World Scene: United States

Updated: 2007-12-18 07:34

Bikini girls help escapees

Two inmates escaped from a jail in the US state of New Jersey, hiding the holes they made in the walls by putting up photos of bikini-clad women, officials said.

Authorities searched over the weekend for Jose Espinosa, who was awaiting sentencing for manslaughter, and Otis Blunt, who was facing robbery and other charges.

They also launched a review of jail security.

The two got out of the Union County jail Saturday evening.

87-year-old graduates

A 50-year gap in his higher education didn't stop Clarence Garrett.

After returning to college in spring of 2006 as a full-time student, Garrett completed course work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was awarded his bachelor's degree at commencement ceremonies on Sunday - at the age of 87.

"We are not sure if Clarence Garrett is the oldest to ever graduate from UWM, but we do know that there had not been a graduate for some time who was born when the president was Woodrow Wilson," Chancellor Carlos Santiago said.

(China Daily 12/18/2007 page9)