The Rail: Dreaming big
Dreaming big FORT WORTH, Texas - Charles Ray Fuller must have been planning one big record company. The 21-year-old north Texas man was arrested last week for trying to cash a $360 billion check, saying he wanted to start a record business, autho...
FORT WORTH, Texas - Charles Ray Fuller must have been planning one big record company.
The 21-year-old north Texas man was arrested last week for trying to cash a $360 billion check, saying he wanted to start a record business, authorities said. Tellers at the Fort Worth bank were immediately suspicious - perhaps the 10 zeros on a personal check tipped them off, according to investigators.
Fuller, of suburban Crowley, was arrested on a forgery charge, police said. He was released after posting $3,750 bail.
Fuller said his girlfriend's mother gave him the check to start a record business, but bank employees who contacted the account's owner said the woman told them she did not give him permission to take or cash the check, according to police.
In addition to forgery, Fuller was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and possessing marijuana, said Fort Worth police Lt. Paul Henderson.
Fuller couldn't be located for comment by The Associated Press on Friday because there were no phone listings for him in the Fort Worth area.
Big, pink building
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - It's easy for tourists to find the city's historic Federal Building - it's the only big, pink building in the middle of town.
Now the 1938 landmark needs a paint job, and the federal government has a question for Ketchikan residents: Keep it pink, or go with cream?
Paint selection isn't normally brought to the attention of the public, but officials thought it was important in the case of the five-story Federal Building, one of 2,300 federally owned structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register guidelines call for a historically appropriate color, in this case cream, but there is leeway if the community prefers pink, said Rebecca Nielsen of the General Services Administration.
The preference at a sparsely attended public meeting was pink.
Amanda Welsh said painting the building a color that matched Ketchikan's gray weather would be "dismally boring.
"I'm here to support the pink," she said.
The L-shaped concrete building is significant for its modern European-influenced architecture. It was painted pink - or salmon, as some prefer to call the shade - in the early 1990s. A local committee chose the color.
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Cinco de Mayo
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2 to 7 p.m.
1014 19th St. S., Moorhead
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