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POSTED February 12, 2013 9:39 p.m.

HACKER WARNS OF ZOMBIES ON 2 MICH. TV BROADCASTS: MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — No, zombies aren't attacking northern Michigan.

Two local television stations say hackers broke into their Emergency Alert System with messages Monday warning of zombies. Along with a crawl strip, an audio message said "dead bodies are rising from their graves" and "attacking the living."

The messages ran on public station WNMU and WBUP. Two Montana stations also were hit.

WNMU General Manger Eric Smith says police determined the source isn't local and may be from another country. He wasn't aware of any arrests and says equipment changes have been made to prevent future incidents.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters told its members about programming changes to prevent hacking. Association President Karole White says it's the first breach of the emergency system she's aware of since its inception in the 1940s.

BOY'S POSTCARD MAILED IN 1967 TURNS UP IN OKLAHOMA: PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — It may have taken 46 years, but one boy's postcard has made it home to Mom.

Bert Jacobson sent the postcard to his mother in Pauls Valley, Okla., in January 1967, when he was 13 years old. The card, from the Old Country Store Museum in Hereford, Penn., arrived last Friday.

Jacobson said he traveled to the East Coast with his father and cousins to buy concrete trucks and mixing equipment for the family business.

The postcard was sent with a 4-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp. The card reads: "Mom, Hi. We've been having a great time."

HULA! THAILAND BREAKS HULA HOOP DANCING RECORD: PATHUMTHANI, Thailand (AP) — Nearly 4,500 Thai contestants celebrated after setting a world record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously in one place.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici said Tuesday that 4,483 people had swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption.

The event drew 5,000 participants to an open-air stadium at Thammasat University, but 517 contestants dropped off after they failed to keep their hoops up.

 

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