There is, of course, the straightforward jaywalking statute, barring people from crossing against a red light.
But in Jacksonville, pedestrians can also be ticketed for crossing against a yellow light, for "failing to cross a street at a right angle," for not walking on the left side of a road when there are no sidewalks, or alternatively for not walking on a sidewalk when one is available.
In the courts there is a case in which the defendant, a fisherman, claims his cloth measuring tape constricted in the cold, causing him to mismeasure his halibut. When I'm not working on our tugboat, I fish with Eric Jordan, a second-generation troller whose parents, like those of so many seasoned fishermen around here, fought for Alaskan statehood so salmon could be better managed.
In another case a fisherman blames his freezer for shrinking a king salmon. We work the winter line, stretching between Cape Edgecumbe Light and Point Woodhouse.
In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity. 12, 2017, © Mother Jones The Arctic is warming faster than at any point in the past 1,500 years, according to a federal government report released Tuesday.
The report, led by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also found that maximum winter sea ice coverage in the Arctic was the smallest ever recorded. Borosage December 12, 2017, © The Nation The Pentagon wants a lot more money, and Donald Trump is eager to meet the demand.
A soft-spoken and unassuming man, Cason has cycled in and out of Republican administrations since the early 1980s and has largely avoided public attention.
He also called for an independent probe into north Rakhine State.
The announcement comes a week after promising an additional million in humanitarian aid. 24, 2017, © The New York Times It is almost winter again here.
He had installed a granite block emblazoned with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Judicial Building in Montgomery, declared that the event marked "the restoration of the moral foundation of law to our people and the return to the knowledge of God in our land" and then refused to allow any other religious representations in that public space.
full article Joanna Walters Thursday 16 November 2017, © The Guardian Spot the difference.