TROUBLING AIRWAVES A country-and-western radio station in Benson, Arizona (near Tucson), owned by Paul Lotsof, has periodically run “public service announcements” about one of Lotsof’s pet peeves: the harsh sentences usually given to mere “collectors” of child pornography. Many, he believes, are non-dangerous, daydreaming hermits–but often imprisoned for long stretches. Thus, … [Read more...] about NOTW: Congressional chip envy, asparagus worshipers and a really clever cheater
1. UH Law professor Kapua Sproat has won an award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, according to an Oct. 23 UH press release. Which environmental organization did Sproat work for before she started teaching at UH? A. Sierra Club Hawaii B. Life of the Land C. Earthjustice D. Maui Tomorrow E. Hawaii Conservation Alliance 2. On Oct. 22, the State of … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know UH Law professor Kapua Sproat’s recent award?
YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER WAS RIGHT In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council–because there was no comma. The law requires the records’ release “only in compliance with a subpoena or an order of a court.” Slatery said if there had been a comma after “subpoena,” a council … [Read more...] about NOTW: Fake babies, California justice and bedroom nightmares
THE RETURN OF EVAN DOBELLE After consulting with a lawyer, Evan Dobelle–president of Massachusetts’ Westfield State University (and former University of Hawaii president)–who stands accused of billing the state for unauthorized travel expenses, is reportedly considering claiming that he actually “self-reported” the violations as soon as suspicions turned up. Dobelle says he … [Read more...] about The Return Of Evan Dobelle and Perfect Sense and The Finer Points Of Peeper Law
Thanks to the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., the dogs attached to the Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety Sheriff’s Division now have specially custom-fit protective vests, says a Sept. 19 Public Safety Dept. press release. The five vests, which cost $950 each, will protect the department’s dogs against bullet and stab wounds, states the release. “The loyalty and … [Read more...] about Hawaii Sheriff K9 Dogs Get Protective Vests