Monday, November 8, 2010

LATE-MORNING HEADLINES: Electricity and footballs

Posted on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Trick or treat? Trick. Definitely trick — Deputies arrested a West Plains man in connection with a homemade explosive that detonated during a Halloween party, killing one. (KREM)

Insult to injury — Former UW student Amanda Knox, in an Italian jail for the murder of her roommate, was indicted on slander charges for claiming she was beaten when police interrogated her. (Seattle PI) 

College students waste electricity — Also, they're quite often lazy and prone to procrastination, according to a study from the Institute of Dreadfully Unnecessary Headlines (commonly referred to as the Institute of DUH). (Spokesman) 

Bad week month year latter half of the decade for football in Washington — Cougs barely lost, UW got crushed and the Seahawks were embarrassed. (Spokesman)

Gee, what's the urgency? — Def. Secretary Robert Gates suddenly thinks it's a good idea to repeal DADT before the new Congress is sworn in. (ABC)

Investigators say no evidence costs trumped safety in Gulf — Because, in the end, the important thing is not getting the Gulf cleaned up or making sure it doesn't happen again: We have to know who to blame. (NYT)

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