HUMOR, GRIEF, COMBINED AT FUNERAL FOR INCLUDED IN GRIEF
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, there were certainly tears shed — lots of them — at yesterday’s state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. But there were also some lighter moments during the funeral, courtesy of Bush’s son, George W. Bush — also a former president. Speaking at the National Cathedral, Bush — president 43 — said that to many people, his dad seemed to be perfect. But he said he had his faults. For one thing, Bush noted his dad’s golfing “short game was lousy.” He also cracked that his father was “no Fred Astaire” on the dance floor — and that he “couldn’t stomach vegetables, especially broccoli.” The younger Bush noted that his dad passed on those “genetic defects” to his kids.
MAN FREED FROM JAIL STEALS CAR FROM ITS PARKING LOT
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — He had just been released from jail. And soon afterward, police say he committed an act that landed him right back in the pokey. Police in Pennsylvania say 36-year-old Tomas Lee Williams had just been released from custody when moments later, he attacked a woman in the parking lot and stole her car with the carjacking victim’s 1-year-old in the back seat. The Tribune-Review of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, reports Williams crashed 15 minutes after commandeering the car — and fled into the woods. He was later apprehended and is right back in custody, being held on $250,000 bail. Williams had pleaded guilty in January, 2017 to dealing drugs and was released on Tuesday.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER WHO TOLD KIDS SANTA WASN’T REAL WON’T RETURN TO SCHOOL
MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — It isn’t quite a lump of coal in her stocking. But the New Jersey substitute teacher who told her first-grade students that Santa Claus isn’t real won’t be back to that area’s schools. NJ.com reports Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar has confirmed the teacher will no longer be allowed to teach in the district. Officials say not only did the sub call out Santa Claus as a fake, the teacher also debunked other holiday characters, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Elf on a Shelf. The sub’s identity has not been disclosed.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II