Ga. woman’s camera washes ashore
A Georgia woman has been reunited with her camera and photos after the camera she lost during a 2007 trip to Hawaii washed ashore in Taiwan.
Lindsay Scallan says she was on a scuba-diving trip when she lost her camera during a night dive.
Scallan tells WGCL-TV she recently got a Facebook message from a high-school friend saying his wife found an article on a Hawaiian television station’s website about a lost camera. Scallan says a China Airlines employee found the camera and says all the images were still on the memory card.
The airline has offered to pay for Scallan to travel to Taiwan to retrieve her camera and meet the man who found it.
Scallan calls the experience social media at its best.
Dog that hounded monitors is free again
Ruby the anti-austerity dog is back on the streets of Athens — just in time for this week’s visit by representatives of international creditors monitoring Greece’s troubled finances.
The male stray gained fame in March after barking menacingly as part of a pack of dogs at European and International Monetary Fund austerity inspectors driving up to the Finance Ministry for talks.
Ruby later was captured by municipal officials and freed after being observed for two weeks and showing no signs of aggressiveness.
A city statement said Ruby’s detention followed a complaint that he bit a man, and wasn’t linked with the ministry incident. Dogs often follow anti-austerity demonstrators in Athens.