Bob McDonnell was once a rising star in the GOP. Five years ago he gave the Republican rebuttal to Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. But it looks he’s about to become the Old Dominion’s first governor to serve time for public corruption.
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Tom Magliozzi was beloved by people of all ages. Adults knew him as co-host of NPR’s popular “Car Talk” program. Children met him as the voice of Rusty Rust-ez from “Cars,” a 2006 Disney/Pixar hit. Magliozzi died yesterday of complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his brother Ray, his long time co-host.
A Belgian environmental agency calls the dumping of the live polio virus “human error.” It’s actually borrowing the term from initial information provided by GlaxoSmithKline. The virus made its way into the Lasne and Dyle rivers earlier this month. The government expects swimmers and fishermen may face “limited” danger, and advises worried residents to talk to their doctors about possible “re-vaccination.”
Did you ever notice that neither Roman soldiers nor Herod’s men even thought of trying to stop Jesus from feeding the multitude? Well, that was the first century and this is the twenty-first. When a Methodist church in West Virginia attempted to feed the hungry recently, the local health department responded with a mountain of red tape.
James Garner’s first big acting break was as the title character of TV’s “Maverick” in 1957. Forty-seven years later he portrayed the ultimate loyal and romantic husband in “The Notebook.” Garner, who was born James Scott Bumgarner, was found dead of natural causes at his home Saturday. He had suffered a stroke in 2008.
Miami Officer Marcel Jackson says the speeding suspect would not pull over for several blocks. Video from Jackson’s GoPro camera seems to show David Ramras lunging at him when Jackson asked for a license and proof of insurance. It turns out Ramras was a superior officer — a lieutenant. Jackson has been suspended with pay and Ramras, who’s from Internal Affairs, has been reassigned. The investigation is continuing.