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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

When Are They Making the Movie of the Week?

This story has it all--political corruption, murder, suicide, and it's all set in the state that gave us legalized gambling and prostitution . . . Nevada. As explained here, the Nevada State Controller, Kathy Augustine, died suddenly this month at the age of 50. The Republican official had been elected state controller in 1999. Three years ago, allegations of misconduct arose, leading to her impeachment and conviction for using state equipment on her 2002 campaign. Although convicted, she was only censured and retained her office. She was currently running for governor, much to the dismay of the state GOP which was doing everything it could to defeat her.

But now it gets really interesting. About a week after Augustine's death, husband # 3 tried to kill himself. It then turns out that husband #2 had died in 2003 following complications from a stroke at the age 0f 63. And guess who was #2's nurse; that's right, husband #3. And how long did it take Augustine to marry #3 after #2's death. Answer: about a month. Something stinks to high heaven.

Red Fraggle may want to call Jessica Fletcher in to solve this one, but I don't think expert crime solving is needed. Nonetheless, what a wacky story.



Blogger Red Fraggle said...

This is fascinating! I can't believe People hasn't done a story on it yet (or did I miss an issue?!).

Jessica Fletcher would totally solve this puzzle. Maybe Ben Matlock could help. Or perhaps Lieutenant Columbo?

7/25/2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Laura Holt said...

DUDES! You've got a professional detective as a Junkette (ME in case you need a clue). I'm highly insulted that your first call would not be to the Remington Steele Detective Agency.

7/25/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Red Fraggle said...

But we're talking about JESSICA FLETCHER!!!!!

The Corpse Danced at Midnight!

7/25/2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger Agnes DiPesto said...

Let's see... David's in preproduction on "Die Hard 17" or so, and I think Maddie has some plastic surgery scheduled to repair the injuries she suffered after going around the bend at an incredible velocity. Poor Bert died at a hospital in Seattle earlier this year after some arrogantly sexy intern ordered the nurse he was sleeping with to give the wrong dose of something.

I, however, am totally available.

7/25/2006 1:59 PM  
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