Former Ravens standout Ray Rice has finally made his way back to a career in football. It’s just not exactly what he was aspiring for.
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A 28-year-old Hampden man likely sitting in a cell in Riker’s Island at this very moment needs a new attorney, according to his now-former attorney.
“Fearless Girl,” the sculpture made in Baltimore that has attracted national attention for staring down a charging bull in lower Manhattan, just received permission to remain on display until early next year.
A 28-year-old racist Hampden resident now faces a terrorism murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old black man in New York last week.
When I want to give out-of-town visitors a snippet of Baltimore life, I take them to the Book Thing in Waverly. We walk down a semi-creepy alley, aiming for a one-story warehouse. “Where are you taking me, again?” the visitor asks suspiciously. And then we get inside where the visitor sees the rows and rows of books — around 200,000 old dictionaries and romance novels and sci-fi trilogies and James Michener epics — and the visitor’s eyes get big, but in a good way. “Oh yeah,” I say casually. “All these books are free. Take as many as you want.” My New York friends are uneasy at this generosity, and are always looking for a secret tip jar or something. But no: books at the Book Thing aren’t fake-free, or free-with-donation. They’re really free.
Over at the Electric Literature blog, another New Yorker muses about a recent visit to the Book Thing (“Soon The Book Thing seems instead like a Pynchon-concoction – a vast network of arcane knowledge spread around the globe by unseen hands”). He makes the classic first-time visitor mistake: picking up a book he already owns (“I already had a copy at home but… well… it was free”). A more seasoned Book Thing fan has a different approach: “voids picking up books if he already owns at least one other book by that author which he hasn’t read yet.”
Schools worry about test-hackers and computer-aided cheating, but Sam Eshaghoff pulled an SAT scam the old-fashioned way… by using fake IDs. According to allegations, the 19-year old from Long Island took the test seven times, once on his own behalf and then passing as six others (including a girl with a gender-neutral name!).
The fraud itself sounds so basic that Eshagoff can’t be the only mastermind attempting something like this: