Thursday, August 13, 2009

In the News....

Teacher Gets a $22G Fine for Personal Call in Class
The attorney for a New Jersey teacher says she won't appeal a $22,000 fine for making a four-minute personal call during class.
The attorney says Asbury Park High School teacher Desley Getty admits she made a mistake.
The 120-day salary forfeiture is based on calendar days and will be deducted from a base salary of about $70,000. That's less than a previous estimate of nearly $50,000.
Court records show the veteran performing arts teacher was covering for another teacher in 2008 when she made the cell-phone call to suspended superintendent Antonio Lewis.
A student recorded two other students dancing while the teacher was on the phone and posted it on YouTube.
The district bans teachers from making personal calls while performing assigned duties.
Asbury Park High School is a four-year public high school headquartered in Asbury Park, N.J.
Best Buys 52-inch TV for $9.99 Was Too Good to Be True
Few if any of the deals retailers have offered online during the recession have been as good as Best Buy Inc.'s sale price of $9.99 on a 52-inch TV Wednesday. But it quickly turned out the offer was too good to be true.
The electronics retailer said it will not honor the $9.99 price posted Wednesday morning on its Web site for a 52-inch Samsung flat-screen TV. By early afternoon, the TV was listed at $1,799.99, almost half off the original $3,399.99 price.
Bloggers and Twitterers lit up the Internet with posts about the offer, some insisting Best Buy must honor it, others making jokes.
Best Buy, based in Richfield, Minn., said it has corrected an online pricing error and will not honor the incorrect price. Orders made Wednesday morning at the incorrect price will be canceled and customers will receive refunds, the company said.

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