Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dog Senses Death; Devil Bites Breasts

Inside Edition [Syndicated American TV news show]
14 Aug 2007

The Dog Who Can Sense Death


Scamp is the live-in pet at an Ohio nursing home, but the Schnauzer doesn't just bring companionship to the lonely. He has an eerie gift that also allows him to bring comfort to the dying.

Scamp can somehow sense when the end is near for one of the old folks. He then waits loyally by their bedside in the final hours. [...]


Baltimore Examiner
15 Aug 2007

Is all that we have seen of 'Poe Toaster' but a dream?


BALTIMORE - The legend was almost too good to be true.

For decades, a mysterious figure dressed in black, his features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf, crept into a churchyard to lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.

Now, a 92-year-old man who led the fight to preserve the historic site says the visitor was his creation.

"We did it, myself and my tour guides," said Sam Porpora. "It was a promotional idea. We made it up, never dreaming it would go worldwide." [...]