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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Heatherless Headlines

Jailer Arrested for Pot Mashed Potatoes

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- A jailer at the Leflore County jail was arrested and charged with introducing contraband after money and marijuana was found in his mashed potatoes. Robert Earl Hannon, 37, a Corrections Corp. of America jailer, was arrested over the weekend.

Casino told to fork over jackpot won by minor

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau's gaming bureau has ruled that the Sands Macao casino -- operated by U.S. gaming giant Las Vegas Sands -- must pay an under-age player's HK$740,000 ($94,900) jackpot winnings to her mother, a local daily said on Saturday.

The Hong Kong teenager was playing at Sands on Tuesday with her mother and grandmother, the paper said. She put HK$100 into a slot machine, and it stopped on the winning number

Man aged 107 forsakes sex for longevity

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 107-year-old Hong Kong villager, who still enjoys an occasional smoke, has attributed his longevity in part to decades of sexual abstinence, a newspaper said on Sunday.

"I don't know why I have lived this long," Chan Chi -- one of Hong Kong's oldest people -- was quoted as saying in the South China Morning Post during an annual feast for the city's elders.

"Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have lived a sex-less life for many years -- since I was 30," said Chan, a widower whose youthful bride perished during the Japanese invasion in World War Two.