the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported the former District Attorney of Jim Wells and Brooks Counties in Texas has been charged with going on a $4.2 million dollar drug search and seizure forfeiture spending spree in seven years. Former District Attorney Joe Frank Garza, 68, was indicted by a special grand jury facing one charge of misapplication of fiduciary property in excess of $200,000. Part of the evidence, Garza paid three of his secretaries over $1 million in bonus search and seizure cash salaries in a five year period. Secretaries whose salaries were “typically $29,000″ a year.
Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force agents, aided by a uniformed Willits police officer, serving a search warrant at 64 Franklin Avenue on July 27, shot and killed a family pet, an 8-year-old half-pit bull mix named Tonka.
When agents searched the home, they found nothing directly linking the residents to the arrest of Craig Anthony Gelber, the target of the search, according to MMCTF Commander Bob Nishiyama.
Apple the company, and not an individual employee, initiated the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype that found its way onto the Internet, according to the search warrant unsealed in this case earlier this morning.
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I wrote this little forum post for the FTL BBS, and, as a social experiment, I'd like to submit it as a "scoop" to be read on air. It isn't very professionally written, but you are obviously free to paraphrase it on air however you see fit.
A Google search of the FTL wiki reveals that the Metric System was discussed on the 7/25/05 and 4/26/08 shows, but I think it's a very interesting topic that deserves revisiting.