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Tuesday
Apr032012

Arrests, Gunfire in Kentucky as Fans Celebrate NCAA Title

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- A shooting broke out in Lexington, Ky., early Tuesday morning as thousands of University of Kentucky fans were out in the streets celebrating their team's eighth NCAA basketball championship.

According to police, the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. and left one person wounded.  The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to a nearby hospital with undetermined injuries.  No other details are known at this time.

The gunfire came hours after the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 67-59, Monday night to take the title. 

An estimated crowd of 15,000 took to the streets to cheer on the Wildcats and about 300 police officers, equipped with riot gear, were put in place to keep fans under control.

Several dozen arrests were made as the celebrations got a bit out of hand, according to police, and at least 40 small fires had to be put out.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Steve Jobs Fan at Apple Store: ‘I Had to…Come Here to Honor Him’

ABC News Radio(NEW YORK) -- Inside an Apple store on 59th Street in New York City, it was business as usual Wednesday night -- even after the death of Apple’s founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs.

Two of the resident “geniuses” were busy explaining the new processor in the iPhone 4S to a rapt customer. They said they were not allowed to comment on Jobs’ passing -- nor, for that matter, would any of their colleagues or a manager. They would not even comment on whether or not they were not allowed to comment.

A security guard said security was told to pick up any flowers and remove anything like a shrine.

But Apple fans at the store had plenty to say.

One man started bawling, iPad in arms, when asked how he felt about Jobs’ death.

Jessica Mellow, 26, of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, said she and a friend have been taking turns sitting in line in front of the store for nine days awaiting the new iPhone. The two still had nine more to go.

“When I’m in an Apple store, it feels like being with family,” she said. “And I think that goes back to him [Jobs]. He created THIS. The people here want to help you and that says a lot about him.”

Of Jobs’ death from unspecified causes, she said of the man who has battled a type of pancreatic cancer: “It just shows no matter rich or poor, male or female, cancer doesn’t discriminate.”

David Del Toro, 37, of Miami, said he was at the store because “I felt that I had to do something, to come here, to honor him.”

Why?

“For all he did, his inventions, the way he changed technology and communications," Del Toro said. “I felt I was obligated, in a way, just to say, 'Thank you.’”

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Thursday
Feb102011

NFL, Cowboys Sued for Millions Over Super Bowl Seating Snafu

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that the glow from Super Bowl 45 has worn off, some fans want what they say is their just due for shabby treatment they received last Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

A Los Angeles law firm Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of close to one thousand people who were either moved from the seats they had as season-ticketholders or were forced to watch the game from a monitor set up in the arena because of construction problems.

The NFL offered about 400 spectators triple refunds, tickets to next year's Super Bowl and allowed them on the field for the post-game activities.

But that wasn't enough to placate the fans who filed the lawsuit that seeks more than $5 million in travel and ticket reimbursement and damages.  The NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones were named as defendants.

Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti explained, "The NFL and Jerry Jones sold something to fans they weren't able to deliver, and they knew they weren't able to deliver it."

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