In Hoc Signo ... In Tokyo, Japan's welfare ministry announced a new program to aid the poor, one point of which called for the opening of 190 more pawnshops.
Wet Spell. In Albuquerque, arrested for drunkenness, Emanuel Welch confided to police that he sometimes uses an alias, supported his claim by spelling Sebastian Bogankinzenellenriinzinskiyork the same way three times.
The Life You Save ... In Rochester, after Kenneth Butters complained about fast driving along Woodbine Avenue, police set up a radar trap and nabbed five speeders, including Butters.
It's Always Darkest. In Catlettsburg, Ky., Police Chief Ray Castle came to work, found a note...