News in brief
News / March 17, 2010
By Natsumi Oye [Current Events Bureau Chief]
Sex to be put up for auction
The domain name sex.com is to be auctioned off in New York because the owner defaulted on his payments, according to cbc.ca.
The name was purchased for $14 million US in 2006, according to the report.
That was a record amount, and with the bidding starting at $1 million, it isn’t expected to sell for nearly as much.
Sex.com is currently owned by Escom, based in Boston, and will be auctioned off on March 18th, reported cbc.ca.
Women faces charges over trimming while driving
Several charges have stemmed from a car accident caused by a Florida woman getting ready to see her boyfriend while she drove.
The woman, who was convicted of other driving charges only the day before, hit the back of a pickup because she was “giving herself a bikini trim,” according to torontosun.com. Her ex-husband had taken control of the wheel while she was shaving, a task she wanted to complete before she met up with her boyfriend, the article said.
New Jury needed for Reyat’s Trial
Inderjit Singh Reyat’s perjury trial has been stalled again, reported The Globe and Mail. A new jury has to be drawn after one juror reported that another made a comment that suggested a racial bias, according to the report.
The entire jury is being thrown out because Justice Mark McEwan decided that they couldn’t confirm whether or not the remark was made, or if it “would affect the work of the jury.”
70-year-old charged with the murder of Police Officer
Fred Preston has been charged in the shooting that led to the death of Ontario Police Department’s Const. Vu Pham, reported ctv.ca.
Preston is 70-years-old and is accused of attempting to murder another officer, on top of the charge of the first-degree murder of Pham, neither of which has been proven in court, according to the report.
Police say Preston is in critical condition, according to ctv.ca.