Preservationists Raising Money for Alamo Facelift: Preservationists are attempting to raise $300 million, so that the famed symbol of Texas independence - the Alamo - will be able to undergo what many say is a long needed facelift. Sounds like what they really need is one of those big, corporate sponsorships. I tell ya, nothing quite says “American frontier” like the “JP Morgan Chase Alamo.”
Beverly Hills Fined for Not Conserving Enough Water: California has fines upscale Beverly Hills $61,000 for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during the state’s unrelenting four-year drought. OK, but let’s be honest here, in a town like Beverly Hills, $61,000 isn’t a fine - its an annoyance.
Kangaroo Attacks 94-Year-Old Woman in Australia: Police in Australia had to use pepper spray to ward off a rogue kangaroo, after a 94-year-old woman who was hanging laundry in her backyard. Lawyers say they fear authorities may attempt to put the animal on trail in a “kangaroo court.”