William Katz: Urgent Agenda
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- British elementary schools have been advised to scrap one of the most venerable rules in English spelling: "I before e except after c." The word was given this week in a National Strategies document, "Support for Spelling." The 124-page document includes a lot of words of wisdom for teachers working with young children, like using puns to teach the distinction between pair and pear.
This is the end of civilization. Add this to American Idol, and it's all over.
(AP) An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he's embarrassed. No charges have been filed against Larry Wilder, who is the Jeffersonville City Council's attorney. Wilder said he had dinner and drinks with friends in nearby Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday night. He said he was driven home in a client's limousine but remembers little that happened after that.
How would you like to be the guy he was defending the next morning?
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
GUILDFORD, England, June 20 (UPI) -- A trio of jewelry robbers have been sent to prison thanks to a getaway driver who repeatedly slowed down during a high-speed chase, police in Britain say. Police said despite being behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo sports car 34-year-old Neil Murray followed road regulations during a police chase in the county of Surrey, slowing down repeatedly when entering restricted areas, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
There's got to be some time off for behavior like that. A role model for other thieves.
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