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Bulldogs give former T-wolf Slocum second chance
After being benched for three years as a Cal runningback, Tracy Slocum has joined Fresno State’s football program as a walk-0n. Slocum, a high school star, hit rock bottom (more like a well) during his years at Cal as he was placed behind three NFL-bound running backs.
Now, the former Cal player thinks he’s mature enough to play with the Bulldogs organization, as he had doubts in reminiscence.
Patterson, King attempting to negotiate Ground Zero Mosque compromise
Governor of New York David Patterson and Long Island Congressman Peter King are attempting to find a solution in moving the Muslim community center in Park51 dubbed, “The Ground Zero Mosque.” Yesterday developers stated that negotiations or other plans for the community center would be gladly discussed.
SIDENOTE: The main issue with the Park51 organization is that their main stream of communication with the public is a Twitter account that has been controlled by numerous interns. Park51 has had to replace these interns (and shift content) due to the interns enraging readers and followers.
Lone juror ‘refused to find Blago guilty’
One holdout juror was all that kept former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojavech from being found guilty of numerous corruption charges (he had been charged with 23 different offenses). The one charge, that was found 11-1 was the charge that Gov. Blagojevich sold the Senate seat formerly held by President Obama. Blago was found guilty of lying to the FBI, an offense with a maximum punishment of 5 years in prison.
From The Onion: Obama declares victory, sort of, depending on how you look at it, in Iraq
Addressing troops at Andrews Air Force Base Tuesday, President Barack Obama claimed victory in Iraq, saying that formal combat operations in the region would end Aug. 31, and that the United States had emerged from the seven-year war triumphant, kind of.
“For nearly a decade, our mission in Iraq has been to root out those who would choose violence over peace, to create a stable Iraqi government, and to transfer power to an incorruptible civilian police force,” Obama said. “And, in a manner of speaking, we sort of did some of that, right? More or less?”