Rich's Joke Of The Day:
A reporter from Chicago was visiting an old colleague, who now edited a newspaper in a tiny Vermont town. "I don't see how you do it," the reporter said. "How can you drum up interest in the news when everybody in town knows what everybody else is doing?"
"Sure they know," the editor said, "but they read the paper to see who got caught at it."
Rich's Crazy News Story Of The Day:
An Athens, Ga., revitalization group said the city will pay homage to its namesake and pay tribute to fried foods with its first Athens Grease Festival. The Spirit of Athens group said it is still gathering ideas for the inaugural festival, scheduled to begin Sept. 29. They wanted to have the fried food, but also celebrate the Greek origin of their name. Thus the G R E A S E festival.
The Wacky World of Crime With Officer Hancock's police blotter:
Twin Cities, California police blocked traffic after they received reports of a man walking down the street wearing camouflage clothes and carrying a rifle bag. Police found two 14-year-old boys who where were playing with BB guns. Police seized the guns and released the teens to their parents.
This is Officer Hancock. Be careful. There are a lot of wackos out there!
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Rich's thought to ponder:
Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.
The latest news from the Hancock News Service - odd news fair and balanced!
Authorities in Oregon said they arrested a 49-year-old man accused of taking off all his clothes at an airport security screening area. Police said the man was going through security at Portland International Airport when he took his clothes off and refused to put them back on. His actions caused two screening lanes to be closed and some passengers covered their eyes and their children's eyes and moved away from the screening area. Others stepped out of the screening lanes to look, laugh and take photos. The man said he disrobed as a form of protest against screeners who he felt were harassing him. He was taken to jail.