LIGHTER SIDE NEWSLast Update on Friday, December 6, 2013 3:05 AM EST
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Baby Jesus is missing -- again. Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, say the baby Jesus has been stolen from a City Hall creche for the second year in a row. Figurines of Mary, Joseph and a lamb were also taken. The theft was first reported by a street sweeper early yesterday morning. Police Captain John Dougan tells the Patriot Ledger a scrape in the street suggests the figurines were dragged to a waiting vehicle. A spokesman for the mayor says the manger figures were donated by the city's Roman Catholic parishes years ago.
Stumped about a holiday gift for that special someone? Forget the techy gadgets. How about health insurance? California's health insurance exchange is urging holiday shoppers to think about giving young people "the gift of health." The campaign highlights a critical financial issue for insurers. Covered California needs to sign up as many young, healthy people as possible. That's to offset the cost of medical care for older and sicker customers.
Gail Wise still has her old Ford Mustang -- the very first Mustang ever sold. She didn't know she owned a bit history when she drove away from a Chicago Ford dealership in the spring of 1964. Wise paid about 3,300 bucks for her new convertible. Wise was 22 and fresh out of college when she bought the car. The dealer sold it two days before it was officially supposed to go on the market. The Mustang has since been fully restored and the Wises drive it on special occasions. Wise and her iconic pony car were in Dearborn, Michigan, yesterday, as Ford took the wraps off the 50th anniversary, 2015 Mustang.
Snow bunnies will be seen in all hues this winter. Bright colors are the rule for ski wear. Liz Braund, from The North Face, says there's a "hunger for color" as the economy picks up. Men's best-sellers at North Face include royal blue and an acid yellow. Women are into clashing brights, like turquoise paired with a yellow-tinted green. Nancy Taylor, of Athleta, says you can "be a little wild and crazy" on the ski slopes. She adds the bright white of the snow makes all the color look even better.
Two fast cats from the Houston Zoo got to do their thing for International Cheetah Day. The cheetahs were allowed to run around the Houston Sports Park without their leashes Wednesday. That's the complex where the Houston Dynamo soccer team practices. Zoo officials say the cheetahs were clocked at more than 40 miles per hour while chasing a lure. Last December, the same two animals were allowed to run part of the Sam Houston Race Park track.
Sushi Robber Stabbed
You need a very sharp knife to make sushi -- as one would-be robber learned the hard way. Philadelphia police report a 19-year-old tried to rob the Terryin Sushi Bar yesterday afternoon. But the owner made a little sashimi out of the suspect, stabbing him twice in the back with a razor-sharp knife. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he remains in stable condition under police guard. Authorities also suspect him in the robberies of a nearby grocery store and pizzeria.
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