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In another round of post-columbine weirdness, a 7th grader in a school district in the outer Dallas suburbs wrote –at his teacher’s request– a "scary" story in which two classmates and his teacher were shot. Seems a reasonable idea for a scary story given all the school shootings recently. The teacher gave him a 100. A judge gave him a week in jail on suspicion of making "terroristic threats." This story’s too weird to be fiction

If you’re curious about how good those cookies (November 8) are, someone’s promised to take a batch to a party and let us know. Let’s see if they can be talked into giving at least a brief review.

And finally, a quote: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." — Albert Einstein