Lindsay Lohan Sent to Morgue
The 21-year-old actress will soon be working at a morgue as punishment for a misdemeanor DUI, according to her attorney, Blair Berk. As part of her plea deal, Lohan will enter a court-ordered program that shows drivers the real-life consequences of drinking and driving. The punishment includes spending two four-hour days at a morgue and two days working in a hospital emergency room. Maybe this eye-opening experience will curb Lindsay's partying ways for good.
President May Send Checks to Families to Boost Economy
The president is delivering an urgent speech today to announce the government’s plan to prevent a recession. The economy-boosting proposal comes in response to the unstable housing market and credit crisis, which lawmakers fear will lead to a drop in consumer confidence. If the so-called "emergency fiscal stimulus bill" is passed, taxpayers could receive rebates of up to $800 for individuals and $1,600 for couples. Um, Mr. President, if you could add a few more zeros to those rebate checks, it would help us a lot more.
Nationwide Search for Runaway Teen Lovers
In a modern-day Romeo and Juliet-like story, authorities are searching for two Michigan teens who ran away last weekend after their parents tried to keep them apart. According to reports, 15-year-old Gage Petherbridge and 13-year-old Hannah McConnell ran off to be together. The duo apparently drove away in the Petherbridge family's white minivan, taking $680 and the family's cocker spaniel, Mandy, with them. For their parents' sake, let's hope they turn up soon.
Child Leukemia Stem Cells Located
Researchers at the University of Oxford have identified the cancer stem cells that produce tumors in the most common form of childhood leukemia. The scientists now hope to be able to cure leukemia by targeting pre-leukemia and cancer stem cells with new or existing drugs.
Update: Marine's Wife Waited to Report Death
Corporal Cesar Laurean's wife, Christina, allegedly waited nearly 24 hours after learning of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach's death to report it to the authorities. Corporal Laurean allegedly told Christina that he buried Lauterbach, who was eight months pregnant, after she allegedly slit her own throat in their home. Christina Laurean has been cooperating with investigators since Cesar fled and isn't facing any charges.