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Saturday, April 5, 2014

1. Kansas City Star – Final Four

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How To Land A Front Row Seat To The Final Four For $40Forbes At tip-off of tonight’s Final Four semifinal match-up between UConn and Florida, the cheapest ticket for the event on StubHub was a lower baseline seat priced at $320. Yet, in the front row of that lower baseline area sat a college freshman who paid …

2. NPR (blog)- Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain Death Photos Revealed: New Pics After Suicide RevealedHollywood LifeOn the 20th Anniversary of his death, graphic new photos of Kurt Cobain’s body after he committed suicide have been released by the Seattle Police Department. Photos of the horrific scene show Kurt’s body surrounded by drug paraphernalia and a box of …

3. Boston Globe- UConn

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7 reasons UConn making the national championship is the biggest upset of the …USA TODAYIn the inaugural conference tournament, UConn fell to Louisville in the final. There hasn’t been an NCAA tournament champion that hadn’t either won its conference’s regular season or tournament title since Arizona in 1997. This year, there is …

4. HitFix- Anna Kendrick

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Recap: ‘Saturday Night Live’ – Anna Kendrick and Pharrell WilliamsHitFixChances are good for an aca-awesome episode of “Saturday Night Live”, with host Anna Kendrick appearing for the first time. And since Pharrell Williams is musical guest, there’s an equal likelihood that you might feel “Happy” while watching. But all …

5. Kansas City Star- At&t Stadium

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AT&T Stadium a colossal setting for Final FourKansas City StarAT&T Stadium, the $1.3 billion colossus, is a breathtaking place. It boasts the world’s largest column-free interior and the fourth-largest, high definition video screen, which is longer than the basketball court. This Final Four marked the building’s …

6. New York Daily News- Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm Was Once on a Dating Show—and He LostSlate Magazine (blog)Long before he was the smooth, philandering Don Draper and the subject of a Tumblr dedicated to his, er, looks, Jon Hamm was an awkward waiter who couldn’t get a date. An episode of the mid-’90s game show The Big Date featuring a young Hamm as a …

7. HotNewHipHop- Trick Daddy

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Trick Daddy Arrested On Serious Criminal ChargesSOHHYesterday morning, Trick Daddy (government name Maurice Young) was stopped by members of the Broward County Drug Task Force while leaving his home in Miramar. According to the arrest report, the 39-year-old lupus-afflicted rapper was behind the …

8. Comic Book Resources- Man of Steel

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What Roles Will the “Man of Steel” Sequel’s New Cast Members Fill?Comic Book ResourcesAs its 2016 release date draws near, the cast list for the still untitled and Batman inclusive Man of Steel sequel continues to fill out. It was announced last week that a trio of actors will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and the rest in DC’s first …

Friday, April 4, 2014

1 Forbes –  Captain America 2

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Thursday Box Office: ‘Captain America 2’ Earns $10.2MForbesThe Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around long enough that we can make reasonable predictions about the opening weekend take just from the Thursday night box office. Marvel Universe films are relatively consistent in terms of how they play out over …

2. ABC News – Amber Heard

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Amber Heard: Johnny Depp Slams Pregnancy…HollybabyJohnny Depp is slamming rumors that he and his fiancee, Amber Heard, are expecting a baby together. When asked during an interview on April 4, Johnny claims that the rumors are ‘not true’ at all, and declares that their romance is not a ‘shotgun affair.’.

3. Us Magazine – Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell: I Want to be “Very Hands on” With Daughter LincolnUs MagazineHer No. 1 playmate! Kristen Bell is taking advantage of her free time now that she’s done promoting the film adaptation of Veronica Mars and her animated blockbuster hit Frozen. The actress opened up to Us Weekly about returning home after her travels …

4. Boston Globe- Red Sox

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Red Sox-Brewers Live: Milwaukee Outlasts Boston 7-6 In 11 InningsNESN.comFinal, Brewers 7-6: Francisco Rodriguez sat the Red Sox down in order in the 11th inning. Mike Napoli, Xander Bogaerts and Jonny Gomes couldn’t get anything going against the Brewers closer. All three hitters struck out swinging. Back-to-back doubles …

5 Forbes- GrubHub

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As Investors Feast On GrubHub’s IPO, Its CEO Explains The Future For …ForbesAs traders lined up on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to make initial bids for shares of GrubHub, which went public Friday, a floor manager told several employees that he liked the company, but its competitor Seamless had more of a market …

6. OMG! Canada (blog)- Austin Mahone

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‘Secret’ is out: Austin Mahone announces album, tourUSA TODAYToday, Austin Mahone turns 18. To celebrate, the pop star has announced that he’ll release his Secret debut album on May 27 and kick off a summer tour on July 25 in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Bonus: Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and Alex …

7. Bleacher Report- Dodgers

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Dodgers trounced by Giants again, 7-2Los Angeles TimesON THE MOUND: Nearly three weeks after the Dodgers broke camp, veteran left-hander Paul Maholm made his first start for his new team. The pitcher who replaced a sidelined Clayton Kershaw in gave up five runs and seven hits over 41/3 innings. Maholm …

8 New York Daily News- Chris Johnson

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RB Chris Johnson released as expected by Titans; sources say NY Jets have …New York Daily NewsThe Titans’ release of Chris Johnson on Friday raises the question of whether the three-time Pro Bowler’s next destination could be Rex Ryan’s team. Sources told the Daily News this week that the Jets have some level of interest in Johnson if the price …

9. New York Daily News- Nigella Lawson

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Nigella Lawson stopped from boarding plane to USFox NewsCelebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy said. The embassy did not disclose the reason for refusing …

10. Us Magazine- Snooki

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Snooki Reveals She’s Pregnant, Expecting Second Baby With Fiance Jionni …Us MagazineUs exclusively broke news in March 2012 that Polizzi and Jionni, 26, were both engaged and expecting their first child. Snooki has her hands full with baby Lorenzo already, but reveals the couple’s wedding won’t be pushed back due to her second …

11. ABC News- Emma Stone

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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Admit to SextingABC News… on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the talk show host asked Jamie Foxx, Garfield and Stone whether anybody in their “Amazing Spider-Man 2” cast has to share hotel rooms. Andrew Garfield: Emma Stone ‘Approved’ How My Package Looks in Spidey Suit.

12. ESPN- Cleveland Indians

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Jason Kipnis signs 6-year dealESPNCLEVELAND — Only hours before this season’s home opener, the Indians guaranteed Jason Kipnis will be around for more than a few more. The All-Star second baseman agreed to a $52.5 million, six-year contract Friday, binding him to the Indians through ..



School Term Over

So another term at school has ended, for the most part,I am relieved.  I added an extra class last term and so I had more classes and less time.

I really enjoyed my extra class last term, however, I was working until almost the last minute to finish up work in one of my other classes.  I was glad to finish all of the assignments.  It is now spring vacation.

Choose a good path – Law Blogger Scholarship

I disagree with the death penalty, instead of worrying about whether or not to put someone to death, we should use more of our resources to talk to people who are on death row or who are sentenced to a life sentence, to try and find out from them what made them commit the crimes that they did, that got them where they are now. We should try to find out what we, as people, as a society, can do to help people who commit such bad crimes.  I believe that many people who commit bad crimes have been, at some time in their life, victims of some sort themselves, and as such their case warrants further study. 

Instead of calling for the execution of prisoners we should use the time to talk with them, especially those who are given a life sentence, and try to gain valuable knowledge from them and learn about why they committed the crimes that they did.

 We should try to find out such things as what was the relationship between them and their victims, and why or how did those people end up as the victim?  Were there ways that people could have intervened that could have helped to prevent the crime from happening?  Do they think that the tendency to commit murder has a biological origin?  Did they feel angry all their lives or was their life more influenced by environmental factors along the way?  We should talk extensively to people who are sentenced to a life sentence to try and learn everything that we can from them because there is no one else in society that can tell us so much about what leads a person to commit these types of terrible crimes then the people who have been involved in these situations.

 If we take the time to examine these cases, perhaps we can learn more about what we can do to help prevent such things from happening again.  Do we need more school programs, more community programs, more children’s services, better employment services, more drug treatment services, or more mental health care programs available?  What are some of the ways that they think that we can help and prevent these types of crimes from occurring?

I am proud of the progress that our country and our criminal justice system has made towards being attentive to social problems and to individual’s needs, however, there is still more that we can do to make our criminal justice system a responsive and illuminated system.

  We should not focus on the whether or not we support the death penalty, we should focus more on trying to reach out and help people and to prevent crimes.  It is better to prevent crime. It is better to treat other human beings with respect.  The cycle of violence has to end somewhere.   I would rather try and help healing begin.    

 This blog post is an official entry for the <a href=”http://www.joshuapondlaw.com/scholarship”>Law Blogger’s Scholarship</a>, sponsored by The Law Office of Joshua Pond, <a href=”http://www.joshuapondlaw.com/”>http://www.joshuapondlaw.com</a>.