What's in a name?
Attorney: just call me 'Captain justice'
A Tennessee defense attorney responded to a prosecutor's request to be referred to as "general" with a request of his own: Just call me "Captain Justice." The suggestion came in response to a motion from Assistant District Attorney General Tammy Rettig in which she asked the judge to order the defense attorney not to refer to her as "the government." Rettig asked that the judge order she be referred to at trial as "General Rettig." Williamson County Circuit Judge Michael Binkley dismissed the motion last week. If the judge had decided to grant the prosecutor's request, defense attorney Drew Justice wrote that he wanted to be called "Captain Justice."
'Superman' can be really annoying
It took a lot less than Kryptonite to fell this Man of Steel. Police in Massachusetts tell the Daily Hampshire Gazette that a man in a Superman costume was treated for a head injury after being punched in the face Wednesday night, apparently when he refused to get out of the way of a motorist trying to enter the driveway of a home. Amherst Detective Richard MacLean says witnesses told investigators that Superman, who was not identified but was said to be of college age, was knocked to the sidewalk by the punch.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.