WhiteBoardness - 1/3/97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 97 23:55:57 -0800
Subject: WhiteBoardness - 1/3/97
Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for Friday, January 03, 1997
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina:
The toilet isn't always the end of the line, as an unfortunate drug suspect
learned when he allegedly tried to flush the evidence away, police said.
Officers heard the flush while searching a house for crack cocaine on
After learning that the house was not connected to the city's sewer system,
they opened the septic tank and found a plastic bag with 11 rocks of crack
cocaine, according to a police report.
With the smelly evidence in hand - or glove, anyway - police charged Glenn
Scott Anthony, 26, with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and
The plan to get rid of the drugs would have worked with the right plumbing
- a sewer connection, Detective Ralph Pittman said.
"It would have been gone," he said.
San Diego, California:
Moments before Iraqi soldiers captured Guy Hunter Jr. during the Persian
Gulf War, the Marine buried his wallet in the Kuwaiti desert so his family
would not be targeted by terrorists.
Six years later, the mud-soaked billfold appeared in Hunter's mailbox with
all its contents - three credit cards, his military identification, three
family photos and $47 in cash. A laborer had found it and sent it to the
Marines, who forwarded it to Hunter, now 52 and retired.
"It was so strange," the former prisoner of war told The San Diego
Union-Tribune on Thursday from his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina "It
seemed like a voice from the past suddenly spoke to you."
The package, dated October 19, contained a letter in broken English from
G.A.S. Santha, a laborer from Sri Lanka who works in Kuwait.
The Hunters received the wallet from Marine headquarters on December 13 and
sent Santha a reply the next day, offering thanks and extending an
invitation to him to visit the United States.
"It came in a yellow envelope," said Hunter's wife, Mary. "We opened it and
I said ... 'Honey, this is like finding a bottle with a message, only 10
times better!' It was a funny thing; it was like `I Dream of Jeannie.'"
How cold is it in Europe now? So cold, that even the penguins are freezing.
A Dutch zoo is putting young blackfoot penguins, native to coastal South
Africa, in a cooler where the temperature is a constant 41 degrees, Artis
zoo spokeswoman Miriam Dresme said today.
The penguins can handle temperatures as low as 23 degrees, she said. But
temperatures in Amsterdam have hovered around 14 degrees for the last few
days, so the younger ones have been put in the special cell.
© 1997 Peter Langston