Archive » January 28, 2010
By SYVJ Staff
Cessna lands on golf course
HOUSTON (AP) — An area near the 11th hole at a Houston golf course provided a smooth landing spot after a small plane ran out of fuel and glided on to the grass. The Cessna 170 was expected to be moved from Hermann Park on Tuesday. The unplanned landing of the single-engine plane happened Monday night on a flight from Lafayette, La. Veteran pilot Brendon Ford says an apparent gauge problem led him to believe he had more fuel than he actually did. Ford was bound for Columbus, about 70 miles west of Houston, when the engine started sputtering and gave out, at about 2,000 feet. He spotted two fairways. He says there was just one person on the site he chose, so he flew over the top of him and landed. No one was injured.
Game over for inmate’s Dungeons & Dragons
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A convicted murderer serving life in prison in Wisconsin has lost his legal battle to play Dungeons & Dragons behind bars. Kevin T. Singer filed a lawsuit against officials at Wisconsin’s Waupun prison after a policy was initiated in 2004 to eradicate all Dungeons and Dragons game materials among concerns that playing it promotes gang-related activity. The 33-year-old Singer is a devoted player of the fantasy role-playing game that involves recruiting others to play as a group. He argued that his First Amendment rights were being violated and demanded that Dungeons & Dragons material confiscated from his cell be returned. But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the prison’s policy was reasonable.
Man says car attacked while at traffic light
ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee man has told Alcoa police that a woman in a vehicle in front of his jumped on his hood and kicked and punched his windshield as he waited for a traffic light to change. The man is 37-year-old John P. Williamson of Concord, who said the incident was unprovoked. According to The Daily Times of Maryville, police quoted the woman as saying she was being followed. Arrested and charged with vandalism of more than $500 was 58-year-old Mary L. Biggerstaff of La Barge, Wyo. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond pending a hearing Thursday in Blount County General Sessions Court.
Grave mix-up could force man’s reburial
PROVIDENCE, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman may be forced to rebury her deceased husband after a cemetery records check found an unmarked family plot next to him is already occupied. Marilyn Blauer’s husband, Blaine, was buried in the Providence Cemetery in 1987. His gravesite was one of eight owned by the family. After Blauer’s nephew died recently, a records check found the remains of Martha Ziegler, a German immigrant who died in 1921, interred in the unmarked grave next to Blaine Blauer. Providence officials blame poor record-keeping for the mix-up. The city is measuring to see if there’s room for an additional plot between Blauer’s husband and Ziegler so that Marilyn Blauer can one day be buried there. Reburying Ziegler would require her family’s permission.