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  |   March 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Croatian prime minister takes a tumble

PETRINJA, Croatia, March 5 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Croatia said he was "showing off" when he took a tumble from the top of an armored personnel carrier.

Zagreb daily newspaper Vecernji List said Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic was touring an army barracks Tuesday in Petrinja and climbed to the top of a parked BOV Patria AMV to pose for reporters, B92 reported Tuesday.

Milanovic said he fell from the vehicle when he misjudged its height and thought he would jump down instead of climbing down.

"That's life. One falls and gets up again. I was showing off, but feel no consequences," Milanovic said.

Vecernji said the prime minister didn't skip a beat after his fall.

"He quickly got up, dusted himself off, and continued with the protocol as if nothing had happened," the newspaper said.


German job center posts prostitute opening

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 5 (UPI) -- A German job center apologized for putting up a posting from a prostitution website seeking a "hostess" skilled at "communicating their zest for life to men."

The Federal Employment Agency said its Dusseldorf center posted the ad on the agency's website before discovering it originated from www.escort.de, a prostitution website, The Local.de reported Tuesday.

The posting promised "lucrative pay" and specified no previous experience was necessary.

"We normally carry out checks on all the companies offering positions," agency spokesman Paul Ebsen said. "We regret that this advertisement slipped through and have arranged for it to be removed."


Woman finds success with 'chicken sitting'

PORTLAND, Ore., March 5 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman advertising her "chicken sitting" services said she has received more than 20 callbacks from her fliers.

Linda Walker of Portland said she began her chicken sitting enterprise about four months ago when a friend employed her to take care of her 200 chickens while the friend was away on her honeymoon, ABC News reported Tuesday.

"I said: 'Wow. There's a lot of animals here!'" Walker said. "It was like training by fire, you figure it out. I had enough under my belt to start with that."

Walker said she was prepared by time working at a feed store, which sold chicks and ducklings.

She said her first chicken sitting experience led her to spread fliers around town, and she has since received more than 20 interested offers.

"It's been a really great experience for me," Walker said. "I had to be open to it, and I realized I really enjoyed them. They're beautiful and really funny and better than TV. They're fun to watch. And they have great eggs!"


Student returns $1,800 from ATM

NEWARK, Del., March 5 (UPI) -- A University of Delaware student said an ATM spitting out $1,800 when he requested $40 "was the craziest thing that ever happened to me."

Devon Gluck, 21, said he requested $40 from the PNC Bank ATM Feb. 1 at Trabant University Center at the University of Delaware and was shocked when the machine spit out $1,800, ABC News reported Tuesday.

"It was such a wild thing," Gluck said. "It was the craziest thing that has happened to me. I had no idea how to react."

Gluck said he called his father the following day to ensure returning the money would be the right thing.

"I called him just to get that reassurance because he's been a big influence on my life," Gluck said.

Gluck said he went to the bank 10 days after receiving the cash and returned the money to the branch manager.

"I had to sit on it and compose myself before I walked in with it," Gluck said of the elapsed time between getting the money and returning it.

PNC Bank spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel said the cash came from another student's account and has been returned to its rightful owner.

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