VINTAGE LUNCHBOXES BEING AUCTIONED
CINCINNATI (AP) — Remember back in the day when people toted their school lunches in metal lunchboxes, often featuring images of comic-book heroes, cartoon characters and TV shows? Those days are long gone — but a batch of those lunchboxes still remains. J. Louis Karp’s family has a business dating back to 1870 — and he has a display of hundreds of those vintage lunchboxes. And soon one of them could belong to a nostalgic baby boomer. Heritage Auctions is selling off the collection. The auction ends Sept. 30. Bids start at $20.
IRISH MAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING FOR PLANE
LONDON (AP) — It’s hard enough to catch up to a bus after it has pulled off from its stop. And a man in Ireland has found it’s impossible to catch up to a plane once it has pushed back from the gate. Authorities in Dublin have arrested a man after he took off after a plane that was already headed down the tarmac for takeoff. Witnesses say a man in the 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to leave for Amsterdam. The man was tackled by airport workers and arrested. And yes, he missed the flight.
KOMBUCHA LEADS TO PICNIC OUSTER
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It’s one thing for ants to ruin a picnic. In this case, it was kombucha. In case you don’t know, kombucha is a bubbly, fermented tea that originates in China. It typically contains a touch of alcohol — and that is what touched off the problem. Sin Tatem was celebrating his birthday in a state park in Chesapeake, Virginia. But he was ousted after a park ranger spotted him and his two grandsons sipping the beverage. A city rep says the ranger stepped in because the beverage was being given to juveniles.
KANGAROO SEARCH CONTINUES
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A kangaroo in South Florida remains on the run — or on the hop, to be more accurate — despite efforts to track it down. More than a dozen officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have teamed up with state troopers and local law enforcement to track down Storm — the kangaroo that slipped away from a home in Jupiter Farms. For a second day now, drones have been launched to try to track down the marsupial. Wildlife officers plan to subdue him with a tranquilizer dart and return the animal to its owner.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II