Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 12, 2012
April 12, 2012
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
An all-nude maid service in Texas has caught the eye of local authorities.
The Huffington Postreports Fantasy Maid Service of Lubbock, Texas charges customers 100-dollars per hour to clean their homes. And, 26-year-old owner MELISSA BORRETT does the cleaning in lingerie or in the buff, depending on the customer's wishes. Melissa started the service in February and she now has three other women working under her. And, business is booming.
But, the Lubbock Police Department is threatening to shut her down because she allegedly doesn't have the proper permits. Those permits cost 650-bucks a year, plus an extra 5-grand for a "letter of credit".
Borrett has said she will take legal action if the city actually shuts her down.
On a side note, Borrett does offer discounts to police officers. (Still)
Trolling for IQ points:
Does anybody really ever fall for those Nigerian email scams? You might be surprised.
The NY Post says a Minnesota law firm is suing Wells Fargo Bank, claiming the financial institution should have done more to prevent the lawyers from losing 400-thousand bucks. The legal eagles at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz reportedly wired 400-thousand big ones to a Nigerian fraud ring that emailed them 3-years ago. In the email, fraudsters claimed to be a Korean woman needing a cash advance to collect a legal settlement. (Still)
There's a new line of skin care products for women. Made by monks. The Carmelite Monks of Worcester, Massachusetts partnered with the University of Massachusetts to create the five-piece Easamine set that include a natural anti-inflammatory compound. It includes an eye cream, night and day creams, a cleanser and a toner. Racked.com says the monastary is calling it "divine intervention for your skin" and all profits from the line will go to charity. (Bartha)
Drug Bust of the Day:
Today's nominee for Crimefighter of the Week: The janitor who found a meth lab in the ladies room of a Wal-Mart in Boaz, AL.
Police say the worker found pseudoephedrine pills and a plastic water bottle with residue in the bottom, what they call a one-pot "shake and bake" type lab. It only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to cook low-quality meth using this method.
"We've found a lot of shake and bake meth labs in different places," said the police chief, "but never inside a business."
In case you're thinking the meth user pulled the pills off the store shelf and went straight to the bathroom, nice try, but police say the pills didn't come from Wal-Mart, they came from another pharmacy. (Maiman)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE claims to be a major BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN fan, and that he's seen The Boss more than 100 times. Well, the New York Post caught Christie taking a nap during Bruce's Madison Square Garden concert Tuesday night. One fan noticed the Republican hotshot dozing away and shouted, "Wake up, Governor!" That got his security detail to pay attention right away. PETER BUCK from R.E.M. was also at the concert, along with JON STEWART and ABC's CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR looking very sexy in a revealing outfit. (Marino)
No winner in Wednesday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Saturday night's drawing is valued at $113 million ($68.4 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 195.2 million.
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