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  • Ex-Village People singer faces jail sentence (re-arrested Sunday)

    03/27/2006 4:55:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/06 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The singer who dressed as a policeman in the flamboyant late 1970s disco band "Village People" has been arrested after disappearing while drug and gun charges against him were pending, officials said on Monday. Victor Willis, who co-wrote some of the band's hits such as "In the Navy" and "YMCA" has had a number of run-ins with the law since he left the group in 1980 and now faces as much as five years in prison, said Morley Pitt, assistant district attorney in San Mateo County south of San Francisco. "It's just sad that his life...
  • Random slayer of boys set for early release

    03/22/2006 4:03:46 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies · 881+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who told police he shot two teenage boys at random "to get something off my chest" was recommended for release from prison following a parole hearing Tuesday. Jeron Grant, 26, and an accompolice were charged in the Valentine's Day 1997 shotgun shooting deaths of Andrew Westbay, 13, and Scott Hawrysiak, 15, who were gunned down at close range as they walked home after playing video games at a neighbor's house. Parole board member Curtis Devin, who held the hearing, recommended Grant be released in either August or September, only a few weeks earlier than...
  • The priesthood of the press? - (NY Times whining about Judith Miller jailing)

    07/07/2005 5:21:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 646+ views
    Yesterday, New York Times reporter Judith Miller stood before a federal judge and defied his order to testify before a grand jury. According to the Reuters version of events, a grand jury investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, a Justice Department prosecutor, seeks to determine who "in the Bush administration" leaked the name of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003 to the media and whether any laws were violated. Right off the bat, one finds a compelling reason for ordering Judith Miller to reveal her sources. Why? Because we don't know if it was someone in the Bush administration...