Bizarre News-Bikini Baristas

November 5, 2009 11:12:28 PM PST
The stories may be strange, but they're trueBIKINI BARISTAS
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - It's latte with a view. But officials in the Washington state city of Everett are considering a cover-up for coffee servers in skimpy bikinis. Councilman Drew Nielsen tells a local paper (The Everett Herald) they've been getting complaints about the bikini baristas coming out of their coffee stands. It seems the nearly bare coffee bar babes are trying to heat up sales. The council is now considering an update to the lewd behavior ordinance to cover drive-up businesses.

CRACK FOR CLUNKER
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - This isn't a case of cash for clunkers -- more like crack for a clunker. Deputies in Fresno County, Calif., have busted a guy they charge tried to trade his dad's s car for 50 bucks worth of crack cocaine. Deputies arrested the 39-year-old man early yesterday morning, after his father reported his Lincoln had been stolen. When deputies arrived at the father's home, they saw the son walking up the street. Deputies say they determined the car had been sold for drugs. Authorities later located the missing Lincoln and busted the driver, too. Officials haven't released the names of the those involved.

TEACHER DONATION
KIDNEY LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - One Long Island, N.Y. teacher is giving a student more than an education. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti has donated a kidney to a teenager who was in her class. Mazzotta-Perretti says Kevin O'Brien asked if she would be willing to be an organ donor. But she never expected to be a match. She was -- and the operation has been performed in a Manhattan hospital. The 19-year-old O'Brien says he now feels energized. O'Brien hopes to pay forward his teacher's good deed by working with researchers to clone human organs.

NAKED PIZZA
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Naked Pizza isn't what you might think. It's pizza without any artificial additives. The New Orleans pizza restaurant was first called World's Healthiest Pizza. Its boxes explained in colorful detail how the natural ingredients help to clean the digestive tract. Co-owner Randy Crochet says that was their first mistake. He tells CityBusiness most people don't want to eat pizza just because it's healthy. So, now they're taking another approach -- Naked Pizza. Crochet says the company is also looking to go naked in five Northeastern states.

REGULAR RICH GUY
NEW YORK (AP) - Jimmy Groves calls himself a regular guy -- who happens to have 168 million bucks. No filet mignon for him. The New Yorker says he had a hankering for a burger after picking up his lottery jackpot. Groves bought his ticket at a Bronx grocery store. Other than a hamburger, what's Groves going to do with his new fortune? He says he'll set aside money for his son's and grandchild's education. And he may even buy a house.

POLITE-NOT POLICE
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - He's "polite" not the "police." Gary Grimes noticed his white Honda motorcycle is similar to the type used by the San Antonio police. So, he decided to have decals made that say "be polite" and put them on his bike. Grimes rides more than 50 miles a day commuting to the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he works. He tells a local TV station he's not trying fool anybody with his "polite" bike. He says at first glance, some people might confuse him with a police officer. But Grimes adds he just tries "to be nice to everyone."


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