Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amazing Dice Skills


Don't Get Between a Kid and His Ice Cream

A teacher's aide at a grammar school was seriously injured during a collision with an 8-year-old boy making a beeline for ice cream. Now the parents are being sued for damages because the aid, who needed spinal fusion surgery has been unable to return to work
A mad dash for ice cream at a Queens grammar school earned an 11-year-old boy more than a trip to the principal's office.
Rosanna Tomack, a former teacher's aide at PS 94 in Little Neck, is hauling little Joseph Cicack into court after the youngster barreled into her and knocked her down, injuring her bad back, according to a lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court.
Joseph, about 8 at the time of the May 2006 incident, is above the age when a child can be sued, said Edmond Chakmakian, Tomack's lawyer.
"It's a legitimate case," Chakmakian said. "It's not silly."
He said that the kids were specifically told not to run for ice cream, but that Joseph didn't follow the rules and, as a result, Tomack, 62, of West Hempstead, LI, was forced to undergo spinal fusion surgery. She has been unable to return to work.

Job-hunters criticize 'demeaning' Easter egg hunt

Job-hunters have been asked to search for Easter eggs in the offices of a Job Center Plus contractor in London.
More than 150 unemployed people have been invited to look for 35 chocolate eggs hidden in the offices of the Skills Training Center UK in Southwark. Prizes include payment for a license to work on building sites, vouchers to buy clothes for interview, and the chance to become a security guard.
But the egg hunt has been criticized by job-hunters, who see it as demeaning. According to Graham Barnes, who is looking for work, "Asking us to take part in an Easter egg hunt is humiliating. Some of us are not proud of signing on and this just rubs our face in it." Egg hunt organizer Catrina Lynch said of the event: "It is not meant in a demeaning way. It's going to be fun."