Pat’s Picks: Thursday, August 30
Written by Pat's Papers | UPDATED: Thursday, 30 August 2012 8:23 AM
The best headlines, the most interesting photography and conversation-starting articles from today’s newspapers.
It took 20 years, but Dylan and Kelly are in love again. The New York Post confirms that “Beverly Hills 90210” alums Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are an item. The sparks apparently started to fly when the pair reunited to film a commercial for Old Navy.
For 25 years, scientists have kept a group of monkeys on a severely reduced-calorie diet, in hopes that they would live longer. In fact, some of the scientists were so convinced that the low-calorie diet was the path to longevity that they started severely restricting their own diets. Turns out, they were wrong, says the New York Times. The skinny monkeys didn’t live any longer than the control group. The take away? Eat up!
Paul Ryan took to the stage in Tampa yesterday to accept the GOP vice presidential nomination. And while he was there, he managed to give the crowd what they wanted says the New York Times: a thorough bashing of the president. The Wall Street Journal says Ryan’s speech was “one of the GOP’s sharpest cases yet against a second term for President Barack Obama, and for Republicans as the party of small government.”
A gay couple has filed a lawsuit against United Continental Airlines, accusing workers of taping a sex toy to the outside of their luggage says the San Francisco Chronicle. The couple was flying home after a trip abroad and re-checked their bags after going through customs in Houston. When they arrived at home a sex toy had been removed from their luggage, covered “in a greasy, foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag.”
A Florida woman was arrested by an undercover wildlife officer for selling three pirahnas in a Walmart parking lot last week says the Sun Sentinel. Before she made the sale, the woman had jokingly asked the officer, who was posing as an interested buyer on Craigslist, if he was a cop, writing: “Maybe I’m being overly paranoid. Either way, can’t be too sure now a days. It’s not like this is some kind of drug deal.”
Some know him as the Meatball Bear. His 28,000 Twitter followers call him Glen Bearian. The Los Angeles Times says the 400-pound black bear who has been repeatedly spotted in southern California eating leisurely (often meatballs) from trash cans, will now be called a Coloradan. Officials were able to catch Glen Bearian (it was a combo of honey and bacon that nabbed him) and relocate him to a Colorado sanctuary known as the “Club Med for Bears.”
With Labor Day approaching, it’s time for frequent flyers to start shopping for their 2013 summer vacations, says the Wall Street Journal. Some tips to help you make your miles stretch: Pick up the phone, as miles tickets are typically easier to book by calling a travel agent. And consider investing in a flight tracking website, like ExpertFlyer.com, that will monitor price changes and send you alerts.
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