Joseph Brice, 21, of Clarkston, Wash., was indicted on one count of having manufactured a bomb in 2010.
Brice inadvertently called attention to himself by ordering his bomb components under the name of Oklahoma City bomber “Timothy McVeigh.”
The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., announced it had received approval to designate a site in Champion, Wis., as the 11th official, Vatican-authorized location of a Virgin Mary apparition (witnessed by a nun in 1859).
Meanwhile, these recent bootleg public appearances were reported: Yucca Valley, Calif. — Jesus on the petal of a poppy plant.
Brisbane, Australia, — Jesus on a pie from the Posh Pizza restaurant.
Los Angeles — Jesus on a rocking chair.
Pequabuck, Conn., — Mary in an ice formation on a neighbor’s roof.
Comal County, Texas, just north of San Antonio — Mary, “floating” on the wall of an apartment building.
Elwood, Ind. — Jesus on a woman’s chest X-ray.
On Halloween day, 1989, Tallahassee, Fla., K-Mart employee Jeff Sablom was taking a break in the back of the store to try on the Batman costume he had planned to wear to a party that night when a security guard asked for his help to apprehend a shoplifter.
Said the guard later, “You should have seen that man’s eyes when he looked back and saw Batman chasing him.”
Sablom recovered four cartons of cigarettes and two videocassettes.
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