No cable cars in San Francisco;workers out sick
SAN FRANCISCO — SanFrancisco’s famed cable cars were notrunning Monday morning and the restof the city’s transit system was experi-encing rush-hour delays after workerscalled in sick, transportation ofﬁcialssaid.The San Francisco MunicipalTransportation Agency was running athird of its normal morning service,spokesman Paul Rose said. Theagency runs buses, light rail and streetcars in addition to the cable cars.Rose said he did not know how manyof the agency’s employees called insick, but there were rumors over theweekend that a signiﬁcant number of workers would not be coming in.“We’re doing our best to balanceservice throughout the city and pro-vide service on every route and line,but at this point there will be delays,”he said.All express buses were running localservice in the morning and stoppingat every stop, the agency said. TheBay Area Rapid Transit Agency washonoring tickets on city transporta-tion all day from the Daly City andBalboa Park stations to downtown SanFrancisco, Rose said. The transit system’s operators, whoare represented by Transport WorkersUnion Local 250-A, voted Friday on anew contract that would give them araise of more than 11 percent over twoyears. However, it also would requirethem to cover a 7.5 percent pensionpayment that is currently paid by thecity’s transit agency.
Report:California teen surfs for three years in a row
DANAPOINT— ASouthernCalifornia teen who says surﬁng keepsher stoked marked a milestone by hit-ting the waves daily for three years, anewspaper reported Monday.Meg Roh, 15, of Dana Point com-pleted 1,095 consecutive days of surf-ing Sunday at San Onofre State Beach,the Orange County Register said.“Every day I surf, I get stoked. It’sdeﬁnitely taught me that I can do anyof the dreams I set my mind to,” shesaid.Roh was joined by family andfriends to celebrate her accomplish-ment at the beach where she began herfeat. Her mother, Sue Hann, says she’sproud of her daughter’s dedication anddiscipline.“It’s a big deal on the days you don’twant to get out there. I feel like that’ssuch discipline, to know that’s hergoal and she’s going to do anything toget there, even when she doesn’t wantto do it,” said Hann. Roh began her surfing streak onJune 1, 2011, when she made a vow tosurf every day of summer. She decidedto try to make it to 100 days and then300 days and it kept going.
Puppy drives car intoMassachusetts pond
CANTON, Mass. — After going for awalk, a German shepherd puppy ownedby a Massachusetts man decided to gofor a drive — straight into a pond.John Costello tells WFXT-TVthat his12-week-old puppy, Rosie, was soexcited Sunday after going for a walk atBolivar Pond in Canton that she jumpedin his running car, hit the gear stick andshifted into drive, before falling ontothe gas pedal and sending the car careen-ing into the water.Acouple of passers-by saw the com-motion and helped Costello rescueRosie. Nobody was injured, butCostello says the Dodge Neon is a totalloss.
Husband,wife in 80s scare off would-be robber
MILTON, Wash. — AWashingtonstate couple in their 80s say they man-aged to spook a would-be robber whoburst into their home shortly after theyreturned from a Tacoma casino wherethey won $500.KOMO-TVreports Jim and Betty Liljaof Milton wonder whether they werefollowed home. They say a man in his 20s barged intotheir home the night of Friday, May 23,with his hand in his pocket. He demand-ed their money and threatened to shoot.Jim Lilja says he told the intruder hewas 85 years old, so “if you want toshoot, go ahead and shoot.”
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TV host AndersonCooper is 47.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Iran’s spiritual leader, AyatollahRuhollah Khomeini, died. Chinesearmy troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.
“There are two cardinal sins from which all the others spring:impatience and laziness.”
— Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
The president of Cuba,Raul Castro,is 83. Tennis playerRafael Nadal is 28.
Participants paddle dragon boats during a competition amid heavy rainfall to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in Tongren,Guizhou province China.The festival is commemorated in memory of Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan,who drowned himself on the day in 277 B.C.
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the Dutch West India Co. received its charter for atrade monopoly in parts of the Americas and Africa.
, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was bornin Christian County, Kentucky.
the poem “Casey at the Bat,” by Ernest LawrenceThayer, was ﬁrst published in the San Francisco DailyExaminer.
, author Franz Kafka, 40, died near Vienna.
, Edward, The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicatedthe British throne, married Wallis Warﬁeld Simpson in a pri-vate ceremony in Monts, France.
the 200-inch reﬂecting Hale Telescope at thePalomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.
, Pope John XXIII died at age 81; he was succeededby Pope Paul VI.
, South Korean President Park Chung-hee declaredmartial law in the face of student protests.
astronaut Edward White became the ﬁrst Americanto “walk” in space during the ﬂight of Gemini 4.
, Sally J. Priesand was ordained as America’s ﬁrstfemale rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Instituteof Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.
, Gordon Kahl, a militant tax protester wanted inthe slayings of two U.S. marshals in North Dakota, waskilled in a gun battle with law-enforcement ofﬁcials nearSmithville, Arkansas.
, SkyDome (now called Rogers Centre) opened inToronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ten years ago
: President George W. Bush announced theresignation of CIADirector George Tenet amid a controver-sy over intelligence lapses about suspected weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the September 11 terroristattacks.
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(Answers tomorrow)LEMUR KNELTHAMPER CAMPUSYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The computer programmer with the bad coldwas a — HACKERNow 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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TVproducer Chuck Barris is 85. Actress Irma P. Hall is 79.Author Larry McMurtry is 78. Rock singer Ian Hunter (MottThe Hoople) is 75. Singer Eddie Holman is 68. Actor TristanRogers is 68. Musician Too Slim (Riders in the Sky) is 66.Rock musician Richard Moore is 65. Singer Suzi Quatro is 64.Singer Deneice Williams is 63. Singer Dan Hill is 60. ActressSuzie Plakson is 56. Actor Scott Valentine is 56. Rock musi-cian Kerry King (Slayer) is 50. Rock singer-musician MikeGordon is 49. Country singer Jamie O’Neal is 46. SingersGabriel and Ariel Hernandez (No Mercy) are 43. Actor VikSahay is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lyfe Jennings is 41.
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Lucky Star,No.2,insecond place;and Eureka,No.7,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:45.54.
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