* A recent Inspector General’s report found that the Internal Revenue Service authorized some 52,000 travel cards for employees in fiscal 2011. The agency has just 97,717 employees, so that means more than half of its employees had a government credit card.
* Officials in Petersburg, Va., have cited the local post office for not mowing its grass following several complaints by residents. The grass at the post office was later mowed.
* Police in Alberta, Canada, thought they’d found one of those mythological “snuff films” when someone turned in film footage they’d found at a local dump showing a man holding a knife while standing over what appeared to be a dead body. Further investigation found the man was actor Dan Ackroyd and the footage was from the 1990 film “Loose Cannons.” When contacted for comment Ackroyd told the website TMZ, “The movie should have been left in the landfill where it belongs.”
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.