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Dodger Stadium Storage Shed Catches Fire Again


The Dodger Stadium storage shed that caught fire Saturday night during a baseball game, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, caught fire again early Monday morning. This last fire was reported at 5 a.m. and was put out within fifteen minutes. Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said the fire appeared to be rekindled from the Saturday night fire.

“This appears to be a small smoldering fire from the previous fire,” he said. “There is no indication this was a separate fire.”

On Saturday night, it took firefighters about 20 minutes and 41 firefighters to put out a fire involving paper products in the same storage room at the stadium. The Saturday night fire occurred while the Dodgers were playing the Florida Marlins.

Tonight, the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

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A Craigslist.org Hookup Leaves Math Teacher Arrested

Ashraf Boulos Hindi, a math teacher in the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita has been arrested in a Ventura County Sheriff’s sting operation at a Motel 6 in Camarillo, where the suspect allegedly provided drugs to an undercover deputy, authorities said.

Apparently, 29-year old Hindi hooked up with a sheriff’s investigator posing as a female seeking companionship through Craigslist.org where he began interacting with her on May 28. To further lure the "adult female," and sheriff’s investigator, Hindi offered to bring cocaine, marijuana and alcohol to the motel, according to Ventura County Sgt. John J. Gleason, where they were to meet.

When Hindi arrived at the Motel 6 about 3 p.m., investigators took him into custody without incident and found him to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, authorities said.

Hindi was arrested on suspicion of transporting and offering a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance, and booked into Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Hindi’s employment as a high school teacher was confirmed and the school officials notified, Gleason said. Further investigation turned up cocaine at his Canyon Country home.

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Judge Judy to Remain on CBS Through 2015

LOS ANGELES | May 2, 2011

Judge JudyAfter a long-running 15 seasons that last season ranked no. 1 in daytime television, CBS Television Distribution stated on Monday that Judy Sheindlin, 68 and known as “Judge Judy,” signed a new deal to stay with CBS through 2015. “I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career,” Sheindlin said in a statement.

Having been a former New York judge, Sheindlin presides over small-claims cases on her daytime program. “Judge Judy” had actually been renewed until 2013 before this new agreement was reached.

The deal comes as Oprah Winfrey whose cable channel went live in January prepares to end her talk show after 25 years, leaving Sheindlin and other daytime stars to compete for the position.

Judge Judy had contemplated ending her show in 2013, but the show remains a strong competitor. In the 2009-10 season, “Judge Judy” ranked No. 1 among daytime series and became the first program in a decade to outdraw “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Sheindlin is “at the top of her game,” said John Nogawski, president of CBS Television Distribution, the show’s syndicator. She’s been the most-watched TV judge since her show’s 1996 debut.

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