In the News: Will.I.Am Inks Tech Deal; Single Mom Jailed; Fired for Football

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web that you may have missed

Will.I.Am. Shows His Inel-Lect with New Tech Deal

Intel Corporation named The Black Eyed Peas frontman as Director of Creative Innovation Tuesday during an announcement at the Anaheim Convention Center [watch below]. The California-based company is excited to bring the seven-time Grammy winner on board. “Our partnership with Will.I.Am. is a prime example of how we want to convey and deliver the Intel experience,” says Deborah Conrad, Intel vice president and chief marketing officer. “It’s imperative that Intel and our innovations are kept in front of the global youth culture that embraces new devices and new forms of communication and entertainment.” Will.I.Am has already begun working on music for Intel.

Mother Jailed For Sending Daughters to “Wrong” School

An Akron, Ohio mom paid the ultimate price for her children’s education. Kelly Williams-Bolar was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on three years probation for two felony counts of tampering. The charges result from Williams-Bolar registering her two daughters as living with her father, Edward L. Williams, in Copley Township. The single mother’s decision was an attempt to avoid sending them to their zone school. Williams-Bolar’s father was charged with one count of grand theft for allegedly aiding and abetting her in deceiving acts to obtain educational services.

The court determined that the father-daughter duo caused the school district $30,500 in tuition. Judge Patricia Cosgrove called the sentence fitting, using it as an example “so that others who think they might defraud the school system perhaps will think twice.”

Chicago Dealership Fires Employee for Sporting Green Bay Packers Tie, Now Offers to Re-Hire

 

After receiving hundreds of calls supporting fired Webb Chevrolet salesman John Stone, general manager Jerry Roberts extends the olive branch to Stone, offering to re-hire the former employee. Stone respectfully declined.

The offer comes after Stone was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie, in memory of his deceased grandmother, who was a lifelong Packers fan. Roberts, who claims he was never informed about his employee’s late grandmother, said he told Stone to remove the tie five times over a 30-minute interval before firing him on Monday. Under what conditions? Apparently, the dealership has business connections with their hometown team, the Chicago Bears.

Stone has since been offered another car dealership position.

See video of Will.I.Am discussing his new position with Intel below.

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