The rain and other circumstances have converged to make this one of those days when I’m tempted to break out the knife and hit the chop shop. Turns out, I’m woefully behind on recent developments in the Mississippi Coast TeeVee news congroovancy, such deficiency I made a point of curing this morning. The “cure” was almost a complete waste of time but before I get to that:
I’d give the Sun Herald Box diving gang some secret CPA auditor box diving tips but I’ll be keeping those trade secrets. 😉 I’m sure the gang will do a good job raking muck next week.
Federal judge dismisses most of remaining Katrina damage lawsuits ~ Mark Schleifstein
Welp, the two vagrants you’d see most at the Waveland Walmart have now been eliminated from the Highway 90 social scene.
Homeless man charged in Bourgeois murder ~ Dwayne Bremer
Moving right along…..
‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson back on A&E, network says ~ AP Story via NOLA.com
Finally, I missed the re-debut of Channel 25 TeeVee news a month or so ago. This is good news because you lifers know I live to shoot spitballs at the TeeVee news although Hammerman is making it harder:
Toni Miles, former WLOX reporter, joins WXXV 25 News team ~ Patrick Ochs
Though I didn’t cover Miles unfortunate association with a cocaine distribution arrest I did make sure she could get a taste of home here on Slabbed anytime she wanted it after she moved on to Corpus Christi. As I remember it Miles was dating an older businessman who had a fondness for coke. When the boyfriend’s house was raided Miles was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was arrested but ultimately not charged with a crime. The arrest resulted in WLOX terminating her.
Finding no joy at losing her job at WLOX TeeVee and evidently unaware of the Streisand effect, Miles sued Raycom Communications for defamation and discrimination in Federal court here in the Mississippi Southern DIstrict. I took a peek at the docket this morning on PACER and the term that came to mind to describe it begins with a C and ends with a K. (We’re trying to cut back on vulgarity here at Slabbed New Media in 2014). Long story short Miles started out with Louis Watson of Jackson as her lawyer but he withdrew early on citing irreconcilable differences with Miles on how to litigate the case. Then it went from bad to worse after a particularly nasty Motion to Strike was filed by Team Raycom:
Judge Dismisses Former Anchor’s Libel Suit ~ Faux News
Former News Anchor Loses Defamation Case ~ Matt Reynolds
As for Ms Miles, the intervening years led her back to Mississippi and sure enough there are lots of older businessmen looking for love down here on the coast, even old CPAs:
Miss Miles, Mr. Culumber exhange (sic) vows on May 22 ~ Vicksburg Post
Over here in Hancock County I doubt I see much TeeVee 25 news but at least the gang and news operation is now on my radar (The XXV car showing up in Waveland a couple of days ago helped) as there is always room for one more outlet in the local media congroovancy. Just watch out for the occasional spitball and everything will be fine.