In Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, a couple wanted to marry in the place they met. The Valley News Dispatch reported 69-year-old Larry Spiering and 61-year-old Becky Smith married on Easter Sunday at the Community Supermarket in Lower Burrell, where they met 10 years ago. Smith said she was working at the supermarket when Spiering walked up and gave her a piece of paper with his name and phone number on it. She said it was only fitting that they married in the aisle where they met.
In Salina, Kansas, the Salina Journal reports that a 23-year-old woman called police to her house after finding her front door chained from the inside. Police say they searched the house but didn’t find an intruder. Two hours later, the woman and her current boyfriend heard a loud noise and found the woman’s former boyfriend had fallen partly through the living room ceiling. Police say he was hiding in the attic. The current boyfriend pulled the former boyfriend’s legs through the ceiling and began fighting him.
In Quebec City, Canada, a teenager who purchased her first lottery ticket to celebrate her 18th birthday hit the jackpot and will receive $1,000 Canadian a week for the rest of her life.
In Victoria, British Columbia, a man has been welcomed back to the Fairmont Empress Hotel. According to a story confirmed by a hotel spokesperson to the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper, in 2001, the man checked into the hotel for a business meeting with clients at a new job. He also brought some pepperoni from his hometown to share with former Navy buddies in the area. But his room had no fridge so he opened a window to keep it cool, and went for a long walk. Hungry seagulls invaded the room to eat the spicy meat and, in the process, completely destroyed the room. The result was such a housekeeping nightmare that the Fairmont Empress permanently banned him. But, recently, the man went to the hotel to apologize in person and left a present of about a pound of Brothers TNT Pepperoni. The man says since then, one of the managers has encouraged him to stay at the hotel again.
In Royal Oak, Michigan, free buckets of five pounds of animal manure, dubbed Detroit Zoo Poo, will be handed out on April 14 as part of the zoo’s GreenFest celebration. The event precedes Earth Day and will showcase how the zoo recycles waste. Buckets will be available to the first 1,000 visitors to the zoo’s anaerobic digester educational display. According to the Associated Press, the digester converts 500 tons of animal manure and other organic waste each year into methane-rich gas to help power the zoo’s animal hospital. Nutrient-rich fertilizer is a byproduct. The zoo notes the compost “is great for putting in your garden.”