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By KEVIN ECK | January 31, 2009
TNA's latest attempt to attract mainstream publicity is to offer the position of chairman of The Main Event Mafia to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. TNA made the announcement in a news release yesterday. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ringposts)
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By Jeff Coen and Jeff Coen , Tribune Newspapers | December 8, 2009
CHICAGO - -Federal prosecutors plan to bring a revised indictment against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich next month to avoid possible delays in their case due to a looming U.S. Supreme Court decision on one of their favorite weapons in public corruption cases, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. The high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday on limiting the "honest services" fraud law, which criminalizes activity that deprives the public or the government of the right to have public officials perform their duties honestly.
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September 14, 2003
On deck Eric Milton of the Twins will make his first start of the season today as he faces the Indians. He said it "You can ask me anything about baseball, and I can answer. Ask me about the state budget, and I'll have to refer to someone." Rod Blagojevich, Illinois governor, joking about his passion for the Cubs Who's hot The Marlins have won seven in a row, their longest winning streak since August 1999. Who's not The Reds lead the major leagues with 129 errors. Line of the day Richie Sexson, Brewers 1B AB R H RBI HR 3 2 3 4 2
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By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2009
Pay To Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Show By Elizabeth Brackett Ivan R. Dee / 247 pages / $24.95 While a grand jury was investigating him, Rod Blagojevich was preparing to run for president of the United States. He thought he'd make universal health care and the importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada his signature issues. And he began to ramp up his fundraising operations. His ability as governor of Illinois to confer contracts to wealthy individuals and companies, he emphasized, made it easier "to solicit people for contributions."
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By Jeff Coen and Jeff Coen,Tribune Newspapers | April 3, 2009
CHICAGO -Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother and a former top fundraiser were among six men indicted Thursday on political corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced. In addition to the former governor, charged were his brother, Rob Blagojevich, 53; fundraiser Christopher Kelly, 50; Lon Monk, 50, a lobbyist and former Blagojevich chief of staff; John Harris, 47, another former chief of staff; and William Cellini, 74, a Springfield insider for decades.
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By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2009
Pay To Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Show By Elizabeth Brackett Ivan R. Dee / 247 pages / $24.95 While a grand jury was investigating him, Rod Blagojevich was preparing to run for president of the United States. He thought he'd make universal health care and the importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada his signature issues. And he began to ramp up his fundraising operations. His ability as governor of Illinois to confer contracts to wealthy individuals and companies, he emphasized, made it easier "to solicit people for contributions."
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By LEONARD PITTS JR | April 27, 2009
"Celebrity: The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown." "Notoriety: The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known - commonly used in an unfavorable sense." - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary I define the words because, apparently, some of us don't understand the difference. By which I mean the National Broadcasting Company, which recently sought to hire former Illinois Gov. Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich to appear on its "reality" game show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
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By COMPILED FROM NEWS SERVICE AND WEB REPORTS | December 15, 2008
Former Morgan State tight end Visanthe Shiancoe became a bit of a media sensation Dec. 7 when Fox's cameras caught him momentarily uncovered in the background while filming owner Zygi Wilf's post-game presentation of a game ball in the Minnesota Vikings locker room. Shiancoe seemed to take the hubbub in good humor. When asked about his overexposure by a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune - a female columnist, by the way - Shiancoe responded by asking, "How'd it look?" When Shiancoe went on Dan Patrick's radio show last week, he laughed at Patrick's suggestion that the player's new nickname should be "The Junk Man."
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By Jeff Coen and Jeff Coen , Tribune Newspapers | December 8, 2009
CHICAGO - -Federal prosecutors plan to bring a revised indictment against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich next month to avoid possible delays in their case due to a looming U.S. Supreme Court decision on one of their favorite weapons in public corruption cases, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. The high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday on limiting the "honest services" fraud law, which criminalizes activity that deprives the public or the government of the right to have public officials perform their duties honestly.
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By Rosa Brooks | December 15, 2008
How dumb can you get? Very [expletive] dumb, to use the vernacular favored by newly indicted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. With obscenity-laden bravado, Mr. Blagojevich continued to discuss new corruption schemes on his bugged phone long after receiving clear signs that he was under FBI investigation. And how venal can you get? Apparently, very [expletive] venal. Telling cronies he was financially strapped and tired of being governor, Mr. Blagojevich allegedly sought to get a lucrative union sinecure created in exchange for political favors, held up funds for a hospital to extract contributions from its executives, wondered if he could foist his equally foul-mouthed wife onto high-paying corporate boards and tried to sell to the highest bidder the Senate seat just vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
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By LEONARD PITTS JR | April 27, 2009
"Celebrity: The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown." "Notoriety: The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known - commonly used in an unfavorable sense." - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary I define the words because, apparently, some of us don't understand the difference. By which I mean the National Broadcasting Company, which recently sought to hire former Illinois Gov. Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich to appear on its "reality" game show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
NEWS
By Jeff Coen and Jeff Coen,Tribune Newspapers | April 3, 2009
CHICAGO -Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother and a former top fundraiser were among six men indicted Thursday on political corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced. In addition to the former governor, charged were his brother, Rob Blagojevich, 53; fundraiser Christopher Kelly, 50; Lon Monk, 50, a lobbyist and former Blagojevich chief of staff; John Harris, 47, another former chief of staff; and William Cellini, 74, a Springfield insider for decades.
SPORTS
By KEVIN ECK | January 31, 2009
TNA's latest attempt to attract mainstream publicity is to offer the position of chairman of The Main Event Mafia to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. TNA made the announcement in a news release yesterday. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ringposts)
NEWS
By Rosa Brooks | December 15, 2008
How dumb can you get? Very [expletive] dumb, to use the vernacular favored by newly indicted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. With obscenity-laden bravado, Mr. Blagojevich continued to discuss new corruption schemes on his bugged phone long after receiving clear signs that he was under FBI investigation. And how venal can you get? Apparently, very [expletive] venal. Telling cronies he was financially strapped and tired of being governor, Mr. Blagojevich allegedly sought to get a lucrative union sinecure created in exchange for political favors, held up funds for a hospital to extract contributions from its executives, wondered if he could foist his equally foul-mouthed wife onto high-paying corporate boards and tried to sell to the highest bidder the Senate seat just vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
SPORTS
By COMPILED FROM NEWS SERVICE AND WEB REPORTS | December 15, 2008
Former Morgan State tight end Visanthe Shiancoe became a bit of a media sensation Dec. 7 when Fox's cameras caught him momentarily uncovered in the background while filming owner Zygi Wilf's post-game presentation of a game ball in the Minnesota Vikings locker room. Shiancoe seemed to take the hubbub in good humor. When asked about his overexposure by a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune - a female columnist, by the way - Shiancoe responded by asking, "How'd it look?" When Shiancoe went on Dan Patrick's radio show last week, he laughed at Patrick's suggestion that the player's new nickname should be "The Junk Man."
SPORTS
September 14, 2003
On deck Eric Milton of the Twins will make his first start of the season today as he faces the Indians. He said it "You can ask me anything about baseball, and I can answer. Ask me about the state budget, and I'll have to refer to someone." Rod Blagojevich, Illinois governor, joking about his passion for the Cubs Who's hot The Marlins have won seven in a row, their longest winning streak since August 1999. Who's not The Reds lead the major leagues with 129 errors. Line of the day Richie Sexson, Brewers 1B AB R H RBI HR 3 2 3 4 2
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | March 9, 2009
When Barack Obama took office in January, the legal community braced itself for a politically motivated, mass firing of the nation's 93 federal prosecutors. But it never came. Instead, the new president asked the 50 or so U.S. Attorneys who hadn't already quit to stay put until successors could be found. In Maryland, that could take a while. Politicians on both sides of the political aisle are fans of incumbent U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, a George W. Bush appointee, and they're in no hurry to usher him out. It's even possible that they could ask him to stay.
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