Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Senator Harry Reid's Eye Injury

Las Vegas Review-Journal
19 April 2015


WASHINGTON — To most people it seemed curious but straightforward enough when Sen. Harry Reid said he suffered a serious facial injury while exercising at home on New Year’s Day. A few days later he acknowledged the freak accident happened, embarrassingly enough, while he was working out in his bathroom.

But since the Nevada Democrat announced on March 27 he would retire from the Senate when his term expires, the right wing of the Internet and talk radio has had a field day with conjecture about what really must have happened to him in Henderson over the holiday. […]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Burglar Code Warning (Scotland)

Daily Record [Glasgow]
14 April 2015

    By Keith McLeod

VULNERABLE single-female households may be being targeted by criminals using cryptic codes.

Shocking “open book” symbols could be being used to alert burglars and other potential intruders that a woman lives alone in the property.

The chilling coded symbols have been posted on twitter identified after Police Scotland identified “X” symbols being daubed on garden sheds. […]

Friday, April 10, 2015

Judge Awakens, Dismisses Case

Leicester Mercury [UK]
10 April 2015

By Leicester Mercury

[...] After a lifetime in law, former Leicester legal eagle Jeremy Barlow has a caseload of courtroom memories.

"As a local solicitor for many years, I used to appear in Leicester Castle Court almost on a daily basis from 1951, first as a student, then as an advocate," explains Mr Barlow, of Great Glen. […]

"We had a really excellent bench of magistrates. However, one senior chairman had the habit of falling asleep if one went on too long.

"According to some of my brother advocates, the trick was to wait until he was well and truly off and then at the end of one's final and lengthy address, shout out 'this case should never have been allowed to reach this court'.

"At this, I was told, our sleeping chairman would wake with a start and almost before he opened his eyes, certainly with no conferring at all, would quickly say: 'Case dismissed!'

"I must not release the name of this otherwise splendid Justice of the Peace – in any event, it is just possible that this is apocryphal!"