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FBI Investigates Unabomber in Tylenol Killings

Questions are now raised on whether or not Chicago’s Tylenol killer and the Unabomber are one and the same. The FBI agents who are assigned to investigate on the 30-year old case on the Tylenol killings want DNA samples of Ted Kaczynski. The FBI, however, are not saying of there is reason to believe that Kaczynski is the Tylenol killer.

Cynthia Yates, spokesperson for Chicago FBI, said that they want DNA samples of numerous individuals, not just Kaczynski. Yates, however, refused to provide the press details regarding the other individuals they are investigating on. The FBI’s efforts to take hold of Kaczynski’s DNA only became public after Kaczynski filed a court motion seeking to keep all his materials that may exonerate him in the 1982 Tylenol killing case.

Kaczynski used to live in a small cabin from where he sent the mail bombs which killed a total of three people and wounded numerous others; his attacks begun during late 1970s. Kaczynski is called the Unabomber as he originally sent the mail bombs to airline executives and university professors.

Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in the Colorado federal prison after he was captured in 1996 and pleaded guilty in 1998. He, however, refused to provide DNA samples to FBI authorities investigating the Tylenol case. The poisoning killed seven people in a matter of three days. The victims took cyanide-covered Tylenol from packages that have been apparently tampered with.

Helen Jensen, one of the nurses who accompanied investigators in the homes of the Tylenol poisoning victims, said that she hopes this recent news regarding the case is not another dead end. She added that it would be nice to finally get justice and closure to the entire thing.

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Jenn Sterger Still Mocked After the Brett Favre Incident

Jenn Sterger is expecting a huge audience this week on ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline. That could be a huge opportunity especially for someone who wants to push up her career in TV hosting and as an actress. However, Sterger is firm on saying that she just wants her life back and be given the opportunity to go back to work.

Sterger was recently connected to the alleged unacceptable behavior of Brett Favre, a former quarterback. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos she repeatedly said that she simply wants to go back to how things were. She wants to entertain people again. Sterger is, however, torn as the nature of her work allows her to say crazy things and she almost always get away with it.

There were rumors that went out a couple weeks ago that Sterger received a lot of offensive phone messages and photos from the former quarterback Favre. NFL investigators were not able to squeeze out details from Favre so they just asked them to pay a fine of $50,000 for not cooperating in the investigation.

Sterger said that she tried to go back to work and do her job but did not have a clue how to do the news when she is in it. She further said that she was embarrassed and even humiliated. She also denies the rumors saying that she is just a gold-digger who wants to make money off of the issue. She emphasized that she did not get a single centavo from Favre or from any of the photos.

The second part of Sterger’s interview will air on Wednesday on Good Morning America.

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2 Dead After Sailboat Sank in San Diego

A sailboat turned over throwing 10 people in to the water off of San Diego Bay, Sunday. Two men died on the spot, a woman was sent to intensive care, and seven people were injured said the authorities.

The harbor police rescued and pulled out of the water and in to a boat dock everyone aboard the sailboat. Paramedics and firefighters provided first aid but two elderly men in their 60s died on the spot. The other eight were immediately sent to a local hospital. Two children were discharged from the hospital following brief treatment.

Although only 10 people were reportedly aboard the sailboat, divers made sure that there were no any other additional victims in the accident site. Maurice Luque, spokesman of the San Diego Fire and Rescue Team, said that they are confident no one else was a part of the accident.

Most of the injuries were not fatal, although a woman was treated in the intensive care unit of the UCSD Medical Center due to hypothermia. None of the names of the victims were released immediately; however, Luque said that most of them are Asians.

Investigators are still trying to figure out why the boat capsized and sank. Marguerite Elicone, spokesperson of the Port of San Diego, said that there were no other vessels involved and that although there were witnesses they are not sure how significant what they saw are. Investigations are led by the Harbor Police.

The Coast Guard were also on the scene, however, many said that they did not immediately respond to phone calls regarding the accident.

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