May 18, 2011 in Nation/World

In brief: Man beats own record in Big Macs

 

Fond du Lac, Wis. – A retired prison guard ate his 25,000th Big Mac on Tuesday, 39 years to the day after eating his first … nine.

Don Gorske was honored after reaching the meaty milestone during a ceremony at a McDonald’s in his hometown of Fond du Lac. Surely McDonald’s most loyal customer, Guinness World Records recognized Gorske’s feat three years and 2,000 Big Macs ago, and the 59-year-old says he has no desire to stop.

“I plan on eating Big Macs until I die,” he said. “I have no intentions of changing. It’s still my favorite food. Nothing has changed in 39 years. I look forward to it every day.”

Accused shooter’s stepmom charged

Riverside, Calif. – The stepmother of a 10-year-old Riverside boy charged with shooting his father, a local neo-Nazi activist, was charged Tuesday with child endangerment and failure to properly store a firearm.

Krista F. McCary and her husband, 32-year-old Jeffrey R. Hall, recklessly stored the loaded handgun on a shelf in the house where their five children had easy access to the weapon, said Assistant District Attorney Ambrosio E. Rodriquez.

“There are going to be consequences for anyone who leaves a .357-Magnum within easy reach of their small children, especially when that gun kills someone,” said Rodriquez.

The 10-year-old boy is scheduled to come before a Riverside County Juvenile Court judge today for a detention hearing, where he is expected to enter a plea.


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