Bits and Pieces - May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
This was the weekend that the U.S. post office letter carriers held their annual food drive. The letter carriers picked up food left by mailboxes and then today they'll mistakenly deliver the food to people that are full.
DEMI MOORE had around $200,000 worth of clothing stolen from a storage unit in North Hollywood. The burglars apparently knew what they were doing because they took only high-end merchandise. There was no sign of forced entry into the unit, leading Demi to believe someone at the storage facility is behind the robbery. The problem is that no one's been to the storage unit in six months, so the theft could've happened as far back as last year and surveillance video doesn't go back that far.
ANTHONY GEARY has announced that he's leaving his role as Luke Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Geary played Luke from 1978 until 1984 and then returned in 1993 and says, "I'm just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years. There was a point after my back surgery last year where it became clear to me that my time is not infinite. And I really don't want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that GH set one day. That wouldn't be too poetic." His last episodes will air in July.
The video for ED SHEERAN'S Photograph includes home movie clips filmed by his parents that give you glimpses into such childhood moments as Ed as a baby and playing piano and climbing on a rock. (See here)
Yesterday was Mother's Day and President Obama got on the phone and called three women to wish them a Happy Mother's Day. The mothers Obama spoke to had all written letters to the president in recent months, but still didn't believe that it was him on the line. (See here)
Nancy Gordeuk, the founder and director of a small Atlanta-area private school called the TNT Academy, is apologizing after the school's graduation ceremony blew up in her face. A video of Friday's ceremony went viral after Gordeuk mistakenly dismissed the assembly before the class valedictorian could give his speech. She then called everyone back saying, "Look who's leaving...all the black people." This was after she called a person that had walked to the front of the auditorium to record the graduation ceremony a "goober" and a "coward" and said a crying baby should have its mouth taped shut. Gordeuk later apologized to parents via email, saying she let her emotions get the best of her and that "The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth." (See here)
Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez recently purchased the Rubbin Buttz barbecue restaurant in Milliken, Colorado and joked about having a "White Appreciation Day." The joke turned into reality as on June 11th they plan to offer a 10 percent discount to all white customers. Antillon says, "We have a whole month for Black History Month. We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." While they're prepared for the backlash and possible legal repercussions, Antillon says he's been the target of racism in the past and that the discount isn't meant to discriminate, but instead bring people together.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg led the Spanish Grand Prix from start to finish to claim his first victory of 2015. Rosberg finished 17 seconds ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and cut his points lead to 20.
Shady Spring, West Virginia's Michael Kevin Meadows went into a local pharmacy wearing full camouflage, a hat and a paintball mask and unleashed pepper spray everywhere in an effort to take down employees so he could rob the place. Not thinking things all the way through, Meadows then walked forward into the cloud of pepper spray. Surveillance video shows Meadows staggering out of the business empty handed and getting into a vehicle and leaving. Police were able to track down the getaway driver, who squealed on Meadows, who is now in jail on attempted robbery charges.
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