Odds and ends for December 18
Zoo’s cheetahs let loose at horse track
HOUSTON (AP) — Two cheetahs from the Houston Zoo usually confined to cages have been allowed to run through part of a horse track when the regular racers weren’t around.
The 5-year-old male siblings named Kito and Kiburi were allowed to roam this month at a grassy fenced part of Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
The zoo officials, starting in August, took the big cats to the park twice on leashes. Curator Beth Schaefer says the cheetahs were calm and with their regular trainers.
The cheetahs in early November were allowed off their leashes at the race park, with no problems. The second off-leash excursion was Dec. 11.
School stumped by Indiana Jones mail
CHICAGO (AP) — University of Chicago officials are puzzled by a mystery piece of mail seemingly linked to the Indiana Jones movie series.
The university’s admissions department received a package last week addressed to “Henry Walton Jones Jr.” That’s the main character’s name in the popular film franchise that began in the 1980s.
The package contained a replica of the journal from the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film — and no explanation.
Admissions counselor Grace Chapin says one theory is that it’s an “alternate reality” game where players plant clues for others.
Officials with Lucasfilm, the studio that made the movies, say they weren’t responsible for the package.
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