Social insecurity

Social insecurity

A new poll finds baby boomers deeply insecure over whether they’ll be able to retire in comfort some day. In fact, 1 in 4 boomers say they think they’ll have to continue trudging to work the rest of their lives.

Still, about 55 percent did say they have some confidence that they’d be able to retire with some security. It’s unknown whether those folks define “security” as “adequate savings to cover expenses,” or “confidence that my children won’t set me adrift on an ice floe.”

Wheeee! The theme parks of America hope the new rides they’re launching this year will inspire visitors to buy more souvenirs.

Remember, mom and dad: To enter the gift shop, your available credit must be this high.

Over the moon: When her parents refused to buy her a horse, a teenager in Germany saddled up a dairy cow named Luna and taught it to stand, walk, gallop and even jump over hurdles made of beer crates.

No word on whether the little dog laughed to see such sport; however, the dish was spotted running away with the spoon.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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