Zebra escapes from Tenn.farm,roams for weeks
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The black-and-white-striped animal that’sbeen spotted at different placesaround a Tennessee town isn’t afunny-looking horse.Nope, there’s a zebra loose inEast Tennessee.Bradley County dispatchers saythey’ve had several people call toreport sightings of the animal -near homes, businesses and even ahighway.Although some people have triedto catch him, the animal namedZeek has remained elusive.Zeek’s owner, Ronald Price, toldWRCB-TVthat the animal escapedfrom his farm in Cleveland aboutthree weeks ago by jumping a highfence.Price says he’s keeping a watchout and hopes that someone is ableto help Zeek return home safely.
Mystery man gives ‘Tips For Jesus’up to $10,000
NEWYORK — Restaurant workersaround the country are being pho-tographed with huge smiles ontheir faces - holding up receiptswith tips of up to $10,000.Each tab is stamped with the han-dle (at)tipsforjesus and bears anillegible signature.The anonymous tipster has lefthis trail of generosity coast tocoast and even in Mexico. Awaiterin Phoenix beams looking at his$2,500 tip. And a $111.05 NewYork restaurant check includes a$1,000 tip and the words “godbless!” scrawled across it.Photos of the outlandish tips areposted on the Instagram account“Tips for Jesus” that has more than50,000 followers. The feed comeswith the tagline, “Doing the Lord’swork, one tip at a time.”The tipster has yet to come for-ward. Meanwhile, he’s keepingeveryone guessing.
Police:Driver hid pot as Christmas presents
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. —Pennsylvania State Police say theyfound 20 pounds of marijuana inboxes wrapped as Christmas pres-ents inside a minivan after a trafficstop.The Centre Daily Times reportsthat 38-year-old Randy JesusValdivia, of Surfside, Fla., facesfelony drug charges after the stopon Interstate 80 near State College.Police say they became suspi-cious after Valdivia was stoppedThursday afternoon, and got him toagree to a search.They say they found 20 pounds of weed vacuum-sealed inside largeboxes wrapped as Christmas gifts.Online court records say he wastaken to the local jail. Adefenselawyer wasn’t listed.
Hundreds of suited-up Santas hit NYC streets,bars
NEWYORK — Several hundredred-suited Santas have braved theblustery snow for New York City'sannual SantaCon pub crawl.The New York Post reports policeofficers were out in full forceSaturday to monitor the hordes of drunken revelers dressed as SantaClaus. New Yorkers have com-plained about public drunkennessand unruly behavior during theevent in previous years.Police officers handed out fliersat subway stations and parks warn-ing the Santas to remove their fakebeards before entering bars.Police told the newspaper thatone Santa was treated for injuries atBellevue Hospital and laterreleased. They say at least 10 sum-monses were issued.On its website, SantaCondescribes itself as a "nonsensicalSanta Claus convention" thatdonates cash to the Food Bank forNYC and other local charities.
FOR THE RECORD2
The San Mateo Daily Journal
800 S. Claremont St., Suite 210, San Mateo, CA94402
Publisher: Jerry LeeEditorin Chief: Jon Mays
firstname.lastname@example.org@smdailyjournal.comsmdailyjournal.comscribd.com/smdailyjournaltwitter.com/smdailyjournalfacebook.com/smdailyjournalPhone:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (650) 344-5200 Fax: (650) 344-5290To Advertise:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.comEvents:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.orgNews:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.comDelivery:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.orgCareer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com
As a public service,the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 200 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing.To submit obituaries,emailinformation along with a jpeg photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.Free obituaries are edited for style,clarity,length and grammar.If you would like to have an obituary printedmore than once,longer than 250 words or without editing,please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at email@example.com.
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 64.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The Boston Tea Party took place asAmerican colonists boarded a Britishship and dumped more than 300chests of tea into Boston Harbor toprotest tea taxes.
“That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions and,were it not assumed,themost impossible of conclusions.”
— George Santayana (1863-1952)
Actress Liv Ullmann is 75.Actor BenjaminBratt is 50.
“Santa”Robert Hunter gets some helping hands from members of the Golden Gate Chapter Harley Owners Group when theydelivered gifts to the San Mateo Medical Center on Saturday,Dec.14.The annual Holiday Toy Run brought a truck full of toysand a check for $1,000.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
: Mostly clear. Lows inthe mid 40s. East winds 10 to 15mph...Becoming southeast around 5 mphafter midnight.
: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.Light winds.
: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
: Partly cloudy. Aslight chance of rain.Lows in the lower 40s.
: Mostly cloudy. Aslight chance of showers. Highsin the mid 50s.
: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.
Friday through Saturday
: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper50s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
, Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
, the French Senate granted a divorce decree toEmperor Napoleon I and Empress Josephine (the dissolu-tion was made ﬁnal the following month).
, the ﬁrst of the powerful New Madrid earthquakesstruck the central Mississippi Valley with an estimated mag-nitude of 7.7.
, philosopher and author George Santayana wasborn in Madrid, Spain.
, 16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to beknown as the “Great White Fleet,” set sail on a 14-monthround-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power.
, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began asGerman forces launched a surprise attack against Alliedforces in Belgium (the Allies were eventually able to beatthe Germans back).
, a Miami Airlines Curtiss C-46 Commandocrashed just after takeoff from Newark Airport in New Jersey,killing all 56 people on board.
, 134 people were killed when a United Air LinesDC-8 and a TWASuper Constellation collided over New YorkCity.
, Nepal’s Panchayat Constitution was proclaimed.
, the government halted its swine ﬂu vaccinationprogram following reports of paralysis apparently linked tothe vaccine.
, Environmental Protection Agency head Anne M.Gorsuch became the ﬁrst Cabinet-level ofﬁcer to be cited forcontempt of Congress for refusing to submit documentsrequested by a congressional committee.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)THANK GAUGE SICKEN WINNERSaturday’sJumbles:Answer:This section of the gym was a —“WEIGHT-ING” AREANow 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.
©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLCAll Rights Reserved.
J u m b l e p u z z l e m a g a z i n e s a v a i l a b l e a t p e n n y d e l l p u z z l e s . c o m / j u m b l e m a g s
The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in ﬁrst place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;andHot Shot,No.3,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:48.53.
9 2 419 24 26 27 70 12