Best of News Cut 5x8
There can't be more than a handful of people on the planet who've gone off to work every day for the same company for 73 years. Now there's one fewer. Rose Syracuse, 92, has retired from Macy's because of a broken hip she suffered a few months ago.
Video at the link. (h/t: Ken Paulman)
The Star Tribune's Gail Rosenblum carries word on the doorstep today that "Hank" Andersen has died. Andersen, a Presbyterian minister, was on the Leopold troop ship when it was torpedoed, killing 800 soldiers. Rosenblum's father was also on the ship heading for France.
Mr. Andersen's son -- Rev. Tim Hart-Andersen -- told his father's story last year at the Westminster Presbyterian Church's Christmas celebration.
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"This is a guy who could simply appreciate his white privilege," Fred de Sam Lazaro, the PBS journalist told Rosenblum. "But, when the war was over, he fought for social justice and became a preacher. It epitomizes what leadership should be."
3) LAMBEAU BY CARRIAGE (posted Wednesday, Sept. 5)
Oh, you Packers fans! You're just so... different. A couple near Tomah is on their way to Lambeau Field for Sunday's opener against the 49ers. They left early because they're traveling in a green-and-gold-painted buggy, pulled by their horse, carrying Mortimer the dog. They've done this for 11 years. It's a 200-mile trip and the main problem seems to be Old Paint has an attitude.
The sweat of the Oil Patch in North Dakota is the smell of money for a South Dakota teen who has come up with a business on wheels. The Fargo Forum reports Evan Jensen, 18, created a mobile shower business, converting a semi-trailer truck with the $15,000 he earned in previous summers trapping muskrats. He's selling the business now and hopes to use the money to pay for four years of tuition at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul.