When a Florida unemployment agency launched a "Cape-A-Bility Challenge" to its "Everyday Superheroes" campaign, it ordered 6,000 capes to hand out to the jobless. The gimmick included a cartoon villain: Dr. Evil Unemployment. The Orlando Sentinel reports jobless clients aren't the only ones wondering why the agency spent $14,000 on capes.
"Grete Waitz, the elite Norwegian runner who won nine New York City Marathons and a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer. She was 57." (The Associated Press)