CUSTOMER LEAVES BIG TIP FOR RESTAURANT FORCED TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF COVID-19
CLEVELAND (AP) – It’s another case in which a customer has left a huge tip – with an eye toward helping the staff at a restaurant shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. This time, it happened in Cleveland. On Sunday, a man walked into Nighttown – ordered a beer and asked for the check. When it was paid, it was the servers who had to check the check – because the customer left a $3,000 tip on a $7.02 tab. Owner Brendan Ring says he went to thank the customer – who told him to divvy up the tip among the four workers serving that day. The customer also vowed to return when the restaurant reopens.
NEW PANDA GETS A NAME
WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s an election that affected a Washington-based big shot this month – but there is no problem with accepting the result. In this case, it was the National Zoo that held a vote to name the 3-month-old giant panda born at the Smithsonian facility in August. After five days of voting, a tally of the 135,000 ballots cast revealed the winning name is Xiao Qi Ji (SHIAU-chi-ji) – or “little miracle” in English. Voters got to choose from among four Mandarin Chinese names offered. The Zoo is closed for now because of coronavirus concerns.