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April 10, 2009


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Apr 10,2009
GRESHAM, Ore. – Police say a 30-year old Gresham woman gave booze and pot to teenagers - some whom were runaways - then sexually abused them. Five alleged victims have been identified so far, and detectives believe there may be many more.   Jennifer Lynn Wills – MCJ photo  According to Gresham Police Sgt. Michael LeDuc, Jennifer Lynn Wills was arrested Wednesday after a five-month investigation that began when they were contacted by two alleged victims. Lead ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
By now, a lot of Americans have figured out that, like it or not, they have a substantial investment in the Mexican drug war. But do they realize that there's an increasingly good chance it could pay off? The fact that drugs are flowing north into the United States and guns are flowing south into Mexico, the reality of spillover violence on this side of the border, the possibility that National Guard troops might yet ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
The Obama administration got the attention of America's boardrooms with its largely symbolic firing recently of Rick Wagoner, the General Motors Corp. chief executive. Other CEOs, particularly at the nation's biggest banks, should be wary. There's a new boss in town. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday on the CBS talk show "Face the Nation" that if banks get "exceptional assistance," there might be a need for a management change. Wagoner may have richly deserved ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
Pageantry, celebrity, ceremony and incessant photo ops of world leaders in their conservative attire are staples of international summitry. The London Summit 2009 this past week, also known as the Group of 20 meetings (although more than 20 countries participate), would have generated lower wattage in past years. Lightning bolts and giant headlines rarely, if ever, emerge from international summits. While the global stakes and urgent tone in the speeches and sound bites were real, ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
Once again, North Korea has ostentatiously defied the United Nations Security Council by launching a long-range ballistic missile over the Pacific in a provocation plainly designed to get the world's attention. The question now is, will the erratic regime of Kim Jong-il be rewarded or punished for its reckless pursuit of missile technology and nuclear weapons? As in the past, the Security Council is badly divided over how to respond to North Korea's latest brazen ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
If there is one sure thing in life, it is death. It comes to the powerful and to the meek, in good times and in bad. If you're looking to make a killing, financially speaking, you could do worse than to model your business on the certainty of death. Or so it would seem. But as columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post reported this week, an unlikely group recently joined the procession of bankers, ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
In a week when the nation's unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent, the University of Kentucky introduced a highly compensated new hire. Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari will pull down an average of $3.95 million a year for the next eight years. The university's athletic director, Mitch Barnhart, in introducing the new coach, stressed that Calipari won't be paid from state funds but out of revenue generated by the school's basketball and football teams. But, ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
Cary Joji Fukunaga is a Banana Slug, an alumnus of UC Santa Cruz. That's the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. Go Banana Slugs!   RATINGS GUIDE: 4 STARS - Excellent. 3 STARS - Worthy. 2 STARS - Mixed. 1 STAR - Poor. 0 - Forget It (a dog.)  Go Cary Joji Fukunaga! "Sin Nombre" ("Nameless"), his resplendent Sundance Film Festival hit (best director), is an assured, vividly photographed, finely written, harrowing tale of Central American immigrants grinding ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
Jody Hill is the directing and writing impresario behind a certain kind of scatological humor. It's a combination of the gross and the profane, of nerd worship and props to those with deep inferiority issues.   RATINGS GUIDE: 4 STARS - Excellent. 3 STARS - Worthy. 2 STARS - Mixed. 1 STAR - Poor. 0 - Forget It (a dog.)  Last year, there was the crude "The Foot Fist Way," starring Danny McBride as the proprietor of ... [full story]
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Apr 10,2009
MOSCOW -- The Russian company Atomenergoprom says the first batch of uranium pellets has been delivered to India as part of an international fuel supply deal. The Russian civil nuclear industry company said in a statement that as per the long-term fuel agreement between India and Russia, a large batch of uranium dioxide pellets were sent to the Nuclear Fuel Complex in the Indian city of Hyderabad, the Press Trust of India said Friday. "Thirty metric tons ... [full story]
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