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  • Complaint hits Rezko land deal - (Obama's Backyard)

    10/17/2008 9:58:32 PM PDT · by red flanker · 44 replies · 4,703+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama. In a complaint filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Kenneth J. Connor said that his reappraisal of Rita Rezko's property was replaced with a higher one and that he was fired when he questioned the document. Mr. Connor, a real estate and commercial credit analyst at the Mutual Bank Corp. in Chicago,...
  • POP CULTURE-Bono a Knight?; Irwin Family Cashes in on Death

    01/05/2007 4:40:14 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 10 replies · 438+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 1/5/07 | Pat Fish
    In this first Pop Culture post of 2007 we've got updates on the Rosie/Trump feud and how the Steve Irwin family is cashing in on his untimely death. Also, "Atlas Shrugged" a movie? And Michael Jackson sues everybody while the Beach Boys also in some legal jeopardy, some Media Nuggets and hey, Bono a KNIGHT?
  • Miss USA's 'personal issues' scrutinized

    12/14/2006 6:33:39 PM PST · by IndyTiger · 103 replies · 25,158+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/06 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    The organizers of the Miss USA pageant said Thursday they are evaluating the "behavioral and personal issues" of the reigning winner and will decide her future within a week. Pageant officials and Donald Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization with NBC, would not say what Kentucky native Tara Conner, 20, had done to prompt the serious evaluation. "I can't really talk about it now," Trump said. "But we have to make a decision. There is no question about that." Internet gossip Web site TMZ.com reported that pageant officials and NBC met Tuesday to discuss Conner's alleged bad behavior, "including...
  • Miss Kentucky crowned Miss USA

    04/21/2006 10:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies · 2,592+ views
    AP ^ | April 21, 2006 | Sarah Brumfield
    BALTIMORE – Miss Kentucky was crowned Miss USA in the 55th annual pageant Friday night. Tara Elizabeth Conner, 20, of Russell Springs, was crowned by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina, who is Miss USA 2005.
  • Scott Peterson sentenced to death

    03/16/2005 10:15:56 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 252 replies · 7,614+ views
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A judge has sentenced Scott Peterson to death for the slayings of his wife and her fetus.
  • Scott Peterson: Another 'Planned Parenthood'

    01/01/2005 11:45:28 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 19 replies · 900+ views
    TheConservativeVoice.com ^ | 01/01/05 | J. Matt Barber
    SCOTT PETERSON: ANOTHER ‘PLANNED PARENTHOOD' Posted by master on 2005/1/1 17:37:53 By J. Matt Barber The media latched on to the story like a pit-bull to a poodle – It’s been a perfect obsession. Coverage of the case has saturated the airwaves for over two years, with the Fox News Channel taking the lead…OK Greta, on the record – we get it – enough already! As nearly everyone on the planet knows by now, former Modesto, California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was recently convicted of double murder for killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, and the couple’s unborn son Conner. It...
  • Scott Peterson's choice

    01/02/2005 10:34:28 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 275+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | J. Matt Barber
    The media latched on to the story like a pit-bull to a poodle – It’s been a perfect obsession. Coverage of the case has saturated the airwaves for over two years, with the Fox News Channel taking the lead…OK Greta, on the record, we get it – enough already! As nearly everyone on the planet knows by now, former Modesto, California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was recently convicted of double murder for killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, and the couple’s unborn son Conner. It seems the jury concluded that Mark Geragos, Peterson’s illustrious, high-dollar defense attorney, was trying to sell...
  • The Ghosts of Christmas in Modesto!

    12/14/2004 12:11:24 AM PST · by cartoonistx · 5 replies · 1,088+ views
  • Life or Death Scott Peterson Courttv blog

    12/13/2004 6:03:33 AM PST · by runningbear · 1,077 replies · 9,278+ views
    Courttv.com ^ | 12/10/04
    START OF THE MONDAY QUARTERBACKING DECISION:Courttv Blog4:00 p.m. PT In an apparent move to avoid the crowd of reporters and citizens outside the courthouse, the jurors are taken out of court through an underground parking garage instead of their usual exit on the sidewalk. Beth Karas and I are standing outside the garage when the two sheriff's vans pull out. I can see the Teamster seated in the front passenger seat of the first van. A photographer from the Modesto Bee is standing with us and he begins taking photos. The court officer driving the first van slams on the...
  • What will death row be like for Peterson? (From someone on death row)

    12/13/2004 5:04:17 PM PST · by BJungNan · 160 replies · 7,352+ views
    GoGov ^ | Michael Hunter
    What will death row be like for Peterson? A considerable amount of mail flows into my cell from people out there in the world asking what it's really like living day-to-day on San Quentin's Death Row. I'm always tempted to quip, its's a hell f a lot better than dying here. But then I really don't know if that's true -- yet. I answer every letter even if the writer is rapidly pro-death penalty. It's easy for me to understand their attraction to the concept of killing convicted murderers. In the abstract, the death penalty has an elegant Newtonian --...
  • Jury Recommends Execution for Peterson

    12/13/2004 3:59:13 PM PST · by No Surrender Monkey · 50 replies · 2,355+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Dec 13, 2004 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson (news - web sites) should be executed for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago was the opening act in a legal drama that captivated the nation. A cheer went up outside the courtroom as the jury announced its decision after 11 1/2 hours of deliberations over three days. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. Peterson clenched his jaw when the verdict was read and leaned over to...
  • Peterson decision at 1:30 PST! (Decision is in-Sentence is DEATH)

    12/13/2004 11:38:45 AM PST · by kcvl · 536 replies · 35,818+ views
    Fox News...
  • Peterson's Mother Takes Stand

    12/08/2004 4:07:47 PM PST · by stm · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    FNC ^ | 08 Dec 04 | AP
    I freakin' love it......"He's an exceptional young man and he's my son," she said. "I know he's not perfect ... but he is genuinely a loving, caring, nurturing, kind, gentle person.".....to everyone except his 9 month pregnat wife and unborn child that is....he killed them in cold blood. Apart from that small detail he's a wonderful person!!! A frail-looking Jackie Peterson (search) tearfully pleaded with jurors Wednesday to spare her son's life, saying that "if you were to take Scott away from us ... we would lose a whole family." "It would be like Laci never existed," she said, crying...
  • Witnesses: Jury Wrongly Convicted Peterson

    12/07/2004 6:15:31 AM PST · by crushelits · 725 replies · 7,548+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Tuesday, December 07, 2004 | AP
    Witnesses: Jury Wrongly Convicted Peterson REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — In tearful testimony, Scott Peterson's (search) family and friends pleaded with jurors to spare his life, contending that he was mistakenly convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci.Defense witnesses have already testified that Peterson sang to seniors on Sundays, distributed food and clothes in Tijuana and that he was a good friend and loving son.On the fifth day of the trial's penalty phase, Peterson's relatives questioned the jury's verdict."I don't believe he's guilty," said his uncle, John Lathamke to see him die. It would tear our family apart."But jurors showed no expression, some...
  • Peterson jurors face wrenching choice, but may have minds made up about punishment

    11/27/2004 10:52:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 670+ views
    AP ^ | 11/27/4 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO -- He was a philandering husband convicted of the shocking murder of his young and very pregnant wife. His name wasn't Scott Peterson, though. It was Todd Garton, and in 2001, a California jury said he deserved to die. "I signed the document that the jury found for death and I think about that a lot," said Fred Castagna, who served as jury foreman. "It was emotional during deliberations, but I don't lose sleep over it." If the experience of Castagna and others involved in death penalty cases is any guide, the jurors in Peterson's murder trial will...
  • Spector hires OJ's lawyer for murder case

    02/04/2003 3:26:33 PM PST · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 511+ views
    The Times ^ | February 5, 2003 | Chris Ayres
    PHIL SPECTOR, the record producer charged with murder, has employed O. J. Simpson’s lawyer to lead his defence. Robert Shapiro, who secured a not guilty verdict for Mr Simpson, was asked to represent Mr Spector shortly after his release on bail of $1 million (£600,000) yesterday. Mr Simpson, a former American football star, was acquitted of double murder in 1995. Mr Spector, 62, was charged after police found the body of a woman at his mock château in Alhambra, a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. She had been shot dead. The police named the victim as Lana Clarkson, 40, an...
  • O.J. Simpson expresses sympathy for Scott Peterson

    08/23/2003 6:23:52 AM PDT · by friendly · 37 replies · 361+ views
    CNN.com (Reuters) ^ | August 22, 2003 | Staff Writers
    Former football star O.J. Simpson, who was found liable for the murder of his wife in a civil trial, expressed sympathy in an interview released Friday for Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his pregnant wife. "Look at Scott Peterson," Simpson told Playboy Magazine. "Ask anyone in America about him. They'll say the guy is guilty. But we haven't heard one shred of evidence." Fertilizer salesman Peterson of Modesto, California, is accused of killing his wife Laci last Christmas Eve and dumping her body into the San Francisco Bay. A preliminary hearing in the case starts next month. In...
  • Peterson defense seeks new jury, county for penalty phase

    11/17/2004 5:13:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 543+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/4 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Peterson's defense lawyers want to seat a new jury in another county to weigh whether Peterson deserves to die for the murders of his pregnant wife and the fetus she carried, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos filed the motion in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file Monday morning before the scheduled start of the penalty phase. The 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman was convicted Friday on one count of first-degree murder in the death of...
  • Peterson Seeks New Jury for Penalty Phase

    11/18/2004 6:30:31 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson (news - web sites)'s attorney wants a new jury in a different county to decide whether the former fertilizer salesman gets the death penalty or life in prison without parole for killing his wife and the fetus she carried. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos made the request in a motion filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file before the scheduled start of the penalty phase Monday morning, which could now be delayed. The motion marks the second time...
  • Peterson trial cost nearly $2.5 million

    11/18/2004 2:13:39 PM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies · 479+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-18-04
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The cost to investigate, arrest and prosecute Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, has reached nearly $2.5 million so far, and state taxpayers might have to pick up the tab. Estimating that the costs could reach $5 million with appeals, Republican state Sen. Jeff Denham said he will introduce a bill when the Legislature convenes next month to get the state to cover 100 percent of the bills. Authorities in Stanislaus County and Modesto, where Scott and Laci Peterson lived, have spent about $2.1 million so far. San Mateo County, where the...