Pa. principal salvages seats from NY movie theater
A middle-school auditorium in northeastern Pennsylvania now boasts seats from a notable New York City movie theater.
West Scranton Intermediate School principal Paul Dougherty got the 114 upholstered chairs from Tribeca Cinemas. The theater screens movies during the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports Dougherty got the seats for free in a last-minute deal on eBay.
The district could not otherwise afford new auditorium seating.
Dougherty and two other school officials rented a truck and drove about 120 miles to New York.
They picked up the seats just before the fall term began.
The red, gold and blue chairs will replace the first few rows of nearly 40-year-old orange seats in the school auditorium.
Grocery receipt helps solve Montana vandalism case
Police trying to figure out who egged and toilet-papered a house in a south-central Montana town cracked the case after finding a grocery bag and a receipt in the backyard.
Livingston Police Chief Darren Raney said last week that a resident reported his house had been targeted by vandals Aug. 29.
Investigating officers tracked the bag and receipt to a Livingston store, where video from a surveillance camera showed a group of teenage boys purchasing eggs and toilet paper.
Raney tells the Livingston Enterprise the boys, ages 15 and 16, were referred to the juvenile probation officer.
Russian shot in quarrel over Kant’s philosophy
An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of “Critique of Pure Reason,” devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot the other.
A police spokeswoman in Rostov-on Don, Viktoria Safarova, said two men in their 20s were discussing Kant as they stood in line to buy beer at a small store Sunday.
The discussion deteriorated into a fistfight, and one participant pulled out a small, nonlethal pistol and fired repeatedly.
The victim was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Neither person was identified.
It was not clear which of Kant’s ideas may have triggered the violence.