It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
With a passionate speech, a Colorado boy persuaded his town council to abolish a ban on snowball fights. Dane Best, 9, gave a three-minute presentation before the Severance Town Board in opposition to a local ordinance prohibiting the throwing of “missiles” of any kind. “The children of Severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world,” Best said. “Today’s kids need a reason to play outside.” Officials agreed, and moments later Dane and his brother threw the first legal snowballs in Severance history.
A New Jersey township is demanding that a local resident pay $75,000 to defray the costs connected to his massive Christmas light display. For the past 15 years, Tom Apruzzi of Old Bridge has staged a 70,000-light Christmas spectacular on his front lawn, complete with automated figures and synchronized music. But the crowd of nightly spectators has swelled to 1,000—and officials want him to pay $2,000 a day to offset the costs of bringing in cops to control people and traffic. Apruzzi is trying to raise $75,000 online, but insists the show will go on. “We are not shutting down the Christmas lights show—period,” he said.
A Pennsylvania man was reunited with his wallet four years after he lost it on a roller-coaster ride. Jon Anson said he was shocked when maintenance workers at Hershey Park phoned to inform him that they had found the wallet after so much time had passed. The wallet was moldy but had all of its original contents. “It restores your faith in humanity a little bit,” Anson said.