Home Alone Too

Before they slip into tabloid history, take a parting glance at Illinois' David and Sharon Schoo. Last year they were the World's Worst Parents, deserting their daughters for a Mexican vacation. On Monday the Schoos were sentenced to community service and 30 days of virtual house arrest, leaving the couple themselves "home alone."

Kane County courthouse phone lines blazed with anger at the mild judicial spanking. "No one wants to see the kids back with their parents," says an official. A decision on permanent custody for the girls, now in foster care, could take a year.

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