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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 98 11:29:03 -0700
Subject: WhiteBoardness, 9/21/98
Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for Monday, September 21, 1998
A teacher was acquitted of a charge that she swapped sex for an A grade with
a 16-year-old student after she bared her breasts to show jurors a surgical
scar the student failed to identify.
Doris Walker, 43, was acquitted Wednesday after she bared her breasts in
private in the jury room in front of jurors, attorneys and the judge, said
Lee Sexton, Ms. Walker's lawyer.
Ms. Walker, a longtime teacher of biology and physiology at Riverdale High
School, was indicted this summer on a charge of sexual assault on a person
in custody - a statute originally aimed at preventing sexual coercion of
prison inmates and patients in mental hospitals.
The former student testified that Ms. Walker promised him an A in physiology
if he would have sex with her. She denied having sex with him.
Greenville, South Carolina:
Timothy Dale Crockett was angry at his bank for charging huge overdraft
fees. So angry, in fact, that he allegedly robbed one.
"It's the bank that started this," he said Tuesday as he waited for a
federal judge to formally charge him with armed robbery. "Banking
institutions are robbing people."
Crockett, 34, said First Federal Bank of Spartanburg charged him almost $600
in overdraft fees because his student loan money did not arrive in his
account on time.
But instead of taking his anger out on First Federal, the University of
South Carolina student said he robbed Palmetto Bank because its branches
are open on Saturday mornings. First Federal's are not.
Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies arrested Crockett on Monday after
receiving an anonymous tip.
The bride is a sword swallower, the groom tames wasps and hornets and the
maid of honour eats live bugs - all in all, it was a lovely wedding.
Megan Evans and Jim Rogers were married in front of about 200 musicians,
comedians and assorted freak show performers who witnessed the union at the
Calgary Science Centre Saturday night.
Evans, a member of the Virtual Insanity show, is billed as Canada's only
female sword swallower.
"She also lies on a bed of nails," said excited bridesmaid Brenda Fox.
Rogers is Calgary's Bee Man, she said. "He goes out to where people are
having problems with bees and he tames them with his bare hands, then
relocates them to a more friendly atmosphere," said Fox.
© 1998 Peter Langston