Sunday, June 01, 2008

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Teen DUI; 'I didn't drink! I was kissing a boy who was drunk'

They say a lover's kiss can be intoxicating. Gianna Vigliotti, who was pulled over by police as she swerved in and out of her lane on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset Friday night, said that's exactly what happened to her, according to court documents.

After the 17-year-old from Glen Cove recorded a 0.15 percent blood-alcohol level in a portable breath test -- nearly the twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent -- she told the officer who pulled her over, "I didn't drink! I was kissing a boy who was drunk," according to the police report.

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[semi-sorta-funny] Who are you in Sex and the City?

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Teacher tapes student to chair instead of yelling

A teacher said in court that he taped a special ed student's arms and legs together and mouth shut to send a message "in a fun way." He added that "my other option would have been to yell at the students."

Mathew Konetski who admitted taping student's arms and legs together and mouth shut, trying send a message to the student "in a fun way."

"I was trying to get the point across to the boys that they needed to follow the instructions of the adults in charge," Konetski said. "It was not to scare them, to punish them or to make them feel uncomfortable." Konetski said he taped two boys after they acted up in gym class while roller-skating. One of the boys wouldn't obey orders to slow down and knocked over another girl, he said. After the boys failed to comply with a time out, Konetski said he decided to tape them.

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Oh shit.

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New movie with Brad Pitt and Clooney looks good.

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Playing football makes you shorter

Researchers report that repetitive blocking and tackling -- coupled with the weight of helmets and pads - can temporarily shave nearly half an inch off of players' heights.

They studied 10 high school football players -- lineman, defensive tackles, and others whose positions involved repetitive blocking and tackling. The average height of players before the game was 69.5 inches. Afterward, it was 69.2 inches.

Campbell says that it's well known that people shrink over the course of a day. "If you think of your body as an accordion, gravity squeezes you together as the day goes on," he says. Football, he says, accelerates the process in two ways.

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