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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A disabled veteran in New York says a hot dog vendor who lost his spot in front of a museum hired him as a way to keep his place, under a 19th-century law. The city revoked Pasang Sherpa's permission to sell hot dogs in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after he defaulted on a $642,000 city contract, but the vendor returned to the spot using an old law allowing disabled veterans to sell merchandise on the streets without a contract, a veteran told the New York Post.
Creative solution, and a disabled vet gets a job. Good for Pasang Sherpa, thumbs down on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
FALKENBERG, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- One man was sentenced to prison and another received probation after one of them tried to sell stolen jewelry to its rightful owner, Swedish police said. A 46-year-old man was convicted of stealing the jewelry and was given a nine-month prison sentence. A 54-year-old man was given probation for trying to fence it, the Swedish News Agency TT reported Thursday.
Well, look, at least they gave the rightful owner the first crack, obviously a reflection of Sweden's social-justice policies.
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