Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Dashed Dreams Dept.

What is this world coming to? Steven Segal being shaken down by the mob? No way! C’mon, we all know he’d just kick their butts…….unless……he’s a……….wimp.

Michael Jordan not an angel? Having an affair? Getting caught by a photographer? Never!

In student news....a/k/a things I learned while reading the paper

The Chicago Sun-Times' Red Streak edition has an interesting article for those of you who are planning on going to U of I and thinking about pursuing grants to pay for your education, be it legal or otherwise. If you haven't done your FAFSA yet, get on it. The money pool just shrank.

DePaul students who don't already know will be depressed to learn that the CTA is trying to boot out Demon Dogs. I've never been there, but people I know who have rave about this place. To me, a hot dog is a hot dog. To Bill the Heart Surgeon, it's future business.

Interesting case in California - seems a 17-year-old couple was having sex (no! teenagers don't have sex, do they?), when the girl realized it was time for her to go home. So she asked her date (boyfriend?) to stop. When he didn't, she filed rape charges - and won.

Now lets take a minute to examine this case, which the Sun-Times says can impact laws in Illinois. The S-T doesn't mention details, but does. And it's pretty interesting. The girl claims that she told the guy to stop when she realized that it was time for her to go home. Ok. But later, the article notes that the dissenting justice pointed out that the girl was enjoying the sex. Ok, now explain this, please. She was enjoying the sex, but not so much that she couldn't help but notice that she should be leaving now. Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning what happened. Just pointing out that little inconsistency. In a related case, a woman in North Carolina really got creative in filing her case - hers was for "Wrongful Seduction."

So the lesson here is (1) if you used a really cheap pick up line, and (2) the sex was bad, you might wind up in court.

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