Since I've seen questions here from those who think they're being called for juries too frequently, I wanted to let you know that I've experienced the opposite. Probably because I'm here a lot and have a 100% chance of being chosen, I used to be called once or twice a day, especially later at night when there are fewer of us here.
But it has been quite awhile since I've been called, checked my inbox and the last time was May 18th. This seemed odd to me, may be part of the glitch others have been experiencing, so I thought I'd let you know...
BLACK DIAMOND, Alberta He was drying off his freshly washed car.
That's what the Canadian man told the Mounties when they stopped him for driving 112 mph south on Highway 22 south of Black Diamond in western Canada.
The driver, a 67-year-old who lives in the area, appeared in court Monday.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday the judge fined the man $800 and suspended him from driving for 45 days.
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He said "Republicans have lost five out of the last six presidential elections..."
My friend recently had a story published there and turned me onto it. This is an online revival of a 1960s science-fiction magazine. Paid-for content, free for readers. Check out the "Shorter Stories" for a quick sample. Short reads and entertaining, IMO.
SARASOTA, Fla. - You may not realize it, but backing your car into a parking spot is illegal in certain parts of Sarasota, including the Palm Avenue parking garage. That's where $35 tickets are being issued on a daily basis to those who don't follow the rules.
That fine is raising a few eyebrows. Recently, local photographer Cliff Roles received a ticket in the garage for backing into a space. He says it's the only way he has ever parked his car.
"My peeve in the whole thing was basically the amount of money that was being asked of me," said Roles. "I hope the person that determined this amount of money might reconsider and think about a friendly warning, or reduce the amount of money he is going to take from people breaking this absolutely ridiculous ordinance."
The garage does have signs indicating that backing in is prohibited. Roles admits he did not see the signs.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Police have arrested a Sarasota man after they say he attempted to rob three people at a gas station while threatening to spray gasoline on them.
It happened at the Shell gas station across the street from Sarasota Memorial Hospital a little after 9pm on Thursday.
According to the Sarasota Police Department, the three victims say that a man later identified as 38-year-old Reggie Randall approached them at the pump and began yelling at them. He grabbed a gas pump, pointed it at the victims, and said he'd send them to the hospital. He then told them to "give me everything you have" and threatened to injure them.
The victims refused to give the man anything, and he walked away toward a nearby apartment building.
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