1. Fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs was arrested by FBI agents who found him living alone in his truck after his 8 wives and 60 children left him. *** I guess he should have had a bigger truck.
2. Many United Airlines customers are unhappy with the restrictions of the new budget fare, “Basic Economy,” such as a limited carry-on, no seat changes and being the last to board… *** …so the other passengers and crew can point at them and laugh.
3. A Virginia Beach high school student who participated in a big toilet papering prank was barred from graduation ceremonies and will receive his diploma in the mail. *** But the school principal promised him it would be a very special diploma: 2-ply, perforated and pulled off a roll.
4. A woman in Grand Rapids was kicked out of a shopping mall because she was wearing a tank top. *** Geesh, and at Wal-Mart you’re kicked out if you aren’t.
5. Little-known Aldi plans to invest $3.4 billion to become the third largest grocery chain in the country by building new stores and updating existing ones. *** Unfortunately, a company spokesman confirmed that $3.4 billion won’t be enough to fix all the grocery carts with one wheel that goes “Clunk… clunk… clunk… clunk…”
6. On this date in history: Jun 16, 1961 – Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West in Paris. *** It was tough for him to avoid detection, being the only guy running down the Champs d’Elysees in tights.
7. On this date in history: Jun 15, 1951 – The first commercial electronic computer is dedicated in Philadelphia. *** People were amazed by the powerful new technology and spent the rest of the day playing solitaire.
8. On this date in history: June 14, 1954 – President Eisenhower signs an executive order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. *** Cautious White House lawyers, however, were reluctant to approve the change without first getting God’s permission.
9. On this date in history: Jun 13, 1927 – Charles A. Lindbergh is welcomed to New York City with a ticker-tape parade. *** The only people not celebrating were the street sweepers.
10. On this date in history: June 12, 1967 – Israel wins what became known as “The Six Day War.” *** That was very impressive—it was originally scheduled to go nine.