was laugh­ing when she was pulled from the truck, was taken to Har­borview Med­ical Cen­ter to receive treat­ment for cuts to her face.Police said the sus­pect is likely to be charges with auto theft, felony elud­ing, prop­erty dam­age and dri­ving under the influence.

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