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Everyone’s a critic A college student who walked into Boston’s Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweat shirt is “lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue,” according to a state police officer. Star Simpson, 19, was charged with possessing a hoax device after she wore the white circuit board on her chest over a black hooded sweat shirt as she walked into Logan’s Terminal C. The battery-powered device had nine flashing lights, and Simpson had Play-Doh in her hands, said State Police Major Scott Pare, the airport’s commanding officer. Two phrases � “Socket to me” and “Course VI” � were written on the back of her sweat shirt. Course VI appears to refer to Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s electrical engineering and computer science major. Submachine gun-bearing officers confronted Simpson. “She was immediately told to stop, to raise her hands and not to make any movement, so we could observe all her movements to see if she was trying to trip any type of device,” Pare said. “Had she not followed the protocol, we might have used deadly force.” Simpson’s attorney described the charge as off base and “almost paranoid,” arguing during a court hearing that she did not act in a suspicious manner and had told an airport worker that the device was art. Authorities said they were amazed that someone would wear such a device six years after two of the jets hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks took off from Logan. Simpson showed “a total disregard to understand the context of the situation she is in, which is an airport of post-9/11,” said prosecutor Wayne Margolis. &mdash Associated Press ‘God’ argues a legal technicality A Nebraska state lawmaker who filed a lawsuit against God got something he might not have expected: a response. State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Neb., said he sued God recently to make a point about frivolous lawsuits. One of two subsequent court filings from “God” came under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha. “This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here � poof!” Friend said. Chambers had sought a permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” Not so, said “God.” His response argued that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and that the court lacks jurisdiction. It added that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point about human free will. There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the Archangel was listed as a witness, Friend said. A second response from “God” disputing Chambers’ allegations lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi, Texas, law office. A message left there was not immediately returned. &mdash Associated Press Not so Solomonic A man angry that he wasn’t going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible. Rodney Rogers apparently thought an acquaintance was going to build a house and sell it to him, and he was living in it while it was being completed, Highland County, Ohio, Sheriff Ronald Ward said. After the acquaintance refused to complete the sale, Rogers used a power saw to make a lateral cut through the walls and siding at about chest level. He cut all the way around the house, Ward said. Only one thing was keeping the top half of the house in place on the bottom half. “Gravity,” Ward said. &mdash Associated Press

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