Company Aims To Make Some Green Renting Homes To Pot Tourists

Originally posted on CBS Denver:

DENVER (CBS4) – A lot of people are visiting Colorado to imbibe in the state’s legal marijuana, and that’s a business opportunity some just can’t pass up. Now a company will offer homes to rent so those pot tourists can light up.

Local homeowners could be the next group to cash in on Colorado’s booming marijuana industry. One group wants to keep visitors coming to Colorado by providing them with 4/20-friendly vacation rentals.

Homeowner Tracey Smith talks to CBS4's Karen Morfitt about renting her home out to pot smokers (credit; CBS)

Homeowner Tracey Smith talks to CBS4′s Karen Morfitt about renting her home out to pot smokers (credit; CBS)

Tracey Smith is one of the first to list her property with airTHC, a website site dedicated to connecting out-of-towners with marijuana-friendly vacation homes in Colorado.

“We know people are going to come up here and do it anyway, so we just figured, why not?” Smith said.

Colorado law strictly prohibits smoking in public places, and most hotels don’t…

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NFL’s amends its extra-point experiment for the preseason

Originally posted on Q:

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NEW YORK — The NFL amended its proposal to experiment with longer extra points during two preseason games next season, moving the kicks five yards closer than originally planned.

The league’s vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said the experimental extra points will now be played from the 15-yard line for 33-yard kicks during the first two weeks of the preseason.

“Over the last several years, the 33-yard kick, your accuracy drops to about 92, 93 percent,” Blandino said Thursday at a conference with sports editors in the league’s office. “So it’s still a pretty good — in terms of accuracy — but not quite automatic. It’s just part of an evaluation of the play. I think there’s a lot of sentiment to change it and make it more competitive and we’re going to evaluate a couple of different options.”

Blandino said after the…

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30 Percent of Americans Admit to Cheating…

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

6 Signs That You Should NOT Have Sex With Him (thumbnail)Hard truth time, y’all: In a poll conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education, the nonprofit found that one in three partnered Americans has lied to his or her significant other about their finances. For most, this consisted of hiding receipts or keeping another bank account, but 13 percent of those polled admitted to lying about the amount of their income or debt level.

That’s like Lifetime movie-level deception! The NEFE has dubbed this phenomenon “financial infidelity.” Since so many couples argue about money, this is certainly a serious issue that should be discussed in serious terms. But all indiscretions are not equal here. Tossing out a receipt for a candy bar doesn’t make me a cheater on par with that guy who pretended to be a Rockefeller.

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K Camp – In Due Time (EP) (stream)

Originally posted on Urban Stylz's Blog:

K Camp hopes to build off the attention that his 2 Chainz assisted single ‘Cut Her Off’ created and unveils his new ep titled ‘In Due Time’ which features mostly cuts from his mixtape with the same name that dropped back in December. You can now cop the ep via
iTunes and check out some snippets from the project below.

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Bishop Zubik Heading To Rome For Canonization Of 2 Popes

Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Catholic Church is set to canonize Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.

They’ll receive sainthood for their accomplishments during their papacies.

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Pope John XXIII was pontiff from 1958 to 1963. He is credited with ushering in the modern Catholic Church in the ‘60s.

Pope John Paul II won over the hearts of many Catholics during his time as pontiff from 1978 to 2005.

Bishop David Zubik and some other local Catholics are making the trip for the canonization.

Bishop Zubik told KDKA’s Brenda Waters, “A pilgrimage is not a vacation, it is a journey of Christians to very important spots of faith in Rome.”

This journey for 88 pilgrims out of Pittsburgh begins Friday afternoon on a flight to Rome. The historical event will take place Sunday at Saint Peters Square.

Packing for the journey, Donna Carosella…

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Memorial star to honor LAPD Officer Lee

Originally posted on KFWB NEWS TALK 980:

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The Los Angeles Police Department plans to unveil a memorial star outside the Hollywood Station to honor Officer Nicholas Lee, killed when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck.

The ceremony — scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday in front of the station in the 1300 block of North Wilcox Avenue — will include Lee’s family, friends and colleagues, LAPD officials said.

Lee, 40, died at the scene of the morning crash on March 7 near Robert Lane and Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, about a block across the city line.

Lee’s partner, only three months out of the police academy, was hospitalized and released.

The two were responding to an “unknown trouble” call when the crash happened.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said shortly after the crash that it appeared the truck, which wound up on its side after striking the patrol car, may have…

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