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Custodian Lands Dream Job After Earning Degree at 54

Michael Vaudreuil had to start over when he lost everything in 2008

(Newser) - Michael Vaudreuil first made headlines in May when the custodian received a degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts-based Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the very school the 54-year-old had spent the past decade cleaning. Now he's got another big announcement: a dream job with multibillion-dollar aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where... More »

Janitor Bribed Kids to Beat Up Classmate: School

Offered just $1 to fourth-graders

(Newser) - A janitor at a Michigan public school lost her job after reportedly offering two fourth-graders a dollar to beat up one of their classmates. According to a spokesperson for Campus Elementary in Grand Rapids, the janitor said the student swore at her, and she bribed the other two children to... More »

Boys, 10: Janitors Tied Us in Bathroom

Elementary school maintenance workers have been suspended

(Newser) - Four 10-year-old students at a New Jersey elementary school say they were bound and gagged inside a school bathroom last week by two maintenance employees. The janitors, who have since been suspended, also reportedly took pictures of the boys, Fox News notes. The boys' hands and mouths were allegedly tied... More »

Gingrich Calls Child Labor Laws 'Stupid'

Says poor students could work as janitors

(Newser) - First, Newt Gingrich wanted Occupy protesters to "get a job." Now he says teenagers should do the same, even if it means discarding child labor laws, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a speech at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government on Friday, the presidential candidate said he... More »

LiLo: Not Dead Yet, but Going to Morgue

Lohan sentenced to janitorial work at LA County Morgue

(Newser) - Community service is never glamorous, but for Lindsay Lohan, paying her debt to society is going to be especially gruesome: The actress will be doing part of her community service—120 hours, to be exact—at the LA County Department of Coroner, reports People. "She won't be handling... More »

Janitor Charged in NJ Priest's Stabbing Death

He confesses, citing argument; cops probe possible relationship

(Newser) - A janitor and "second father" to kids at a New Jersey Catholic church has been charged in the murder of a beloved parish priest, who he rushed to halfheartedly give CPR when he and church workers discovered the body. Jose Feliciano told police he and Father Ed Hinds had... More »

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