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Jump in Vegas weddings on memorable 11/12/13 date

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas wedding chapels are seeing a spike in traffic as couples try to land a memorable 11/12/13 wedding date.

The Clark County clerk's office issued 1,399 marriage licenses in the four days leading up to Tuesday. That's a 28 percent increase from the same four-day period last year.

Clerk Diana Alba says the number of licenses is nowhere near what it was during the record-breaking days before July 7, 2007, when the calendar turned up lucky triple sevens.

But she says couples tend to gravitate toward dates like 11/12/13 that are easy to remember, or fall near a three-day weekend.

Unusual weddings around Sin City on Tuesday included a couple that got married on a motorcycle, and another pair that had a six-tier wedding cake made out of hamburgers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


Man held for didgeridoo attack on Southern California cab

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the fare.

U-T San Diego says the 31-year-old man and a woman were picked up Sunday night in Chula Vista then fell asleep during a 20-minute ride to a home.

Police Lt. Phil Collum says when they arrived, the man got into an argument with the cabbie over the fare.

Collum says he went into the house and came out with a didgeridoo — a long, wooden instrument from Australia.

Collum says the man threatened the driver with it. The cabbie drove off, but the man allegedly chased the cab and whacked it several times with the didgeridoo, denting the vehicle.

Arriving police arrested the man on suspicion of vandalism.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


Portland span could be named Lisa Simpson Bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The TriMet transit agency is giving Portlanders a chance to name the new car-free bridge over the Willamette River.

Submissions are being accepted on the TriMet website until Dec. 1.

KGW reports some suggestions so far are to name the span after street musician "Working" Kirk Reeves who died about a year ago; or Abigail Scott Duniway, who fought for the right of women in Oregon to vote; or cartoon character Lisa Simpson.

Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/

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