1.) We’ve all been there – stuck behind someone driving too slow in the fast lane. The state of Georgia is doing something about it. A “slowpoke” bill is heading to the Governor which, if he signs it, requires anyone driving on a divided highway to move to the right when a faster car approaches from behind, even if the "slowpoke" is actually going the speed limit. According to the USA Today, "slowpokes" would face as much as a year in prison and $1,000 in fines.
2.) It’s all up to the Mom. That’s the decision of a New Jersey state judge who ruled that mothers can decide who will be with them when they are giving birth. The opinion was rendered in the case of an estranged fiancé who wanted to be present at the birth of his baby. The case was actually argued over the telephone last year as the mother went into labor. The ruling released this week cited privacy rights in deciding for the mother.
3.) You can help decide a new word that will be officially playable in Scrabble. The game and Merriam-Webster has teamed up for the first official Scrabble Word Showdown. Beginning today, you can nominate a new, officially playable word on the Scrabble Facebook page. 16 words will be selected by contest officials and face off in a March Madness-style bracket. Scrabble fans will vote for their favorite with the winning word announced April 10 and included in the next edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, to be published in August.