Kudos to Serina Barkley
MIT Student Must Perform Community Service Including Time With VeteransHONOLULU -- A college student from Maui avoided prison time Monday and got probation for creating a bomb scare at Boston's Logan Airport last fall.
Last September, Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore Star Simpson entered Logan Airport and asked about an incoming flight wearing a circuit board with wires connected to a battery on her shirt.
Boston police surrounded her at gunpoint. Authorities charged her with possession of a hoax device.
"They dropped the only charge that was pending against Star, they dismissed it," defense attorney Serina Barkley said.
Simpson's lawyers handled her case pro-bono.
Way to go, Counselor! Well done.
I have sent this note along to Star...
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM
Subject: Invitation to Become a Museum of Science Volunteer
To: Star SimpsonHi Star,
It occurs to me that you might be interested in joining with me as a Volunteer in the Boston Museum of Science. I've been doing this for 20 years now, and I love it.
If you can commit 4 hours a week, we'd love to have you in Cahners Computer Place (where I volunteer every Saturday afternoon) or in any of the many other interesting locales in the Museum.
It's a great way to give something of value back to community, and you'll meet many fine people there who are able to appreciate your considerable talents as a role model for young people interested in science and technology.
Moulton the Schmeggegy Scientist--
The Process of Enlightenment Works In Mysterious Plays.