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March 19, 2007

A model sentence

I cannot resist starting the week with a little glamour by noting this Newday piece reporting that Naomi Campbell begins a community service sentence today:

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is known for her fashion poses on the catwalk, not her cleaning skills. But for five days, beginning Monday morning, Campbell can expect to push a broom or a mop at a Manhattan garage to fulfill her sentence of community service for throwing a cell phone at her maid.

Unlike the singer Boy George, who had to served a similar community service sentence in full view of TV cameras, the sentencing judge allowed Campbell to be assigned to work indoors.... While community service has been employed in U.S. courts for decades, the punishment has gained a higher profile after the celebrity sentences. Television cameras were on the scene when Boy George found himself using a broom and wearing a reflective orange vest as he swept a driveway at a Sanitation Department depot....

Besides community service, Campbell was ordered to pay the maid's medical expenses and attend a two-day anger management program.

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