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Martha Washington’s Dress Fabric For Sale

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Officials with the Philadelphia-based Raab collection said they are selling a piece of fabric from one of Martha Washington’s dresses. Nathan Raab, vice president of the Raab Collection, said the 5-inch-by-9-inch swatch of fabric from a dress belonging to President George Washington’s wife can be purchased for $40,000, the Philadelphia […]

Mixer Heist Gets Mix Of Probation, Service

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) — An ex-mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., got probation and community service for lifting an industrial-strength mixer he said he needs for his industrial-sized bashes. Larry Guidi pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of grand theft and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service for the […]

Man Charged For Throwing Pennies At Car

ASHLAND, Mass., Feb. 9 (UPI) — An Ashland, Mass., driver was arrested and charged for throwing a handful of pennies at another car, police said. Paul P. Castelli, 42, was angry at a driver who honked at him Tuesday and retaliated by throwing a handful of pennies, MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, Mass., reported. Police said […]

Family Plans Frugal February

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A California family says it will not be spending money on anything for the entire month of February except fresh milk for their children. Shelley and Bob Dunning of Davis said they made a final grocery store trip Jan. 31 and will be subsiding mainly on beans, frozen meat […]

Representative Deletes Onion Article Post

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. John Fleming has deleted a post on his Facebook page about a Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex” after discovering it was from The Onion. Fleming, R-La., posted a link Friday to the May 18 article about a fictional “Abortionplex” facility for large-scale abortion operations and commented, “More on Planned Parenthood, […]

Man ‘Always Wanted’ Police To Chase Him

BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A Montana man who told police he led them on a chase because he “just always wanted to do that” was fined $1,000 for reckless driving. John Hughes, 55, of Butte was fined Thursday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving while eluding a peace officer, The (Butte) Montana […]

Chicago City Sticker May Have Gang Signs

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Chicago’s city clerk says she’s taking another look at the city’s new vehicle sticker to see if it contains gang signs. The sticker, designed by a 15-year-old student at Lawrence Hall Youth Services, a school for troubled youngsters, depicts four hands reaching up toward symbols representing firefighters, police and paramedics […]

Nuns Angry About New Strip Club Neighbor

STONE PARK, Ill., Feb. 8 (UPI) — Catholic nuns living in Stone Park, Ill., say they’re angry about a strip club being built next door. The Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians said the Stone Park village board approved plans for a strip club next to their west suburban Chicago convent, which contains […]

Researcher Touts Merits Of ‘Mobile Dating’

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 6 (UPI) — A researcher at Northwestern University in Illinois said he found “mobile dating,” which is based in smartphone apps, can be a successful way to meet a partner. Eli Finkel, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern and lead author of the study, said online dating largely relies on ineffective algorithms […]

Toilet-Loving Boy, 4, Gets Free Commode

NEW BERLIN, Wis., Feb. 6 (UPI) — A Wisconsin 4-year-old fascinated by toilets is the star of a video produced by fixture-maker Kohler that has more than 100,000 hits on YouTube. Dustin Kruse of New Berlin, who first started showing an interest in toilets when he was only 18-months-old, came to the attention of Kohler […]


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