Friday, January 11, 2008

Headlines, Headlines, Read All About It

“Big Problems Mount For Small Beaver County Town With No Mail Service”

Oh you know we had to go there... (It's just the headline.)

Pittsburgh News

HOMEWOOD BOROUGH, Pa. -- A small town without any mailboxes in Homewood Borough, Beaver County, hasn’t had any problems for more than a century, but that all changed a few weeks ago.

Now, those residents have to go to Beaver Falls to get their mail, but that's a problem for some of the elderly.

The borough, which contains about 50 houses, does not have a post office. A contract postal unit is used so that people in the town can retrieve their mail from a single location.

The same woman has been in charge of the CPU for more than 40 years, but around Christmas, she got sick, which means no one has been able to get their mail.

There's more...
“That's No Hooker. That's My Wife!”

Not a Henny Youngman joke; just a family on a really bad day.

WARSAW - A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees. Polish tabloid Super Express said the woman had been making some extra money on the side while telling her husband she worked at a store in a nearby town.

The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing, the newspaper reported.
SLUT Money All Sticky

South Lake Union Transit riders are having trouble paying...
Seattle Times

Payment on Seattle's new South Lake Union streetcar was supposed to be on the honor system, anyway.

But the honorable are having a tough time. The ticket machines often won't take the money.

Riders are to insert bills or coins into a machine in the center of the streetcar, then get a ticket to display in case a transit supervisor asks for proof of payment. The problem is, dollar bills are becoming stuck, preventing the next person from paying.

It happens "three or four times a day" per train, and operators haven't yet determined why, said Rochelle Ogershok, a spokeswoman for King County Metro Transit, which operates the $52 million, city-owned system.

At noon Wednesday, only one of five people who boarded the orange train at Westlake Avenue and Thomas Street could pay for the trip to Westlake Center. He used coins.

There's more...
My favorite are the t-shirts reading “Ride the SLUT”.

h/t for all, Fark