Castoff. In Rio de Janeiro, Amalia, an aging elephant, took sick, was purged, passed an old tennis shoe.
Strong Drink. In Sacramento, Frank Taylor, after carelessly gulping blazing-hot coffee, 1) choked, 2) bit his lip, 3) fell off his chair, 4) struck his head, 5) cut his ear, 6) went to a hospital.
Indirect Object. In Ferriday, La., John Kirtis ran amuck, beat a woman over the head with a loaded revolver until it went off, shot him dead.
Silent Treatment. In Detroit, Deaf Mute Kenneth Downing sued for divorce, got it. Grounds: wife-nagging in sign language.
Lucky Strikes. In Cornwall, Ont., Raymond Larkin...