Man charged with driving BMW down 'Rocky' steps
PHILADELPHIA— Police havecharged a 20-year-old man with reck-less endangerment for allegedly driv-ing his car down the PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art steps made famous bythe movie "Rocky."Police say 20-year-old Emin Fakitold them the brakes on the car failedand he couldn't stop it. Police had theBMWchecked out and ﬁled the crimi-nal charge.The Oct. 24 stunt was recorded byonlookers who posted videos online.KYW-TVreports that Faki surren-dered Thursday. Online court recordsshow he was arraigned early Fridayand applied for a public defender,though one hasn't been assigned.Ajudge ordered Faki to appear for apreliminary hearing Dec. 18 - and tostay away from the museum in themeantime.
Wedding rings swapped for Chiefs tickets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — AlongtimeKansas City Chiefs fan says heswapped six game tickets for a wed-ding ring set advertised on Craigslist.The buyer, 49-year-old Kansas Cityresident Rusty Jones, said he firstlearned of the ring offer last weekthrough a story in The Kansas CityStar. He contacted the seller, whowanted to swap the rings and surprisea loved one with tickets to the Dec. 1game at Arrowhead Stadium, TheKansas City Star reported Friday.The tickets are a hot commodity asthe Chiefs have started the season 9-0, and the December home gameagainst Denver could have playoff implications.Aseason ticket holder since 1993,Jones said he and his girlfriend hadstarted talking about engagementrings a month ago. He had tickets tooffer, though not the club-level seatsthe seller was seeking. Nonetheless,his offer worked: Four tickets to theBroncos game and two tickets to theNov. 24 Chargers game, all in section123 near the end zone.Jones said the seller lost his contactinformation and ended up repostingthe Craigslist ad. He reached out againand made a deal.The rings, which the newspaper saidwere from the seller's previous mar-riage, were appraised at $2,800.The seller has asked to remainanonymous to avoid spoiling the sur-prise.
Cops:Pennsylvania man stole backhoe,drove miles to Philly
PHILADELPHIA— APennsylvaniaman has been jailed on charges hestole a $125,000 backhoe from a sub-urban construction site then drove itabout 30 miles to a scrapyard inPhiladelphia where he intended tosell it.Police estimate it would have taken33-year-old William Michael Puseyabout 2 1/2 hours to make the trip toPhiladelphia from ShainlineExcavating of Phoenixville, wherethe backhoe was stolen Sunday.State police say the backhoe'sowner was able to locate it because of a global-positioning device in it.Police say Pusey was arrested inPhiladelphia where he had heardsomeone wanted to buy a backhoe.Court records don't list an attorneyfor Pusey, of Columbia, who has beenreturned to the Lancaster CountyPrison because he faces an outstand-ing unrelated arrest warrant for theftthere.
Pet kangaroo gets loose,causes stir in West Texas
MIDLAND, Texas — Officers inWest Texas who answered calls about akangaroo hopping along a roadhelped capture the pet and return theanimal to its owner.Midland County Sheriff GaryPainter says deputies thought dis-patchers were crazy when calls camein Tuesday night from people whosaid they saw a kangaroo. Patrol carvideo shows some of the chase alonga rural highway near Midland.Deputies helped corner the 4-foot-tall kangaroo as the owner offered atreat to the animal, then grabbed thepet.
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Actress Chloe Sevigny is 39.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Walt Disney’s first sound-synchro-nized animated cartoon, “SteamboatWillie” starring Mickey Mouse, pre-miered in New York.
“If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes,weaknesses and disorders of mankind,his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.”
— Pierre Bayle (bayl),French philosopher
Actor Owen Wilson is 45.Damon Wayans Jr.is 31.
Mike Clements prepares his 35-foot telescope.He took about a year and a half to build it with the help of friends that includesa 70-inch primary mirror in Herriman,Utah.
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, the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones.
, the 21st president of the United States, Chester A.Arthur, died in New York.
, British suffragists clashed with police outsideParliament on what became known as “Black Friday.”
, Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish gov-ernment of Francisco Franco.
, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’sPulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway.
, the cargo freighter SS Carl D. Bradley sank duringa storm in Lake Michigan, claiming the lives of 33 of the 35on board.
, “Ben-Hur,” MGM’s Biblical-era spectacle starringCharlton Heston and directed by William Wyler, had its worldpremiere at Loew’s State Theatre in New York.
, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr died inhis native Denmark at age 77.
, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with therule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent.
, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four otherswere killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of thePeoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.
, the congressional Iran-Contra committees issuedtheir ﬁnal report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore “ulti-mate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides. Aﬁre atLondon King’s Cross railway station claimed 31 lives.
, Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freedAnglican Church envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland,the American dean of agriculture at the American Universityof Beirut.
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(Answers tomorrow)BATCH MONEYFIGURE JOYFULSaturday’sJumbles:Answer:When a lion is great at word puzzles, he’sknown as “King —OFTHEJUMBLE.”Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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