POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 11/6
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Thirty-six-year-old Tony Grigsby was shot twice in the right foot during Friday’s attack. He walked with a cane Monday as he read a statement outside his South Los Angeles home. Grigsby says he was trying to help an elderly man get to safety when the gunman shot him. He said that even after being wounded, his main concern was helping people who came up to him.
Mike Duggan, who ran on his financial rescue of the city’s largest hospital system, beat out Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon for the spot. Both candidates are Democrats. Duggan is the first white mayor to be elected since Roman Gribbs in 1970, who served only one term.
Authorities found members of a missing Mississippi family dead. The bodies of Atira Hill, the mother; Laterry Smith, the stepfather; and Jaidon Hill, 7, were discovered overnight. They were last seen on Friday in a car that was later found flipped over and on fire. Timothy Burns, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the case.
Another sad story, this one involving a Michigan woman who was allegedly killed by a homeowner from whom she was seeking help after a car accident. Today, police in the area are seeking to charge that homeowner, who claimed self defense, after shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride. The case bears disturbing similarities to that of Jonathan Ferrell, a former FAMU football player who was in a car collision and then shot by police while seeking help.
Picked up by Lifetime, the film adaption is currently in production in Atlanta. Almost all of the original cast members are reuniting for the movie, including Cicely Tyson and Vanessa L. Williams, according to Huffington Post. Blair Underwood will star as Tyson’s son, replacing Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Keke Palmer from CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story will also be joining the cast.
The “Tropic Thunder” actor was escorted off of a flight after he claimed the flight attendant used the racial slur. He detailed his ordeal with the following Tweets: “US AIRWAYS their so racist they said “i don”t care if your Obama son get in your seat!!” Flight 629 flight attendant “DEE” please help !!!!,” he tweeted.
Let’s end on a positive note. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the mind behind the Super Soaker water gun as well as Nerf toy guns will receive $73 million in royalties from Hasbro Inc. The parties have been battling over unpaid royalties since February and now Lonnie Johnson and his Johnson Research and Development Co. are up for a big payday. Kudos!