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14 March 2008


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Republican Treasurer under FBI Scrutiny -- Christopher J. Ward kept the books for a huge number of Republican political fundraising committees; he was treasurer to 83 of them in the last 8 years according to the Federal Election Commission. The Washington Post says that he oversaw the book-keeping for committees that raised over $400 million, including the National Republican Congressional Committee’s $368 million. In January, he was sacked by the NRCC, and the FBI is now investigating possible fraud.

Jamaican Teachers May Get Police Powers -- Three high school kids in Jamaica have been murdered on campus since January. The most recent was last week. In a bid to get the country’s schools under control, cell phones have been banned and searches for weapons are commonplace. Education Minister Andrew Holness has also offered up an interesting idea, namely, having teachers apply to be district constables with all the police power that goes with the job.

Gold Hits $1,000 Per Ounce -- The gold bugs are out now that the metal has crossed the $1,000 an ounce mark. Sell everything and buy the yellow stuff, they advise. Sadly, memories here are long, and the truth remains that holding gold long-term is almost as good as flushing paper dollars down the toilet except one has the storage costs to consider as well.

Final Harry Potter Film(s) -- The producers of the final Harry Potter film have announced that it will actually be the final Harry Potter films. They intend to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I” in November 2010, with Part II coming in May 2011. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, producer David Heyman claimed “It was born out of purely creative reasons. Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book.” Even if that were true, did it not occur to him to make one really long film, like “Doctor Zhivago” or “Malcolm X”? One suspects extra box office money was the idea.

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