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Batman Producer Gets Doctorate In Comics

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J., (UPI) –  Michael Uslan, the producer behind every Batman movie since 1988, was awarded an honorary doctorate in comic books by New Jersey’s Monmouth University. Uslan, 61, who attended the West Long Branch school when it was Monmouth College, gave the convocation address Wednesday at the university’s annual Founders’ Day ceremony […]

Vinson Portrait To Attend VP Debate

DANVILLE, Ky., (UPI) –  Kentucky’s Centre College said a portrait of former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson will attend Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Phi Delta Theta fraternity members said the portrait of the Centre alum, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Harry Truman, has never missed a Centre College […]

Woman Calls 911 Over Fast Food Order

NICEVILLE, Fla., (UPI) –  Police in Florida said they warned a woman who called 911 while in tears to complain about her service at a Burger King restaurant. The Niceville Police Department said a woman called 911 from Burger King Sept. 22 while “extremely upset and crying” and she told a dispatcher she “got crappy […]

Survey: 30 Percent Have Faked Being Sick

CHICAGO, (UPI) –  The Chicago website CareerBuilder said its annual survey indicates 30 percent of workers have played hooky from work in the past year. The online survey of 3,976 U.S. workers and 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals, conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Interactive, found 30 percent of respondents admitted calling […]

Man, 77, Steals Ambulance To Get Home

CHICAGO, (UPI) –  A 77-year-old Chicago man is facing charges for allegedly stealing an ambulance from a hospital he had just left, police say. John Neal is accused of walking out of MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn Tuesday night, hopping in an apparently idling ambulance and driving off. He had gone about 10 miles and was […]

Drunken Man Breaks Into Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, Wis., (UPI) –  Authorities in Wisconsin said an intoxicated man apparently scaled the state Capitol to break into the building through a fifth-story window. Police said Andrew Bishop, 21, of Roseville, Minn., apparently climbed the outside of the Madison building early Sunday and entered by smashing a window, The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, reported […]

Big Bird Costume Sales Spike

NEW YORK, (UPI) –  New York stores said Big Bird costumes have been flying off the shelves since Mitt Romney dropped the “Sesame Street” character’s name in last week’s debate. Costume shops including Halloween Adventure and Ricky’s said Big Bird costumes have been top sellers ever since the Republican presidential nominee named the character when […]

Man Robs Bank For $1

NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa., (UPI) –  Police in Pennsylvania said a man accused of robbing a bank for $1 was apparently trying to end up in federal prison. Northern Cambria police said Jeffery McMullen, 50, handed a note to tellers at the AmeriServ bank Friday demanding $1, The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reported Wednesday. Police said two tellers […]

Governor Gives Adult Chat Number By Mistake

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (UPI) –  The governor of Florida mistakenly gave out an adult phone line number instead of a toll-free hotline for information on the state’s fungal meningitis outbreak. Gov. Rick Scott directed Floridians during a cabinet meeting to visit the state Department of Health’s website or call the number, which he identified as a […]

Police: Man Fired Gun Into Litter Box

FORT PIERCE, Fla., (UPI) –  Police in Florida said officers responding to a report of shots fired arrested a man accused of firing off three rounds into a kitty litter box. Fort Pierce police said officers responded around 8:15 p.m. Oct. 1 to the home of David Ciullo, 53, and he told them the gunshot […]

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