Wednesday 3/14


Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (ver­sion 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Down­load the lat­est ver­sion here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

A place to live - Since the start of the month it has been ille­gal to die in Fal­ciano del Mas­sico, a vil­lage of 3,700 peo­ple in south­ern Italy. Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued the tongue-in-cheek decree because the vil­lage has no ceme­tery and it is feud­ing with a nearby town that has one — cre­at­ing a logis­ti­cal prob­lem about what to do with the deceased. The mayor told news­pa­pers that vil­lagers are con­tent. “The ordi­nance has brought hap­pi­ness,” he was quoted Tues­day as say­ing. “Unfor­tu­nately, two elderly cit­i­zens disobeyed.”

Prison break…in — Break­ing out of jail is totally old hat, but a Seat­tle man made things a lit­tle more inter­est­ing ear­lier this week when he sur­prised author­i­ties by try­ing to break in to the King County Jail. The man, who was not iden­ti­fied, was spot­ted try­ing to jimmy open a door on jail prop­erty. When that didn’t work he climbed a fence and made it into a secure area, where he was taken into cus­tody.  He declined to reveal the rea­son for his mys­te­ri­ous break-in.

Might as well jump -Deputies pulled over Thomas Har­ter about halfway across­New Orleans’ Cause­way bridge, after observ­ing him swerv­ing wildly around cars. When asked to come out of the car with his reg­is­tra­tion, he exited with an arm­load of CDs, then took a fly­ing leap over a pro­tec­tive fence down 20 feet to the water below! Res­cuers found him cling­ing to a nearby pil­ing and dragged him out of the water so he could be booked on DUI charges — for the eighth time.

Unknown source