Andrew J. Hewett

Saturday, December 6, 2014

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1051)



SOME PEOPLE DO THE RIGHT THING
Ever have a problem forgiving yourself for a mistake made early in life? That’s why seventy-three-year-old Navy veteran Bernard Schermerhorn had to correct his mistake made nearly 60 years prior. For this he mailed a $200 check from his home in La Mesa, California, to The Ledger newspaper in Florida, explaining, while attending high school there, he and friends stole several newspaper racks, kept the change, and dumped the stands. (http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/florida-paper-check-apology-50-years-26056146)
LOVING THE LORD TOO LOUDLY
Pastor Johnnie Clark of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced to two weeks in jail for being too noisy. During his Pentecostal worship services, where musical instruments played loudly, he’d used a microphone to amplify drums, causing police to issue an injunction… after more than 50 previous visits and warnings. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/04/unbelievable-arrest-jail-crimes_n_5921234.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News)
YOUR WAY, OKAY?
Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Brittany Maynard, 29, moved to Oregon, where she could legally commit suicide. More than 750 people have used Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, since it passed Dec. 31, 2013. The average age of those ending their own lives is 70, while only six were younger than 34. Brittany ended her life Nov. 1, 2014.  (The AP, 10-09-14)

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