Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Syed claimed mental disorders on college forms (OC Reg)
     The man police believe was responsible for a Feb. 19 Orange County shooting and carjacking spree that left four dead claimed to be suffering from mental disorders and a bad reaction to anti-depressants, according to college health documents and interviews.
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     [Saddleback] College administrators tried three times to contact [Ali] Syed about his disability application – on Aug. 15, Sept. 14 and Oct. 5 – but were not successful, said a letter from school Marketing Director Jennie McCue to the school newspaper….

Leading Ethicist: Jordan Brandman Plagiarized Report (Voice of OC)
     A report prepared by Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman for Orange County’s clerk-recorder – which contained an entire section that was apparently largely copied from the Wikipedia entry on Orange County – contained clear examples of plagiarism and was problematic “on a number of levels,” a leading government ethics expert said Monday….

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The return of the curious "Shooting Star" saga

     Back in 2012, I wrote a series of posts about the mysterious sinking, in 1974, of the yacht "Shooting Star," which took th...