Good week/bad week
Good week for:
The dark arts, after a convicted car thief who was repairing Florida highway medians with other prisoners used a bent coat hanger to free an infant trapped in a locked SUV. “They know they made bad mistakes,” said Sheriff Chris Nocco of the inmates, “but they want to do the right thing in life.”
Beating the odds, after Las Vegas and the surrounding Mojave Desert had their second snowfall in a month. Las Vegas has not seen multiple February snowfalls since 1987.
Camouflage, with sightings of at least two bright orange alligators in South Carolina. A state wildlife official speculated that the reptiles may have taken on their Trump-like color by “hibernating somewhere near rust, like by an old drainage pipe.”
Bad week for:
Roger Stone, who was summoned to court by federal judge Amy Berman Jackson after he complained online that an Obama appointee was overseeing his “upcoming show trial” and posted a photo of Jackson with what appears to be a gun’s crosshairs.
Tourism, after a Park Service whistleblower revealed that visitors to a Grand Canyon museum between 2000 and 2018 might have been exposed to high levels of radiation. Three paint buckets filled with uranium ore, quietly discovered and removed from the museum last year, may have exposed children to unsafe levels of radiation in just three seconds, and adults, in 30 seconds.
Reefer madness, after a man who allegedly stole a diamond worth $160,000 traded it for a $20 bag of marijuana. Walter Earl Morrison, 20, of Phoenix, has been charged with felony theft.