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Man, 108, Marks Birthday With Dancing

AVENTURA, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) — A World War II veteran who celebrated his 108th birthday recently in Florida said the secret to his longevity is “wine, women and song.” Louis Stein, who celebrated his birthday Tuesday with spicy chicken wings, cake and dancing, described himself as a “lover of life” who keeps going due […]

Woman, 85, Reels In 849-Pound Marlin

COOKTOWN, Australia, Nov. 8 (UPI) — An 85-year-old Australian woman said she “didn’t feel 85″ when she reeled in a 849-pound marlin off the north coast of Queensland. Connie Laurie, a grandmother who said she has been fishing all her life, said she was on a fishing charter trip during the weekend off the coast […]

Woman, 106, ‘Loves Her Pizza’

RUSHOON, Newfoundland, Nov. 8 (UPI) — A Newfoundland, Canada, great-great-grandmother who just turned 106 said she has subsisted on unhealthy foods and “good times.” Margaret Ellen Moores of Rushoon, who celebrated her birthday during the weekend, said God must want her to remain on Earth for a while longer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. […]

Home Being Built With Shipping Containers

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 8 (UPI) — A former carpenter says he intends to live “off the grid completely” in a house he’s constructing out of shipping containers on land in Canada. “It’s just going to look like a regular home,” Bill Glennon said of the house he’s building near Rimbey, Alberta. Glennon said the inspiration […]

Plumber Finds $20,000 In Vacant Home

HOLMES BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) — A Florida plumber who discovered $20,000 in an air return duct at a vacant home said he never even considered keeping the cash. Jerry LaLiberte, 62, of Holmes Beach said he pulled the grate off the vent Oct. 20 and two foil-wrapped packets of cash fell to the […]

Teen Declared Dead, Wakes Up

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India, Nov. 8 (UPI) — A doctor in India was suspended by the state government after a teenager he declared dead woke up in the mortuary nearly 10 hours later, officials said. The Uttar Pradesh government said Dr. Pradeep Mittal has been suspended from the Muzaffarnagar district hospital after the young patient he declared […]

Stolen Antique Colt .45 Returned

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) — The owner of an antique, pearl-handled Colt .45, stolen in Florida and missing for more than a decade says he has gotten the heirloom gun back. Kent Van Riper of Texas said his nickel-plated, single-action revolver was in his car when both were stolen in 1997 as he and […]

Parking Ticket Paid 57 Years Late

YORK, Neb., Nov. 6 (UPI) — Someone apparently decided it was time to pay a parking ticket issued to his mother in a small Nebraska town — in 1954. An anonymous man cleaning out his mother’s home found the unpaid ticket issued to a vehicle license in Oklahoma that was parked at Meter 77 in […]

Grad Student Studies Dumpster-Diving

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) — An anthropology graduate student in Seattle said he is studying Dumpster-diving culture to bring awareness to the amount of edible food that ends up as trash. University of Washington grad student David Giles, 31, an Australia native, said he has been vaulting into Dumpsters and scrounging for edibles as part […]

Company Sues Cyclist For Sidewalk Damage

MITCHELL, S.D., Nov. 7 (UPI) — A South Dakota concrete company is suing a woman who allegedly rode her bike on 195 feet of wet sidewalk. Big-O-Concrete, which poured the sidewalk Sept. 2 along Pebble Beach Road in Mitchell, said Diana Reiner ignored orange traffic cones and warnings from bystanders when she left a trail […]

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