1. Two college kids in Oklahoma named Shaun Roberts and Chance Jackson have been living in a retirement home instead of the dorms. (???)
They’re both studying music. In exchange for doing regular performances, they get to stay rent-free, and residents love it. The University of Tulsa launched the program last year. It’s the second year they’ve done it.
2. A guy in Maryland named Kenneth Matthew hit the lottery, all because he hates go-go music. (???) The cashier at a gas station he goes to constantly has it on. It’s a sub-genre of funk.
Ken had been thinking about buying a $30 scratcher, but decided it was too pricey. So the cashier said when he finally did come in and buy one, he’d turn the go-go music off. Ken bought a ticket with that added incentive, and it hit for $100,000. He says he’ll use the money to pay off his daughter’s college tuition.
Back in 2013, over 10,000 volunteers in San Francisco helped a five-year-old with leukemia named Miles Scott be Batman for a day. It was a big surprise. He had no idea.
The chief of police got on TV and said he needed Batkid’s help. Then the Batmobile picked him up . . . he saved a woman tied to a set of train tracks . . . defused a bomb . . . and battled The Riddler as people cheered him on. The “San Francisco Chronicle” even ran the headline, “Batkid Saves City.”