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The Skinny: Motorcycle recovered 46 years after theft

Long road trip

Bike Stolen in '60s recovered

In February 1967, an uninsured motorcycle worth $300 was reported stolen from a back yard. Fast forward 46 years, and the Omaha, Neb., owner, now in his 70s, is getting his motorcycle back. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday the 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles. It was on its way to Japan, valued at $9,000.

Get set, purl

No record yet for Norway knitters

A team of Norwegian knitters took on the Aussie record-holders in a "sheep to sweater" challenge. Friday night the sheep, Guri, was sheared and the wool spun into yarn, the Local.no reported. Eight hours, 33 minutes of nonstop knitting later, the team had a sweater. But by a long skein, the Australians retain the record: 4 hours, 51 minutes. Norway's televised National Knitting Evening filled a "slow TV" slot in the nation that perfected watching wood burn.

Flight risk

Gator found under O'Hare escalator

A small alligator was captured Friday in a terminal at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday that an officer snared the footlong reptile by putting a trash can over it. One report said aviation workers used a dustpan and broom. The gator was swept away to the Herpetological Society.

'Hillbilly Hotties'

Bikini baristas too hot for shop

Three women were arrested by police in Everett, Wash., after undercover detectives visited the "Hillbilly Hotties" coffee shop. Police Officer Aaron Snell said, "The cut-and-dried version is women showing body parts." But an employee disagreed. "We're just like every other regular coffee stand, really. It's just that we're a little less dressed."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The Skinny: Motorcycle recovered 46 years after theft 11/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 9:25pm]
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