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Speeding to Taco Bell and weed appreciation day

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Work has begun on a documentary about one of the first new wave bands. Music and publishing company BMG says production is underway for the "first-ever fully authorized film" about Devo. The documentary chronicles how the former Kent State University students came together as a band in 1973, three years after the massacre on the school campus. Devo had its biggest mainstream success in 1980 with the album "Freedom of Choice" and the breakout hit "Whip It."

A new Guinness World Record has been set by a new distillery just south of Nashville. At the opening of the Humble Baron in Shelbyville last week, the Guinness World Records stopped by to measure the length of their bar. As it turns out, they broke a 25-year record as their bar measured 518 feet long. The Humble Baron takes the top spot away from the Beer Barrell Saloon in Put-In-Bay, Ohio, which previously held the title for their 405-foot long bar.

A Florida man who was pulled over for driving 100-miles-an-hour says he was speeding because he was trying to get his girlfriend to a job interview at Taco Bell. Arrest records say 22-year-old Jevon Jackson had three kids in the back of his black Mercedes when he was pulled over in Palm Springs, in Palm Beach County, for doing 100 in a 40-mile-an-hour zone. Police say Jackson was also swerving in and out of traffic and driving on a suspended license.

As expected Taylor Swift was a big winner at last night's iHeart Radio Music Awards. Taylor getting three trophies, including the Innovator Award. Swift also won Song of the Year for "Anti-Hero." The award for iHeartRadio's most played artist of the year went to Doja Cat. Songs by Doja Cat had three-point-six billion plays on iHeartRadio's app and radio stations. The iHeart Radio Music Awards were held in Hollywood at the Dolby theater and hosted by Lenny Kravitz.

Today, March 28th, is National Weed Appreciation Day, but maybe not the kind of weed you're thinking of. Ecologists are reminding Americans that many plants we call weeds are beneficial to us and our ecosystems. Native people have used so-called weeds for food and medicine throughout history. Observers of National Weed Appreciation Day should take the time to identify the many uses of plants that grow in their neighborhoods, but do take caution to avoid herbicides and pesticides if picking weeds for your next garden salad.

A lost bird in South Carolina has been found, thanks to a Billy Joel song. Last month, Christine Iturrino was loading groceries into her Myrtle Beach home when Joel, the pet cockatiel she had adopted from a bird rescue group 18 months ago, flew out of the door. She posted lost bird flyers saying "Joel" also liked Billy's song, "Uptown Girl". Meantime, an employee at a local ferris wheel spotted the bird and got in touch with Iturrino after she played "Uptown Girl" and saw the bird bob its head up and down.

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