first_img1. Strange Plot Twist in Hitchhiker Shooting, Julian, W.Va.At first, West Virginia’s Ray Dolin appeared to be an ironic victim. While doing research for a hitchhiking memoir called Kindness in America, it was reported that the Julian resident stuck his thumb out to catch a ride in Glasgow, Montana. As he approached a pick-up truck, he was shot in the arm. A mother and daughter spotted Dolin flagging down their car and assisted him until help could arrive. Soon after, Lloyd Christopher Danielson was arrested for the shooting. But a few days later, Danielson was cleared of the charges. Then, after investigating the crime scene, police found a gun that was traced back to Dolin, who later admitted to shooting himself in an apparent effort to create publicity for his book.2. George’s Last Ride, Greenville, S.C. One of pro cycling’s greatest wingmen and notable Greenville residents George Hincapie announced his retirement this summer, just before riding in his final Tour de France. Hincapie is credited with helping Lance Armstrong win all seven of his Tour titles. The 19-year veteran was also part of every U.S. Olympic team since 1992 and won three national road race titles in 1998, 2006, and 2009. His 17th Tour appearance this summer broke the record for most starts in the event’s history. Hincapie will ride through the 2012 season.3. Prison Break, Atlanta, Ga. Jail food is notoriously lousy, but some inmates in Atlanta are being offered better grub if they get past new locks being put on cell doors. Fulton County’s chief jailer is testing his new method of security with a challenge for those it is holding—beat the new cell locks and win free food.4. Dog’s Worst Friend, Wilmington, N.C.Police were trying to run down Travis Keith Glaspie for a number of outstanding warrants. When they caught him, Glaspie shocked Wilmington’s finest by biting the ear off a K-9 named Maxx. Glaspie ended up with a dog bite to the thigh and a felony assault on a law enforcement animal charge, while Maxx needed 15 stitches to repair his ear.5. One Lucky Leg, Lexington, KyThanks to his school pride, Fred Robinson recovered the prosthetic leg he lost while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico over Memorial Day weekend. A fisherman found Robinson’s leg, which is emblazoned with the Wildcats logo of his alma matter, the University of Kentucky. The fisherman, Matt Willingham, contacted the leg manufacturer, and thanks to the logo, Robinson was easy to track down. The former Wildcat football player was quite happy to recover the prosthetic, which carries a steep price tag of $30,000.Beyond the Blue RidgeBam Hucks a Hundred FooterHood River, Ore. Jackass star Bam Margera hit the news this summer after hucking off the 100-foot Metlako Falls in a tandem kayak with pro boater Steve Fisher. Sweet video footage of the stunt surfaced online, but when Margera came up for air, he ended up in the hospital for emergency hernia surgery.Biting the Hand that FeedsEverglades City, Fla. Wally Weatherholt, a 63-year-old airboat captain, tried to bait an alligator with marshmallows to give tourists a choice photo op. When he started slapping the water with the sugary treats, a nine-foot gator lunged forward and bit off his left hand. The gator was euthanized and attempted reattachment surgery was unsuccessful. Weatherholt could face fines or jail time for feeding the gator.Bike Thief Bound for HellSan Francisco, Ca. Double-amputee Krzyszof Jarzebski was preparing to hand pedal across the country, but his plans stalled when someone stole his $13,000 custom-made bike. The 53-year-old Polish Paralympic athlete lost his legs after a fight with cancer, but he’s bounced back to hand cycle all across his native Europe. Unfortunately, Jarzebski’s visit to America was marred by a thief willing to make a few bucks by stealing what’s obviously a bike adapted for those with disability.In other news, what should the next Olympic Sport be; trail running or climbing?last_img read more

first_img144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.“We have loved living here so we’ll downsize naturally. Our children are busy and our grandchildren are at university or doing their thing and they haven’t got tome to keep coming and visiting us. I don’t have help cleaning the house, the trick it to always whiz around with a duster,’’ Ms Haviland said. The timber for the floors was sourced from a Western Australia woolstore.“It’s got guest quarters but you could park 40 cars here if you had a party.” It is listed through David Treloar, of Ray White Albion.He said the house had one of the largest his and her wardrobes in Brisbane. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Marketing agent David Treloar said it had one of the biggest wardrobes he had seenThe timber was originally used for the columns of a woolstore in Fremantle and have been used in the home as floorboards.It also has an Edwardian fireplace sourced from a mansion in the one-time old gold city Castlemaine, Victoria.center_img MINING executive Geoffrey Haviland, and his wife Madeleine are selling theirUpper Brookfield home.MINING executive Geoffrey Haviland, and his wife Madeleine have just listed their Queenslander at 144 Upper Brookfield Road, Upper Brookfield.The couple are downsizing from the 6ha property as their three children and six grandchildren live interstate.There is 1.6kms worth of recycled Western Australian hardwood karri timber is used throughout the home.last_img read more