Here's what is catching our eye Tuesday. ...
The FBI is looking for Jimmy Hoffa. Again. This time the feds are searching for the notorious mob boss' remains in a field in Michigan. By the way, these searches aren't free. In 2006 the Bureau searched a farm outside of Detroit. It cost $225,000. Hoffa hasn't been seen since 1975 and was declared legally dead in 1982. There have been six fruitless searches in the past decade alone and at least 15 searches since '75. Here's a map of where those searches have taken place. He's probably truly swimming with the fishes.
Yay for Virginia school board
Finally, common sense has scored a victory. The Suffolk, Va., school board has altered its zero-tolerance policies after two students were suspended for pretending their pencils were guns. The board realized the suspensions were ridiculous and will not consider ordinary objects such as pencils and Pop Tarts to be weapons. The vote was unanimous. One of the suspended children playing with a pencil was imitating his dad. His dad is a Marine.
'Sesame Street' goes to jail, kind of
There are 2 million people in jail in the United States and another 5 million under some type of correctional supervision. That's a ton. It's so bad that 1 in 28 children has an incarcerated parent.
Enter the Muppets. They have introduced a character who has a parent in jail, fit with an educational kit filled with tips "to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another."
Ford cars: 'Press here'
Technology is a big deal in modern cars -- it's often a selling point. Ford has decided to put regular buttons and knobs back in their cars. The new models have moved away from them in favor of touch screens. Touch screens, like Ford's SYNC, might be too distracting. Oh, but don't worry, they will still be there. They'll just work in conjunction with the old-school buttons.