After The Day Of The Dead is All Saint’s Day – My dad was born today. RIP to him and today is also Eddie F’s birthday! Happy birthday to him!
Celebrities Dress Up On Halloween! - Miley dressed up as none other than the self-proclaimed queen bee –Lil Kim. She Instagrammed several photos of herself in a purple wig and the famous skin tight- nipple covering pasty outfit that Lil Kim wore to the VMAs. Paris Hilton dressed up as Miley Cyrus and wore the famous ‘mouse’ outfit that she wore at this years VMAs when she got down and dirty with Robin Thicke. Everyone’ favorite funny lady Ellen Degeneres dressed up as Nicki Minaj with the help of some very fake boobs and a blonde wig. Check out this pic of Nicki Minaj's extra sexy costume.
Tech Experts To Repair Obamacare Site - Since its launch, the Obamacare website has had its share of technical difficulties. The problems have been so bad that Obama addressed them saying that everything is being done to try to correct the issues so that people can sign up for health care coverage. Dozens of computer engineers, programmers and web developers from Google, Oracle and Red Hat are being contracted by the government to work out the cyber issues. Now Oracle and Red Hat are leading tech companies. Back on October 20th the administration started a “tech surge” to fix the problems. A rep from the website said, “As part of the “Tech Surge,” we've added key personnel from the government and private sector, including expert engineers and technology managers. These dozens of people are strengthening and reinforcing the team we have working 24/7 to address the problems around Healthcare.gov.
Funeral Home Workers Face Charges For Stealing Gold Teeth Off Dead Bodies Former funeral home worker 39 year old Pete Lara was doing more than just preparing bodies for burial while on the clock. Pete, who worked as an embalmer, is being accused of stealing gold teeth from the mouths of dead bodies he worked on! The thefts occurred between June 2012 and October 2013. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office he has officially been charged with “removal or possession of dental gold from human remains, grand theft by embezzlement and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.” He pled ‘not guilty’ to the charges and will appear in court next Wednesdayand again on November 12th.
Conrad Murray Sues Texas To Get His License Back - Conrad Murray was released from jail earlier this week after serving 2 years for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. Instead of laying low and catching up with his family he is suing the state of Texas so that he can get his medical license back. He is accusing the Texas Medical Board of revoking his license prematurely. He said “The Texas Medical Board, in taking my license puts me in imminent harm of irreparable injury.” State of California is also revoking his license which he says cannot happen until all of his appeals are exhausted in the state and his conviction is final. Murray’s lawyer said “Anybody who wants to work in this country ought to be able to have the right to do so. Dr. Murray is like everyone else, in that he needs to be able to do his line of work.” Murray is even more eager to get back to work considering he says he has $400K in court fees that he can’t afford to pay. The Texas Medical Board will not comment on the matter.
Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator - The former mayor of Newark, NJ- Cory Booker- has officially been sworn in as a Democratic Senator for the state of New Jersey. Yesterday he took the oath and shook hands with VP Joe Biden to seal the deal. Booker is the second African American senator in the country- in addition to Republican senator for South Carolina, Tim Scott. Bookers first day was pretty busy, he participated in a roll call vote, met with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and had a meeting with Obama scheduled at the White House.
Schools To Raise Money By Selling Buildings - The city of Philadelphia has been having serious problems in financing the school district which led to the closing of dozens of schools and even the death of a student who could not be adequately cared for by a nurse while on school property. Mayor Nutter has agreed to a financial plan that would allow the city to sell some of the empty school buildings in order to raise the necessary money. The city will be putting 30 buildings on the market and will start accepting bids next week. They’ll have to raise $61 million in order to match the numbers budgeted from the sales and to give the school district the $50 million it was promised.
Boston Red Sox Wins Title - The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday. This marks the team’s 3rd World Series title in the past 10 seasons. More than 38K fans packed into Fenway stadium to see their team win the title at home for the first time since 1918. The win was a strong moment for the city that is still emotional recovering from the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year that killed 3 people and injured more than 250.
Feds To Review Kendrick Johnson Case - Kendrick Johnson was a teenager in Georgia whose bloody body was found rolled up in gym mats and stuffed behind a set of bleachers at the high school he attended.The circumstances surrounding his death are pretty suspicious even thought official claims that this was accident and Johnson “hit his head” and got tangled in the mat. Fortunately, the US Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael Moore, has confirmed that federal authorities will be taking another, and deeper look at the case.There was video that was released of the moments before the estimated time they found the body in the mat at the gym and they are going to put together different angles of video to figure out what happened. Moore said, “I will follow the facts wherever they lead. My objective is to discover the truth.” Kendrick’s family is pleased with the change in the case and his father said, “We're happy that a fresh pair of eyes is starting to look at Kendrick's case. We're just waiting on the truth to really come out.”
Halloween Heist - Three men wearing masks from the movie "Scream" allegedly stole $310,000 from an armored truck in northeast Philly yesterday. Wearing masks, all-black clothing, and armed with assault rifles, the robbers attacked the driver of a armored truck in the parking lot of a Wells Fargo Bank. An FBI agent said, "The timing of such, the armored car arriving at a certain time, would just indicate that it was preplanned and well planned,"vPoor driver apparently he was really scared and shaking and said this isn’t the first time he’s been robbed.
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