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November 25, 2013

Superintendent, coach and two teachers indicted for covering up Steubenville rapes

The superintendent of school, two teachers and the coach were arrested on a host of charges stemming from their attempt to cover up football players gang-raping a teenage girl. School superintendent, others indicted in Steubenville rape case | WTVR.com
(CNN) – A grand jury investigating the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, has indicted four more people in the case, including the school superintendent, two other educators and an assistant football coach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday. This brings to six the number of people the grand jury has indicted after two students were convicted in March of rape, DeWine said. Superintendent Michael McVey was the only one of the four to be charged Monday with felonies: a count of tampering with evidence and two counts of obstructing justice. He also is charged with two misdemeanors: making a false statement and obstructing official business. In March, Steubenville High School football players Ma’lik Richmond and Trenton Mays were convicted of the rape, which authorities said took place at a party in August 2012. Photos and videos of the incident made their way onto social media and attracted national attention. A grand jury then began probing whether others should be charged. In October, it indicted William Rhinaman, 53, the director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, on charges of tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, obstructing official business and perjury. Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year in a juvenile correctional facility. Mays got two years. If convicted, Rhinaman could be sentenced to four years in prison, which is longer than the two teens convicted of rape will serve.

November 15, 2013

A Day In the Life of an Empowered Female Heroine

"Later, after they did it, she slipped out of bed and briskly put on her clothes. “You’re leaving?” he asked, full of feelings. “Sorry, babe,” she said, turning to leave. “You knew what this was.” She threw a thong at him, to remember her by. It was totally awesome, the way he wanted to be her boyfriend but she was too busy and cool to care. “Thanks for all the doing it. But I have to go win a karate tournament.”" A Day In the Life of An Empowered Female Character
She woke up like she did every day: slowly pulling her motorcycle helmet off, then shaking her head slowly back and forth to reveal a long, blonde ponytail. Everyone gasped. “That’s right,” she said, kicking the winning football goal before sliding into a sheer, sexy camisole under a blazer and playing as hard as she worked, “I’ve been a girl this whole time.” One of the guys, the real sexy one, shook his head in slow motion, as if to say “wh-wh-wh-whaaat?” You know the kind. His mouth was kind of open while he did it. He was totally blown away. She walked off the field, and she knew everyone was looking at her butt, and she totally loved it. “Sorry, boys,” she called out over her super-sexy shoulder. She always called men boys, because she knew what gender was. Now she was carrying a briefcase and wearing a pencil skirt and sex glasses. She was at law. “Your Honor,” she said, and the Honor paid attention, “I’d like to win this case,” and she totally did, she totally beat that busted-looking male lawyer who had the mushy face and wore suits that didn’t fit. She gave a little fist-pump, because even though she’s tough, she’s still relatable. “Girl power,” she said, high-fiving her curly-haired friend, who had just appeared behind her. “Girl, you need a drink,” her curly-haired friend said, “and I need a man.” She laughed because her curly-haired friend didn’t really get it yet, but she was getting there. . . .

November 07, 2013

Dave-o's story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" Dominates StarShipSofa Podcast No. 312

My story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" (which debuted...

October 30, 2013

Secretive Texas Quajillionaire--Aided by Hyper-Intelligent Baby Horses?--Will Save Detroit by Converting it into a Hydroelectric Dam (UPDATED!)

Packard Plant auction winner sends "the most insane press release...