Andrew J. Hewett

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1131)



NO WAY TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S 
During a New Year’s countdown last year, near Chen Yi Square in Shanghai, the celebration turned into a riot, leaving 35 trampled to death and 43 injured. (From wire reports, 1115)                           
BILLION$ UPON BILLION$
Among the richest people in the world, two who did extremely well in 2014 were Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, added $13.7 billion to his wealth, while Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, remained the richest person in the world by increasing his income $9.1 billion, totaling assets at $87.6 billion. (The AP, 12-31-14)
ILLEGAL EXTRA INCOME
The Shreveport Times reported in December 2014, city officials were having a hard time figuring out why water meters and other property just disappeared. Finally the missing inventory was found at a Marshall, TX, scrap metal plant, hauled there and sold for $60,000 by Cartrie Washington Jr., a six-year employee of Shreveport’s Department of Water and Sewerage.

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