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Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Hey, Didn't I See That on CBS?
Angel Mejias had confessed and pleaded guilty to kidnapping a West Chester businessman's son. But yesterday Mejias dramatically changed his story, alleging the son masterminded the crime. Read story. Wait ... that sounds like the plot of Friday night's Numb3rs. The jewelry store was behind the heist of his own store and the kidnapping of her own wife. OK, it's not exactly the same, but observers sure wondered if Mejias made up his story. He had no receipts to back up his claim of getting $100,000 from the son. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenya S. Mann said in court the tale "makes no sense" and "appears to be concocted to avoid sentencing." The judge will rule tomorrow on what happens next.

Btw, anybody see the show? Seems phonier this season. The brainy gal pal researcher played by Navi Rawad (pictured) acts more like an eye-batting sexpot, and the new female agent's an airhead. Mistake: They'll lose geeks without gaining mathphobes.)


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