Russian shot in quarrelover Kant’s philosophy
MOSCOW— An argument in south-ern Russia over philosopher ImmanuelKant, the author of “Critique of PureReason,” devolved into pure mayhemwhen one debater shot the other.Apolice spokeswoman in Rostov-onDon, Viktoria Safarova, said two men intheir 20s were discussing Kant as theystood in line to buy beer at a small storeon Sunday. The discussion deterioratedinto a ﬁstﬁght and one participantpulled out a small nonlethal pistol andﬁred repeatedly.The victim was hospitalized withinjuries that were not life-threatening.Neither person was identiﬁed.It was not clear which of Kant’s ideasmay have triggered the violence.
Boston homeless manglad to turn in lost money
BOSTON — Ahomeless Boston manwho police said turned in a backpackcontaining tens of thousands of dollarsin cash and traveler’s checks said evenif he were desperate he wouldn’t havekept “even a penny.”Boston Police Commissioner EdwardDavis honored Glen James on Monday,giving him a special citation andthanking him for an “extraordinaryshow of character and honesty.”James said in a handwritten statementhe gave out at a news conference that hewas glad to make sure the bag and itscontents were returned to the owner.“Even if I were desperate for money, Iwould not have kept even a penny,” hesaid.James, who said he once worked as aBoston courthouse employee, found thebackpack at the South Bay Mall in thecity’s Dorchester neighborhoodSaturday evening. He ﬂagged down apolice ofﬁcer and handed it over. Insidethe backpack was $2,400 in U.S. cur-rency, almost $40,000 in traveler’schecks, Chinese passports and otherpersonal papers.The man who lost it told workers at anearby Best Buy store at the mall andthey called police. Ofﬁcers thenbrought the backpack’s owner to a near-by police station and returned his prop-erty after conﬁrming it belonged tohim.Authorities said that the backpack’sowner didn’t want his identity madepublic, but that he was a Chinese stu-dent who was visiting another studentin Boston.James, who didn’t give his age, saidhe is from the Boston area and has beenhomeless since 2005. Apolice spokes-woman said authorities don’t know hisage either, but said that James is stay-ing at a city homeless shelter and thatmany people have expressed interest inhelping him since hearing about hisgood deed.The Good Samaritan said in his state-ment that he worked as a ﬁle clerk inBoston’s municipal courthouse for 13years, but lost his job and becamehomeless after problems with his boss.James said it would be difﬁcult for himto hold down a job because he suffersfrom Meniere’s disease, which theMayo Clinic describes as an inner eardisorder that causes episodes of verti-go.
Would you boardflight 666 to HEL?
HELSINKI — Would you board ﬂight666 to HELon Friday the 13th?For superstitious travelers, thatmight be tempting fate. But Finnairpassengers on AY666 to Helsinki -which has the three letter designationHEL- don’t seem too bothered. Friday’sﬂight is almost full.“It has been quite a joke among thepilots” said veteran Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto, who will ﬂy the AirbusA320 from Copenhagen to Helsinki.“I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only acoincidence for me.”The daily ﬂight AY666 fromCopenhagen to Helsinki falls on Fridaythe 13th twice in 2013. Friday the 13this considered bad luck in many coun-tries and the number 666 also hasstrong negative biblical associations.Some airlines, like ScandinavianAirlines, take these fears seriously anddon’t have a row 13 on board. However,the negative connotations are a rela-tively new phenomenon for northernEuropeans, and Finnair and otherregional carriers like Norwegian andEstonian Air keep row 13.
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Actress CassandraPeterson is 62.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
More than 3,600 men were killed,many more wounded, captured or leftmissing, in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland; although thebattle itself proved inconclusive, iteffectively halted the Confederates’advance into Maryland.
“Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.The loved and the rich need no protection— they have many friends and few enemies.”
— Wendell Phillips,American abolitionist (1811-1884)
Basketball Hall of Fame coach PhilJackson is 68.NASCAR driverJimmie Johnson is38.
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, the Constitution of the United States was com-pleted and signed by a majority of delegates attending theConstitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge of the U.S. Army SignalCorps became the ﬁrst person to die in the crash of a poweredaircraft, the Wright Flyer, at Fort Myer, Va., just outsideWashington, D.C.
Calbraith P. Rodgers set off from Sheepshead Bay,N.Y., aboard a Wright biplane in an attempt to become theﬁrst ﬂier to travel the width of the United States. (The 49-day journey required 69 stops before ending in Pasadena, Calif.)
the likeness of President Abraham Lincoln’s headwas dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World WarII, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched itsassault.
, James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the ﬁrst U.S.Secretary of Defense.
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev traveled by trainfrom Washington, D.C., to New York City, where he receiveda low-key welcome from New Yorkers. Agroundbreaking cer-emony was held for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
, U.S. space ofﬁcials announced the selection of nine new astronauts, including Neil A. Armstrong, whobecame the ﬁrst man to step onto the moon.
, citing health reasons, Supreme Court Justice HugoBlack, 85, retired. (Black, who was succeeded by Lewis F.Powell Jr., died eight days after making his announcement.)In 1972, the Korean War comedy-drama “M-A-S-H” pre-miered on CBS.
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Actor David Huddleston is 83. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, is 80. Retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter is74. Singer LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 78.Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni is 70. Singer Fee Waybillis 63. Comedian Rita Rudner is 60. Muppeteer Kevin Clash(former voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street”)is 53. Director-actor Paul Feig is 51. Movie director Baz Luhrmann is 51.Singer BeBe Winans is 51. Actor Kyle Chandler is 48.Director-producer Bryan Singer is 48. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is47. Actor Malik Yoba is 46.
The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in ﬁrst place;Gprgeous George,No.8,insecond place;and Winning Spirit,No.9,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:46.19.
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