DNA = Duke Near Acquittal?
It may be pretty much a deal now. The prosecution can do all the posturing they want to about having a legitimate case but it's still not looking good. DNA tests have shown that the stripper in that lacrosse team incident had the DNA of several people on her, but none from a single one of the Duke players. AND she just gave birth, roughly nine months after the incident occurred. Whoever she is, she was having quite the busy week that week.
A "Stick"ler for Executions
The family of a Florida inmate is up in arms after it took 34 minutes and two injections to put Angel Diaz to death. Cruel and unusual punishment because he had to suffer so much along the way? Considering that he was getting put to death anyway, should it really matter a whole lot? We could endlessly debate the necessity of the death penalty to no avail. In the end, it comes down to the death penalty does exist, he was a murderer, he was going to die anyway so be it. He could have avoided the whole thing if he would have obeyed the law in the first place.
Miss USA Gets Carried Away
Newly crowned Miss USA has gotten herself in some hot water thanks to her Lindsay Lohan-like partying ways. The main trouble being as with Lohan, Kentucky native Tara Conner is not yet the legal drinking age. That can be a bit of a problem when you're supposed to be a role model for young women. A crown-revocable offense? Well Trump's already kicked her out of her Trump Plaza apartment so what does that tell you?
The Death Curse Continues
Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records has died. So first Peter Boyle, then Lamar Hunt and now this guy. Once again perpetuating the whole 'death comes in threes' myth. At first I couldn't remember why his name sounded familiar. Then I saw his picture and it hit me. Anyone who's seen the movie "Ray" would automatically know. He's the cat that first signed Ray Charles to Atlantic and helped him write the song "Mess Around". Rest in peace, Ahmmy.
No Diploma, No License, eh
Canada has passed a new law that you can't get your driver's license if you don't graduate high school. I like it! It does two things: 1) it keeps drivers off the roads until they are at least 17-years-old and 2) more importantly, it gives teenagers even more incentive to get their diploma. If our government was smart, they'd adopt the same type of law. The problem with that is it relies too much on the first condition: if our government was smart.