Odds and ends for June 16


Calls for ‘daddy’ lead to lost bird

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman became concerned when she heard someone calling “Daddy” repeatedly near a school. But when she began looking for a child, she instead found a large green parrot up in a tree.

Fairfield police Lt. James Perez says the fire department used a long pole to remove the bird from the tree at Holland Hill School on Thursday. The parrot then flew onto a bamboo stand. Firefighters chased it out and an animal control officer caught it in a net and brought it to a shelter.

Perez says the bird was talking nonstop saying, “Daddy,” ”hello,” ”what!” and other words.

The bird was found about one mile from its home. It was later reunited with its owner.

Trailer released for LeBron show

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James’ sitcom is closer to becoming reality.

Starz released the official trailer for “Survivor’s Remorse” on Tuesday.

James is an executive producer of the show, which tells the story of a basketball phenom who turns pro, signs a big-money contract and deals with the challenge of having opportunistic family members with strong ties to their poor upbringing.

Other executive producers include Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Paul Wachter and James’ longtime friend and manager Maverick Carter.

The show debuts this fall.

James says he’s proud of how the project has gone so far, and that it’s exciting for him, his friends and his family.

Preview link: http://tinyurl.com/l8ph8q9

 

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