So, I know you can't believe anything you read in a newspaper, but if the newspaper calls you and tells you something, then can you believe it?  How about if both Pittsburgh newspapers call?

We've heard that Judy was acquitted of two of the three charges brought against her, but she was fined the maximum for the third charge, which comes to a grand total of $100.

It'd be nice if the county would notice that the prosecution wasted seven years trying to get a verdict, and failed so future folks don't have to go through all of this.

Posted by Jon Daley on April 23, 2009, 4:27 pm | Read 5626 times
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So far, the newspapers have at least done better than KDKA, whose report includes this line: Since then, Daley has given birth to a second child, also delivered with the assistance of a midwife.

Posted by SursumCorda on April 24, 2009, 8:49 am

Though did you see the typos in both Pittsburgh papers? "Mrs. Daley wasn't found guilty"... That's good. And "Issac" (though it is spelled correctly in the next sentence. Newspapers (and other media) should probably have spell checkers that check names, and if they don't agree in the same article, flag it as a typo.

Posted by Jon Daley on April 24, 2009, 9:03 am

Yay for Judy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Mike on April 24, 2009, 4:20 pm

I would totally pay in 10000 pennies

Posted by Mike on April 25, 2009, 3:04 am

My first reaction is to find Mike's suggestion funny, but upon a bit more thought I think it would be counterproductive. It's an unfocused protest and to those not following the case and siding with Judy would likely look like mere immaturity. Unfortunately, I can't think of a better alternative than the resoundingly unspectacular choice of paying in full with a $100 bill. (I doubt she could get away with saying she'd gladly pay once there was a procedure in place to obtain a license for midwifery.)

Posted by Stephan on April 25, 2009, 12:21 pm

I think the method of payment probably doesn't really affect anyone, as it probably goes to the clerk in the basement of the courthouse, who is not really connected with anyone, and you'd probably have to be really obnoxious for anyone connected with the case to ever hear about anything, so I'd say Stephan has it right.

Posted by Jon Daley on April 25, 2009, 6:19 pm

A good letter to the editor that appeared yesterday:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09121/966807-110.stm

It's at the bottom of the page.

Posted by joyful on May 3, 2009, 7:58 am

Yes, that is good, and well-written. Thanks for calling it to our attention.

Posted by SursumCorda on May 3, 2009, 11:44 am
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