This is a good one, sent to me by Jim Little. Remember that he was in Portland television for about 22 years, at KGW, KATU, and KOIN. He works for the Oregon Department of Foresty in Salem nowdays.
Professor may face jail if LA weatherman harassed
Sep 3, 3:08 PM (ET)
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a college professor on a crusade to change the way a Los Angeles weatherman uses terminology has to leave him alone or face six months in jail. Melanie Patton Renfrew, a Harbor College teacher, wants KNBC-TV’s Fritz Coleman to change references to onshore and offshore winds.
She says the terms are confusing because people don’t know which are coming and which are going.
Burbank-based KNBC obtained a restraining order in March 2008 after calling her behavior bizarre and saying Coleman feared for his safety.
Prosecutors say she continued sending letters and e-mails. Last month, she pleaded no contest to violating the order.
Burbank Assistant City Attorney Denny Wei says the case will be dismissed if she leaves Coleman alone through next August.