New U.S. Stamp Is of Wrong Statue of Liberty; Georgia Passes ‘Arizona-Style’ Immigration Bill; Horse Farm Quarantined for Herpes


• The U.S. Postal Service’s new Statue of Liberty stamp is actually an image of the Lady Liberty replica from the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas. They didn’t realize their error until a stamp collector pointed it out. But they have decided to keep the image, regardless. Vegas is thrilled. [DP]

Georgia lawmakers have passed what’s being called an “Arizona-style” immigration bill, “one of the toughest in the nation,” that would allow officers to question suspects about immigration status, punish those who transport illegal immigrants during the carrying out of a crime, and give hefty prison sentences to people who use fake documents to get jobs. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal must sign the bill to make it law. [CNN]

• Despite the protests of a number of celebrity residents like James Gandolfini, Michael Stipe, John Slattery, and Kirsten Dunst, the state Appellate Division unanimously agreed to a proposed new Sanitation Department facility, “including a salt-storage shed at Spring Street and the West Side Highway.” [NYP]

• A horse farm in New Jersey has been quarantined after six horses were discovered to have the equine herpes virus. One of the horses had to be euthanized after it failed to respond to treatment; the others are recovering. The disease is not dangerous to humans. [NBC NY]

• The new Prada “Creeper” shoe is actually old East Village. [Jeremiah’s]

• The Times has more about how much sleep you need to function. (Seven hours is not enough!) [NYT]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 15, 2011

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