Kali, the orphaned Alaskan polar bear, might be the Rodney Dangerfield of his species, always playing second fiddle to Luna, the darling cub born at the Buffalo Zoo.
But that’s all about to change. The also adorable polar bear is the star of the just-published children’s picture book, “Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue.” The 31-page book has lots of pictures of who? Kali, of course! It details his travels (without mention of the fact that his mother was killed by a hunter) from the Alaska Zoo to Buffalo. That was in May 2013 and Kali was just 5 months old.
Luna should be OK with her playmate’s star turn. “Kali’s Story” is meant to educate kids. And if Kali is as charming in print as in person, engage them. This polar bear is about to get tons of respect.
We’re comfortable with the fact that the days of the 10-cent chicken wing are long gone. After all, business is business.
But given the fish fry’s close connection to Lent, we thought the under-$10 fish fry was practically sacred. Now, with Lent starting Wednesday, it turns out a haddock shortage is driving prices above that barrier.
It looks like we may have to fork over another buck or two for our forkfuls, because the alternative is to use – the horror – cheaper cod in place of haddock.
Jerry Kajfasz has already quit his job (and why wouldn’t he?) after winning $10 million with a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket. But we can imagine a prosperous new career for the Depew resident if he ever feels like he needs some extra pocket change.
Kajfasz went into a convenience store to buy seven scratch-off tickets, but didn’t want the additional $20 ticket the clerk handed him. He returned the unbought ticket, then found that his actual purchases produced $25 in winnings. He returned and bought the same ticket he had returned. Boom – $10 million.
That’s not just luck, it’s magic, and Kajfasz should cash in: He should set up a street corner stand outside the convenience store and, for some reasonable price – say, the cost of the $20 ticket – let the lottery gamblers rub his head.
Or is it just that honesty pays?