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The skinny: Wartime German bunker discovered in Polish capital

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sinkhole? nope, just a wartime german bunker

Workers in Warsaw laying a new tram line have uncovered a German bunker dating to World War II. It was discovered this week at Plac Zbawiciela, or Savior's Square, a major traffic hub in the Polish capital where tram tracks and the street are undergoing thorough renovation. City archaeologist Barbara Piotrowska said it was a surprise that such a massive concrete and metal structure had remained hidden from view for many decades in the city center. She said it will require specialized equipment and the shutting down of the tram power line for it to be moved. It will then go to a museum. Wojciech Krajewski, a curator at the Museum of the Polish Army, said it is one of 80 bunkers built by the occupying Nazi German forces in late 1944 as part of their defense against the advancing Soviet army. Some 30 are preserved in various parts of Warsaw.

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Post office delivers blow to Adventists

For 81 years, postal authorities have served Loma Linda, Calif.'s large Seventh-day Adventist population, forgoing Saturday service — their Sabbath — and delivering mail on Sundays. That is about to change. The 15 mail carriers serving Loma Linda's 8,000 homes will make their final Sunday delivery this weekend. Saturday delivery starts April 23. Loma Linda is one of only three communities with the more costly Sunday delivery. The other two, Angwin in northern California and Collegedale, Texas, will continue Sunday service. Post offices lease their buildings from Adventist churches, and provisions in those leases prohibit Saturday service.

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Thief comes after pills, gets beans

A pharmacist in southeastern Mississippi says a pain medication thief is in for a surprise — he replaced the pills with beans. Mac Clark of Pascagoula told WLOX-TV the drugstore has been broken into several times in the past six months, and each time the burglars got Lortab. He decided he needed a decoy. He put kidney beans in a large Lortab bottle. Around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the burglars came back. The only thing stolen was the Lortab bottle filled with beans.

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Drivers are freed from speed trap

Motorists are off the hook for more than 900 speeding tickets automatically issued by a mobile police camera in southwest Ohio. The camera had been stationed in a park in Hamilton on April 2 at the same time a youth soccer tournament, the Mid-American Soccer Classic, was being held. Police Chief Neil Ferdelman told the JournalNews of Hamilton that he canceled the tickets because of the tournament, which he says drew many out-of-towners who were unaware the camera was in use. At $95 each, the 900 tickets would have totaled more than $86,000.

Compiled from Times wires.

The skinny: Wartime German bunker discovered in Polish capital 04/14/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:13pm]
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