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In the News; April 14, 2008

Wish I could say "Happy Monday". It offends many to hear that- remember "Office Space"? "Somebody has a case of the Monday's". What is that anyway?

I have just about completed the blog move to Blogger. I hope to get the most popular stories from my old space back up for you. There will also be new ones to enjoy.

Here we go...

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In an Illinois prison, for 26 years, sat a man wrongly convicted of murder. Then came the discovery of an affidavit which had been stored in a locked box, tucked away with the lawyer's passport and will. The affidavit was written by a man who recently died in prison. In it he admits to the murder that the innocent man had been convicted of.
The man still sits in prison. Last month, the Chicago Sun-Times, in an editorial, urged the attorney general or governor to release him, noting his claims of innocence "ring achingly true." (The state has declined comment on the case.)Illinois currently has a moratorium on the death penalty.

Blockbuster offers over $1 billion for Circuit City. Blockbuster has 7,800 stores worldwide. It is said to have made about $80 million below Circuit City's $656.6 million. Both companies have had their share of ups and downs.

A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was sold on Thursday in New York for $91,000, more than 20 times its expected price. A buyer for a Chinese art collector bought the black-and-white image. It was taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1993 during her modeling days, Christie's auction house said.

Those doggone curses. In NEW YORK , the New York Yankees have ended a construction worker's attempt to jinx their new stadium with a buried Boston Red Sox jersey.
Team officials watched as construction workers removed the jersey, with slugger David Ortiz's name on it, from 2 feet of concrete in a service corridor of the stadium that's under construction. Apparently, the jersey was buried there by a construction worker — who is a Red Sox fan.The Yankees plan to donate the jersey to charity, and may pursue a lawsuit against the construction worker.

Have you been to the car wash lately?
Car cleaners at a Russian firm got a surprise when they cleaned out a vacuum cleaner this week: a diamond pendant worth up to 300,000 euros ($475,400).

Photo of the day...

In this photo released by the Miami Beach Guitar Festival, guitar maker George Marlin strums on his Big Foot creation at the Miami Beach Guitar Festival Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Miami Beach. The three-day festival that ends Sunday, attracted guitar makers, musicians and guitar collectors from around the United States. According to the National Association of Music Merchandisers, there are 30 million active guitar players in the America, accounting for more than $1.5 billion in guitar sales annually.
(AP Photo/Miami Beach Guitar Festival, Andy Newman)


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