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Regina's Pick of the Week
Anthony Stewart, a Syracuse teen, was recently convicted after robbing an older gentleman for only seven cents. The young felon was sentenced two to six years in juvenile detention for punching the victim in the face, breaking his glasses and stealing pocket change. Too bad for the 15-year-old, only if the judge had a change of heart.
"Both Ninham and the 73-year-old robbery victim identified Stewart as a participant in the crime, Walsh said. “And yet you still denied it,” Walsh said to Stewart. “Well, that cost you.”
Lawyer Laurin Haddad, who represented Stewart, said afterward that she was disappointed by the judge’s decision to deny youthful-offender treatment. In a presentencing report, a probation officer also recommended treating Stewart as a youthful offender.
“For seven cents, now you’re making someone a felon for the rest of his life,” she said."
Are you all ready for a ghost ship? No, not the terrible movie with the same name, but a ship that has potential to break the sound barrier. The U.S. Navy may soon be purchasing the GHOST, a 50-foot ship promising to evade radar, manage perfect super-captivation.
And finally, check out this humorous and spot on take of the do's and don'ts for Internet dating. Make sure you spell-check, keep it PG, and please, post a real photo of yourself on your profile before hitting submit! I have yet to dabble into that community but scrolling through pictures to find the one? Why not. Give it a try, as you may stumble upon your soulmate or just a fun time.
And all for this week. If you saw some stories you'd like to share, please do so in the comments. Of course, if you have a story that you think should be included in our weekly updates, feel free to PM either Robyn or me and let us know.