October 22, 2015
At 100, Woman Still Working 11 Hours A Day, 6 Days A Week
Buffalo, NY (AP) Felimina Rotundo works 11 hours day, six days a week at a Buffalo laundromat and says she has no plans to quit working even though she turned 100 two months ago.
She tells WGRZ-TV that she got her first job at 15 during the Great Depression and has been working ever since.
Rotundo works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. washing clothes and handling dry cleaning at the College Laundry Shoppe. She says she hasn’t considered retirement and will continue working as long as her health is good.
Rotundo, who hit the century mark in August, says she likes being out and working because it gives her something to do.
She says too many people retire too soon. Her advice to her peers:
“Get out and do some work.”
The Devil Made Her Do It: ‘Hell On Wheels’ Arrested
Clarksburg, WV (AP) Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as “Hell on Wheels.”
The Exponent Telegram reports 38-year-old Amanda Dolores Alleman of Clarksburg was arrested Friday on numerous charges. Among them are aggravated driving while under the influence, striking an unattended vehicle and having no insurance.
Police say Alleman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent when she struck six parked vehicles on two different streets.
Alleman was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on $14,000 bond. The jail said they don’t have a record of having an attorney yet.
Denver Woman Gets Photo Radar Ticket For Stolen SUV
Denver (AP) A Denver woman says police mailed her a ticket after photo radar caught her SUV speeding.
But it wasn’t her behind the wheel‚ the vehicle was stolen weeks before.
Denver news station KMGH-TV reported Monday that Melissa Gonzales got the ticket showing her 2014 Ford Explorer going 85 in a 45-mph zone on Sept. 15, about two weeks after it was taken from outside her home.
She hopes someone recognizes the four males in the photo, but she says it’s a little upsetting to see them smiling.
Gonzales says her SUV also got a parking ticket and triggered a $9.20 toll in the Denver area last month. Both were mailed to her.
She says the paper trail makes it seem like whoever is driving wants to be found.
Massachusetts Town Issues ‘Citations’ For Good Behavior
Concord, MA (AP) Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Concord’s police department says it plans to issue up to 200 “citations” for good behavior.
That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet or a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians at a crosswalk or looking both ways before crossing a street.
Police Chief Joseph O’Connor says it’s a light-hearted way to connect positively with the community.
Instead of a fine or a court appearance, these citations can be redeemed for two scoops of ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful, a local dessert cafe. The owner of the restaurant, Wade Rubinstein, agreed to donate the ice cream.
Man Reunites With Stolen Car After More Than 30 Years
North Canton, OH (AP) A northeastern Ohio man has been reunited with his car after it was reported stolen more than 30 years ago.
The (Canton) Repository reports that 52-year-old Ron Reolfi bought the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro for around $600 when he was 19. The North Canton man last saw the car on Oct. 24, 1981. He parked it outside a grocery store where he worked, and it was gone 20 minutes later.
Reolfi says he thought he’d never see it again.
He says someone in Maryland sold the car to a person in Delaware. Authorities were then alerted that it had been stolen.
Reolfi’s dad, whose name was on the title, received an email last year with a photo of the vehicle. Reolfi says recovering the car was “really emotional” for him.
City Warns Church After A Complaint About Choir Noise
Oakland, CA (AP) The city of Oakland, California, sent a letter warning a church that it could be fined after a neighbor complained that choir practice was causing unbearable night-time noise.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church has served residents in West Oakland for 65 years.
Pastor Thomas A. Harris III says he was surprised to learn he could face an initial fine of $3,529, followed by $500-per-day penalties, for the “joyful noise” of choir practice.
Harris says rehearsal ends at 9 p.m., but the complaint sent to the city says the loud music sometimes lasts until 2 a.m.
City spokeswoman Karen Boyd says the letter was a courtesy notice and that she hasn’t received any more complaints. She says she doesn’t intend to fine the church.
‘Back To The Future’ Fans: Austria Issues Hoverboard Rules
Vienna (AP) It’s the day that Marty McFly landed in the future and Austria’s transport ministry is ready with guidelines for hoverboards.
Fans of “Back to the Future 2” know that McFly arrived on Oct. 21, 2015‚ Wednesday.
They also will remember the hoverboard sequence, with McFly being chased by Biff and his gang, all on flying skateboards.
These may never go beyond the prototype stage. But the ministry has issued tongue-in-cheek rules on their use to mark “Back to the Future” day.
Michael J. Fox
Its website describes a hoverboard as a “small vehicle for use outside of the road” and says a special license is needed for rocket-driven “Pit Bull” models.
It urges hoverboarders to wear helmets and to “be aware ... of possible additional regulations” for use over water.