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Good day, bad day: June 5, 2012
A new innovation lets the blind play tennis, while a mother gets arrested at her daughter's graduation — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
South Carolina mom Shannon Cooper was arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter's high school graduation ceremony. She was later released after posting a $225 bond.
South Carolina mom Shannon Cooper was arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter's high school graduation ceremony. She was later released after posting a $225 bond.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Inclusionary athletics
Blind people can now play tennis, thanks to an innovation that allows them to hear and track the sound of the ball when it rattles and bounces. [The New York Times]

Hipsters hopping the pond
Food trucks are becoming popular in Paris, with the highest praise going to cuisine that is "très Brooklyn," a term that signifies informality, creativity, and quality. [Discovery News]

Inevitable memes
It was only a matter of time before the internet created a mash-up video in which Obama (sort of) sings "Call Me Maybe." [Videogum]

BAD DAY FOR:

Good taste
Taco Bell smashes records by selling 100 million Doritos Locos tacos (in which the taco shell is a giant nacho cheese-flavored Dorito) in a mere 10 weeks. [Death & Taxes]

Public displays of patriotism
An elderly New Jersey woman faces eviction for displaying American flags on her balcony, violating housing development rules that forbid any balcony decorations. [Consumerist]

Parental pride
A South Carolina mother is arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter's graduation ceremony. [Opposing Views]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 4, 2012

 

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