March 13th, 2003

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According to the radio this morning, Elizabeth Smart and the people that took her spent some time before Christmas in the unincorporated San Diego suburb of Lakeside, about 20 minutes' from my house. They may have been camping in the woods there. Reports say Elizabeth and the woman were dressed in white head-to-toe veils, but this isn't uncommon for that part of town. There are many people that hail from the Middle East living in that neighborhood that dress similarly.

What's disturbing is that the owner of a small grocery and liquor store in the area recognized the man from "America's Most Wanted", and called authorities, who utterly failed to follow up. It's not clear what authorities he contacted, whether they were federal, Salt Lake City, or the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Whoever dropped that ball is gonna get bitch-slapped...
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In idle moments, I'll flip through LJs of people claiming to live here in Poway or back home in Northbrook. One of the kids from back home wrote a nice little piece on the place while she's home on spring break. (She transferred to some boarding school in Arizona.)

And, as much as I love the place, I have to agree with the sentiment that Northbrook is much more pleasant when you "don't have to deal with all the materialistic crap from day-to-day."

As if there isn't a load of materialistic crap day-to-day in Poway. :-)
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Science Class Blowjob == 9/11 Attacks?!

They busted an 8th grader in Michigan for getting a blowjob from a classmate under a science classroom lab table.

The district, in a letter to parents about the incident, compared the shock of the discovery to the September 11th attacks:
"Just like our country was shocked into awareness when, never-before acts of terrorism occurred in New York City, our district was shocked into awareness when middle school students engaged in indecent acts in the classroom"

That's absurd. My sophomore year of high school ('89-'90,) I ran across a copy of the faculty newsletter at Glenbrook North. On the back was copied an article that one of the deans found in a professional magazine, recounting a case where several 7th and 8th grade students were caught having sex in a junior high school stairwell. And I didn't even think that was big news then. (Okay, I was jealous 'cause I didn't get any stairwell nookie at Wood Oaks.) It's certainly not shocking news now.

"Have you noticed that people are still having sex?
All the denouncement had absolutely no effect."
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