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Archive for March 14th, 2006

Dubious Distinction

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2006

Reno Made The National News…
And it almost ruined my lunch hour…

Two Hurt in Reno Middle School Shooting


Pine_middle_School.JPGRENO, Nev. — Two students were injured Tuesday when another student opened fire with a gun at a Reno middle school, authorities said.

The Washoe County School District said one student at Pine Middle School was wounded in the shoulder and taken to Washoe Medical Center for treatment.

The other received a superficial wound to the leg and was treated at the scene.

The alleged shooter was arrested and police said the weapon, a .38-caliber pistol, was recovered.

Authorities said the shooting occurred outside the school cafeteria just before 9 a.m.

School was on a delayed start because of snow and officials said not all students had arrived at the time of the incident.

The school was in lock down for about an hour before students were taken home either by bus or released into the custody of a parent or guardian, district officials said.

Yep, that’s it. No one dead… And somehow that’s national news… Heck it was barely Reno news except it cause quite a traffic jam, and allot of parental panic. No less than 10 police cars showed up, not to mention 5 news vans, all on a two lane road, just outside of where I work.

Don’t get me wrong, this is concerning, and a little disturbing, for us here in Reno… But national news? Hardly, if this had happened at the 7-11 down the street (as it often does in that neighborhood) with the same children involved, it would have been less than a blurb on the local morning news.

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What A Mess

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2006

People make mistakes, especially under pressure, but this could prove to be a big one…

Zacarias Moussaoui

Moussaoui Death Penalty Case May Be Nixed


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal aviation security officer told a court Tuesday that improper witness coaching by a government lawyer would not affect her testimony in the sentencing trial of Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, “because I know what I know.”

Lynne Osmuss, who was head of security for the Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 11, 2001, was among seven federal aviation witnesses called to a hearing to determine whether the government can proceed with its death-penalty case against Moussaoui.

This threatens what was a seemingly cut and dry case. Fortunately the eventual outcome will not be dramatic, this is not a trial, it is a punishment hearing, and the least that can happen to this creep is life in prison…

I can live with that.
I don’t have to like it, but I can live with it.

UPDATE

Judge Says Death Penalty Against Moussaoui Can Be Sought


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The government can continue to seek the death penalty against confessed Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, the judge of the case said Tuesday.

Frustrated by a number of government missteps, Judge Leonie Brinkema oversaw a daylong hearing into whether coming witnesses had been tainted by improper coaching by a federal lawyer before ruling.

“I don’t think in the annals of criminal law there has ever been a case with this many significant problems,” Brinkema said. “More problems arose today that none of us knew about yesterday.”

Ok, Still problems, but we can continue anyway…

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Google Mars

Posted by Mark on March 14, 2006

If you like Google Earth, you’ll also love Google Mars. While there are no driving directions between Olympus Mons and Hellas Planitia, I’m sure that will be coming in time. Now, when will we get Google Enceladus, Google Titan, and Google Europa?

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