Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 15:33:19 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Weirdness #397
Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.397 (News of the Weird, September 15, 1995)
by Chuck Shepherd
* In July, Costa Rica's Supreme Court ruled that the country's hit-and-run
driving law was unconstitutional in that it punished the driver who caused
the accident if he fled. The Court reasoned that, because murderers and
other criminals cannot be punished for leaving the scene of a crime--because
of their right not to incriminate themselves--hit-and-run drivers can take
off, too. A driver involved in an accident but who was not at fault may
still be required to stop. [Tico Times, 7-21-95]
* In a 1994 survey by the American Association of University Professors,
Long Island's Nassau Community College was revealed to have the highest
salaries of any two-year college in the country. The New York Times
reported in June 1995 that one of the school's arts professors, who taught
just two ceramics classes during the spring semester, has a $107,000 salary.
[N. Y. Times, 6-12-95]
[The nerve! While many corporate V.P.s have to slave over a hot desk for 10,
sometimes 12 hours a weeek for a measly $300K to $500K... -psl]
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