Daily Archive: June 11, 2013

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People

Rear slap gets ex-NFL star Chad Johnson 30 days jail

This March 7, 2011 file photo shows NFL Football player and reality television star Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada attending Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Males of 2011 event in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) by Curt AndersonAP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

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Sports

Gilbert, Wolfe and Hall’s stars shine bright at WPIAL Hall of Fame

KAREN HALL WITH SEAN GILBERT Sean Gilbert, Kurt Wolfe and Karen Hall were among 16 people inducted June 7 into the WPIAL Hall of Fame at Double Tree Hotel in Greentree. Sean Gilbert, a 1989 graduate of Aliquippa, was a 6-5, 280-pound linebacker who in 1988 was named USA Today’s national Defensive Player of the Year. He won two WPIAL championships at Aliquippa. “When I went to college at Pitt I was moved from linebacker to the defensive line,” said Gilbert. “I should have stayed at linebacker. That’s the position that I loved to play.”

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Opinion

Black politicians need to learn to steal from the right people

In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi leave federal court in Washington. Prosecutors are recommending four years in prison for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. The government is also recommending that Jackson be ordered to pay $750,000 in restitution to the campaign, and forfeit $750,000. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 3, along with his wife, Sandra. She pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns that knowingly understated the income the couple received. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) by Dion Rabouin”If one more Black man ends up in the news for flagrantly stealing a stupid amount of money, I’m going to scream,” I thought to myself last week.

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National

Grandmother says she watched officer shoot girl, 7

Detroit Police Special Response team Sgt. Anthony Potts Wednesday June 5, in court in Detroit, shows the way to use two hands in holding the MP-5, which is the weapon .(AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) by Corey Williams DETROIT (AP) — Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother’s first-floor flat on Detroit’s east side.

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Lifestyle

Tony Award stars don’t do drama in their dress

Courtney B. Vance poses with his award for best featured actor in a play for “Lucky Guy” in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Samantha CritchellAP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fashion, Broadway actors seem to save the drama for the stage. The black-tie tuxedos and gowns on the red carpet at the Tony Awards were mostly classic styles.

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National

Promoter: I slapped ‘despondent’ Michael Jackson

In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson speaks at a news conference in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) by Alan Duke LOS ANGELES (CNN) — AEG Live’s CEO said he “slapped” and “screamed” at Michael Jackson because the promoter was “nerve-racked” before the public announcement of Jackson’s comeback concerts.