Turkish archeologists announced that they may have discovered the bones of St. Nicholas, the saint better known to the world as Santa Claus. The remains were unearthed beneath a 4th-century structure in Demre (ancient Myra), the traditional location of Nicholas’ birth. The discovery of St. Nicholas raises a whole host of unpleasant bedtime questions. If Santa is buried in Turkey, who has been delivering the presents? The discovery was made after digital analysis of the ground beneath the church. Archaeologists currently believe that the tomb has gone undisturbed since antiquity, but the mosaics on the floor make it difficult to excavate there. Cemril Karabayram, the head of Antalya’s Monument Authority, explained that specialists are unable to confirm the story until the floor of the church (which depicts scenes from the life of Nicholas of Myra) can be carefully removed. For locals of Demre, the inaccessibility of the tomb has some advantages. Until … [Read more...] about If Santa Is Buried in Turkey, Who Has Been Delivering the Presents?
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a few elves to help Santa. Operation Santa Claus was established more than 100 years ago to provide Christmas gifts for children in need. CBS3 was at the Feltonville Post Office on Front Street on Saturday. The post office has always received lots of letters for Santa. Anyone interested can adopt a letter and send a child a gift from their wish list. “You have a lot of children that their parents can’t give them their gifts that are on their wish list. But if you have the opportunity and you can, give. It puts a smile on these children’s face like you’ve never seen,” a Bianca Reid said. Along with Philadelphia, the program is offered in 15 other U.S. cities. For more information on Operation Santa Claus, click here. … [Read more...] about US Postal Service Looking For Few Elves To Help In Operation Santa Claus
SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Police chased suspects in the burglary of a Santa Rosa marijuana business early Saturday but called off their pursuit when it was determined to be unsafe. An alarm at the business in the 900 block of Piner Place notified police at 3:36 a.m. and officers found six men in their 20s loading cars with stolen marijuana, police said in a notice. The men fled to three waiting vehicles that drove away over the sidewalk, at least one colliding with a police vehicle. “While driving away, they left a trail of marijuana scattered on city streets,” police said. One of the getaway cars led police on a high-speed pursuit exceeding 100 mph as it reached U.S. Highway 101 southbound near Cotati. The chase was discontinued “because of the suspect’s unsafe driving and their wanton disregard for the public’s safety,” police said. The fleeing vehicles include newer model Infiniti sedans, one dark-colored and one white. The loss to the business … [Read more...] about Santa Rosa Pot Shop Burglars Evade Police in High-Speed Chase on Hwy 101
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 15 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 15 are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxNews.com Santas descended upon New York City on Saturday and brought more than Christmas cheer. Several men partaking in SantaCon — an annual tradition in which revelers bar hop in festive costumes — subdued a stabbing suspect aboard a Long Island Rail Road train, officials said. SANTACON: ONE VISIT FROM ST. NICK MANY AMERICANS WOULD RATHER SKIP Two men were fighting on the train, heading from Manhattan to Long Island, around 6 p.m., when one of them, a man who was allegedly drunk, shouting homophobic comments and wielding a knife, stabbed a 22-year-old in the leg, according to the New York Daily News. WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE That's when a group of "Santas" jumped to the rescue and restrained the man. A video posted to Twitter shows the bystanders subduing the man as people aboard … [Read more...] about ‘Santas’ subdue stabbing suspect on train after New York City’s SantaCon
Here is a list of classic movies playing in L.A. for Dec. 15-22:Gone With the Wind Secret Movie Club screens Victor Fleming’s epic 1939 historical drama based on the Margaret Mitchell novel about the romance between a Southern belle (Vivien Leigh) and a dashing rogue (Clark Gable) before, during and after the Civil War. With Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen. The Palace Theatre, 630. S. Broadway, downtown L.A. Sun., 4 p.m. $15-$25. eventbrite.comBad Santa Billy Bob Thornton plays a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, lecherous and larcenous department-store Santa in Terry Zwigoff’s raunchy 2003 holiday comedy. With Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Bernie Mac, John Ritter. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Mon., 2 p.m. $6. thenewbev.comFanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning, semiautobiographical 1982 period drama about young siblings in turn-of-the-last-century Sweden; in Swedish, German, Yiddish, French … [Read more...] about Classic movies in L.A.: ‘Bad Santa,’ ‘Love, Actually’ and more