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					S LIPPERY R OCK G AZETTE                                                                                                                                                        M ARCH 2010 | 17

                  CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
                NEW YORK CITY FOURTH-GRADER
                WAS SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL’S
                                                                             Carmen Ghia
                                                                                                                PUBLIC AUCTION
                                                                   Dept. of Common Sense
                OFFICE AND NEARLY SUSPENDED
                FOR BRINGING A   2-INCH TOY GUN                                                                 SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2010, 10:00 AM
 TO SCHOOL.                                                                                                         This will not be a long auction– Please be on time!
    Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney and a friend
 were playing with Legos in the cafeteria at


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 Public School 52 in Staten Island when Patrick
 produced the tiny plastic machine gun and put
 it in the hands of a plastic police officer.
    After Patrick’s mother got a call from the
 school, his parents met with the principal and
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 persuaded her not to discipline him if he                                                                       8911 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
 agreed to leave the toy gun at home.                  Remember when a first-grader kissed a girl
    The boy’s father, a retired policeman also       he liked without asking her first and got sus-
 named Patrick Timoney, says principal Evelyn        pended? Then one middle-schooler shared a
 Mastroianni “went overboard.”                       Midol with another and was practically
                                                                                                                    Shop Tools and Equipment Includes:
    The boy’s mom is still burned up over the        accused of drug dealing?                                 Antonio Mantello B-5 125˝ Bridge Saw, 70˝ x 125˝ Hydraulic
 whole issue. “The principal called me and             One unfortunate casualty of the escalation
 said, ‘I’m sorry, I never meant for it to go this   of violence in our schools seems to be com-
                                                                                                              Tilting Table; Wizard Deluxe Radial Arm Work Station
 far,’” said Laura Timoney, who also received a      mon sense. Yes, our children need to be pro-             w/Polishing Heads & Assorted Templates; Antonio Mantello
 call from the superintendent.                       tected, but being rash has taken over                    Stainless Steel 5 Bag Water Filter; Vic Model RA-BC-6 Air
    “She sounded upset,” said Timoney,               responding rationally; drastic action should
 unmoved by the call from Public School 52           only be taken when the situation requires it.
                                                                                                              Handler; Oma Hydraulic Router System w/Two Heads; New
 Principal Evelyn Mastroianni. “I think she is         Interpreting policy is part of a Principal’s           Alpha A-58 Air Polisher; Capital Model 452 T 10 HP Air
 sorry that this is happening. I wish she was        job description–or it used to be. So I say let           Compressor; Many assorted slabs & pieces of Granite &
 sorry for Patrick.”                                 the policy-makers leave the educators some
    Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “A fool-         “wiggle-room,” and let them get on with
                                                                                                              Marble too numerous to mention; Clark 4,500 lb. Fork
 ish consistency is the hobgoblin of little          their real job: educating our future. That               Truck; 2003 GMC Cube Van w/21,000 miles; 2000 GMC ¾
 minds.” We can imagine a 21st century adap-         ought to be a sufficiently difficult assignment,         Ton Pick Up Truck w/114,000 miles; 550 Gallon Poly Water
 tation that applies to this situation: “A 2-inch    all by itself.
 plastic toy is not a weapon, you idiot.”
                                                                                                              Tank; Rigid K-380 Electric Snake; Refrigerated Air Dryer;
    In continuing coverage of this little drama,     Source: New York Daily News,                             Large Steel Job Box; Industrial Fans; Bosch Cutter; Bosch
 the phrase “handled badly” comes to mind.           http://www.nydailynews.com                               Router & Case; Assorted Sanders; Assorted Grinders;
                                                                                                              Dewalt Saws; Hobart Handler Wire Welder; Antique Roto
                                                                                                              Bolt Bins; Alpha 5˝ Saw; VC-2 Seam Setter; 8˝ & 9˝ Suction
         THE HAZARDS OF HANDS-FREE                                                                            Cups; Assorted Shop Vacs; 5˝–7˝ Diamond Blades; Stone
              DRIVER WHOSE    SUV PLUNGED                                                                     Cleaners & Sealers; Epoxy Gel Adhesive; Resin Solution;
              INTO A    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA                                                                   Kolher China Sinks; Assorted Extension Ladders; Assorted
              CREEK AFTER HE WAS STARTLED
                                                                                                              Bar Clamps; Assorted C Clamps; Electric Cords; Assorted
              BY HIS HANDS-FREE CELL PHONE
 DEVICE ESCAPED THE SINKING VEHICLE
                                                                                                              Lock Sets; Battery Charger; Cordless Saws; Assorted
 BY BLASTING OUT THE WINDOW WITH                                                                              Sandpaper; Assorted Drills; Assorted Levels; Dewalt
 A HANDGUN.
                                                                                                              Cordless Saws; Dixie Marco Pepsi Machine; 18 HP Lawn
   The 28-year-old man, whose                                         bound on Industrial Avenue
                                                                                                              Chipper; Craftsman Table Saw; Craftsman Jointer; Early
 name wasn’t immediately avail-                                 in Roseville when the cell phone              Corvair Bicycle; Schwinn Stingray Bicycle.
 able, is an armed security guard at                     device activated. The driver was startled
 Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento.         and veered off the road through the guardrail.             For photos visit us at auctionzip.com ID # 3075
 He sustained minor injuries in the accident.        The SUV landed in Pleasant Grove Creek.
   A spokesman for the Roseville Fire                  He used his gun to shoot himself out, then
 Department said the man was traveling north-        flagged down a passing driver.
                                                                                                                  Terms: Cash & Good Checks w/ 2 Forms of ID; 6% MD Sales Tax,
                                                                                                                   MD Sales Tax #s Only. 10% Buyers Premium. NO Credit Cards.
                                                                                                                    Everything sold as is, where is. Not responsible for accidents.

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