In the 1980s, the same dating system was used -- with two subtle differences.First, a "Lightening S" appeared in both "CASE" and "USA." Secondly, the dots were placed above the "USA" From 1990 to mid-1993, the dot system was replaced with a stamping of the actual date.The Czech Republic and Germany have adopted chemical castration programmes.In Florida, a retired US Air Force lieutenant-colonel, Victor Cheney, says he has been "a voice in the wilderness for 15 years" on castration."There are some who want to do it, but we will have them sign certain documentation to ensure they know what they're doing," said a spokesman.There is predictable scepticism over how many men, handed the binding contract, will actually sign their cojones away.A new kind of grim retribution is threatened, however, in the months ahead: sex offenders having their testicles removed.Officials in the state's Department of Criminal Justice are busy drawing up the paperwork for a new law, signed by Governor George Bush last month, allowing judges to offer state-subsidised castration to twice-convicted sex criminals.
He also cites Matthew in a pamphlet he sends to prisoners, hoping they will see the light.Executions are so routine in Texas that they no longer count as news.The state, with a population of 15 million, has put 24 people to death this year, or about one a week.This number tells you exactly what kind of knife you have.The first number indicates the type of material used to make the handle. The last two or more digits indicate the factory pattern number.Case has become the undisputed favorite of knife collectors for a variety of reasons including the rich heritage, quality and variety of knives.However, the Case dating system also adds to the appeal and collectibility because the knives can be easily identified and dated.Montana has a similar law and other states are considering one.A sense of desperation over highly publicised sex crimes, particularly against children and often blamed on prison parolees, is helping to drive the trend.From 2001 through 2005, Case will remove one dot for each year.From 2006 through 2009, Case will remove one "X" each year.