You Choose The News for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

JASON'S STORY - WINNER

WOMAN BUYS $600 WORTH OF GIRL SCOUT COOKIES - TO BE GIVEN AWAY TO STRANGERS

A Seattle Girl Scout troop is pretty proud of the kind girl scout cooking-selling season they've had.  Not just because of the number of boxes sold...but also because of the kindness they saw.

A couple of girl scouts were set up outside of a grocery store when a lady walked up and bought $600 worth of cookies. But she had a stipulation.  She wanted them to give away the boxes to strangers.

Believe it or not...they had a hard time giving the cookies away - a lot of people couldn't believe that somebody would actually do that.

Incredibly, that random act of kindness didn't end there. It made its way inside the grocery store where one woman waiting to check out actually paid for another customer's groceries.

People paid it forward all day at that grocery store.

The troop is just excited knowing their cookies could inspire such kindness.

It made its way inside the Grocery Outlet, where Cami Nearhoff is a cashier.

The troop is raising money to attend Girl Scout camp this year.


KRISTEN'S STORY

ABOUT 100,000 PAY PHONES ARE LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES

There are still about 100,000 payphones here in the United States, according to the FCC, but their numbers are dwindling fast.

It’s kind of like spotting a unicorn.

Apparently pay phones still exist in the United States and apparently people are still using them!

According to the FCC, there are approximately 100,000 pay phones throughout the country; about a fifth of them are in New York.

There were around 2 million in 1999.

Pay phones remain somewhat of a steady business, according to CNN. The FCC says providers reported a $286 million revenue in 2015.

However with rising audit costs, and more low-income Americans turning to prepaid cellphones, the industry’s future appears bleak.




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