July 2010

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Anti-Hooting Law Passes in South Carolina

WCIV News in Charleston reports that the town council of Sullivan's Island did indeed pass the proposed noise ordinance I mentioned the other day, meaning that it is now officially illegal to hoot, yell, shout, whistle and/or sing at any time…


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New Forbes Column on Crunch Berries, Froot Loops Cases

Although this is a saga that long-time LTB readers may be quite familiar with by now (see, e.g., "Reasonable Consumer Would Know 'Crunch Berries' Are Not Real, Judge Rules," Lowering the Bar (June 2, 2009)), my column this week for Forbes.com…


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Department of Homeland Security Deploys Ogre-Protection Force

Please fill in the blank in the following sentence, which recently came out of the mouth of John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security: The reason the Department of Homeland Security is protecting ______ is because we are all about…



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Proposed Law Would Make It Illegal to Hoot After 11 P.M.

Fed up with noisy visitors, the city council of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, appears likely to pass an ordinance that would make it illegal to, inter alia, hoot between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. or at any…


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Update on the Fraudulent Photoshopper

Daryl Simon seems to have included his bogus charity photos in an appendix to his sentencing memorandum, but I was unable to find that on the court's docket.  It may not have been posted yet, but that seems odd given…



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Kansas Man’s 0.57 BAC Impressive, But Not a Record

According to the Wichita Eagle, a man who was treated at a local hospital for an injury to the back of his head was found to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.57.  That is seven times the legal limit for driving,…


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U.S. Pilot Detained in Rio After Dropping Pants at Checkpoint

In June, United Airlines pilot Michael Slynn was briefly detained at the airport in Rio de Janeiro after he dropped his pants at a security checkpoint.  According to the report, Slynn was asked to remove his belt and shoes, and…


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Good Reason to Kill #9: That There Is My Fryin’ Pan

A good opening for this story on July 10: "A dispute over the ownership of a frying pan led to third-degree burns for one South Bend man and 11 stitches for another, police reports said." Apparently, one man was cooking…