Thursday, July 10, 2008

Groundskeeper finds face in log

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- A sawed-off tree limb at a Maryville cemetery turned out to have a mysterious image.
The short log has a cut end bearing an uncanny resemblance to a human face.
Ernest Ward, a groundskeeper at Magnolia Cemetery, said it was found Monday as he and co-workers cleaned up debris from a weekend storm. He said a former worker at the cemetery believes the face is a spirit. "Who he is, I don't know," Ward said.
A section of an oak tree branch with a resemblance to a human face

In the News

When you go to jail you shouldn’t get feed quality foods
Inmates at one central Florida jail won't be eating quite as well thanks to budget cuts. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced Wednesday that inmates will no longer get chocolate milk, coffee and juice as he strives to cut $200,000 from the jail budget.
Guests of the county will also get frozen egg patties for breakfast instead of fresh eggs and just one piece of bread instead of two. Peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches are also off the menu and fresh milk will give way to the powdered stuff. The jail has already substituted crackers for cornbread. Jail officials made the changes with the help of a dietitian. Judd says if inmates want fancier fare, "they need to behave, quit violating the law, and stay out of the county jail."
Are you missing any money?
$55,000 found in St. Louis County Jail bathroomSomeone at the St. Louis County Jail was flush with money. A correctional officer at the intake facility at the St. Louis County Justice Center last week found $55,000 stuffed behind a toilet paper dispenser.
The bundle of money was in $100 and $50 bills, said Clayton Police Chief Thomas Byrne.
Officials interviewed inmates about the money, but none admitted knowing anything about the stashed cash.
The money was placed in a special bank account until the owner can be determined, Byrne said.