Scavenger hunt leads to vow renewal
ORANGE, Texas, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man said he brought his wife to Texas to conclude a three-year scavenger hunt that ended with a surprise vow renewal ceremony.
Rich Jones, who met his wife, Terri, when they were both working at DuPont in Orange, Texas, said the hunt began with a skeleton key he gave his wife for their 22nd wedding anniversary and concluded when Terri arrived in Orange Saturday to find Rich had re-assembled most of the original wedding party for a surprise vow renewal ceremony, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.
"It's fun to know he loved me that much, to do all this," Terri said.
Rich said his wife was worth the effort.
"Our marriage has been great," he said.
Crop circles appear at Wash. wheat field
WILBUR, Wash., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Washington state couple said crop circles that mysteriously appeared in their wheat field are likely tied to crop circles from previous years.
Greg and Cindy Geib of Lincoln County, north of Wilbur, said they noticed the crop circles in their wheat field Tuesday, KHQ-TV, Spokane, Wash., reported Tuesday.
The farmers said crop circles appear in the area every couple of years and this year must have been their turn. The couple said they do not know who is behind the crop circles, but they joked about them being made as signs from aliens.
Woman in 90s refuses to hand over jewels
GAVLE, Sweden, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden said a man tried to pull jewelry off the hands of a woman in her 90s, but the senior citizen refused to allow the theft.
Gavle police said the man knocked on the woman's door Sunday, when she was home with a 72-year-old female friend, and asked to borrow a bucket of water, The Local.se reported Tuesday.
Investigators said the 72-year-old woman left to fetch the bucket and the man attempted to pry jewelry off the nonagenarian's fingers, but the woman would not let go of her rings.
"Like hell you will," police quoted the woman as saying.
Police said the man, who fled the house, may be linked to a similar incident in the area involving a request for a bucket of water.
CNN photo shows Whitney impersonator
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A German man who works as a Whitney Houston impersonator said business is booming following a CNN mix-up labeling his picture as the late singer's.
Ikenna Amaechi of Berlin said in New York his popularity has skyrocketed ever since CNN's Piers Morgan show mistakenly showed his picture in a series of photos of Whitney Houston, The Local.de reported Tuesday.
"It must have been horribly embarrassing for them, I mean they must have many people working on a show like that [the Piers Morgan show]," Amaechi said. "My phone has been red hot the whole time, with calls from around the world asking about this. It's amazing what a reaction there has been.
"The first thing I thought was what an awful mistake to make. I watch the Piers Morgan show sometimes and because I knew he was going to be talking with LL Cool J about last February when she died, I recorded it and decided to watch. There were five pictures of Whitney there, but the third one was actually me," he said.
"I didn't even notice at first, but then I thought, hang on ... And I thought, I don't drink or take drugs, perhaps I'm having a stroke. I couldn't believe it. The second thing I thought was what would her family think? And then my mother said, 'Even in heaven Whitney has a sense of humor, look what she has done for you,'" Amaechi said.
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