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Last Update on Friday, April 18, 2014 3:05 AM EDT

Whoopi Goldberg-Marijuana
Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. In her new column for The Denver Post's Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning entertainer writes that her "vape pen" relieves the devastating glaucoma headaches she suffers without overwhelming her with a marijuana high. Goldberg's debut column appeared Thursday. She writes that marijuana eases the pressure, pain and stress of glaucoma, and her vaporizing pen allows her to get the right amount in small sips. Goldberg says she's discreet about using the pen if she's in jurisdictions where medical marijuana is illegal.


Expensive Refill
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket. Lewis is a construction worker and says he never noticed the signs and has refilled his drink before without paying. VA spokeswoman Tonya C. Lobbestael said after reviewing what happened at the Ralph C. Johnson Center in Charleston, officials decided a warning was sufficient. Lobbestael says the cafeteria at the center has signs posted in the drink machines indicating the cost of refills. Failing to pay for the refills is considered shoplifting.

Kittens Shipped
A San Diego cable company employee expecting a shipment of fiberglass equipment got a shock when he discovered two newborn kittens clinging to life inside the box. KGTV reports Thursday that the kittens are recovering after being accidentally shipped by truck from the Los Angeles area to a Cox Communications office in San Diego. Upon finding the tiny black cats, a Cox warehouse worker called his nephew, who happens to work for the Humane Society in San Diego. The kittens were so young they still had their umbilical cords attached. Humane Society nurse Jenny Bonomini says it's likely the mother put her newborn babies in a safe spot — a cardboard box. Bonomini says the kittens, named Mouse and Wifi, are happy and putting on weight.

Wallenda-Chicago Walk
Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that he first would check out Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower and was the nation's tallest building. Wallenda says he hasn't ruled out Willis Tower, but that it would be problematic because there isn't a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He says, though, that he shouldn't have trouble selecting a site. Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. He's part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audiences for decades as The Flying Wallendas.








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