The Florida founder of Christian Little League is refusing a demand from the actual Little League to change the name of his organization. Jay Kaplan, who converted to Christianity from Judaism and now instructs youngsters in baseball and spiritual matters, has received a cease-and-desist letter from Little League’s lawyers, who say he’s infringing on its trademark. “Christian Little League was GOD’s idea,” Kaplan shot back. “I have no plans on changing the name GOD gave me.” Little League’s lawyers told him they had “no objection to your preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” but simply requested “that you do so under a different name.”
The state of Missouri has issued millions of new license plates containing a grammatical error, but officials say they won’t be correcting it. The new plates proclaim Missouri the “Show Me State.” Since this nickname contains a compound modifier before a noun, it should read “Show-Me State.” But a state spokesman says the design and wording on the new plate was approved by motorists in an online poll. “If the people want it that way,” he said, “that’s what we’re going to deliver for the people.”
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