Monday, January 30, 2012

In the News

A homeless man in Albuquerque NM was stranded waist deep in mud for three days before students on a field trip heard his cries for help and called authorities. Police later discovered the man was wanted for a felony and arrested him.

A toaster that was bought in 1953 has been named the oldest working toaster in England.

A 41-year-old public employee in Cicero IL, wearing a City of Cicero embroidered jacket, twice used a city car to steal $300 of beer from a local grocery during his lunch break. He is the mayor's nephew.

A 6-year-old elementary student in Meriden CT told his teacher at snack-time that he wanted to share. He surprised the teacher when he pulled out nine bags of marijuana from his pants pocket.

T-shirts that say "Get Back on Board, Damn It" have become a fashion hit in Italy. Spoken by the Coast Guard officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to return to his ship, the command is now the new slogan for Italy's economic austerity program.

Saving the best for last:
A jail inmate in Syracuse NY is in trouble for trying to fraud the IRS out of nearly $9 million in tax refunds between 2006 and 2010. The man was serving a 4-year sentence for receiving stolen property, but now faces 11 counts of filing false IRS claims, and one count of helping another inmate file one. The penalty could be five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each count against him.

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