Flip off flap. When the Vanderburgh County, Ind., sheriff was “flipped off” by a driver in March, he pulled the woman over to talk to her about road rage. According to The Associated Press (AP), a check on her license plate revealed that the driver and her husband each had outstanding civil warrants for $500, and the car was illegally registered. Not to mention, during a check of the car, the sheriff found marijuana. “I guess the moral of the story is, if you have warrants against you, you shouldn’t flip off the police,” Sheriff Brad Ellsworth told the AP.
City leader. Frommer’s, the travel guidebook publisher, has ranked Charlottesville, Va., as the best place to live in the United States. “Cities Ranked & Rated: Your Guide to the Best Places to Live in the U.S. & Canada” rates more than 400 metropolitan areas on economy and jobs, cost of living, climate, education, and other factors. Bert Sperling, one of the book’s co-authors told The Washington Post, “It’s large enough to have the resources so you don’t have to go somewhere else, yet it’s still very livable and has a great historic feel. It seemed to have a good sense of itself. It’s important for cities to know who they are.”