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That'll teach you to be nice

It's going to cost two Durango, Colo., teenagers $910.70 for staying home to bake cookies for their neighbors rather than going to a dance that could have turned rowdy. Although it wasn't Valentine's Day, the cookies were decorated with red paper hearts that read: "Have a great night!" So what's the problem? Well, while six of the recipients were touched by the gesture, a 10:30 p.m. knock on the door so frightened a seventh that she took Taylor Ostergaard and Lindsey Jo Zellitte to court. The judge in the case ordered the penalty on grounds that the defendants shouldn't have been out so late.

Breathtaking golf courses with greens fees to match

If you've been hankering to play the best resort golf course in the US, then the links at Pebble Beach, Calif., is just the ticket. The famous seaside course on the Monterey Peninsula is rated No. 1 by Golf-week Magazine, whose panel of 350 raters considered how well the courses fit the character of their landscapes. Pebble Beach, the site of this week's renowned PGA Tour pro-am event, does so beautifully. But you pay a princely sum for the privilege of playing a round - $395, not including cart rental, refreshments, or a guest room. The top-ranked resort courses, according to Golfweek, and their peak- season fees (not counting taxes, where applicable):

1. Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, Calif. $395
2. Pinehurst No. 2 Pinehurst, N.C. $252
3. Pacific Dunes Bandon, Ore. $200
4. Straits Course at Whistling Straits Kohler, Wis. $242
5. Bandon Dunes Bandon, Ore. $225
6. TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. $290
7. Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach, Calif. $275
8. Ocean Course Kiawah Island, Ga. $245
9. Shadow Creek Golf Club North Las Vegas, Nev. $500
10. Blackwolf Run-River Kohler, Wis. $185

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