School wants luxury cars for officials
The cash-strapped Philadelphia school district was ready to buy $24,000 Ford Crown Victorias, but a district official -- sensing public outrage, no doubt -- pulled the purchase off the agenda at the last minute. The only question a board member posed about the cars concerned their color, the Philly Daily News reports.
Swarthmore ponders the Lord on diplomas
Diplomas at Swarthmore College have included the words in the year of our Lord since the 1860s. In the fall, faculty will vote whether to remove the phrase.
Neighbors say: Bring back that strip joint! Naked City was hardly the gem of this New York neighborhood, and presumably few tears were shed when it shut down. But its replacement -- a teen club -- is even worse, and some residents wonder if a nudie joint makes a better neighbor.
Many teens empathize with Columbine killers
They know what it's like to be up against the "Abercrombie and Fitch Mafia" -- the jocks and beautiful people who think they rule schools. Reports the LA Times: "The vast communities of chat rooms and
bulletin boards on the Internet have been pulsing with I-told-you-so and
Stern draws ire with massacre remarks
The radio personality's comment that the killers should have raped, too, has resulted in angry editorials and a Colorado House of Representatives resolution that he be taken off the air in Denver.
Fight for your right to tattoo, he says
Tattoo artist Stephan Lanphear was forced out of Massachusetts by a law that says only licensed physicans can do tattoos. He and another artist are suing, saying their First Amendment rights are being violated.
Cincy bigwig accused of gunplay on golf course
The attorney who served as a prosecutor in the Cincinnati Enquirer -- Chiquita Banana case is accused of pointing a shotgun at golfers thought to have pelted his condo with golfballs. He begs innocence.
Al Goldstein gives it to Craig Kilborn
The Screw magazine founder says of Kilborn: "He's one more pretty
face with lacquer in his hair. ... He looks like he
was made in Disney World. He's not a real person. ...
At least Tom Snyder was human. This guy is derivative of something very low on the food
chain." (Fourth item in column.)