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The Skinny: Mayor's pizza fork fetches $2,500

Pricey cutlery

Mayor's pizza fork fetches $2,500 bid

The results of an auction just might put a fork in the mini-flap over New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to use cutlery to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant. A charity auction website shows the fork that he used sold for $2,500 to an anonymous bidder in an online auction that ended Friday. Proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a group that helps first responders and wounded soldiers. The foundation's Frank Siller tells the Daily News that the winning bidder gave the fork back to Goodfella's Pizzeria.

They're wordless

Mo. spelling bee runs out of words

After 19 rounds in a Missouri county's annual spelling bee over the weekend, only two of the 25 contestants who started the competition remained. Several hours and 47 rounds later, the 11-year-old and her 13-year-old adversary had exhausted all of the available words and most of the participants, forcing organizers of the Jackson County Spelling Bee to temporarily halt the showdown, the Kansas City Star reported. The contest will resume March 8.

His right of way

Los Angeles man given street sign

It's not every day that someone turns 103, even in a city as big as Los Angeles. So to recognize the birthday of Leon Saliba, city officials made an official street sign bearing his name. The Los Angeles Times reported the sign has Saliba's name printed in capital letters below "103rd Street."

Fast delivery

Paramedic delivers girlfriend's baby

North Carolina paramedic Paul Dupree said his girlfriend, Erin Castro, had been turned away from the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte last week because her labor was not far enough along, and they were on their way back to the hospital later in the day when they realized they would not make it in time, ABC's Good Morning America reported Monday. "She told me, 'I think the head is out,' and I said, 'Oh my,' " Dupree said. He pulled the car into a Jack in the Box restaurant's parking lot and called 911. Daughter Harper Lynn popped out before emergency responders arrived.

The Naked City

Miami drivers get stunning view

Motorists on the Rickenbacker Causeway Sunday afternoon got an eyeful — and it wasn't the breathtaking waterfront view. A naked man was walking on the bridge toward downtown Miami. "We were just driving by, and there he was: a totally naked man. We couldn't believe it at first," said Francesca Ferrante, who had her mother in the car, headed to the St. Sophia Greek Festival. Ferrante snapped a picture and sent it to the Miami Herald, which edited the photo to cover certain parts. Drivers apparently called police. Within minutes, Miami-Dade units arrived and hauled the man away.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The Skinny: Mayor's pizza fork fetches $2,500 02/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 8:30pm]
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