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Rocky Mountain highs, and more

Good week for: Rocky Mountain highs, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, One-stop shopping; Bad week for: Life imitating art, First dates, Rolling stones

Good week for:

Rocky Mountain highs, after the Denver Marijuana Policy Review Panel recommended that the fine for possessing cannabis be lowered to a token $1. Prosecuting potheads, said panel member Mason Tvert, “is simply not worth the city’s time or resources.”

Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who famously threw his shoes at President George W. Bush. Al-Zeidi, now a folk hero in Iraq, was told he’d be released from prison three months early due to good behavior.

One-stop shopping, after a Hummer dealership in St. Louis started selling firearms to boost sales of its gas-guzzling, military-style vehicles.

Bad week for:

Life imitating art, after police arrested a model who was posing naked for a photographer at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Noting that the museum is full of art depicting nude women, defense attorney Donald Schechter called the public-lewdness charge “ridiculous.”

First dates, after a Detroit man invited a woman out to a romantic dinner, and when the bill arrived, said he had left his wallet in her car and asked for his date’s keys. He then proceeded to drive away with her 2000 Chevrolet Impala.

Rolling stones, after Bob Dylan revealed he is considering offers to lend his voice to two GPS navigation systems. The gravelly voiced singer provided a preview on a radio show: “Left at the next street. No, right. You know what? Just go straight.”

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