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June 28, 2007

Worst Security Guard Ever

"A former middle school security guard pleaded guilty today to holding a student captive in his house for 10 years and forcing her to have sex with him," according to this horrifying ABC News story (Man Pleads Guilty to Holding Girl Captive for 10 Years ). "Thomas Hose, 49, was sentenced to a maxim...

June 26, 2007

Roller Shoes: Lawn Darts Of The New Millennium

Everywhere I go, I see kids scooting around on these rollershoes (left), which seem to be more popular than ever -- almost always without a helmet. And it occurs to me that soon enough there will be a spate of stories about how the shoes lead to injuries (some already here) and we'll all wonder why...

June 26, 2007

High School Student Takes On Fiery Newscaster Over Sex Ed Talk

We've all seen full-grown adults crumble and fluster when faced with hard-charging newscasters who disagree with their points of view, but give credit to this Boulder high school sophomore Jesse Lange who takes on none other than the firebreathing Bill O'Reilly over a controversial sex and drug talk...

June 22, 2007

High School Sophomore Marries Coach -- Parents Sign Off

The parents of a sophomore high school student say they tried to stop their sixteen year-old daughter from getting involved with a 40 year-old cross-country coach, but according to this story signed a consent form for them to get married. Read all about it, I guess. And if you can't get enough...

June 19, 2007

When Celebrities Have Opinions

Ahh, the pleasures of random celebrity opinions. (They're almost as bad as random man-in-the-street opinions. Just not as widely distributed.) Here's John Travolta on school shootings: Travolta Blames School Shootings On Psychiatric Drugs. Right, John. Right. But Travolta's not alone. A few ...

June 19, 2007

Parents, Kids, Librarians Get Ready

Parents and teachers (and Harry Potter fans) would do well to remember that the latest (last) Potter book is out at midnight Thursday, according to Chicagoist (Libraries Gear up for Potter mania). "Unless you’ve been living under a rock since February, you already know that the seventh and final ...

June 19, 2007

The Worst Cheese Sandwich Ever

"An effective alternate meal has to do two things: meet federal nutritional standards and flunk child taste tests," according to this recent LA Times article on schools' effective -- but tough-minded -- efforts to get parents to pay up on their children's cafeteria bills. "The cheese sandwich, typi...

June 15, 2007

Cafeteria Food Fights In The YouTube Era

"The Internet is fueling an extreme version of the high-school food fight, threatening innocent teachers and students with ham sandwiches, eggs and rotten tomatoes," according to this article (Internet fuelling extreme food fighting, police warn). "Police said Thursday that students are using the I...

June 13, 2007

Cheating Shoes

Those Chinese kids do everything better, it seems. "Police had found some 42 pairs of so-called "cheating shoes" with transmitting and reception ability, selling for about 2,000 yuan each, in a flat in Shenyang, the provincial capital, state media said Thursday, adding that they--along with "chea...

June 08, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Via The Biz Of Knowledge: What's Wrong with this Picture?

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