Tuesday, May 15, 2007

News Blast, Part 1

I haven't been able to post consistently for a while now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel that I'm reasonably sure is not attached to an oncoming train. One of the results of this erratic period is that I have a whole bunch of news stories that have been stockpiled for the past couple of weeks, so I decided to just bring them all out in one fell swoop...

Gassed: A Wisconsin gas station owner who gave discounts to senior citizens and supporters of youth sports has been ordered by the state government to raise his prices.

The scarlet sandwich board, in a way: An Alabama judge ordered two convicted shoplifters to stand in front of Wal-Mart with signs reading "I am a thief."

Music didn't soothe these savage beasts: Patrons of a recent Boston Pops concert were surprised when a fight broke out between concertgoers

Watch out; they'll come for your Frisbee next: Administrators at Tennessee State University have banned squirt guns from campus.

A crime of Paralympic proportions: Police in Florida were led on a high-speed chase by a legless, one-armed man.

Weird animal stories: What's up with all the unusual animals being born lately?That's all for now; more tomorrow Thursday.


Eric Grubbs said...

Yeah, the Boston Pops and Ben Folds. How funny is that?

Kev said...

Yeah, no kidding. So I wonder if Folds, who called his three-piece band "Ben Folds Five," would refer to the Pops, who have 78 members (yes, I counted), as the "Ben Folds 100" or something.