In One Eye

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
 
From Hershey bars to homicides, it's been an interesting 24 hours in the Constitution State.

First,
Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed one of the legislative session's most intensely lobbied bills Tuesday, a measure that would have given Connecticut the nation's broadest restrictions on the sale of sugary sodas and fatty snacks in schools.

"While improving the health and wellness of Connecticut's children is a laudable goal, this bill, in my opinion reaches too far by reducing Connecticut's long and proud tradition of local control of schools," Rell said in her veto message.
I think the governor is absolutely right regarding this issue. It's proper to allow municipalities to control items within their domain. We've certainly seen how the feds have screwed up what should be a local issue.

Second,
A man fatally shot his ex-wife, critically wounded her lawyer and then shot himself on the top deck of a parking garage outside of Middletown Superior Court Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said.

The shooting occurred just after 9:30 a.m. in a city-owned garage behind the courthouse that overlooks Middletown's police department.
Another former cop gone bad.

The article discusses how courthouse security has improved in the state in the last decade or so, but if someone wants to off someone else in a parking garage, I'm afraid it's going to happen.