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Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant' - Nobel committee member

Source: BBC

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.

The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week.

But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has not acknowledged the win in public.

Academy member Per Wastberg told Swedish television: "He is who he is," adding that there was little surprise Dylan had ignored the news.

"We were aware that he can be difficult and that he does not like appearances when he stands alone on the stage," he told Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper in a separate interview.

A reference to the prize was removed from Dylan's website last week.

It is still not known if he will travel to Stockholm to receive the prize on 10 December. If he does not, a ceremony marking his career will go ahead as planned, Mr Wastberg said.

Mr Wastberg called the snub "unprecedented", but one person has previously rejected the Nobel Prize in Literature - French author and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1964.


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37740379

Texan man raped in jail gets billed for care

Source: KPRC

KANSAS CITY, MO - A former Missouri inmate said he was raped in jail, then received the bill for his injuries.

He is breaking his silence. The victim, who asked to conceal his identify and be referred as “Matthew,” said the attack happened in a dark communal bathroom.

Matthew was billed more than $900 for the ambulance ride from the Jackson County Detention Center to Truman Medical Center.

He said in the attack, he was slammed against a wall and raped, and several teeth were broken. Once he arrived at the hospital, medical staff performed a rape kit. Matthew said he needed more than 10 stitches.

After spending a short time in the hospital, he was sent back to jail to finish his sentence for marijuana related probation violation, he said. Later he was sent a bill.

“I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a joke. I mean for them to call an ambulance for me and then send me a bill after this happens,” Matthew said. “I have never felt this way in my life, as far as not feeling like a man.”

The Jackson County Detention Center said they are investigating. Inmates get free medical care, but if they have to leave and go to the hospital, they have to pay for it themselves, according to Jackson County jail.

They also suggested that Matthew apply for victim compensation funds from the state.

Read more: http://www.click2houston.com/news/national/mo-man-raped-in-jail-gets-billed-for-care

Florida man arrested for having milk crate

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) – A Polk County man is behind bars after a deputy spotted him with a milk crate.

On Thursday just before 10 p.m. a PSCO deputy stopped two men on bikes. The deputy noticed that Timothy Troller, of Auburndale, had a dairy crate attached to his a purple Mongoose BMX bicycle.

The dairy crate had the business name of Sunshine State Dairy Farms clearly marked on the sides of the dairy crate. Troller claimed he found the crate on the side of the road and attached it to his bike.

Troller was arrested and charged with Possession of Dairy Crate. “I never heard of it. This is the first time ever,” Edward Hale, Troller’s grandfather said. “He didn’t know it was against the law, or he wouldn’t have put it on the front of the bicycle and rode up and down the road,” Hale said.

“You’re possessing something that is stolen from a business, whether it’s as small as a milk crate, or a shopping cart,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, Carrie Horstman said. “He was charged with possessing stolen property. He may pay a fine or spend a few days in jail.”

“Deputies are actually out there proactively looking for things that don’t look right; looking for suspicious things. If they see somebody riding a bicycle at 10 o’clock at night they may have a conversation with them. They are looking for people who are doing even the smallest crime, because, what we’ve learned is, those who will go out an steal a milk crate, for example, are the same people who are probably breaking into cars, breaking into your house,” Horstman said.


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