Thursday, August 11, 2011

Who needs gardeners when there are moose?

Aaron Lenox has some memorable first impressions of Anchorage, Alaska.
The Bradenton Christian and Furman University grad was there on business for a medical software company and was eating breakfast in his hotel when the building started shaking.
It was only a 3.0-plus earthquake.
Later, while working at Providence Alaska Medical Center, he spotted a pair of moose prance through the parking lot and begin dining on a hospital flower bed.
Aaron is the youngest of Ed and Joanne Dick’s eight children.

Elaine Tiberini, an administrative assistant in regional chancellor Arthur Guilford’s office at USF Sarasota-Manatee, is recovering from a double knee replacement.
Her co-workers miss her, say get fit and get back.

Florida Atlantic University senior Austin Jensen had withdrawal symptoms Wednesday watching the Owls' first full contact practice.
The ex-Manatee Hurricane all-state linebacker’s football career was cut short by a head injury he suffered from a 2010 car accident in which he was a passenger.
The ex-FAU safety wanted one more shot.
“If I could’ve, I would’ve borrowed somebody’s helmet and pads, hit somebody for just one play, then given back the gear and said, thank you," Austin said.
He gets his bachelors in exercise science in December and plans to pursue a masters in it, too.

The Philadelphian, a great sandwich shop run by the Charles McCullough family, closed its doors at 6086 14th St. W., but is supposed to reopen elsewhere.
Charlie, let us know!

Last and definitely not least, Julia and Brian Schultz were getting ready to leave a Biloxi, Miss., casino when they were told their return flight was delayed.
So the Bradenton couple got comped for their trouble.
Then Brian sat down at a slot machine and — bingo! — hit the jackpot.
How much?
Put it this way. In all the excitement, they almost missed the flight, but Brian didn’t care.
He’d won enough to easily spring for a couple of plane tickets home.

Read more Friday in Vin's People on

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