Monday, September 21, 2009

Judge orders man to quit smoking for one year

Barry Artiste Op.Ed

Now this judge has the right idea, though impossible to enforce.

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WAILUKU, Hawaii - A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Hawaii man who pleaded no contest to starting a restaurant fire with a flicked cigarette to stop smoking for a year.

Makaio Bachman-Majamay of Makawao was originally charged with third-degree arson for allegedly igniting the shake roof of the Wei Wei Bar-B-Q Restaurant in Pukalani in July 2008. A witnesses extinguished the blaze using buckets of water, The Maui News reported.

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