Hola! Did you miss me? I was on hiatus to help cover news for awhile. It was refreshing to go back to that life and my editor and I have decided that I will do more reporting while I continue to delve into the world of the Internet with this blog.
So, what's been going on? I was gone for about four weeks. Here are my thoughts on some significant stories from the last month:
Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife, Leslie, who was sworn in as a county council member yesterday, were arrested Nov. 12 after the FBI raided their home. The feds said they recorded Johnson telling his wife to flush a $100,000 check he had allegedly been given by a developer and to stuff almost $80,000 in cash into her bra. Google it on youtube.
Michael Vick regained a lot of fans when he led the Philadelphia Eagles to an absolute shellacking of the Washington Redskins on November 15. The score was Eagles 59, 'Skins 28. Ouch! My husband, a devoted 'Skins ran, walked around in mourning for days. As a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm always happy to see the 'Skins take one on the chin. But I even felt sorry for them that day. I was also happy to see Vick redeem himself. I had a diabetic cat whom I cared for for more than a decade and I love animals, but I do think that he has suffered long enough for the mistakes that led to his downfall in Atlanta. What a reinvention!
President Barack Obama took an elbow to the lip while playing basketball with some of his boys on Nov. 26, resulting in 12 stitches. We haven't heard about anybody getting fired, but you know there were some consequences. That happened on the same day I converged on several local malls with my girlfriend Y for some serious shopping--marathon shopping, sore feet and aching back shopping. I love Black Friday!
Now, I gotta go. Have to finish a profile for Capital Business. On Dec. 13, I'm featuring Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. They do such wonderful work over there.
Avis Thomas-Lester| December 7, 2010; 6:35 AM ET Save & Share:
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