August 21, 2014
86 Year Old Woman Writes
Salt Lake City (AP) An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.
Georgia Gorringe said it took her five years to write the tale of a woman who listens to talk radio and is turned on by the voice of a man she hears.
“And that voice on the radio, oh, he had a magic voice! And it just turned her on!” Gorringe said laughing during an interview with KUTV.
Her adult daughter, Bobbie Posey, is proud of her mother’s accomplishment but says she was taken aback by the amount of steaminess in the book.
“Sometimes I’m like, mother, how could you do that? How can you write that?” said Posey. “But she did!”
The 176-page book, titled “No Good-Bye,” came out in February and is available on Kindle and Amazon. It isn’t available in book stores. Gorringe wrote it under her pen name, Georgie Marie, and released it using a company that helps authors self-publish.
“Sometimes, the sound of a voice is all it takes to dial up a fine romance,” the tease on Amazon says. “But can you really fall in love with someone when you have never been in the same room?”
Gorringe, who is a great-great grandmother, insists the story is all fiction, but her daughter isn’t buying it.
“A lot of it is actually real-life,” said Posey. “I mean, we know who she’s talking about.”
Man Shows Up For Jail In T-Shirt With His Mug Shot On It
Madison, ME (AP) A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.
Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, “Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff.” The mug shot is making the rounds online thanks to The Smoking Gun, which posted it Monday.
Sean Maguire, the jail’s compliance manager, said there’s no policy on what inmates can or cannot wear for booking photos.
Burt, who’s using the mug shot for his Facebook profile picture, didn’t immediately return a call left at his place of employment Tuesday.
Man Finds Bloody Stranger Asleep On His Couch
Marlborough, MA (AP) A Massachusetts man who fell asleep in a chair in his living room over the weekend got quite the surprise when he woke up - a bloody stranger asleep on the couch.
The Marlborough homeowner got his wife, children and father-in law out of the home at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and called police.
The MetroWest Daily News reports that responding officers arrested 30-year-old Timothy Francis Benway and charged him with entering a building at night, putting a person in fear, and vandalism.
Police say Benway’s injuries were consistent with a “highly intoxicated” person walking through a wooded area and falling down.
Bail was set at $500 at Benway’s arraignment Monday. He told police he had no idea how he got injured or how he ended up in the home.
Owl Enters 10th Story Apartment, Kills Canary
Coeur D’alene, ID (AP) An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d’Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.
Sue Sausser said she awakened Sunday to find bird droppings and feathers all over her apartment, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported.
Sausser found the brownish, yellow-eyed owl between the wall and the chest of drawers on which the bird cage sits. It flew out the door and perched on their balcony railing long enough for them to take a few pictures. Don Sausser estimated the owl was 6 to 8 inches tall.
Sue and Don Sausser found one of their canaries dead in the cage. The other seemed jumpy and anxious, they said.
Beth Paragamian, wildlife education specialist with for Idaho Fish and Game and the Bureau of Land Management, said it’s strange that an owl would be flying so high in an area without many tall trees and surprising that it would enter a residence, much less open a bird cage.
“That is very unusual,” she said.
Don Sausser said they’ll likely still leave their sliding glass door open on warm summer evenings, but plan to use twist ties to secure the door on the bird cage.
Woman Allegedly Stole Wine To See BoyFriend
Cedar Park, TX (AP) A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.
Alicia Walicke of Cedar Park was charged with misdemeanor theft and freed on $5,000 bond Friday. Williamson County jail records did not list an attorney for the woman.
Police say Walicke stole a bottle of wine from a gas station Wednesday. An arrest affidavit says police found the woman outside the business and drinking the wine. The affidavit says she told police that she wanted to see her boyfriend, who was arrested hours earlier, and told them wanted to go to jail.
Police in Cedar Park, 15 miles northwest of Austin, didn’t immediately identify the boyfriend or say whether the woman saw him.
Police didn’t immediately return messages Saturday.