TURKEY FRYER MISHAP
An unattended turkey fryer is being blamed for a fire that
caused thousands of dollars in damage to a home in Palm Bay.
The fryer was left in a shed next to a home on Palmdale
Circle. No one was hurt, but everything inside that shed was destroyed.
The damage was estimated at $15,000.
Also, a Melbourne family got some help from firefighters
after a fire ruined their Thanksgiving.
Spilled grease started the fire yesterday at an apartment on
The people inside were able to put out the fire with an
extinguisher but after firefighters saw the family's food was ruined, they
donated an extra turkey they had.
Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun
(AFP) - After
billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy
region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary
public as being her property.
Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo
she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had
registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar
There is an international agreement which states that no
country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about
individuals, she added.
"There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not
stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply
occurred to me first."
The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to
be the "owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the
centre of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about
Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she
now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the
proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.
She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another
10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent
"It is time to start doing things the right way, if
there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and
people's wellbeing, why not do it?" she asked.
Man tries to steal underground fence, steam mop and beer
FORT WALTON BEACH — A man who tried to walk out of Walmart
with an underground fence, beer and a steam mop was arrested.
Loss prevention officers at the store started watching Brent
Finchum, 50, after he went to the pet section of the store and placed the
underground fence into his shopping cart, according to the Okaloosa County
After getting the fencing, he put it into an empty Walmart
bag that had been sitting in the bottom of the cart previously.
The man then went to the grocery section and picked up a
case of Bud Light beer and made his way out of the store without paying.
When he was stopped by the loss prevention officer, Finchum
had a Shark steam mop, a window fan, a Shark garmet steamer and a bottle of
motor oil in addition to the fence and beer.
He was charged with felony larceny.
In total, the items were worth $363.71.