Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — AnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, man is fac-ing charges after police say he drove astolen electric shopping cart to meetwith his probation ofﬁcer.KOAT-TVreports court papers say18-year-old Michael Johnson rode theelectric shopping cart this week tomake his scheduled visit. When theprobation ofﬁcer asked Johnson wherehe got the cart, court documents sayJohnson admitted taking it from anAlbuquerque Walmart.Johnson was arrested and chargedwith larceny and receiving stolenproperty. He also violated his proba-tion when he was arrested and wasordered held on a $500 bond.Albuquerque police spokesmanTanner Tixier says the cart is worthmore than $1,800.It was not known if Johnson had anattorney.
Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot
MADISON, Maine — AMaine manwho served a 48-hour sentence fordrunken driving wore something spe-cial for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot. Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsﬁeld, had the mug shot from hisJune arrest printed on the orange shirt,along with the words, “Sponsored byBud Light and Somerset CountySheriff.” The mug shot is making the roundsonline thanks to The Smoking Gun,which posted it Monday. Sean Maguire, the jail’s compliancemanager, said there’s no policy onwhat inmates can or cannot wear forbooking photos. Burt, who’s using the mug shot forhis Facebook proﬁle picture, didn’timmediately return a call left at hisplace of employment Tuesday.
His 101st birthday present? Another day at work
EASTHANOVER, N.J. — Herman“Hy” Goldman turned 101 this week-end and won’t quit after 73 years work-ing at the same New Jersey job.Goldman still shows up four days aweek at light ﬁxtures company CapitolLighting in East Hanover. His co-workers celebrated his birthday withhim on Monday.Aside from a brief absence to servein the U.S. Army in World War II,Goldman has worked at CapitolLighting since 1941. The store says hewas ﬁrst hired to sell items and stockand clean the displays.Co-worker Sandy Ronco saysGoldman now specializes in rebuildingitems that were damaged or unusable.Goldman lives in nearby Whippanyand still drives himself to work.
Owl enters 10th storyapartment,kills canary
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — An owlﬂew into a 10th story apartment inCoeur d’Alene, apparently opened abird cage and killed one of two canariesinside, the residents said.Sue Sausser said she awakenedSunday to find bird droppings andfeathers all over her apartment, theCoeur d’Alene Press reported .Sausser found the brownish, yellow-eyed owl between the wall and thechest of drawers on which the bird cagesits. It ﬂew out the door and perched ontheir balcony railing long enough forthem to take a few pictures. DonSausser estimated the owl was 6 to 8inches tall.Sue and Don Sausser found one of their canaries dead in the cage. Theother seemed jumpy and anxious, theysaid.Beth Paragamian, wildlife educationspecialist with for Idaho Fish andGame and the Bureau of LandManagement, said it’s strange that anowl would be ﬂying so high in an areawithout many tall trees and surprisingthat it would enter a residence, muchless open a bird cage.“That is very unusual,” she said.Don Sausser said they’ll likely stillleave their sliding glass door open onwarm summer evenings, but plan to usetwist ties to secure the door on the birdcage.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The United States, Britain, the SovietUnion and China opened talks atDumbarton Oaks in Washington thathelped pave the way for establish-ment of the United Nations.
“Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.”
— Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
Singer KennyRogers is 76.Actress HaydenPanettiere is 25.
A giant inﬂatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman ﬂoats through the Port of Los Angeles as partof the Tall Ships Festival,in San Pedro.
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Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory,believed complicit in the killings of dozens, possibly hun-dreds, of young women and girls, was found dead at age 54nearly four years after being sealed off in her castle cham-bers.
, Nat Turner led a violent slave rebellion inVirginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 white people.(He was later executed.)
the ﬁrst of seven debates between Illinois sena-torial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglastook place.
, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen fromthe Louvre Museum in Paris. (The painting was recoveredtwo years later in Italy.)
, exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotskydied in a Mexican hospital from wounds inﬂicted by anassassin the day before.
, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an exec-utive order making Hawaii the 50th state.
, martial law was declared in South Vietnam aspolice and army troops began a violent crackdown onBuddhist anti-government protesters.
, the Republican National Convention opened inMiami Beach.
Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. AquinoJr., ending a self-imposed exile in the United States, wasshot dead moments after stepping off a plane at ManilaInternational Airport. The musical play “La Cage AuxFolles” opened on Broadway.
Democratic vice-presidential nominee GeraldineFerraro appeared before reporters in Queens, New York, toﬁeld questions about her family’s ﬁnances.