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Last Update on May 27, 2015 09:08 GMT

DELOREAN REPLICA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Drew Guillory is ready to go "Back to the Future." All he needs is 1.21 gigawatts! The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man has created a replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies. He started with a 1983 DeLorean he bought on eBay for 13-grand. He says it took five years to duplicate the time machine, down to the reactor vents on the trunk. Guillory says the Back to the Future DeLorean is street legal. But he tells the Baton Rouge Advocate police officers often stop him, so they can get a snapshot with his DeLorean.

ZOO-BABY ELEPHANT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- As babies go he's a really big one -- more than 280 pounds and three-feet-tall. We're talking about a baby elephant born earlier this month at the zoo in Syracuse, New York. Yesterday, the zoo showed off their new calf for the first time. The zoo is also asking for the public's help in naming the little guy. A committee at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will select the top five suggestions submitted online. Zookeepers say the Asian elephant calf will soon have some company. Another elephant at the zoo is pregnant and is expected to give birth in the next few weeks.

WEEDMAN-RESTAURANT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Weedman wants to help those with the munchies. Marijuana activist Ed Forchion is opening a restaurant in Trenton, New Jersey's capital city. Forchion bills himself as the NJ Weedman and his new eatery is called NJ Weedman's Joint. But Weedman says he won't be serving anything made with pot. Marijuana remains illegal in the Garden State. The Trentonian newspaper reports Weedman hopes to open his new joint next month.

TRUMP-BED AND BREAKFAST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- You can now stay at Donald Trump's place. A bed-and-breakfast is open on Trump Organization property in Charlottesville, Virginia. The B-and-B is in a converted mansion next to the Trump Winery. The Daily Progress reports 10 rooms are available for booking, starting at $349 per night.

 
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