National News - Diamond Rings in the Salvation Army Kettle

Posted by getthedaily on Dec. 04, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama met with US-governors on Tuesday and asked that each state representative help draft a new economic plan instead of simply implementing one. This comes one day after California governor Arnold Schwarzenneger declared fiscal emergency. Schwarzenegger called for immediate legislative action to help the 11.2-billion-dollar state deficit. The FBI arrested the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama Monday on several federal charges. Some include conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering and falsely filed income tax reports. Along with 2-others, Larry Langford is linked in a related indictment to criminal activity while he was a county commissioner between 2002 and 2006. Federal officials seek 7.6-million-dollars from each of the men. An anonymous person dropped a 2-thousand-dollar donation into a Salvation Army kettle in Pennsylvania just before the Thanksgiving holiday. However, this donation was not money - it was a diamond ring. A local jeweler appraised the ring as a ...

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