Junior Seau Passes At 43
Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, California, home Wednesday morning (May 2nd) with a gunshot wound to the chest in what police said was an apparent suicide. He was 43. The star linebacker was with the Chargers for 13 years, an intense, emotional leader of the team who was with them when they made it to the Super Bowl after the 1994 season, which they lost to the San Francisco 49ers. He is the eighth member of that year’s Chargers team to die, all before age 45. Overall, he played in the NFL for parts of 20 seasons, his last in 2009. Seau’s ex-wife told the Union-Tribune San Diego that he texted her and each of their three children separate messages saying, “I love you.”
Levi Johnston to Name New Daughter After a Gun
Maybe odd names are an Alaskan thing? Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s young son, told Inside Edition that he and his pregnant girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby, will name their baby after his favorite gun. The couple said the little girl’s name will be Breeze Beretta, with the middle name for the Italian-made pistol. Oglesby told Inside Edition that her pregnancy was unplanned, the result of several days together in a wilderness cabin, saying, “We were out at the cabin for like, four days, and forgot the birth control.” Johnston said he plans to play a bigger part in his daughter’s life than he does in that of his 3-year-old son with Palin, Tripp, saying, “I’m actually in love . . . not doing it just because we had a kid together.”
Judge Rules Woman Who Found $1 Million Lottery Ticket Must Give Up Winnings
A judge ruled Tuesday (May 1st) that an Arkansas woman who found a $1 million lottery ticket in a convenience store trash can of discarded tickets and cashed it must give up the winnings to a woman who claims she bought it and threw it away. The attorney for Sharon Jones, the woman who cashed the ticket, had argued that people shouldn’t be allowed to throw things away and then say, “Ooh, I want to unabandon it.” However, the judge ruled that Jones never met the burden of proof that Sharon Duncan, the woman who testified she threw away the ticket after the read-out on a ticket scanner said, “Sorry. Not a winner,” abandoned the right to claim the money. Duncan’s attorney said she simply made a mistake by throwing away a $1 million ticket and didn’t give up her right to it. The suit had originally been brought by the manager of the store where Jones got the ticket when she took a handful of discarded tickets from the trash can, something she’d done many times before. Duncan joined the lawsuit after the judge said at a hearing in January that she may be the ticket’s true owner. The judge ruled that the store manager and the owner weren’t entitled to any money, but found that the evidence weighed in Duncan’s favor that she bought the ticket, even though lottery records and store security video didn’t synch up to the precise timing of the purchase.
Amazon to Create Original TV Shows with Help from Customers
Amazon.com has announced plans to create its own TV shows with help from customers, which will air on its Amazon Prime Instant Video service. People will able to submit their pitches for new series, and the two-year-old Amazon Studios unit will review them and pick about one per month to develop further, with an initial focus on comedies and children’s shows. It’s also intended that viewers will submit feedback on the ideas to judge the interest in having them turned into shows. Amazon will give writers $10,000 if they decide to option their submissions, and if they’re actually turned into programs, the creators will get another $55,000, along with a five percent cut of merchandise and other royalties.
Take Out Burglar???!!
A masked thief in Florida was reportedly able to rob five restaurants on the night of April 17th and the during the early morning hours of April 18th. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the ‘Take-Out Burglar’ hit China Chef in North Lauderdale, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Oakland Park and Island Vibes and Pho Hoa in Tamarac. The burglar is suspected of committing up to 15 other burglaries in Broward County. (UPI)