For the 10-year remembrances of Sept. 11 this year, many cities recalled the tragedy with monuments and public events, including Washington Township, N.J., about 20 miles from ground zero.
A large commemorative plaque was unveiled, but provoked immediate outrage because the only names on it were not victims’ but only the mayor’s and those of the five council members who approved the plaque.
Said one retired police officer, “It made my blood boil.”
Mayor Samir Elbassiouny later apologized and ordered a steel overlay to obscure the politicians’ names.
even had laws?
A judge in Nice, France, ruled that Article 215 of the French civil code — defining marriage as a “shared communal life” — in fact requires that husband and wife have sex.
A husband identified only as “Jean-Louis B.” had evidently lost interest years earlier, and his wife was granted a divorce. Apparently emboldened by her victory, she then filed a monetary claim against the husband for the 21-year-long lack of sex, and the judge awarded her 10,000 euros (about $13,710).
Thomas Love, 40, was arrested in New Castle County, Del., after he had walked out of a WSFS Bank empty-handed.
According to police, Love had presented a demand note to a teller, who couldn’t make out the writing and handed it back, provoking Love to flee.
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