Notes in the Margins: A news media roundup

Cop as profit center: U of M police officer David St. Cyr has generated half a million dollars in five years — just by ticketing drivers who park illegally in spaces for the handicapped.

And I thought the lyrics were the problem: Background music — whether you like the style or not — impairs studying.

Hey, replace that Budweiser poster with these: Someone has again stolen flags off the top of the U’s Williams Arena.

Maybe the gov has a point: A PiPress editorial connects some dots between the Tim Pawlenty and Bill Gates regarding technology and college.