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80-Year-Old Man Still Delivering Mail

LANSING, Mich., (UPI) — An 80-year-old Michigan mailman says he won’t give up his job with the United States Postal Service because without it, life “gets boring.” Richard Dawson has been delivering mail in Lansing for 56 years and has been on the same route for the last 30 years, the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal […]

Pardoned Turkey Dies Before Thanksgiving

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (UPI) — A turkey pardoned by President Barack Obama at Thanksgiving 2011 was put down three days prior to this year’s holiday, Virginia’s Mount Vernon Estate said. The estate, where pardoned turkeys are taken to live out their lives, said Peace, the understudy for 2011′s turkey, Liberty, was put down Monday after suffering […]

Britain Asks WWII Code Breakers For Help

CHELTENHAM, England, (UPI) — British code breakers are appealing to their retired colleagues for help translating a World War II message found on a dead pigeon wedged in a chimney. The Government Communications Headquarter in Cheltenham, England, said the pigeon and its accompanying message were found this year when a Bletchingley, England, homeowner ripped out […]

Teen Sentenced To Attend Church

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (UPI) — An Oklahoma judge who sentenced a 17-year-old boy to attend church for a manslaughter charge says he stands by the ruling, even if it is unconstitutional. Judge Mike Norman — who ordered Tyler Alred to attend church for 10 years as part of his 10-year deferred sentence for driving under the […]

Salvation Army Seeks Quieter Bells

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (UPI) — A New Hampshire Salvation Army leader said the charity will seek quieter bells after a business owner complained to police about the noise. Salvation Army Capt. Deb Coolidge said the group is seeking a quieter “jingle bell” after Portsmouth business owner Sarah Hamilton-Parker complained to police about the noise from the […]

HVAC Installers Find $300,000 In Gold Dust

SACRAMENTO (UPI) — A California heating, ventilation and air conditioning company said workers found $300,000 worth of gold dust during an installation at an older home. Steve Ottley of Clark & Rush said he and his partner were conducting an HVAC installation in September at the home in Sacramento when they stumbled upon 12 baby […]

Britain Asks WWII Code Breakers For Help

CHELTENHAM, England (UPI) — British code breakers are appealing to their retired colleagues for help translating a World War II message found on a dead pigeon wedged in a chimney. The Government Communications Headquarter in Cheltenham, England, said the pigeon and its accompanying message were found this year when a Bletchingley, England, homeowner ripped out […]

Wire Fox Terrier Wins Dog Show Twice

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — The National Dog Show in Philadelphia picked a wire fox terrier as “Best In Show” for the second year in a row, the first time a breed has won consecutively. Sky, a 4-year-old fox wire terrier, was chosen as “Best In Show” over 1,500 other canines at Thursday’s dog show, one year […]

Obama Pardons Turkey At White House

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Barack Obama pardoned a turkey Wednesday at the White House in Washington after the bird was chosen from two finalists by an online vote. Cobbler, a turkey from Rockingham County, Va., was pardoned by the president at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the White House lawn after he was chosen for the […]

Artist Plans Wedding To ‘Twilight’ Cutout

LAS VEGAS, (UPI) — A Tennessee woman said she will be “marrying” a cardboard cutout of “Twilight” character Edward Cullen as her master’s thesis for the University of Las Vegas. Lauren Adkins, a graduate of the Memphis College of Art, said she will marry the cutout Jan. 26 in Las Vegas as part of an […]

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