Author:Oliver, Charles
Position::Brief news items

Code enforcement officers in Ogden, Utah, have ordered Jeremy Trentelman to take down the cardboard fort he built in his yard for his 3-year-old son. They say the fort violates city litter laws.


In 2008, Rene Lima-Marin walked out of a Colorado prison after serving 10 years of what he thought was a 16-year sentence for robbery. He then completed what he was told were his five years of probation. He got married, started a family, joined a church, got a steady job, and seemed to have turned his life around. Then, last year, he was informed that his release had been a big mistake. He still had 88 years left on his sentence. He's back in prison now and won't be eligible for parole until 2054.

Officials at Stevenson College in Santa Cruz apologized after Mexican food was served during a party with a science fiction theme. They received complaints that the menu linked Hispanic students with aliens.


Gregory Wallace and another man burst into the Kentucky home of Jordan and Tommy Gray and robbed them and their 3-year-old daughter at gunpoint. But at Wallace's sentencing hearing, Judge Olu Stevens took time to single out the Grays for criticism. The robbers are black, and the Grays had noted in an impact statement that their daughter has reacted in fear to black men since the incident. Stevens said those remarks offended him and accused the parents of fostering racist behavior.

The agency in charge of censoring Russia's Internet has reminded residents that it is illegal to post any celebrity meme that...

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