First, the Good News

6th July 2003

A 54-year-old woman who works four jobs, recently won $76 million in the lottery. She didn’t tell her bosses at first, because she’d just requested more hours and felt obligated to work them for awhile.

A gardener found $1,700 under a bush while he was working and actually turned it in to the police. It belonged to a woman who had been saving a dollar a day for a trip to Universal Studios with her son, and had also been holding on to her father’s savings from his Social Security so he could afford a car.

A Bellevue couple chopped up twenty-six trees on a public trail in an attempt to improve the view from their “hillside home.” They were caught in the act, and now they’ll be paying the city $150,000, publicly apologizing, and doing some community service time.

( All via Romenesko’s Obscure Store and Reading Room.)