Darren’s Daily Dose of News – April 19, 2009

darrensdailydoseofnews2In Lodi, California, a grandmother, her daughter and some grandkids were all arrested after trying to shoplift $900 worth of stuff from a Target Store.  ***MARLAR: Good thing they were caught – they were robbing Target for generations. 

A New York entrepreneur is hosting “Eye Gazing” parties, where singles try to find their soul mates by staring into each other’s eyes for three minutes without talking.  ***MARLAR: Women hate the idea because they have to stay quiet for three minutes.

Returning home after an absence can mean unpleasant surprises – a leaky roof, a pet’s mess, even a break-in. But a Russian woman got a nastier surprise when she returned from her country house: her home was gone, torn down mistakenly by construction workers clearing a site.  ***MARLAR: Boy, those Russians take Spring Cleaning seriously!

With an estimated 60 (m) million pet owners in the U-S, it’s probably no surprise that pet oxygen masks are becoming standard equipment for firefighters.  The cone-shaped plastic masks come in three sizes and fit snugly on snouts. They’re used to resuscitate animals suffering from smoke inhalation. They can be used on cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and even birds.  ***MARLAR: This has to be great news for rescue workers.  Can you imagine trying to give CPR to a Shiatsu? 

Court officials in Wilimington, Delaware are red in the face with embarrassment over the woman they hired to be their Spanish-Language courtroom translator. She had the job for ten years and no one realized she couldn’t speak a word of Spanish.  ***MARLAR: Except for “Yo Quiero Taco Bell.”

A New York couple completed a 2,500 -mile cab ride to their new home in Arizona.  ***MARLAR: Yep… that’s what you can expect from Springtime road construction and detours.

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