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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 11, 2007 / 25 Sivan, 5767

Poor room service

By Debra J. Saunders

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Looks like Paris Hilton, 26, will not be sporting a new accessory — an ankle bracelet with a monitoring device. Hilton is heading back to the Los Angeles County jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence.


On Friday, Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer overruled the sheriff department's decision to allow the hotel heiress to complete a 45-day sentence in her 2,700-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom Spanish-style home. It seems the judge did not buy that Hilton had an undisclosed medical reason that did not keep her from driving (without a license) or perpetually partying, pouting and posing before paparazzi. Angy Angelenos were asking: If she can party so hearty, how can she be too fragile for jail?


Hilton's legal woes began on Sept. 7, when she was pulled over on alcohol-related charges and her license was suspended. Hilton pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months of probation, alcohol education and a $1,500 fine. The celebrity scofflaw later was caught twice driving without a license. Hilton's lame excuse: She said that her aides never told her she could not drive, and she never read the form an officer made her sign stipulating that she could not drive.


A clearly not amused Sauer sentenced Hilton to 45 days in jail. Mother Kathy Hilton denounced the sentence as a "waste of taxpayer money."


Funny, the Hiltons are loaded, but they never managed to hire a retainer who could convince them that it is not smart to let the world know that you think you are too rich to have to live by the rules. Judges, especially, bristle at that attitude.


And as if just to prove that the family doesn't get it, Hilton did not show enough respect to show up at court Friday morning. The judge had to send sheriffs to fetch her.


So the poor little rich girl was put in a cell.


The usual stable of cable legal experts argue that Hilton did not got a tougher sentence because she is a celebrity. They argue that it is common for illegal drivers to get the Hilton treatment. In a state where the definition of luck is getting rear-ended by a driver with a license and insurance, the Hilton defense seems to be: Many motorists get away with driving illegally — Paris was simply living like the hoi polloi.


San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said of Hilton's 45-day sentence, "That would never happen in San Francisco." In this town, Hilton likely would have been treated to "a fine, a harsh speech and a couple of weeks of community service." Not 45 days, or the 23 days Hilton was expected to serve if she won time off for good behavior in jail. Sheriffs prefer to reserve jail space for more serious criminals.


"Today, there's a lot of people in county jail for misdemeanors who are probably scratching their heads saying, 'Why not me?'" Adachi noted. As he sees it, the average person caught driving without a license would not receive such a long sentence — but also the average person would not have access to a well-heeled psychiatrist who could get that person sprung, say, because an inmate was having a nervous meltdown.


If Hilton had taken the law seriously and stopped driving when she lost her license — sheesh, cupcake, hire a chauffeur — she would have avoided discovering, up close and personal, that jail, like real life, is not a sitcom.


Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has a black eye on this one. His actions sent the message that if you're rich, you can game the system, shorten your stay and upgrade to a room with turn-down service and chocolate on the pillow.


Judge Sauer spared Baca from having to figure out what to do if Hilton again violated her probation. What would he have done then? Checked her into a Hilton?

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