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POSTED August 28, 2012 9:14 p.m.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT'S CAREER LANDING IN GUINNESS BOOK: HONOLULU (AP) — A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness World Records book after spending 63 years moving about the cabin.

Ron Akana, 83, worked his last route over the weekend on a United Airlines flight from Denver to Kauai, ending his career in the state where it began.

Hawaii, however, wasn't his final stop. His destination was retirement in Boulder, Colo., where he has been living since 2002 to be closer to his grandchildren. He spent his first few days of retirement writing thank-you notes to well-wishers.

"I wasn't expecting this much attention," he said Tuesday.

Akana joined the airline while a student at the University of Hawaii in 1949, when friends spotted a newspaper ad. "We didn't even know what a flight steward was," he recalled. "But it meant getting to the mainland, which was a huge deal in those days.

: MAN TURNED SELF IN FOR ND BANK ROBBERY: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Kent Anthony Clemens returned home to Kansas after a short stay in North Dakota's booming oil patch with a stack of crisp $50 bills, sharing what authorities say was ill-gotten booty with his sister.

Then, apparently, guilt set in.

Three days after Clemens allegedly held up a bank in the western North Dakota town of Williston, the 53-year-old called 911 and asked police in his hometown of Topeka, Kan., to arrest him "for making a mistake," according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court.

"People have an attack of conscience all the time — like returning stolen items to a store," Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "But it is unusual to rob a bank and then call 911 in an attack of conscience."

When police arrived at Clemens' home last month, he was sitting on the front porch, "wearing what appeared to be the same blue polo shirt he was wearing when he committed the Gates City Bank robbery," the FBI affidavit said. He "put both of his hands out to police and told them to arrest him for making a mistake," court papers said.

. PA. SCHOOL DISTRICT CONFUSED ON FIRST DAY: MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — At least 10 students showed up a day early for the new school year in one southwestern Pennsylvania school district and now the school superintendent is trying to trace the source of the miscommunication.

Tara Yorty tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the Monessen City School District told parents in the spring that school would resume Monday.

Since then, the district had alerted parents that school was to begin on Tuesday — but that message got lost in the shuffle because different dates were posted on four web sites used by the district and its individual schools.

 

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