ALASKA: In Fairbanks, police arrested a man who would often brag that he would drive fast. he was clocked going 100mph as the police prompted got him. He also would boast about his "ability" to running slow drivers off the road. Assault was added to the charges.
KENTUCKY: a record shop in Louisville closed. It was called ear X-tacy. Perhaps because albums and the like are oil-based, and not as rare as we sometimes think. I used to think that until I saw many people my age with so many we have no idea what to do with them. "They are worth money," I am always told. Nope, most are not.
DELAWARE: a study is being planned for a proposed passenger rail operation. The study was approved and the first phase will cost $900,000. That is on top of the federal subsidy of $400,000. That is for the first phase of the study with no actual work. OK, occupy that for a while. Why on Earth do studies cost so much?
FLORIDA: an item about a two-headed albino snake caught my attention. Not because of the snake perse, but because each brain controls each brain and makes life quite difficult for said snake.
MARYLAND: a new road will open Nov. 22 linking Interstate 370 and 95. This was a $2.56 billion project. Travelers use it from Nov. 22 to Dec for FREE. Free, it cost $2.56 billion. I'm starting to see why we are broke in this land. I wonder what the Panama Canal or the Hover Dam would cost if we tried it today. Wait, we wouldn't be able to without protests, overruns, delays and ...well, you get it.
MISSOURI: copper wire was stolen from a radio tower used by police. They say it has not affected their signal which leads many to ask, "Then why was it there?"