News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Parents of some Castro Valley (Calif.) High School girls, led by aggressive county judge Larry Goodman, have waged a campaign to oust the school’s girls’ basketball coach, Nancy Nibarger, claiming that she insufficiently valued their daughters’ skills in team tryouts. In October, school officials, in a compromise, created a committee to pick the team, but that committee, too, found the complaining girls not worthy enough. (Several of the parents, undaunted, vowed to continue seeking Nibarger’s dismissal.)
Doug Milliken was elected treasurer of Colorado’s Arapahoe County in November on a promise to help families protect their property from foreclosure (Colorado had the country’s highest foreclosure rate for most of last year). However, on Nov. 6, Milliken, himself, was served foreclosure papers that cited debt of $253,624 on his home.
California’s Golden State Fence Co., which has a contract to build part of the United States’ immigrant-impeding barrier on the Mexican border, agreed in December to pay fines totaling nearly $5 million because it had been employing illegal aliens.
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