Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Interesting stuff

In Missouri, it says here, "[t]he Missouri Miner, the student newspaper of the University of Missouri - Rolla (UMR), is pursuing legal action against UMR for first amendment violations due to censorship and cutting one-third of the newspaper's annual budget." We know you can't do that, because of the Rosenberger v. University of Virginia case.

To heck with Orville Redenbacher, the future of corn and grain is in alterative fuels, or so this story about the Virginia Corn Growers Association and the Virginia Small Grains Association suggests.

You never know when Roe might go, and so this article describes HB 2124, proposed by Delegate Bob Marshall, which provides "that if and when Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia law of June 30, 1970 would be reinstated, essentially criminalizing abortion." HB 2124 never got anywhere this year, but it involves the interesting strategy of voting now on what may never happen, a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Don't eat your cellmate's breakfast, is one lesson to be learned from this account of the capital murder case tried in Abingdon that resulted in the jury's recommendation of the death sentence, where an inmate at the federal penitentiary outside of Jonesville was charged with the murder of another inmate.

In Norfolk, after all the fuss, Senator Rerras has declared his choices are two women, one of them a Democrat, according to this article from the Norfolk paper, which suggests that either the Norfolk paper's coverage skewed the results or the coverage itself was skewed in the first place.

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