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SEATTLE (Reuters) – A thief with a soft-hearted streak, who inadvertently nabbed some cremated remains along with thousands of rare gems in a truck burglary in Washington state, has anonymously mailed back the ashes to their owner, police said on Wednesday.
The truck owner had been golfing in a Tacoma suburb when his vehicle was broken into by a thief who stole a briefcase filled with 3,000 prized Oregon sunstone gemstones, more than 30 silver and gold sunstone rings and a bracelet with 34 multi-hued stones, said Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
Also taken was a green suitcase containing the cremated remains of the truck owner’s son, he said. Days later, the thief anonymously mailed back the ashes to an address on the truck owner’s business card, which had also been taken.
“The case is unique because of the high dollar amount of the gems and because you’ve got a criminal, a thief, who has somewhat of a heart,” Troyer said, without giving a value for the stolen valuables.
The types of Oregon gemstones stolen are popular for jewelry, especially in the Pacific Northwest, said Steve Flock, a Bureau of Land Management geologist in Lakeview, Oregon. They are found near the Oregon towns of Plush, Burns and at the Ponderosa Mine, he said.
It was unclear if the thief acted alone or had an accomplice, and Troyer said the thief likely “got lucky at random” in finding the gems.
(Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis, Cynthia Johnston and Eric Walsh)
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Aardman Animation’s preschool star, Shaun the Sheep will come back to the U.K. small screen this month with 20 brand-spanking new episodes. The hero of Mossybottom Farm will kick off his third season on Monday, Feb. 25th at 3:15 p.m. on the CBBC.
Shaun and his farm buddies cause mayhem in the 20 x 7 minute episodes when they get involved in high jinx with hand gliders, dinosaurs, ducks, graffiti, crows, window cleaning, bulls, skate boards, old home movies and even a piano—in an iconic Laurel and Hardy moment!
The brainchild of Wallace & Gromit maestro Nick Park and developed by Richard Goleszowksi, Alison Snowden and David Fine, Shaun the Sheep first premiered on the CBBC in March of 2007. The show, which has received two International Emmys, a Children’s BAFTA and an Annecy Cristal for Best TV Production, airs in over 180 countries worldwide, including Disney Jr. in the U.S.
To promote the new series launch, CBBC has commissioned another five Championsheeps games to add to the existing suite of online games released during last year’s summer of sport. The games were produced as an experience with on-going appeal and encourage friendly, social competition and interaction with the show’s characters. Available on the CBBC website, these games were designed by Aardman’s in-house digital team who have made significant updates to the suite including new animations for the main hub and new ways of reporting high scores and achievements. A special unlock code feature has also been created and fans will be provided with codes at the end of each new episode giving players access to special features in each of the new games.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Knut, the hand-reared polar bear who captured Germans’ hearts before his early death in 2011, returned to his adoring Berlin public on Friday as a life-sized model bearing the animal’s real fur.
Knut will stand for a month in the entrance foyer of the city’s natural history museum, which has modified its entrance for the anticipated rush of visitors, a museum spokeswoman said.
The museum is keen to stress that Knut has not been stuffed. Rather, a replica of the bear was made, based on Knut’s skeleton, in one of his favorite poses, and this was covered with the creature’s pelt, in a procedure known as dermoplasty.
The model has expressive eyes and a damp nose, museum director Johannes Vogel said.
“I think people will accept Knut, because this is a very dignified model.. People who knew Knut very well while he was alive recognize their Knut here again.”
Knut was the star attraction of Berlin zoo during his four-year life. His mother rejected him as a new-born leaving the fluffy white cub to be reared by a zookeeper. Thousands of visitors queued for hours to watch him frolic in his enclosure, and he inspired a dizzying array of merchandise.
Other German zoos have tried in vain to create celebrity animals. None have ever come close to matching Knut’s fame.
The bear died suddenly of an epileptic fit in March 2011.
(Reporting by Reuters television; writing by Alexandra Hudson, editing by Paul Casciato)
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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Nickelodeon’s CG revamp series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to the network with a “Total Turtle Takeover” on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT with the premiere of the all new episode “I, Monster.” In their newest adventure, the Turtles face-off against a new enemy, The Rat King, who [...]