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August 23, 2013
Re “The 'boobies' boo-boo,” Opinion, Aug. 21 Roger Weaver writes a clear and compelling piece explaining why the court made it more difficult for schools, but he misses the point entirely. The school, teachers and administrators missed a teaching opportunity when they sought suspension as the means of correction for the two middle school girls who wore the bracelets. Why didn't the school counsel these girls to make a more formal and more appropriate statement about the need for breast cancer research?
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NATIONAL
March 10, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to get involved in a Pennsylvania case over whether students can wear a bracelet saying “I (heart) Boobies!” as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. By refusing to consider the case, the nation's top court left in place a lower appeals court decision striking down a ban on the bracelets imposed by Easton Area School District, which argued that the bracelets were lewd. “The First Amendment protects schools as a space where students are free to discuss important issues like breast cancer and talk about their bodies in positive terms,” stated Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, which represented the students.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted that high-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies are being found across Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks. Blue-footed boobies, which rarely venture north of Imperial County's Salton Sea, are suddenly "all over the place," said Kimball Garrett, manager of the ornithology collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Members of the large bluish-gray species with a long serrated beak, absurdly short legs and bright blue webbed feet have been spotted more than 30 times recently.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” is one of those famous aphorisms often mistakenly attributed to Sigmund Freud, who was keenly interested in all forms of sexual expression, especially the unconscious. But the founder of psychoanalysis would have met his match in a Pennsylvania school board that is really, really interested in boobies. In a 7-1 vote, the Easton Area School District voted on Tuesday night to ask the United States Supreme Court to decide whether a bracelet carrying the message, “I (heart)
NATIONAL
March 10, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to get involved in a Pennsylvania case over whether students can wear a bracelet saying “I (heart) Boobies!” as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. By refusing to consider the case, the nation's top court left in place a lower appeals court decision striking down a ban on the bracelets imposed by Easton Area School District, which argued that the bracelets were lewd. “The First Amendment protects schools as a space where students are free to discuss important issues like breast cancer and talk about their bodies in positive terms,” stated Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, which represented the students.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2010 | By Christopher Baxter, The Morning Call
Two Pennsylvania middle-school students testified Thursday in a federal court that they defied a school district ban on the popular "I [heart] boobies!" bracelets because they were proudly standing up for breast cancer awareness. "I think the school took the meaning of the bracelets out of context," said Brianna Hawk, 13, one of two girls suspended in October for wearing the bracelets. Hawk and Kayla Martinez, 12, who are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, said on the stand that they used the word "boobies" at home to refer to breasts and considered it harmless slang.
OPINION
November 20, 2010
The wisdom of the 1st Amendment has guided this nation through portentous and contentious debates. It has established judicial boundaries regarding freedom of the press, censorship, desecration of the American flag and expressions of obscenity. Now it is faced with another controversial test of free speech. The question is: Does the Constitution ? boobies? In the five years since the Keep A Breast Foundation began its campaign to make young people aware of breast cancer, it has sold more than 2 million rubber wristbands inscribed with the words: "I ?
NEWS
November 15, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Breast cancer wristbands usually raise awareness, not trouble. But that’s what happened when two Pennsylvania middle school girls wore theirs to school on Breast Cancer Awareness Day last month. The Allentown Morning Call reports the slogans on the bands – "I (heart) Boobies" on one side and "Keep a Breast" on the other – got the girls suspended for a day and banned from school dances for a month. The girls wore the bracelets, which were later banned by the school, in memory of women they knew who had died from the disease.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
"After guiding in the islands for 22 years, the Galapagos still surprise me," naturalist guide and field guide author Luis Die writes in a blog post about Ecuador' s famous islands. He has seen common and rare species of wildlife and continues to hunt for new ones. Die will lead two cruises to the Galapagos Islands in January for Mountain Travel Sobek -- one to the east islands, the other to the west islands -- that focus on wildlife like the blue-footed boobies and iguanas that begin to reproduce around that time of year.
SPORTS
December 14, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY
Who cares about the debate over the No. 1 college team? For most football fans, the main issue has been settled--mainly, who gets Floyd of Rosedale. It's Minnesota, of course. The trophy originated 55 years ago when the governors of Minnesota and Iowa wagered a real hog on the outcome of the Gopher-Hawkeye game. (As if the game itself isn't big enough.) Then, rather than pass poor Floyd back and forth every year, a bronze likeness of the blue-ribbon pig was created.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Michael McGough
In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. "  Now the court is being asked to take a case that could be a vehicle for rolling back that decision, known as Tinker vs. Des Moines School District. The new case also involves apparel -- rubber bracelet s bearing the message "I ♥ boobies !
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies   have been popping up all over Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks.  Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted by the boobies,  which rarely venture north of Imperial County's Salton Sea, but some experts wonder what it might mean, environmentally. Members of the large bluish-gray species with a long serrated beak, absurdly short legs and bright blue webbed feet have been spotted more than 30 times recently.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Re “The 'boobies' boo-boo,” Opinion, Aug. 21 Roger Weaver writes a clear and compelling piece explaining why the court made it more difficult for schools, but he misses the point entirely. The school, teachers and administrators missed a teaching opportunity when they sought suspension as the means of correction for the two middle school girls who wore the bracelets. Why didn't the school counsel these girls to make a more formal and more appropriate statement about the need for breast cancer research?
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | By Michael McGough
A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania has awarded a victory to some middle-school girls who were disciplined for wearing rubber wristbands with the message “I [heart] boobies! (Keep a Breast).” The bracelets were a lighthearted attempt to raise awareness about breast cancer, but school officials weren't amused. “Boobie” wristbands now join black armbands as forms of symbolic speech by schoolchildren that are protected by the 1stAmendment. In the  landmark 1969 case of Tinker v. Des Moines School District, the Supreme Court upheld the right of  children to wear black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. That decision contains this  famous - and to school administrators notorious - statement: “It  can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” The court ruled that schools could suppress student expression on controversial issues  only if it “materially disrupts classwork or involves substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others.” If the only case on the books were Tinker, lawyers for the Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania probably would have advised their clients not to fight the schoolgirls in court.
NATIONAL
January 8, 2013 | By Jenny Deam and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James E. Holmes acted with precision as he amassed weapons and ammunition and set up his apartment with explosive booby-traps to siphon authorities from the deadly shooting rampage he planned at a suburban movie theater, the prosecution alleged Tuesday, the second day of the suspected gunman's preliminary hearing. The hearing has offered the deepest look at the prosecution's case against Holmes, 25, charged with 166 criminal counts in the July 20 rampage at the movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
"After guiding in the islands for 22 years, the Galapagos still surprise me," naturalist guide and field guide author Luis Die writes in a blog post about Ecuador' s famous islands. He has seen common and rare species of wildlife and continues to hunt for new ones. Die will lead two cruises to the Galapagos Islands in January for Mountain Travel Sobek -- one to the east islands, the other to the west islands -- that focus on wildlife like the blue-footed boobies and iguanas that begin to reproduce around that time of year.
OPINION
October 30, 2008 | ROSA BROOKS
Ever since Joe Biden suggested that the world would "test" Barack Obama if he becomes president, the McCain campaign has been hoping to make political hay out of the remark. "We don't want a president who invites testing from the world," John McCain warned voters. But every new president is "tested" by national security crises, some predictable, some not.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
AURORA, Colo. - Kaitlyn Fonzi, 20, had her hand on the doorknob of her upstairs neighbor's booby-trapped apartment here early last Friday, ready to complain about his blaring music. She had no idea how close she was to becoming one of the casualties in a massacre that left 12 dead and 58 injured. On Wednesday, Fonzi returned to the three-story brick apartment building with her boyfriend, Chris Rodriguez, 30, to see when they could come back. Many others in town were wondering the same thing - not only about the apartment building, but about the Century 16 theater, where police say James E. Holmes attacked moviegoers during the post-midnight premiere of the latest Batman installment,"The Dark Knight Rises.
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