Friday 24 November 2017

Man finds $17,000 and returns sum

A 54-YEAR-OLD Chicago-area man who found and returned more than $17,000 (€12,500) in cash, credits his parents for teaching him right from wrong.

Robert Adams found a clear plastic bag containing mostly $20 and $100 bills and returned it to a nearby bank branch. Police discovered it was under the care of an armoured truck company, which has yet to say whether Adams will get a reward.

Pitt's cabinet to go under hammer

A 19th CENTURY cabinet, once owned by Brad Pitt, is to go under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull's in Edinburgh.

Dating from 1896, it is valued at £12,000 (€13,500) and was bought in 1994 by Pitt in London when he was filming 'Interview With a Vampire'.

Cancer girl's list boosts charity

THE sister of a 15-year-old cancer sufferer who made a 'bucket list' of things she wants to do before she dies has raised more than £30,000 (€34,000) for charity.

Last week, Alice Pyne, of Ulverston, Cumbria, created an internet blog called 'Alice's Bucket List'. Her sister Milly (12), who is taking part in 'Race For Life Barrow', had a fundraising target of £1,000 (€1,130). But when her sister became an internet sensation she was flooded with donations.

Foul-mouthed lady has big heart

A WOMAN with a foul mouth, fat wallet and dislike for men bought $7,200 (€5,200) worth of clothes for 50 women at a discount store in California.

Claudia Smith (66) said she lived in Mexico for several years and wanted to buy things for poor Mexican women. A local paper said some women blushed at the language Ms Smith used to criticise men.

Mayor can keep age off ballot

A MAN seeking re-election as mayor of Warren, Michigan, has won his battle to keep his age a secret.

Jim Fouts said the decision means age cannot be used as a "weapon of mass destruction".

Robbers make off with bag of dough

THREE men from Hyannis, Massachusetts, are facing armed robbery charges after police say they robbed a Dunkin' Donuts with knives and a hatchet -- only to end up with a bag of doughnuts.

The men had seized a paper bag that was in one of the worker's handbags, believing she was carrying cash from the day's receipts.

Irish Independent

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