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2009-08-25 19:44:21

Recording artist Chris Brown was sentenced in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to 1,400 hours of labor-oriented service for beating up his singer-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown, 20, pleaded guilty in June to felony assault for attacking Rihanna, 21, in Los Angeles in February. After the sentence was handed down, the Los Angeles Times reported Brown was involved in at least two prior domestic violence incidents. Citing a probation officer's report, the newspaper said the two previous incidents had not...

2009-06-19 10:39:07

Montreal hockey great Guy Lafleur was spared jail time but put on probation for a year for lying about his son's activities while on bail. The Hockey Hall of Fame member could have received 14 years in prison for perjury, although he will have a criminal record after he was sentenced on Thursday, The Gazette reported from Montreal Friday. The judge also fined Lafleur $100 and ordered him to make a $10,000 charitable donation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. He was found guilty last...

2009-06-18 11:42:56

Police in Oregon said a woman arrested in 2006 for keeping more than 200 rabbits has again been arrested for hoarding 13 bunnies in her hotel room. Jim Wolf, a spokesman for Tigard Police, said Miriam Elaine Sakewitz, 47, had 13 live animals and one dead rabbit in her Homestead Studio Suites Hotel room when police arrived Tuesday and officers had to break into the room to seize the bunnies and arrest Sakewitz, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday. Sakewitz was convicted in 2006 of...

2009-06-10 12:21:25

Former Chicago Bears fullback Roland Harper has been sentenced to 2 years probation for his conviction on contract fraud. Harper pleaded guilty last year to pretending to be a minority owner in order to help a white-owned business obtain public contracts set aside for minority firms, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. The company in question was owned by Harper's co-defendant Aidan Monahan. Monahan is accused of cheating the Chicago Public Schools out of $1.5 million in landscaping...

2009-05-27 13:00:57

A former California schools official convicted of taking a half-full bottle of ketchup from Chapman University has been ordered to stay away from the college. Steve Rocco, a former Orange Unified School District trustee, was sentenced Tuesday to two years of informal probation, fined $150 and banned for two years from all Chapman University campuses, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. Rocco told the court he took the bottle because he was planning to recycle it. He was...

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2009-05-21 16:55:00

Redmond O'Neal has been moved to a jail specially equipped to serve drug offenders, a spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff Department said Thursday. O'Neal is the 24-year-old son of celebrity couple Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. He was recently ordered to complete a 12-month rehabilitation program at his sentencing for probation violation and felony drug possession. The younger O'Neal was transferred to the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic Wednesday afternoon where he will begin his...

2009-04-07 10:11:00

Program Aims to Save Tax Dollars, Improve Community Safety JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole has launched a new alcohol monitoring Pilot Program aimed at testing the impact of 24/7, continuous alcohol monitoring on the management of the state's alcohol-fueled offenders. The pilot, which began in early March, targets offenders with a documented history of alcohol abuse and with offense histories that...

2009-03-02 22:37:05

Former television personality Gary Collins Monday pleaded no contest to driving under the influence in Santa Barbara County, Calif. The charge stems from his Jan. 31 arrest for allegedly driving a motor home while his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. This is his third DUI arrest. People magazine said the 70-year-old former host of The New Hollywood Squares was sentenced Monday to four months in county jail, but was advised he may apply for home detention and electronic...

2009-03-02 10:00:00

Pew Report Finds States Can Cut Prison Spending, Improve Public Safety By Boosting Support for Community Corrections WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Explosive growth in the number of people on probation or parole has propelled the population of the American corrections system to more than 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S. adults, according to a report released today by the Pew Center on the States. The vast majority of these offenders live in the community, yet new data in...

2009-02-23 11:34:05

Preston Lenard Parker, a former star wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, is in police custody for an alleged probation violation, authorities say. Parker, who was kicked off the Florida State team, turned himself over to authorities in Palm Beach County, Fla., during the weekend, The Palm Beach Post reported Monday. Parker allegedly violated his probation from a 2008 misdemeanor conviction stemming from his arrest on felony charges of marijuana possession and carrying a concealed...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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