Man claims kingdom sodaughter can be princess
ABINGDON, Va. — AVirginia mansays he has claimed a kingdom inAfrica so his daughter can be aprincess.Jeremiah Heaton told the BristolHerald Courier that he recently trekkedto a small, mountainous regionbetween Egypt and Sudan called BirTawil. No country claims the land.Heaton says he planted a flagdesigned by his children there so thathe could become a king — and moreimportantly, so his 7-year-old daugh-ter Emily could be a princess. Theynamed the area the Kingdom of NorthSudan.Shelia Carapico, a professor of political science and internationalstudies at the University of Richmond,says Heaton would not have politicalcontrol over the land without legalrecognition from neighboring coun-tries, the United Nations or othergroups.Heaton says he hopes to get Sudanand Egypt to recognize the kingdom.
Store accepts a 25-year-old gift certiﬁcate
WORCESTER, Mass. — AMassachusetts pop culture store hashonored a 25-year-old gift certiﬁcate.Sierra Wales, assistant manager atThat’s Entertainment in Worcester,says a longtime customer recentlybrought in the $10 gift certificatebought in 1989.She tells The Republican newspaperthat the gift certiﬁcate had been sit-ting in a drawer for years. The cus-tomer had been meaning to bring it infor some time and ﬁnally rememberedover the Fourth of July weekend.She noted that the gift certiﬁcatewas older than most employees andhad actually been bought at the store’sold location.The customer used it to buy a graph-ic novel.The 34-year-old business sellscomic books, graphic novels, toys,sports memorabilia, music and otherpop culture items.Wales says, “When we say it neverexpires, we really mean it.”
Officials:Gasoline causedmystery odor in homes
SKIPPACK, Pa. — Gasoline-taintedgroundwater caused the mysterioussmell that led to a voluntary evacua-tion of more than 150 homes in subur-ban Philadelphia, authorities saidMonday.The noxious odor primarily affectedthree townhouses in Skippack aftercontaminated water got into the sumppumps, ofﬁcials said. Fireﬁghters wereﬂushing those pumps with fresh waterand airing out the homes with fans onMonday evening.“We’re relieved and hopeful thatwhat they’re doing will ﬁx it,” saidresident Kourtnay Loughin, who called911 about the “very, very unpleasant”smell on Sunday evening.Ofﬁcials don’t know how the gas gotinto the groundwater, but Fire Chief Haydn Marriott said residents’healthwas not in danger. He also noted thesubstance was found in a system withsealed pipes, creating little chance of contamination to the surroundingarea’s water supply.Fireﬁghters and environmental ofﬁ-cials used sensors Sunday night to tryto identify the problem. Residents of more than 150 townhouses were askedto leave after chemical odors weredetected at several units. Metered equipment originally indi-cated the presence of hydrogencyanide, a poisonous gas, in thehomes, but ofﬁcials later said thosereadings were false positives. Nosigns of illness were reported.By Monday morning, Marriott saidauthorities had determined sumppumps as the source of the smell, butcould not identify its composition. Aslabs began analyzing samples, ofﬁ-cials retested some houses and allowedowners to return after ﬁnding no dan-ger.Loughin’s unit and the two next doorregistered high levels of the chemicalodor.“It’s more of an annoyance thananything,” Marriott said.
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Actor ForestWhitaker is 53.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizonawas nominated for president by theRepublican national convention inSan Francisco.
“Advice is a free gift that can becomeexpensive for the one who gets it.”
— Armenian proverb
Singer Linda Ronstadt is 68.Actor-comedianEddie Grifﬁn is 46.
Fireworks light the sky near the Eiffel Tower in a show called ‘Guerre et Paix’(War and Peace) as part of events to mark thecentenary of the First World War and to end the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris,France.
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: Mostly cloudy. Patchyfog after midnight. Lows in the upper50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
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Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in themid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
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French soldiers in Egypt discovered the RosettaStone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancientEgyptian hieroglyphs.
, Georgia became the last Confederate state to bereadmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation asthe ﬁfth Canadian province.
Boeing Co., originally known as Paciﬁc AeroProducts Co., was founded in Seattle.
, President Herbert Hoover announced he wasslashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to$60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet members’salaries by 15percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year.
, President Harry S. Truman was nominated foranother term of ofﬁce by the Democratic national conven-tion in Philadelphia.
, a prototype of the Boeing 707, the model 367-80, made its maiden ﬂight from Renton Field south of Seattle.
, President Richard Nixon delivered a televisedaddress in which he announced that he had accepted an invi-tation to visit the People’s Republic of China.
, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 school-children and their bus driver as they were abducted nearChowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned inan underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)
, President Jimmy Carter delivered his “malaise”speech in which he lamented what he called a “crisis of con-ﬁdence” in America.
, eight people were killed when a suitcase bombplanted by Armenian extremists exploded at the TurkishAirlines counter at Orly Airport in Paris.
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was nominated forpresident at the Democratic national convention in NewYork.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,No.9,in ﬁrst place;Big Ben,No.4,in second place;and Lucky Star,No.2,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:47.05.
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