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Music Icon Patti Page Dies
Patti Page, the best-selling female singer of the 1950s, died Tuesday at the age of 85. Page was famous for her hit “That Doggie in the Window” and her version of the Tennessee waltz. She sold more than 100 million records and since her first hit in 1947, the singer never stopped touring and singing.
Bike Swallowed by Tree in Washington State
In 1954, 8-year-old Don Puz deliberately “lost” a bike in the woods of Washington state’s Vashon Island. It was a girls bike and he wanted a boys. The tree has spent almost 60 years growing around it and today the bike is 5 feet up in the air.
Avis Buys Zipcar
Rental car company Avis is buying Zipcar for $491.2 million. Access to Avis’ vehicles would help Zipcar reach high demands on the weekends and car sharing will give Avis the opportunity to serve more customers. Zipcar, which was founded in 2000 and went public in 2011, has more than 760,000 members. The deal, which both companies value at approximately $500 million, is expected to close this spring.
Bullets From Hatfield-McCoy Feud Found
Excavators have found bullets believed to have been fired by the McCoys in self-defense during a New Year’s attack by the Hatfields in 1888. Fragments of windows and ceramic from the family’s cabin where also found in the woods of eastern Kentucky’s Pike County. The bullets were burrowed into a hill overlooking where the McCoy cabin stood. The Hatfields and McCoys had one of the most famous feuds in American history.