Last Update on December 24, 2014 10:10 GMT
MATTRESS CAT MYSTERY
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oops. An Oregon man says he accidentally sold his girlfriend's cat along with her mattress. Roy Dufek says his girlfriend is moving in with him, so he sold her mattress set while she was at work. A buyer paid a hundred bucks. Apparently the cat was hiding inside the box spring, which had a hole in it. Durek and girlfriend, Hayley Crews, have searched for the missing Camo the cat but without success. They're now offering a $200 reward for Camo. Haley says she's not mad, because her boyfriend didn't know about the hole.
SCHOOL OF HARD CIDER
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- This is no school of hard knocks -- it's a school of hard cider. People are learning how to brew their own alcohol-containing cider at Washington State University's extension center in Mount Vernon. In one recent lesson, students mixed a proper blend of pear and apple juices, for an easy-drinking cider. A local paper (Skagit Valley Herald) reports there are also business-oriented classes for hobbyists wanting to get into selling their hard cider.
NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- David Adams wants beer while he drives. Not to drink -- but on his license plates. Adams arranges tours of craft breweries. He's fighting New Hampshire officials to get the vanity tags "BREWBUS", "GROWLER" or "NHBEER". He already has a plate that reads "BEERBUS" on a tour van. He tells the Portsmouth Herald he's not promoting anything illegal and should be able to get the plates. A state senator says legislators will look into the issue at committee meeting next month.
FARM FIASCO-NATION'S CAPITAL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You might have doubts about farming in the nation's capital. Well, you're right. DC isn't farm country, at least not on the site planned for a massive urban farm. Seems no one bothered to take a close look at the property. It's a dump, and an unlicensed one at that. Officials say there's contaminated waste on the site, everything from rusting oil drums to abandoned shipping containers. It would take an estimated $1 million to clean up, likely killing the project.