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Marilee J. Layman

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05:32 pm: No Charge
Last night I pulled out my cell phone to see what time it was and lo! it was turned off. It was then that I remembered that some previous night it had dinged at me and I didn't want to get out of bed, so I just turned it off. I don't know how many days it went from my pocket to headboard and back while being turned off, but when I got it charged last night there were just two messages from Kaiser that weren't a big deal.

The cats have been nice to each other for a day, which is a good start. Spirit is ranging out a bit again to see if the others are there. Lucila came to clean today and Spirit and I slept under the duvet in the recliner.

Three DC events:

1. The council passed the same-sex marriage law for the second time and Fenty will sign it. Now there's only Congress to keep it from going into effect.

2. Two police officers in a cruiser were chasing a batch of young men and ran into an 18-year-old and took off. They came back in a bit, but other people, including unrelated witnesses, called police and other officers came plus the rescue squad that took him to the hospital where he stayed Sunday night. Yesterday, his mother tried to talk to police about what happened, but they're requiring submission of FOI forms. They say Internal Affairs will be taking care of it.

3. A man who has spent 28 years in prison insisting he wasn't guilty of raping and killing a young woman was released today when DNA cleared him. There's belief now that an FBI forensic analyst lied in the original trial.

Hmmm, Oral Roberts died.

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From:serge_lj
Date:December 15th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
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The cats have been nice to each other for a day

Cue in the Pon'far theme.
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From:dcseain
Date:December 16th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
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Having lived in DC for several years, police cars are more dangerous that metrobuses, or at least less careful about stops and following rules. Never trust a Metropolitan Police car when on foot, or in a car. I can't tell you how many times i've had to slam on brakes to avoid being t-boned while a Metropolitan Police cruiser, no siren no lights, flew through a stop sign.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 17th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Bummer about the cell phone and the police. That one is really disappointing and seems to be happening a little too often these days.
Oral Roberts, huh? We lived in OK when he built his humongous univeristy in Tulsa which included a huge statue of hands that people made all kinds of jokes about (the hands were cupped and the saying was that they'd close if you threw a quarter at them).
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 17th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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LOL Yeah, a picture of the hands was in the paper. I was trying to figure out why the first-page article called him "Mr. Roberts" when all the other articles just used the person's last name: Leiberman, for example. And then I realized maybe the Post uses honorifics in obituaries, and they do. They just put this one on the front page.
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