Arbitrator's briefs in
Juneau School District teacher talks to be made public
The curtain will be raised this week to the public on
the issues dividing the Juneau School District and its
teachers in collective bargaining negotiations which are
at impasse and now subject to non-binding arbitration.
There will be a development in that regard beginning
Friday. As part of the arbitration process, District
Chief of Staff Kristen Bartlett tell us that both the
Juneau Education Association and the district will be
filing their briefs to the arbitrator.
Once those are briefs are submitted they are public
information, so she says there will be information there
on where they are in the process in coming up with a new
School Board member Lisa Worl was a guest on Action Line
shortly after that disclosure from the district.
The School Board was updated on talks during an
executive session Wednesday night.
Worl reported that there has been progress. She says JEA
and the district were about $26 Million apart in the
initial proposal put forth in April. At last report, she
said they are now about $10 Million apart.
Meanwhile, the district says once the briefs are
submitted to the arbitrator, the arbitrator will submit
an opinion which is expected to occur in the middle of
The sides will meet again
then to discuss the opinion.
If that still doesn't break the impasse, the next step
under state law would be a strike if authorized in a
vote by Juneau Education Association members.
Multiple dog attacks in Juneau
afternoon at 4:15PM Animal Control and Protection
responded to an incident involving four unaltered dogs
that took place in the area of hospital drive. Three of
the dogs were involved in an attacked on the fourth dog
and his owner. Several bystanders assisted in stopping
The victim was transported
to BRH for treatment and the dog was taken to a local
veterinary clinic for treatment of severe injuries. The
owners of the attacking dogs have come forward and taken
responsibility for their dogs actions. Citations have
been issued and requirements to ensure public safety
have been put in place.
Animal Control and
Protection also responded to an attack on 1st Street in
Douglas that resulted in the death of one dog. The
investigati0on is ongoing. Witnesses to this incident
are asked to contact animal control at 789-6997.
State: Revenue lower due to oil
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state is expecting nearly $2
billion less in oil and gas production taxes this year,
which Revenue officials say has more to do with
lower-than-expected oil prices and declining production
than with the new oil tax law.
The fall revenue forecast, released Wednesday, shows the
state expects to receive nearly $2.1 billion in
unrestricted revenue from the production tax. That
compares to nearly $4.1 billion in fiscal year 2013 and
an estimated $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2015.
Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell says lower oil prices
are expected to continue having the largest impact on
the state's revenue picture.
Oil revenues account for more than 90 percent of
Alaska's unrestricted revenue, which is money that isn't
restricted in its use by the law, constitution or
Governor reacts to revenue
After that news was disclosed, Governor Parnell's office
issued a statement from the Governor with Parnell saying
the state is well prepared to tackle the fiscal
challenges associated with the revenue outlook.
He says Alaskans will be better protected under the new
law if oil prices continue falling and the state finds
itself in a lower price environment.
The Governor says steadily rising oil prices for much of
the last decade has masked the declining production
Under terms of the new law, he says the state will seen
new investment dollars flowing into Alaska leading to
new jobs, new production and new opportunities for
In the release, Governor Parnell says he will work with
the Legislature to limit state spending and make policy
decision that position Alaska for economic growth into
Parnell proposes $3B toward
BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing
putting $3 billion from savings toward addressing
Alaska's $12-billion unfunded pension liability.
The state's currently on a payment schedule that calls
for increasing payments expected to exceed $1 billion
Parnell previously supported staying on that schedule
but says he's become convinced, partly from feedback
from ratings agencies, that that option isn't
His budget office says his plan would allow for flat,
$500-million payments after the infusion.
The state started the fiscal year with about $16 billion
between two savings accounts, but savings also will be
needed to help balance state budgets amid declining
A stock market dive, rising health care costs and
actuarial mistakes contributed to the pension liability.
Alaska switched from a pension program to a 401(k)-style
benefit in 2005.
Alaska lawmaker's son sentenced
in drug case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 20-year-old son of an
Alaska legislator has been sentenced to 16 years in
federal prison in a synthetic drug conspiracy case.
Robin Michael Gattis of Wasilla was sentenced Thursday
in federal court in Anchorage. In August he pleaded
guilty to a conspiracy count.
Authorities say Matt Scott, a young man who took
methylone delivered by Gattis, died last year.
Gattis is the son of state Rep. Lynn Gattis, a Wasilla
Robin Gattis was among seven indicted last year on
charges of conspiring to import a synthetic drug from
China to Alaska. The other co-defendants have pleaded
guilty to charges ranging from international money
laundering to possession of Methylone, which is similar
U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline also sentenced
Gattis to five years of supervised release post-term.
KTUU News broadcast to
end Saturday in Juneau and Sitka
News programming from the Anchorage based NBC affiliate
KTUU on two Southeast TV stations will stop Saturday.
That's the word in a release from GCI.
The impacted stations are KATH in Juneau and KSCT in
The GCI release says national NBC programming will
continue to air without disruption and alternative
programming is scheduled to replace KTUU News for
affected Southeast communities which include Juneau,
Angoon, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell.
KTUU signed a four-year agreement on
November 22 to prevent disruption in Southeast and
restore KTUU’s signal in 22 additional communities
across Alaska. In order to document the agreement, the
two companies agreed to extend KTUU’s signal in
Southeast until December 6.
The GCI release says KTUU announced last week that it
would refuse to honor the terms it agreed to and sought
to impose significant, additional terms to the Nov. 22
In addition to national NBC network programming, GCI
says both KATH and KSCT will air alternate news from
nationally syndicated One America News Network until an
Alaska news broadcast is available.
The stations have been purchased by GCI.
Stranded party near Sitka
declines transport by Coast Guard copter, than calls for
A Coast Guard helicopter crew that offered to airlift some
people from an island near Sitka Wednesday night
was initially rejected, but then called early in the
morning for help
Lt. Sarah Morin says they received a radio call shortly
after sunset last night from a fishing vessel reporting
what was thought to be a distress signal from a beach.
So a helicopter was launched from Air Station Sitka to
investigate. The Lieutenant says they found four people
stranded on the beach. She says they had taken a fishing
vessel from Sitka to Kruzof Island and went ashore in a
skiff and became stranded when the tide went out.
They built a large fire and were wearing mustang suits,
so she says they were warm, but they were not prepared
to spend the night out.
The helicopter crew offered to transport them, back to
Sitka, but they declined since they expected a friend
from Sitka to assist them with retrieving their skiff
and their boat which was anchored.
The crew left them with some food and a VHF before
returning to Sitka.
And then a radio call came in from the party at about
two this morning stating that their friend wasn't able
to make it to the beach due to the surf breaking at high
Th lieutenant says they requested Coast Guard assistance
at that time, however since the tide was up there wasn't
enough room for their helicopter to land.
The Coast Guard was going
to try again at first light, but were told the people
were ultimately able to reboard their boat and get out
on their own.
Juneau clerks brought in to help
with Skagway mail
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. Postal
Service says the agency has sent a couple clerks from
Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway
Ernie Swanson says there had been issues with two clerks
at the Skagway office being absent or unavailable to
work. He says he believes the staffing issues have been
addressed with the decision to bring in the Juneau
Swanson could not say how long the Juneau clerks would
be in Skagway, which also has an acting postmaster. He
says there should be no service disruptions in Juneau as
a result of the change.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday asked Skagway residents
to report any service disruptions or other concerns with
the Skagway office to a special email address.
Public artwork selected for new
and Archives Complex
JUNEAU – Artists been chosen and commissioned to create
public artwork for the State Library, Archives & Museum
(SLAM) building project in Juneau. Walter Gordinier of
Portland, Oregon; Evon Zerbetz of Ketchikan, Alaska; and
Martin Shelton of Bellingham, Washington (formerly of
Juneau) were selected through an open call in
coordination with the Alaska State Council on the Arts
and the SLAM project Percent for Art advisory
A ten-month design and
concept development phase provided a unique opportunity
for collaboration and dialogue with these three artists
and the advisory committee representing ECI Hyer
Architects; the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives
and Museums; Alaskan artists; the Department of
Transportation & Public Facilities and ASCA. The total
planned budget for the artwork development, fabrication
and installation is 1% of the building construction
costs, a total amount of $1,000,000.
The construction of the
SLAM project is well under way in Alaska’s capital, for
the Department of Education & Early Development’s
Division of Libraries Archives and Museums. Completion
date for the SLAM project is the spring of 2016. Partial
funding has allowed the multi-year construction project
to begin in 2012. Additional funding, $37.215 million,
is necessary to complete the project on time and within
Former lawmaker remembered for
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former Fairbanks lawmaker is
being remembered for his love of learning, his decade in
the legislature and his sauna parties for fellow
homesteaders and friends on Chena Ridge.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 85-year-old Niilo
Koponen died Tuesday at the Fairbanks Pioneers Home.
Koponen and his wife, Joan, moved to Fairbanks in 1952
and cleared trees to plant hay and raise animals.
Karjala Koponen says his father bought a bulldozer and
cleared his own land helped neighbors. The sauna at the
homestead was shared with neighbors short on running
He helped organize a credit union and a volunteer fire
The Democrat won a seat in the state House in 1982. He
left a decade later when Joan Koponen was seriously
injured in a car crash.
(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
Bashir leaves MSNBC over
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from
the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making
graphic remarks on the air about former Alaska Gov.
In an email, Bashir expressed hope that the network
could move beyond the distraction of what he called "my
Last month, Bashir had suggested that someone defecate
in Palin's mouth because of a statement she made
comparing the United States' indebtedness to China with
He apologized days later. But controversy continued to
Bashir's exit after three years at MSNBC leaves a hole
in the network's afternoon schedule.
His remarks, and subsequent departure, have coincided
with MSNBC's firing of Alec Baldwin from his weekly talk
show after two weeks for using an anti-gay slur in a New
York City street encounter.
over emails settles case
BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska scientist whose
observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the
global warming movement has retired as part of a
settlement with a federal agency.
Charles Monnett (moh-NAY') was briefly suspended in 2011
during an investigation into a polar bear research
contract he managed. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management found no evidence of scientific misconduct
but reprimanded Monnett for improper release of
government documents that an official said were later
used against the agency in court. The documents included
emails related to Arctic drilling for oil and gas.
When Monnett returned to work, his prior research
portfolio had been reassigned. He filed a complaint,
seeking, among other things, a job transfer.
Under the settlement, the 65-year-old Monnett will
receive $100,000 but cannot seek Interior Department
work for five years.
State Education Board to meet in
The State Board of Education and Early Development opens
a two day meeting in Anchorage Thursday.
Eric Fry of the Education Department says the panel will
take up proposed regulations that effect the operation
of residential programs by school districts.
He says it would change regulations to match a new state
law. The key point, he says, is that it allows these
programs to operate in segments of less of a full year.
Fry says the panel will also take up proposed
regulations that would give school districts more
flexibility in the kind of assessments they give to
young children to see how well they're reading.
Public comment will be taken beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday by calling 1-855-463-5009. For participation
from Juneau, call 463-5009.
The proceedings will be streamed via the Legislative
Information Office web site beginning at 8 Thursday
morning and at 8:30 Friday morning.
Brokers see progress in health
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials working with Alaska's
health insurance marketplace website say it continues to
have issues but is making progress.
The website HealthCare.gov began operating about two
months ago and counselors and brokers had trouble
signing people up.
Private broker Enroll Alaska shut down for three weeks
at the end of October after determining that the site
had an incorrect subsidy calculator for Alaska.
Enroll Alaska chief operating officer Tyann Boling tells
the Anchorage Daily News that enrollment numbers are now
coming up dramatically.
Boling says that on a scale of one to 10, the website is
about a seven. Boling says problems can arise on a
(Anchorage Daily News)
4 men charged with 2 Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four Anchorage men have been
charged with committing two robberies within an hour.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 23-year-old Miracle
Tulimasealii, 18-year-old Tusa Tanuvasa, 20-year-old
Siaosi Sila and 22-year-old Lonnie Reed, Jr., were
Spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says three men armed with
handguns and a shotgun entered the Hampton Inn on Credit
Union Drive at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday and took money
from a front counter attendant. A fourth man drove them
At 2:07, three armed men entered a Dimond Boulevard
Chevron station and forced an employee to the ground.
One man fired shotgun rounds at an automated teller
machine, which didn't open.
The men left with money and cigarettes.
Police investigating another incident arrested the men
at 2:30 a.m. at an A Street motel.
(Anchorage Daily News)
Fairbanks woman arrested for
murder of young son
The mother of an 18 month old child has been arrested on
a homicide charge in the death of the boy in Fairbanks.
An autopsy was conducted on the child after 24 year old
Amber Lynn Swanson brought the boy to Fairbanks Memorial
Results of the autopsy showed the child had suffered
blunt force trauma prior to his death.
Swanson told Alaska State Troopers that she found her
son outside of her vehicle on Friday after she had
fallen asleep and awoke to find the passenger side
window rolled down.
She claimed that the boy died the next day, on Saturday.
She didn't bring him to the hospital until Sunday
evening. Hospital officials confirmed that the child had
been dead for some time.
Swanson was arrested for murder in the first degree
Tuesday and jailed at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.
Man found in Alaska sentenced to
life in jail in Washington State
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A former Alaska man convicted of
killing a couple in their 80s during a 1985 robbery in
Washington state will spend the rest of his life in
Rick Riffe (ryf) was given a sentence Tuesday in
Chehalis, Washington, of nearly 103 years for the attack
that killed Ed and Minnie Maurin.
Cold case detectives tracked down Riffe in July 2012 at
his home in King Salmon.
His brother John also was accused of the crime but died
Trooper find stranded man, place
him under arrest
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks area man stranded
on a snowmobile trip was found in good condition but not
in good standing with the law.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska State
Troopers arrested 52-year-old Joseph Gauthier on charges
of violating conditions of his release on a pending
Troopers took a call at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday that
Gauthier was stranded east of Fairbanks. He had called a
friend to say he had run out of gas. The friend called
Searchers found Gauthier two hours later. An officer
says Gauthier was cold, tired, in good health and
A breath alcohol test indicated a level above the legal
limit for driving. Gauthier was charged with two counts
of violating release conditions.
Gauthier remained jailed Thursday at Fairbanks
(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
Judge denies appeal in
river arrest case
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed
the appeal of an Alaska man convicted of charges
stemming from a 2010 run-in with park rangers in the
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Jim Wilde was arrested after failing to stop his boat
for a safety inspection on the Yukon River. In his
appeal, he argued the National Park Service lacked
authority to stop him because the lands beneath the
Yukon River are owned by the state and he was not
involved in a subsistence activity. U.S. District Judge
Ralph Beistline disagreed.
Wilde's attorney told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner an
appeal was possible.
A federal magistrate in 2012 found Wilde guilty of three
misdemeanor counts, and Wilde was ordered to pay a
(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
Anchorage rain closes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage commuters woke up to
warm temperatures and slick roads Thursday.
The temperature just before 6:30 a.m. was 29 degrees and
the National Weather Service website reported freezing
rain with ice accumulation of less than .2 inches.
Anchorage schools closed because of road conditions.
The Anchorage School District announced ice on the roads
made driving too hazardous for student transportation.
Superintendent Ed Graff says rain caused roads to
progressively worsen and schools would close in the
interest of safety.
Anchorage retail, restaurant job
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two retail businesses with
national followings are looking to hire a few hundred
Cabela's, an outdoor recreation store, says it plans to
"mass-hire" 250 full-time, part-time and seasonal
employees before it opens a store next spring in south
Construction is also underway on a new restaurant, Texas
Roadhouse, in the Tikahtnu (tih-KAHT'-noo) Commons
shopping center. Restaurant officials say they want to
hire 150 full- and part-time employees for the February
The Anchorage Daily News reports hiring could be a
challenge. Federal labor statistics indicate 7,000
people are seeking work in the Anchorage area.
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation director Bill
Popp calls it a labor "puddle" instead of a labor pool.
The Anchorage unemployment rate is 4.7 percent,
significantly below the national average of 7 percent.
(Anchorage Daily News)
Prosecutors charge man in
Seattle ferry theft
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in King County have filed
charges against a 33-year-old sex offender accused of
stealing a Victoria Clipper passenger cruise ferry from
the Seattle waterfront Sunday.
Samuel McDonough was charged Wednesday with theft,
malicious mischief and burglary.
In charging papers, prosecutors say McDonough took the
$8 million, 480-ton boat "on a whim and as a birthday
present to himself." They say his crimes were not only a
public spectacle but dangerous and reckless.
According to court documents, he told police he jumped a
fence, entered the boat's pilot house and managed to
turn on engines using keys left in the ignitions.
Prosecutors say he ripped the boat from the dock,
causing thousands of dollars in damage, and motored into
busy Elliott Bay without lights.
McDonough was arrested by a SWAT team that boarded the
boat several hours later. He also told police he planned
to flee the country to Victoria, British Columbia.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 18.
Olympia Fire SUV taken on
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Olympia, Wash., say a
man stole a marked Olympia Fire Department SUV and took
it on a joyride that ended in a police pursuit and a
crash of the $50,000 vehicle.
The Olympian reports that Sgt. Aaron Jelcick said a
26-year-old man was held Wednesday at the Thurston
County Jail for investigation of motor vehicle theft,
eluding a police vehicle and malicious mischief.
Assistant Fire Chief Pat Dale says a fire battalion
chief had parked the SUV briefly at fire department
headquarters late Tuesday night after he and other
firefighters responded to a fire. Dale says the keys
were in it.
A Tumwater officer spotted the stolen vehicle speeding
past and a chase ensued with police from multiple
jurisdictions joining in. Officers eventually used a
spike strip to disable the SUV, which was badly damaged.
Wrong-way driver collides
with Wash. patrol car
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a
wrong-way driver collided with a state patrol cruiser on
U.S. Highway 195 south of Spokane. Neither the trooper
nor the other driver was seriously hurt.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the State Patrol says
the trooper was trying to stop the wrong-day driver
An ambulance was ordered as a precaution to check out
the other driver, described by the State Patrol as
Northbound lanes were partially blocked for a while but
Corbus gift will make "a big
difference" in number of foundation grants
The Juneau Community Foundation currently manages about
$2.5 Million, but that may increase by about 20 fold
That's when the sale of Alaska Electric Light and Power
is expected to be consummated.
Bill Corbus. whose family has owned the utility since
1897, has committed about $40 Million if the proceeds
he's expected to receive to the foundation.
The foundation is a public charity consisting of a
collection of funds that were donated by people to
benefit the community.
Reed Stoops, one of the founding fathers, is a past
president and the foundation's current vice president.
He was a guest on Action Line Wednesday and said the
gift will make a big difference in the number of grants
they'll be able to award.
Finale of Amazing Race
filmed in Juneau set to air Sunday night
This year's final episode of the long running CBS TV
reality series the Amazing Race, filmed in Juneau, airs
According to CBJ Lands and Resources officials, , the
cast and production crews of the series were in Juneau
this past July.
Filming reportedly took place at various locations
including the Auke Lake Boat Launch Area,North Douglas
Launch Ramp, the Eaglecrest Ski Area, downtown streets,
Mendenhall Lake and Nugget Falls.
The season finale episode entitled Amazing "Crazy" Race
airs on Juneau's KXLJ Cable Channel 14 this Sunday night
beginning at 7.
Holiday open house at
Governor's House set for Tuesday, December 10
The Governor's Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House
is scheduled for next week.
The Governor's House will be open for the event from 3
to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 10.
A release from the Governor's Office says more than
24,000 cookies are being prepared and more than 100
pounds of fudge and chocolate candies will be served.
Members of the Governor's cabinet will serve hot apple
cider and holiday treats to guests waiting in line
outside the residence.
Entertainers from local community and school groups will
perform both inside and outside the residence.
Gingerbread houses made by Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School
students will be on display, according to the release.
Police: $648K of wine
stolen from Seattle shop
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say they've arrested one of two
suspects who stole about $648,000 worth of wine from a
Seattle wine shop and then tried to torch the building
to cover their tracks.
The pair broke into Esquin Wine Merchants early Nov. 29
and began painting over the security cameras. Police say
the "odious oenophiles" spent the next 13 hours carting
off 200 cases of wine from the shop and its 450
privately rented, climate-controlled storage lockers.
When they were done, police say, they cut two gas lines
and tried unsuccessfully to set them alight. A building
manager later called 911 after smelling the fumes.
Investigators say the suspects missed one security
camera, and wine shop staff recognized them as having
previously rented a storage locker.
Police arrested one of the men Monday night. They're
still looking for the second suspect — and the wine.
Washington State reports on
number of gay weddings
SEATTLE (AP) — Gay weddings made up 17 percent of
marriages in Washington this past year, the first year
gay marriages were legal in the state.
State officials reported Wednesday more than 7,000
same-sex couples got married between Dec. 6, 2012, and
the most recent complete month of data, September 2013.
Unusual number of Arctic
snowy owls seen Lower 48
MARY ESCH, Associated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Snow-white owls with luminous yellow
eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent
Arctic birds set up winter residence at airports, fields
and beaches in the United States far south of their
Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter's pet,
made a noticeable appearance in the northern half of the
U.S. in 2011.
This year, bird-watchers are reporting on eBird.org
snowy owl sightings at dozens of locations across the
Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as far south
as Cape Hatteras, N.C.
The owls live in the Arctic, but when their population
spikes or lemmings are scarce, many must fly south to
Lillian Stokes, a co-author of Stokes field guides, says
a few snowy owls are seen in the U.S. every year, "but
this year is phenomenal."
Man leaves $5k tip at Port
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The staff at a Port Orchard
bar will be sharing a $5,000 tip left by an anonymous
The Kitsap Sun reports the 11 employees who worked the
late shift at MoonDogs, Too on Friday will share the
gratuity left that night by the man. Restaurant owner
Darryl Baldwin said the transaction from the man's
American Express account was credited to the bar Tuesday
morning. Baldwin and bar manager Tracy Nickerson were
waiting to distribute the windfall until the credit was
The customer — under the handle @tipsforjesus — has been
giving similar big tips over the past couple of months
from Chicago to Los Angeles. His tab at MoonDogs totaled
The stranger's drink of choice was Maker's Mark bourbon,
and he ordered a round of Fireball (a cinnamon-flavored
whiskey) for everyone. Nickerson says he had to scramble
to find enough shot glasses for the crowd of about 100.
(The Kitsap Sun)
Kentucky man fills brother's wish
with big tip in Vt.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Before Aaron Collins died, he
gave his brother, Seth, a mission: Eat, be merry and
leave a giant tip.
On Wednesday night, Seth Collins of Lexington, Ky., did
just that, leaving a $500 tip for a Friendly's waitress
in Springfield, Vt. It's part of a nationwide tour that
Collins is carrying out in the name of his brother, who
died in July 2012 at the age of 30.
In a story provided by the Eagle Times of Claremont,
Friendly's waitress Julie Bombria says she thought she
was going to faint after getting the generous tip.
In his will, Aaron Collins asked his family to give his
money to people in need. After Seth put a video of his
first tipping spree on Facebook, he started getting
donations from around the world.