Monday, January 11, 2010

"Baloon Boy" Hoax, Father Reports For Jail

(CNN) -- A man who pleaded guilty to perpetrating a hoax by saying his 6-year-old son was drifting over Colorado in a balloon began his jail sentence Monday.

Richard Heene turned himself in Monday morning at the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, said Dean Karges, a detention services specialist at the jail.

Heene pleaded guilty in November to a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant.

Can't believe they charged him with a felony and only gave him 90 days.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Judge allows for violent videogames on CTA

U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer issued a preliminary injunction Thursday stating that the CTA, which had banned the advertising of such games, must accept the ads. The issue erupted in 2008 after the CTA accepted and posted ads for "Grand Theft Auto IV," sources at Chicago SunTimes say.,CST-NWS-violent09.article

Hooray for the freedom of speech. Or maybe is this a bad idea with all the kids riding on the trains? Any thoughts?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Driving Laws In 2010

As always, the new year brings new driving laws into effect. Illinois law makers made texting while driving illegal beginning of 2010. Summary of new driving law can be seen here. Happy New Year from Law Offices of Mitch Furman.