FRI, SAT, SUN, April 15, 16. 17, 2011

The L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 for hurling an f-bomb homophobic slur at official during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.  Kobe thought he had a problem with the Misses --  what kind of a ring do you buy the N.B.A.?

Mitt Romney is testing the waters for a run at the White House.  His Mormonism could hurt him because of the multiple wives thing.  Although many voters agree with Larry King who once asked him during an interview “So there’s a problem with that?”

People Magazine has named Jennifer Lopez “The Most Beautiful Person in the World.”  Seems the honors just keep pouring in.  Last week, the Navy Times named her “Miss Poop Deck of 2011.”

The parents of an infant sued a Au Claire, Wisconsin Applebee’s after a waitress served their toddler a margarita.  Weak case, though.  Witnesses at a nearby table say the kid read the server the riot act claiming he’d ordered a Bloody Mary.

The city of Compton, CA abandoned plans to establish their own police department after a study showed that they couldn’t afford it.  Not only are there no funds in the municipal budget, Compton has always been woefully short of donut shops.

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