Good Things: September 9, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Let's take a look at some of the Good Things in the news...

The end of the Chinese Ghost Month was celebrated in Taiwan with a unique tradition. Food offered to appease the straying ghosts was placed on top of a 40 meter high bamboo tower.. just about the height of a 15 story building. Sixteen teams climbed up 12 wooden poles supporting the tower, each seeking to be the first to reach the victory flag planted on top. To make the event more competitive, organizers decided to coat the tower with 250 gallons of oil and grease.

Back in America, a Michigan man's long-lost pet is finally back home. The dog, named Jake.. disappeared 7 years ago and managed to travel more than 1,000 miles to Kentucky where he was recently found at a dog kennel. Workers there scanned his microchip, then called the owner.. who was elated to hear the news. He got on a plane and now he has his best friend back at home.

An school officials in Canada have a new tool to get drivers to slow down near cross-walks.. a visual hologram painted in the middle of the road. The design of the child chasing a ball is supposed to cause the driver to focus and slow down. If successful, the hologram will be painted at other British Columbia schools.

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