The good news is that he got an A in stick figure art.Read more »
ORCHARD, Texas – A third-grader at Brazos Elementary was given a week’s detention for possessing a Jolly Rancher.
School officials in Brazos County are defending the seemingly harsh sentence. The school’s principal and superintendent said they were simply complying with a state law that limits junk food in schools.
An "independent" investigation into the Lower Merion School District laptop scandal has concluded that there's no evidence that students were being spied on. This is despite the existence of 58,000 photos surreptitiously taken of students on or around their computers and e-mails between district IT people commenting on the entertainment value of the photos.Read more »
A group of kids spent 18 months building a tree house in a local park, but officials are tearing it down due to "privacy concerns."Read more »
Porn producer John Stagliano faces up to 32 years in federal prison for distributing the adult films Milk Nymphos and Storm Squirters 2: Target Practice and a promo reel for similar material via his website for Evil Angel Productions (adults only: http://evilangel.com). (Full disclosure: Stagliano is a donor to Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.)Read more »
Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be banned in parts of Santa Clara County unless the restaurants meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.
"This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's' love of toys" to sell high-calorie, unhealthful food, said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes."Read more »
A man who was caught drink-driving in a toy car with a top speed of 4mph has been banned from driving.Read more »
Nearly one in three Americans failed to return their census questionnaires by Friday’s official deadline, the Census Bureau said.Read more »
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