By Cherie Brower |Staff Writer|
Beer bust bummer (Nov.13)
A man attempts to smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia. A man was detained by Saudi border patrol agents during a routine check of cargo crossing into the alcohol-free country.
According to Al Batha border General Manager Abdulrahman al-Mahna, “a truck carrying what first seemed to be normal cans of the soft drink Pepsi was stopped, and after the standard process of searching the products, it became clear that the alcoholic beers were covered with Pepsi’s sticker logos.”
CSULB student killed in Paris (Nov. 14)
A Cal State Long Beach student killed in Paris terrorist attacks. Nohemi Gonzalez was dining in a Paris restaurant when gunmen opened fire on patrons. Gonzalez was carried out of the restaurant on a stretcher.
Friends and family describe Gonzalez as “buoyant and extremely energetic.” Gonzalez, 23, was a senior studying abroad at Strate College of Design in France.
Worms fight pollution (Nov. 15)
Worms join the fight against pollution. Scientists have discovered that larvae from the yellow mealworm can digest non-biodegradable plastics, such as Styrofoam.
According to Wei-Min Wu, senior research engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, “our findings have opened a new door to solve the global plastic pollution problem.”
Flippin’ over pancakes (Nov. 16)
Oak Lawn, Illinois resident Natasha West was arrested on charges of assault, after she was told that she could not share her Denny’s all-you-can-eat pancakes. West assaulted a waitress and damaged a door before skipping out on the bill with her friends.
Police later found the pancake protestors, and brought them back to the diner to be positively identified.
Bodies found under train (Nov. 17)
A total of 227 bodies were found under a British tram line. The mass burial site, believed to date back to the 18th century, was discovered during the Metrolink expansion in Manchester. “This is the most amazing piece of history,” Manchester City Council spokesman Pat Karney told the Manchester Evening News.
Exhumed remains are currently being analyzed by specialists in the city of York.