Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frosty the snowman arrested in Maryland

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly?

A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He's accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog.

Sgt. John A. Dolgos tells The Star Democrat of Easton that 52-year-old Kevin Michael Walsh became agitated when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd.

Walsh told The Associated Press that he has dressed as Frosty in the parade for at least 10 years. He says he was wrongfully arrested. He says an officer hassled him after he remarked about the police dog's presence. He says he became agitated only after getting arrested.

Walsh was released on his own recognizance.

Photo and story by the Associated Press

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ore. man delays Iraq lawn-chair balloon flight

-Associated Press

Oregon's "lawn-chair balloonist" has put off his flight in Iraq until next year.

Kent Couch made headlines worldwide in 2008 when he flew a lawn chair supported by more than 150 helium-filled party balloons from the parking lot of the gas station he owns in Bend, Ore., to an Idaho field 235 miles east.

He had planned another balloon flight Tuesday in Baghdad along with Iraqi daredevil Fareed Lafta.

But a statement Monday from spokesman Mark Knowles says the two have delayed the flight until March to accommodate a number of groups that want to use it to raise awareness of the plight of Iraqi orphans.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Endangered Rhino takes a Hellicopter ride

The black rhino is shown being transported in a helicopter ride which allows the rhino to easily travel across difficult terrain. The rhino was given an anecdote before traveling.

To see more photos of the Rhino click HERE.