Mattress used to break toddler’s fall in Burbank
BURBANK — A3-year-old boy whofell out of a third-story window inBurbank was saved by a quick-actingcouple who threw a mattress out tobreak his fall.KABC-TVreports Konrad Lightnerand his wife, Jennifer, were moving outof their apartment Sunday when theynoticed the toddler and his sister throw-ing their toys out the window.When they saw the little boy throwhis leg over the window sill, Konradrushed to put the mattress down. He wasable to break the child’s fall, placinghim onto the mattress. The toddler was taken to a local hos-pital for evaluation, but he did not suf-fer any major injuries.Aneighbor rushed to get the boy’sparents, who were unaware of what hap-pened but grateful for the rescue.
Sacramento wants cabbies to clean up their act
SACRAMENTO — Saying taxi driv-ers are ambassadors for the city,Sacramento officials are proposingsweeping new rules to force cabbies toclean up their act.The Sacramento Bee says the pro-posed ordinance approved Tuesday by aCity Council committee would requiredrivers to wear collared shirts, slacksand closed-toe shoes. They must drivenewer vehicles and keep them cleaner.They must accept credit cards. And theywill be required to take a test to provethey can speak some English and countchange correctly.The proposal has drawn support fromYellow Cab and other large taxi opera-tors, as well as from hotels and down-town convention executives.But some ﬁrms don’t like the pro-posed rules, saying they could drivesmaller operators out of business.The full council is expected to take upthe issue within the next two months.
Three teens accused of kidnap plan
MARYSVILLE — Three NorthernCalifornia teens who attempted to kid-nap another teen planned to sexuallyassault him as part of a plan to break uphis relationship with a girl, authoritiessaid. The three suspects — Frank Oddo,16, and Jacob Cadena and JessyMurray, both 17 — pleaded notguilty on Monday to felony chargesof kidnapping, kidnapping to com-mit extortion and kidnapping withthe intent of sexual assault, theAppeal-Democrat of Marysvillereported. They have been charged asadults.“This was a carefully formulated plan... and it wasn’t just talk,” Yuba CountyDistrict Attorney Patrick McGrath said.The defendants set up a fakeFacebook page then lured the victim onSaturday under the pretext of a marijua-na transaction to a site in Marysville,where they forced him into an SUVusing an Airsoft pistol, according tosheriff’s ofﬁcials.The victim’s aunt showed up andspotted the suspects in bandanas kid-napping her nephew, Undersheriff JerryRead told the Appeal-Democrat.
Scrap dealer’s bargain turns out to be Faberge egg
LONDON — There is good luck, out-rageous good fortune — and now thereis the case of the scrap metal dealer whofound one of the eight missing Fabergeimperial eggs at a ﬂea market in theAmerican Midwest.ALondon antique dealer saidWednesday that that the scrap metalentrepreneur bought the egg for about$14,000, thinking he could make asmall proﬁt by reselling the piece forits gold content.It turned out the jewel-encrusted piecewas worth millions. Kieran McCarthy of Wartski, whichspecializes in Russian artifacts, saidthe scrap metal dealer began to suspecthe was holding a rare piece after seeingan article online about an imperialFaberge Easter egg made for Russianroyalty. The dealer contactedMcCarthy, who veriﬁed the egg as gen-uine and negotiated its sale to a collec-tor.
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Actress,model,designer Kathy Ireland is 51.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influentialnovel about slavery, “Uncle Tom’sCabin,” was ﬁrst published in bookform after being serialized.
“Spring makes everything young again except man.”
— Jean Paul Richter,German author (1763-1825)
Movie directorSpike Lee is 57.Actor Michael Rapaport is 44.
A bodyboarder rides a wave during the Sumol Nazare Special Edition event in Nazare,Portugal.
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, physicist, mathematician and astronomer SirIsaac Newton died in London.
, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escap-ing his exile on Elba, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.
the decommissioned USS Jupiter, converted intothe ﬁrst U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, was recommissioned asthe USS Langley.
, the state of Florida electrocuted Giuseppe Zangarafor shooting to death Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak at aMiami event attended by President-elect Franklin D.Roosevelt, the presumed target, the previous February.
the U.S. Senate ratiﬁed, 66-10, the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
Irish poet, author and playwright Brendan Behan,41, died in Dublin.
, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
, Britain’s Princess Anne was the target of a kid-napping attempt near Buckingham Palace; the would-beabductor, Ian Ball, was captured. Former NBC News anchor-man Chet Huntley, 62, died at his Montana home.
Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, became the ﬁrstwoman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race.
El Salvador held its ﬁrst presidential election fol-lowing the country’s 12-year-old civil war. (ArmandoCalderon Sol of the ARENAparty led the vote, but needed towin a run-off to achieve the presidency.)
in Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poi-sonous gas sarin were leaked on ﬁve separate subway trainsby Aum Shinrikyo cult members.
Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jonesof Britain became the ﬁrst aviators to ﬂy a hot-air balloonaround the world nonstop as they ﬂoated over Mauritaniapast longitude 9 degrees west.
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(Answers tomorrow)NIECE FRAUD ISLAND EMERGEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He didn’t think he would be eaten by a croco-dile, but he was — IN “DE-NILE”Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Singer Dame Vera Lynn is 97. Producer-director-comedianCarl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Former Canadianprime minister Brian Mulroney is 75. Country singer DonEdwards is 75. TVproducer Paul Junger Witt is 71. Countrysinger-musician Ranger Doug (Riders in the Sky) is 68.Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 66. Blues singer-musi-cian Marcia Ball is 65. Actor William Hurt is 64. Rock musi-cian Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 64. Rockmusician Jimmie Vaughan is 63. Country musician JimmySeales (Shenandoah) is 60. Actress Amy Aquino is 57.
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Gold Rush,No.1,insecond place;and Hot Shot,No.3,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:40.93
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