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Mexican Actress Fernanda Romero Receives Jail Time For Immigration Marriage Fraud

LOS ANGELES | April 26, 2011

Fernanda RomeroOn Monday, a federal judge sentenced Mexican actress Fernanda Romero and husband Kent Ross to 15 weekends in jail upon admitting they committed immigration marriage fraud so that the actress could legally enter the United States.

According to an affidavit filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mexican actress Fernanda Romero has appeared in films, including the 2008 supernatural thriller “The Eye,” as well as in print and television advertising and paid $5,000 to husband Kent Ross, a musician and former pizza delivery driver to "tie the knot," so that she could legally reside in the United States and work.

Authorities familiar with the matter said that both Romero and Ross filed several documents containing claims that they lived at the same address and other false statements. According to the case prosecutors, Romero also filed documents making false statements as to how long she had resided in the United States.

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Southern California Edison Begins Three-Day Simulation at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

LOS ANGELES | April 12, 2011

As a result of the nuclear disasters at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan after a powerful 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, California state and U.S. federal officials have called for a thorough review of California’s two commercial nuclear power plants. In response to the request, Southern California Edison began a three-day drill at the San Onofre nuclear power plant testing the ability of local, state and U.S. federal agencies to respond to a radiological emergency on Tuesday, an exercise that is required every two years at every commercial nuclear plant across the United States but has garnered more attention due to the recent events.

Tina Walker, a spokeswoman for the California Emergency Management Agency stated that the three-day exercise will simulate a radioactive release from the plant into surrounding communities. Nuclear emergency sirens will sound during the drill that will be overseen and evaluated by state and federal disaster officials.

“The message here is that nuclear power plants and the communities surrounding them spend a lot of time preparing and testing their emergency response plans,” said Victor Dricks, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold a public meeting Friday in San Juan Capistrano to review initial observations from this week’s drill. The full evaluation will not be available for several months.


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OPT IN: Charlie Sheen’s Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option

Booed off stage on Saturday in Detroit to standing ovations on Sunday in Chicago, Charlie Sheen’s Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option had Chicago screaming “Detroit sucks. Detroit sucks,” and is back on track.

According to a CNN News report, the Chicago Theater event on Sunday was nothing like Saturday in Detroit. There was no nonsensical rambling. Instead, Violent Torpedo of Truth was transformed into a 90-minute talk show of pre-planned questions covering a wide range of topics including Charlie Sheen’s departure from Two and a Half Men, his marriages, call girls and even why he pays for sex. Sheen’s response: “I have millions to blow, and I ran out of stuff to buy.”

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