Don't even think of parking here.
That is, don't try parking in front of the Union League of Philadelphia regardless of a placard on the dashboard designating the car -- which happened to be the official car used by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia -- as being used for official police business.
The Constitution Daily, perhaps ironically named in this case, said the Philadelphia Parking Authority website lists parking illegally as a $26 offense, although -- good luck -- there is an appeals process if the chief justice wants to try that.
Here's another way to risk your reputation for under $30: Urinating on a Seattle patrol car.
Seattlepi.com reported police were making the rounds on foot, but caught a man "mid-stream," so to speak, when they returned to their car.
He was cited for public urination, which carries a $27 fine, a police spokesman said.
And don't even try to find a segue that gets us to the next item, which falls under the category of kids that should be given a second chance.
Make that: Schools given a second chance.
In Stansbury Park, Utah, KTVX-TV reported, the local high school decided to hold a second homecoming dance, because too many girls missed the first one.
They missed the first one, because the school sent them home for wearing dresses that were too short.
The school even relented (a bit) on the hemline rule, allowing hemlines 3 inches higher than normal for the second dance, dubbed "Take 2."
In schools in New York, don't try that old soap for homework trick.
The New York Daily News reported that Marlon Scanterbury, a teacher at Public School 66 in Canarsie was fined $4,000 for allowing his students to skip homework if they purchased bars of his homemade soap, which he sold for $3 and $4.
The News said Scanterbury admitted to trading soap purchases for homework passes and for "keys" that were part of a reward system his students could redeem for prizes for good behavior.
Arguably, Scanterbury has moved from using a stick to using carrots. In 2008, he was reprimanded for using corporal punishment, the newspaper said.
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