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Cliches Come to Life

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 17, 2015

Cliches Come to Life

(1) Margaretta Evans, 63, finally reported her missing son to the Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Police Department in January. She said Jason Callahan, who would be 38, had been missing since "early June of 1995" when he left home to follow the Grateful Dead on tour in California and Illinois.

(2) Riccardo Pacifici, described as the head of Rome's Jewish community, was accidentally trapped while visiting the Auschwitz prison death camp in January on Holocaust Remembrance Day, after staff had departed. When Pacifici and four associates crawled out through a window, security officers spotted them, provoking the New York magazine headline, "Polish Police Detained a Jewish Leader Trying to Escape Auschwitz." [The Smoking Gun, 1-14-2015] [New York, 1-28-2015]

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