It’s too early for spring break, anyway: You probably remember Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who escaped jail time for killing four people in a drunken driving wreck by claiming he suffered from “affluenza,” the effects of extreme privilege and pampering by his parents. On Tuesday, the kid and his doting mom were on their way to jail after police found them in the Mexico coastal resort town to which they had fled while authorities checked out reports the boy had violated terms of his juvenile probation.
The question now is what sort of justice mom and lad will face. Judge Buzz recommends incarceration, during which time they be required to read every single comment about them posted on the Internet.
Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1940, California’s first freeway, an 8-mile four-laner between Los Angeles and Pasadena, opened to the motoring public.
It didn’t take long before Clark Gable, impatient with slow traffic, was spotted in the carpool lane with a blow-up doll in the passenger seat of his 1936 Duesenberg SSJ.
— Mark Carlson, Herald staff
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