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Buried treasure found; pirates nowhere in sight

NEW YORK

A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard – but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property – including diamonds, gold, jade and soaking-wet cash – has been uncovered on Staten Island.

Matthew and Maria Colonna Emanuel always thought the rusting hulk of metal jutting out beneath some trees was just a cable box.

They were having some trees replaced when the mystery unfolded. The safe also held a paper with an address.

Matthew Emanuel knocked on their neighbor’s door and asked if they’d ever been burglarized.

Bingo. The police report dates to 2011.

Maria Colonna Emanuel says there was never a question about returning the loot.

She said simply: “It wasn’t ours.”

Grocery sees dirty word in ‘Summa Cum Laude,’ censors graduate’s cake

CHARLESTON, S.C.

A South Carolina woman isn’t happy a grocery store censored her honor graduate son’s cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase “Summa Cum Laude.”

Cara Koscinski told The Washington Post a cake online from Publix that was supposed to say “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.”

She says the online message box did not like the word “cum,” the Latin word for “with.” The computer marked it as a naughty word and substituted three hyphens.

Koscinski said she then filled in a box for special instructions, explaining the Latin word and placed the $70 order. Another family member picked up the cake, not knowing what it was supposed to say. It came with the hyphens.

She said the store gave her a refund and a gift card when she complained.

Associated Press

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