WhiteBoardness - 9/3/97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 97 00:33:15 -0700
Subject: WhiteBoardness - 9/3/97
Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for Wednesday, September 03, 1997
Iowa City, Iowa:
Congratulations to engineering graduates at the
Univeristy of Iowa.
Oops. That should be u-n-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y, but it wasn't on all 137 diplomas
sent out this summer in the civil and mechanical engineering programs.
The typo drew an apology from the school.
"We feel very sheepish about this," university spokeswoman Ann Rhodes said
Friday. "We're terribly embarrassed about this. This should never have
Rhodes said she's not sure how the mistake was made.
"I don't have any idea. Somebody just made an error and we're going to
rectify it," she said. "I'm not sure about the program that prints out
diplomas. It might not have spell check."
Eau Claire, Wisconsin:
The sheriff wants to call it curtains for a free peep show provided by
prisoners' wives and girlfriends.
The women stand in a parking lot below a third-floor courthouse jail window
and flash their breasts to the prisoners.
Sheriff Ron Cramer and his crew are tired of responding to all the "hooting
and hollering" in the cells. But they have to, in case its trouble and not
just excitement at the view through the clear windows and bars.
The women use hand signals and chalk to communicate with their husbands and
boyfriends inside. Authorities say they also lift their shirts.
Cramer fears the messages can lead to more contraband dealing and the
potential for trouble during inmate transfers. He says professionally
frosted windows may be the solution.
Police caught a Finnish woman driving with more alcohol in her blood than
could be measured in a breath test.
The 40-year-old woman was unhurt after driving into a ditch in Rauma in
southwestern Finland on Monday. She had 4.5 grams of alcohol per liter of
blood, well beyond the 3.0 gram per liter limit on the police scale, the
evening paper "Ilta Sanomat" reported.
It said an accurate reading was obtained at a hospital after the police
equipment proved unfit for the task.
The drunken-driving limit for alcohol blood content in Finland is 0.5 grams
of alcohol per liter of blood.
© 1997 Peter Langston