On Monday, Spokane’s KXLY-TV reported that “John Doe” – he didn’t want to give the station his name – was handing out cash to the homeless. “Every week as long as I can do this I’m going to try to hand out $5,000 or more,” the man told KXLY.
On Wednesday, KXLY reported that do-gooder Doe is a convicted felon who was just released from prison. “His criminal past raises serious questions about the origin of the stacks of cash he showed off to kxly4 cameras,” the station notes.
On November 4, Yahoo Finance reported that 27-year-old Financessful.com blogger Anton Ivanov “made his millions the old-fashioned way: He read books. He saved early and often. And he started planning his rise to millionaire status before most kids his age had their driver’s license.”
This week, Yahoo Finance told its readers that Ivanov now admits “that 75%-80% of his wealth consists of an inheritance that was left to him by his parents,” and that he didn’t make his money the old-fashioned way.
* Anton Ivanov, 27, is a self-made millionaire | Correction: He’s not (yahoo.com)
* “John Doe” hands out cash to the homeless | He’s a convicted felon (kxly.com)
“The state Department of Transportation wasn’t aware of the [MILF] situation when contacted by the Gazette earlier this week,” but now promises to change the word back to “mile” within a few weeks, reports the the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.
“It’s not safety-related, which would obviously be a higher priority,” [DOT spokesman Ryan] Viggiani said. What has probably happened is that a strip of the magnetic tape that makes up the sign lettering has fallen off, he said.
“It is interesting, I have to say that,” Viggiani said of the re-wording. “I think people can use their common sense as to what its supposed to mean, but we wouldn’t leave it there forever, either.”
* Road sign’s E has worn so that MILE now says “MILF” (facebook.com)
* Earlier: The Milfs celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary (jimromenesko.com)
* MILF defined (urbandictionary.com)
– From Sunday’s White Plains (NY) Journal News
“Would you want this graphics person giving you a ‘tatoo?'” writes the tipster who sent this image from Gannett’s Journal News in White Plains, NY. “I think endangered copy editors caught it before it went online.”
tatoo tattoo studios (lohud.com) | See a larger view of “Top Tatoos”
* Earlier: Gannett newsletter spells the company name “Gannet” (jimromenesko.com)
* University of Delaware’s student paper drops “Lady Hens.” (The women’s sports teams will now be call Blue Hens.) (collegemediamatters.com)
* New York Times runs its first print native ad. (Shell bought the eight-page wraparound.) (digiday.com)
* [Right] How many Buffalo News subscribers got this paper this morning? (newseum.org)
* “As the press does stories on random acts of mayhem, we should also do stories on random acts of kindness,” writes Roger Simon. (politico.com)
* Bob Schieffer would love to interview the pope. (washingtonpost.com)
* Jamie Horowitz was bounced after pushing too hard and too quickly for “Today” show changes. (nytimes.com) | “He seemed to alienate everyone all at once.” (cnn.com)
* Uni-Watch’s Paul Lukas scolds an “admirer” for his “lazy-ass approach” to trolling. (uni-watch.com)
* Scribner Magazine, a literary website, has launched. (wsj.com)
* Former HuffPo managing editor Jimmy Soni, who was investigated for sexual harassment, is now a New York Observer social media consultant. (capitalnewyork.com)
* JOBS: Temple invites applications for the Verizon Endowed Professorship and Chair. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Howard Kurtz gets his highest ratings since moving to Fox News. (mediabistro.com)
* A Thanksgiving tip sheet for journalists. (dailynewsgems.com)
* TMI about People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” selections. (slate.com)
* Town & Country put together an odd “top political bachelors” list. (washingtonpost.com)
* This is what you get when you let the locals fill your newspaper pages: (pal-item.com)