Thursday, November 3, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: Thompson guilty, Super man fired, Hindenburg crashes

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:35 AM


You know this already, but Karl Thompson was found guilty on all counts in death of Otto Zehm (SR).

More importantly, though, Doug Clark, the Joy Behar of local legal analysis, agrees with the jury's verdict (SR). 

A hearing is scheduled for 11 am today to determine whether Thompson will be locked up pending sentencing (KREM).

At least one cop knew about the gun threats made before Katie Benoit was killed (KXLY) 

Out There

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in Seattle amidst massive protests, says of Occupy protestors, "They're right. In general, these big institutions of America let them down." Note that he didn't say WE or I let them down. Oh well. Baby steps. (Seattle Times)

Phoenix Jones, Seattle's Superman, fired from his job at the Daily Planet ... we mean his job at DSHS. (KingTV)

After a dressing-down by all of Europe, Greek PM says, "Did I say 'public austerity referendum?' I meant the opposite of that.

US Report: China and Russia are a bunch of nosey Internet jerks. (NYT) 

Scientists think they can slow aging with help of theoretical cell laxative (WSJ) 

Exploitive Ad of the Day

This is the Hindenburg of bad ads ... too soon? (Boing Boing)

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