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Florida Ranks Poorly In Elderly Life Study

MIAMI, (UPI) — A spokesman for AARP Florida said South Florida’s recent low ranking in a study of the top places to grow old should be a “wake-up call.” The Milken Institute in California ranked 100 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas to find the best places to grow old and the South Florida metropolitan […]

NYC Cracks Down On WTC Worker Drinking

NEW YORK, (UPI) — New York Port Authority officials said they are cracking down on workday drinking by construction workers at Ground Zero. PA chief Pat Foye said investigators are being added to the unit and the budget for the inspector general is being increased to crack down on daytime drinking by workers at the […]

Thief Leaves His ID In Victim's Pants

EDMONTON, Alberta, (UPI) — A would-be laundry thief made work easier for police in Edmonton, Alberta, when he left his wallet and identification in his intended victim’s pants pocket. An unidentified man in a subdivision told police he checked his laundry hanging outside on a clothesline Monday morning and spotted someone discarding old dirty clothes […]

Fisherman Saves Bear From Alaska Whirlpool

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, (UPI) — A fisherman said he just couldn’t ignore the terrified bear cub he rescued from a swirling whirlpool in an Alaskan river. Mike Polocz of Soldotna said the hapless cub was struggling for its life after it was caught in the whirlpool on the upper Kenai River during a weekend fishing lesson […]

Tractor Driven Over Seven Police Cars

NEWPORT, Vt., (UPI) — A Vermont man who was angry about his arrest drove his parents’ tractor over seven police vehicles outside of a sheriff’s office, authorities said. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department said Roger Pion, 34, who was arrested by Newport police July 3 on charges of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana, drove […]

London Mayor Gets Stuck On Zip Line

LONDON, (UPI) — London Mayor Boris Johnson attempted to take a ride on an Olympic zip line but was left calling for help when he got stuck. Johnson attempted to traverse the 1,000-foot zip line while waving a pair of Union Jack flags Wednesday but ended up stuck about 65 feet from the end of […]

Study: Girls' Names Change More Than Boys'

LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — A California-based genealogy Web site said the top names for baby girls since 1940 have changed seven times more than the top names for boys. Findmypast.com said its study of U.S. Census data said social changes during the past 72 years may have led to more frequent changes in the popularity […]

Marshals Fail To Sell Motor Home

DIXON, Ill., (UPI) — The U.S. Marshals Service said the lone bid for a former Illinois official’s motor home came in under the $1 million requirement. Jason Wojdylo, chief inspector for the Marshals’ asset forfeiture division, said there was only one bid Wednesday for former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s 2009 Elegant Lady series Liberty Coach […]

Lawsuit: Corpse Was Too Fat For Med School

NEW YORK, (UPI) — A New York family’s lawsuit against a hospital alleges a medical school rejected a man’s corpse for being too large. The family of George Cardel filed a lawsuit after the 59-year-old man, who weighed about 300 pounds, was pronounced dead at Long Island Jewish Medical Center after suffering a heart attack […]

Parents Fight For Boy's Hot Dog Stand

HOLLAND, Mich., (UPI) — The parents of a Michigan 13-year-old said they have filed a petition asking their city to allow the boy to operate a hot dog stand. Doug and Lynette Johnson, parents of Nathan Duszynski, said they filed a petition Monday asking the Holland City Council to allow exceptions to downtown commercial zoning […]

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