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CAL-NEV-ARI, Nevada (AP):
Buying your own town is as easy as buying 500 acres of vacant land located just 70 miles south of Las Vegas from the founder of a place called Cal-Nev-Ari.
Nancy Kidwell is offering the entirety of her town for just $8 million. She tried to sell the property in 2010 for $17 million, but couldn't find any buyers. Now the 78-year-old has dropped the price and is including Cal-Nev-Ari's casino, diner, convenience store, 10-room motel, RV park and mile-long dirt airstrip in the deal.
The only things not for sale are the residents themselves, some privately owned homes, the small community centre and a volunteer fire station built by Clark County
Kidwell and her husband, Slim, founded the town in 1965 when it was just an empty swathe of land along US 95. Now it is home to about 350 people, but Kidwell said she can't sustain it. Slim died in 1983 and her second husband died in 2011, leaving the bulk of maintaining the town to her.
"It's time for someone else to do something with it," the 78-year-old said. "Fifty-one years is long enough."
Listing broker Fred Marik said the main value of the property is land and that the businesses are "just breaking even." He said he is advertising the town as a blank canvas. It doesn't have paved roads, but it does have deep-water wells, a sewer system and a utility company.
Carlsberg has launched an entire chocolate pop-up bar.
The iconic beverage brand has built a chocolate-filled temporary pub at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch called 'If Carlsberg Did Chocolate Bars', which is made entirely from the edible substance.
Speaking about the edible bar Dharmesh Rana, senior brand manager at Carlsberg UK, said: "Easter is a big beer-drinking occasion for our consumers and this year, we wanted to do something a bit different. We knew that the British public loves beer and chocolate, so we're delighted to bring them together to create probably the best bar there could be."
The alcoholic brand, renowned for their thirst- quenching pints, transformed the space into a three-metre deep, five metres wider and two-metre high ornately decorated decadent bar in advance of the Easter bank holiday weekend and took three months to build.
SYCAMORE, Ohio (AP):
A teenager who toured an Ohio high school while posing as a state senator has pleaded guilty to impersonating a peace officer.
Prosecutors say they'll recommend probation for Marion resident Izaha Akins. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty on Monday to the felony charge.
Authorities say Akins spoke to a government class at Mohawk High School in Sycamore for an hour last December. Officials didn't realise they had been duped until Republican Sen David Burke showed up weeks later for a scheduled appearance.
Burke calls what Akins did an extremely elaborate scheme. The impersonating a peace officer charge includes anyone who poses as a state employee.
His attorney said on Monday that Akins is sorry for the negative attention he brought to the school, but he is glad it pushed schools to improve their security procedures.