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Man Runs Marathon In Flip Flops

BALTIMORE, (UPI) –  A man who completed the Baltimore Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds in flip flops said he will seek to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Keith Levasseur said he was ecstatic to complete all 26.2 miles of Saturday’s race under his goal of three hours, and he […]

Sheriff: No Floss For Inmates

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., (UPI) –  A Florida sheriff said jail inmates will not be supplied with dental floss, despite four lawsuits filed by inmates. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said he will not give in on the issue, despite four lawsuits from inmates who want floss to be available in the jail commissary […]

Poll: New Jerseyans Want ID Smile Rights

TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) –  A poll of New Jersey residents indicates residents want the right to smile for ID photos and the ability to kick “Jersey Shore” out of town. The Quinnipiac University telephone poll of 1,405 New Jersey residents, conducted Oct. 10-14, found 62 percent of respondents disapprove on the state’s ban on smiling […]

Lottery Prize Claimed After 6 Years

SYRACUSE, N.Y., (UPI) –  New York state lottery officials said a pair of brothers cashed in a 6-year-old ticket with a $5 million prize only 11 days before it would have expired. Officials said brothers Andy Ashkar, 34, of Camillus purchased a $500,000,000 Extravaganza scratch-off game ticket six years ago at his parents’ Green Ale […]

Court Rejects Bible Challenge To Ticket

MADISON, Wis., (UPI) –  A Wisconsin state appeals court has rejected a driver’s claim that traffic laws violate his religious rights by referring to him as a “person.” Jeffrey Manke had argued that his reading of the Bible defines him as a “man,” rather than a person, so the law doesn’t apply to him. In […]

1992 ‘McJordan’ BBQ Sauce Sells For $9,995

BISMARCK, N.D., (UPI) –  A North Dakota eBay seller made $9,995 by selling a gallon of sauce from the McJordan, a Michael Jordan-themed McDonald’s sandwich available only in 1992. EBay seller mortbank1971, who has an address listed as Bismarck, N.D., sold the gallon of sauce to an undisclosed buyer Monday night for $9,995 with free […]

Scalia’s Car Ticketed In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) –  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia received a parking ticket in Philadelphia while parked outside of a private club, a photo shows. A picture taken by Philadelphia resident Dean Picciotti outside the Union League of Philadelphia around lunchtime Monday depicts Scalia’s official car parked with a Philadelphia Parking Authority ticket on its […]

Police: Woman Used 911 To Praise Jail Food

PALM BAY, Fla., (UPI) –  Authorities in Florida said a woman is facing charges after allegedly calling 911 multiple times to thank the sheriff for a bologna sandwich served in jail. Palm Bay police said Christine Brown, 51, called the emergency number six times Saturday to thank Sheriff Jack Parker for a bologna sandwich she […]

Jeweler Offers Free Gun With Purchase

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, (UPI) –  An Iowa jewelry store is offering free guns to customers who purchase engagement rings before the end of October. The Jewelery By Harold store in North Liberty said the “buy her a diamond and receive a free hunting rifle” promotion will begin Thursday and run through Oct. 31, KCRG-TV, Cedar […]

Romney Banner Affixed Atop Willis Tower

CHICAGO, (UPI) –  The 74-year-old ironworker who installed the ABC antenna atop Chicago’s Willis Tower said he affixed a Mitt Romney banner 110 stories above the ground. John Rukavina, a 60-year ironworker who said he has put up “every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974,” said he put the Romney banner […]

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