News and Notes – 6/9/2007

New world. A 65-year-old Polish man has woken up from a 19-year coma. Former railway worker Janek Grzebski fell asleep in a Poland under Communist rule in 1988 and woke up 19 years later to a whole new world. His wife, who fed and cared for him during this time, never gave up hope that her husband would one day recover.

Speed chair. A 21-year-old man in a wheelchair got the ride of his life when he was pushed down the highway by a semi truck at a speed of 50 mph. He had pulled his wheelchair in front of the truck at a gas station, and the handles got stuck in the front grille. The truck driver had no idea that the chair and rider were there until he was pulled over by the police four miles later. The man in the wheelchair was unharmed, but he did spill his soda.

Speeders repent! One Utah minister is taking on speeders and calling them sinners. Police received complaints about minister Alfred Pehl jumping in front of fast cars in his neighborhood, sticking brooms in their way and backing his own car in front of other drivers. Pehl was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

2 Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Do you think that’s a new record?

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Tim,

    I guess it depends. Do you mean a new record for waking up from a coma, a new record for being pushed in a wheelchair by a truck, or a new record for jumping in front of speeding cars? 🙂

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