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Store Does Away With Pennies

MORRISVILLE, Vt., (UPI) –  The owner of a Vermont store said customers have welcomed his recently imposed ban on using pennies in transactions. Caleb Magoon, owner of Power Play Sports in Morrisville, said he decided to simplify cash transactions at his store by rounding to the nearest nickel, WFFF-TV, Burlington, Vt., reported Thursday. “It doesn’t […]

World’s Tallest Mohawk Grown In Protest

NEW YORK, (UPI) –  The Guinness World Record holder for the world’s tallest mohawk said while visiting New York to promote the record book he is protesting against conformity. Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, 40, has held the record since 2011. His hairstyle most recently measured 3 feet, 8.6 inches tall, He said he has […]

Library Book Returned After 78 Years

CHICAGO, (UPI) –  The Chicago Public Library said the 101,301 overdue items returned during its amnesty period included a book due 78 years ago. Library spokeswoman Ruth Lednicer said most of the items returned to the library during the Aug. 20-Sept. 7 “Once in a Blue Moon Amnesty” program, which waived fines for the items […]

NYC Club’s Bathrooms Offer Two-Way View

NEW YORK, (UPI) –  The bathrooms at a posh New York nightclub offer patrons an 18th story view of the city — and give pedestrians a view of people using the facilities. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the bathrooms at the Boom Boom Room allow passersby to see directly into the bathrooms from the street, prompting guffaws […]

DNC Vets Tribute Pictured Russian Ships

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (UPI) –  Naval experts said ships appearing in a tribute to veterans at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., were actually Russian warships. Experts including naval author Norman Polmar said the ships appearing behind retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, during the tribute on the last night […]

88-Year-Old Man Still Pitching Softball

FORT WORTH, Texas, (UPI) –  An 88-year-old Texas man who has been playing softball in a senior league the past 25 years said he believes the game added 10 years to his lifespan. Troy Wammack, a retired bookkeeper who serves as pitcher and manager for the Fort Worth Senior Cats Gold softball team in the […]

Boy Quits Team Over Pink Glove Ban

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J., (UPI) –  A New Jersey 12-year-old quit the local football team when his coach would not allow him to use the pink gloves he wore to support his cancer-afflicted mother. Julian Connerton said he acquired a pair of pink football gloves to show support for his mother, Mayra Cruz-Connerton, who recently […]

Woman Finds Ex From 12 Years Ago In Attic

ROCK HILL, S.C., (UPI) –  A South Carolina woman said she was shocked to discover her ex-boyfriend from 12 years ago has been living in her attic. The Rock Hill mother of five, who identified herself as Tracy, said her one-year relationship with the 44-year-old man, whose name was not released, ended 12 years ago […]

77-Pound Dachshund Seeks To Lose 40 Pounds

PORTLAND, Ore., (UPI) –  An Oregon woman has started a Facebook page to support her quest to help the 77-pound dachshund she adopted lose 40 pounds. Nora Vanetta, a Portland veterinary technician, said she adopted 5-year-old Obie the dachshund from his elderly owners when they were no longer able to care for him due to […]

Boy, 8, Crashes Mom’s Car

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y., (UPI) –  Police in New York state said an 8-year-old boy will not be charged after crashing his mother’s car into a fence, a street sign and a fire hydrant. Cheektowaga Police Capt. James Speyer said April Haynes called 911 shortly after 6 a.m. Monday and reported her 8-year-old son, Andrew Letts, was […]


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