News story of the day

“Police said they arrested a Carlisle man after security officers at a Walmart store saw him stealing raw meat.

“Borough police said 53-year-old Scott Shover opened packages of hamburger and stew beef and then ate some of the meat Monday afternoon before putting the packages back on the shelf for sale.”

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What I want to know, is how did he chew it? Click to see the photo.


WTF line of the day

SAN ANTONIO — A 6-year-old boy in the Blanco Independent School District has been placed into in-school suspension during the first week of school.

He is accused of violating the school dress code by sporting a diamond earring and wearing his hair too long.

Kandi Shand said Gareth is growing his hair long so he can donate it to Locks of Love in a few months.

As for the earring, she said he has worn it for five years with no problems.

She pointed to a similar incident in El Paso, where the mother of a kindergarten student is also fighting the district to allow her son to wear his diamond earring.

The district’s parent-student handbook says boys cannot wear earrings. It also requires they have their hair neat, clean and well-groomed.

kens5.com San Antonio


Posted without comment line of the day

“Long Beach (Calif.) Police Chief Jim McDonnell is defending his officer who detained a Long Beach Post contributor for taking pictures of an oil refinery on June 30. ‘If an officer sees someone taking pictures of something like a refinery, it is incumbent upon the officer to make contact with the individual.’ Detaining photographers for taking pictures ‘with no apparent esthetic value’ is within Long Beach Police Department policy, the chief says.”

Poynter


It’s ‘Mini-skirt Monday’

A Utah County woman has sued her former employer, claiming she was sexually harassed at work, where she at one point received a suggestive Monday-through-Friday “schedule” outlining what she should wear.

The schedule given to 44-year-old Trudy Nycole Anderson included “Mini-skirt Monday,” “Tube-top Tuesday,” “Wet T-shirt Wednesday,” “No bra Thursday” and “Bikini top Friday,” according to a civil complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court against Derek Wright, the owner of Pleasant Grove-based Lone Peak Controls and D& L Electric Control Company.

Anderson worked as an office manager starting in September 2007, and Wright was her supervisor.

The Salt Lake Tribune

My question, a rhetorical one I suppose, is why did it take her four years to sue the ass?