Monday, February 4, 2008

Bits of News

Woman With Vomiting Daughter Gets Ticket
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gina Boyd's day already had soured when her 3-year-old daughter began vomiting in her Dodge Caravan. Then she got a traffic ticket.
Boyd, 27, got a $123 citation from a Hillsborough County deputy on Monday after she made an improper U-turn to attend to her vomiting daughter.
Boyd is a stay-at-home mother of three whose husband is in the Army. He is currently serving in Iraq.
Boyd realizes she violated the law but wished the deputy had exercised discretion upon seeing why she had made the improper turn.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Boyd committed an illegal U-turn and got a citation for it.

Ore. Goodwill Store Sells Parked Bike
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Cody Young parked his bike in the wrong place at the Goodwill store, where the rule is that anything on the floor goes. He didn't have a lock, but friends said they had parked inside the store before. On Sunday, though, the black BMX bike was sold.
But the 13-year-old is going to get his bike back, Goodwill officials said, after the buyer saw a newspaper story about the mix-up and called to make things right.
The buyer got the bike for just $6.99 but will get a $100 gift certificate from Goodwill for coming forth.
It's not the first such mix-up in Goodwill's busy stores, Goodwill spokesman Dale Emanuel said. A janitor once left a bucket and mop on a store's sales floor, and they were sold the next day.

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