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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Is It Safe Yet? The head of security at Boston’s Logan Airport revealed in December that travelers continue to appear so unfamiliar with restrictions that, three years after 9-11, his screeners still seize 12,000 prohibited items per month. Nationwide, the total since 2002 is nearly 17 million, including 2,200 guns, 79,000 box cutters and 5 million knives.
In December, a California appeals court ordered a re-hearing on a zoning case because the petitioner, who was denied an extension of business hours, had not had a fair chance to argue to the Los Angeles City Council. A videotape of the hearing showed that, during petitioner’s presentation, council members talked on the phone or among themselves, wandered around the room, and read their mail, and the appeals court ruled that “due process” requires them to pay attention.
Councilman Dennis Pate of Eagle Lake, Fla., said in January that a formal rule was needed to prohibit spitting at meetings, in that a former city manager allegedly tried to unload on at him at a December session (but she denied it).
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