Thursday, November 29, 2007

Patrick Quinn Takes the Fifth Amendment

Hotel developer Pat Quinn is a mess. His nasty divorce and trip to rehab in Antigua have been the subject of frequent media attention, spiced up with the political angle to it with Julie Quinn, John Young and Mary Lou McCall. The four of them need adult supervision. Quinn appears to be hitting rock bottom. Yesterday, he took the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify in a deposition. He was sworn in and asked his name, which he gave. The next question was "what is your address," and he refused to answer, citing the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. He then walked out on the deposition and left the building, refusing to answer any more questions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Armed Robbery at Prytania and Webster

An Uptown resident was armed via a gun to the head at Prytania and Webster Uptown. The victim cooperated with the armed robbers and fortunately was not injured, though the thugs took his wallet and jacket. In an e-mail, his wife recommends that if this happens to you, wait a couple hours before reporting stolen credit cards. That way, in that time, the bad guys may use the credit cards at places like gas stations that take surveillance videos.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hurricane Katrina Fiction Reading List

Today's Times-Picayune has a Hurricane Katrina fiction reading list in the Living section. I've read more of the Katrina non-fiction than fiction but plan to read more of the fiction next year. Here is the list:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Trial Date Set for Vince Marinello

Vince Marinello will stand trial on Feb. 25, 2008 for the shooting death of his estranged wife. Things don't look good for Vince, who made a to do list of things to do before he murdered his wife.