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Jacksonville needs to get on top of pension reform, and failing to do it now amounts to playing politics with taxpayer money. And contrary to what a recent Lenny Curry direct-mail piece would have us believe, it's not Mayor Alvin Brown who's playing …
This time of year brings a lot of hurt
TMI Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 separate deficiencies) defense of double-murder suspect Phillip Cheatham in 2005 (Cheatham got a new trial). Hawver admitted to the jury his client was a "shooter of …
NAMES IN THE NEWS Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Arrested in November in Gainesville, Florida, on sexual assault charges but exonerated three days later when accuser Jeremy Foster was caught lying: Mr. Phuc Kieu, 58. Arrested in October for burglary of a Kohl's department store in Alhambra, …
THE CREATIVE CLASS Wednesday, December 10, 2014
To spark interest in the new leisure center opening in spring 2015 in Selby in North Yorkshire, England, the management company WLCT sponsored a contest to name the center, with the prize a year's free membership. On Nov. 5, General Manager Paul …
Health & Beauty Issue 2013 Thursday, November 14, 2013
SCARY 'BAMA SCHOOLS Wednesday, December 10, 2014
In October, a mother charged that officials at E.R. Dickson School in Mobile, Alabama, first detained her daughter, 5, for pointing a crayon at student as if it were a gun, then pressured the girl to sign a paper promising not to kill anyone or …
AIM … FIRE! OOPSIE Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A West Briton newspaper reported in October that a darts team, composed of blind men, was ready for its inaugural match at an inn in Grampound, England, sponsored by St. Austell Bay Rotary Club. The inn's landlord acknowledged the game-room door …
SO NOT FUNNY Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Twice in September, police in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, reported women reported a motorist who stopped female strangers on the street to tell them jokes about blond women. The jokes weren't sexual, but still made the women "uncomfortable." A …
THE REAL COSTS OF THE SKYWAY ARE DAUNTING Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It’s not as cost-effective as its proponents would have you believe