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Signs of the Times.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | January 13, 2010

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2010

Freakonomics Blog reports that some European countries are tailoring traffic fines to the violator’s economic ability to pay. It seems that a fine of $100.00 is not worth slowing down to some.

-A Toronto Canada radio news report states that the venerable Canadian history magazine “Beaver” is changing its name.  It seems that its email circulars are being routinely spammed by computer spam detectors.

-The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that historical museums are getting ready for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  Can this be?  I remember the Civil War centennial.

AVVO has just added 9 new states to the 23 states plus the District of Columbia that it already covers. According to AVVO, lawyers in those states were clamoring for AVVO to include them.

Kiplinger Magazine rates the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the best academic value for the tuition dollar.  Other Southern State Universities have high rankings, too. Low tuition is only part of the equation.  The article says, inter alia, that UNC has been a leader in finding innovative was to improve efficiency.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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