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PCR #487 (Vol. 10, No. 30). This edition is for the week of July 20--26, 2009.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"  by Mike Smith
Terror of Mechagodzilla  by ED Tucker
Turning 600! .... Where It Began For Me .... The Mcfarlane Era .... Ross Factor .... Jsm .... It All Started With A .... .... .... by Brandon Jones
Corruption In Jersey & Crazies On Fox .... As Healthcare Turns .... Slanderous Debate .... That's Senator Racist To You.... .... That's A Go Comrade .... Funny Lady .... Enemy In Nyc .... by Brandon Jones
Ben Roethlisberger Is A Rapist? .... Vick .... Make Love To The Camera .... .... .... .... .... by Chris Munger
Happy Birthday .... This Week In Baseball .... Movie News .... More From Greg .... Passing On .... .... .... .... My Favorite Films, Part 2...  by Mike Smith
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Ben Roethlisberger Is A Rapist?
Great Quarterback. 2-Time Super Bowl Champion. Rapist. That’s what a woman that works in a casino-hotel in Lake Tahoe, Nevada would want you to believe. The woman claims that Roethlisberger was a guest at the hotel, and called her at the service desk and said his television wasn’t working properly and specifically asked her to come to his room to fix the problem. When she entered the room, Roethlisberger locked his door and forced himself upon her. The woman claiming all of this hasn’t filed a criminal report with the police department, leading me to believe that there is a lack of evidence of a criminal offense. And in this economy, filing a lawsuit for anything would be a nice gamble, especially in a court proceeding that only requires 51% of the jurors to find you guilty. She didn’t file a complaint and the police department said their weren’t going to investigate unless the woman filed one. Big Ben held a presser where he just barely kept it together, and said he “Did not sexually assault her.“ Also that they where “Outrageous Allegations” and this was an attack on his family. We’ll see how this unfolds, especially with the football season coming up soon, and every broadcaster that covers Steelers games will want to give their two-cents about the situation.

ESPN reported the other day that Michael Vick met with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, and was granted a conditional re-instatement. The return would have him face a 4 game suspension in the beginning of the year. Thus he could still sign with any team and start training camp immediately. After the report broke, the NFL denied it and stated the situation was going to be looked at carefully.

Make Love To The Camera
ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews was a subject of a pervert who stuck a camera into her hotel room and took video of her naked while she was apparently getting ready to go somewhere. The video was placed on YouTube, and was quickly taken off of the site, but it has caught fire in other places on the internet. No word yet on who took the video, but Andrews is upset and wants something done about it. And if a quasi-celebrity couldn’t get privacy in an upscale hotel room, who watching you?

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