Godmother of Cocaine shot dead

A 69-year-old woman known throughout the drug world as the “Godmother of Cocaine” was gunned down by an assassin on a motorcycle in Colombia Monday, according to international news reports.

Griselda Blanco, once listed alongside Pablo Escobar as one of the “most notorious drug lords of the 1980s” by the Drug Enforcement Administration, was fatally shot as she left a butcher’s shop in western Medellin Monday afternoon, according to a report by Univision and El Colombiano. Colombia’s El Espectador reported authorities are looking for Blanco’s killers and are investigating possible motives for the killing.

Blanco served nearly 20 years in an American prison on drug trafficking charges and was at one point tied to as many as 40 murders in the U.S., according to a 1997 Senate testimony given by then-director of DEA international operations Michael Horn. Horn said that Blanco ordered a Florida mall shooting in 1979 that left two dead and four injured, and she apparently enjoyed her line of work.

“To foster her reputation as the ‘Godmother’ of cocaine, [Blanco] named her fourth son Michael Corleone, after the fictional mob character portrayed in the movie ‘The Godfather,'” Horn said.

Court documents filed in 1988, three years after Blanco was caught, detail the shadowy, decade-long hunt for the queenpin that involved federal agents chasing false identities and checking Miami hospitals for gunshot wound victims that matched Blanco’s description. But she wasn’t able to elude them forever and after being captured in 1985 in Irvin, Calif. and serving nearly two decades behind bars in America, Blanco was released from prison and deported back to Colombia in 2004.

The DEA referred all inquiries into Blanco’s death to Colombian authorities, telling ABC News, “she served her time here.” The Colombian National Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment for this report.

Will.i.am broadcast from Mars Curiosity

Will.I.Am will premiere his new song from Mars! And why not? The song is called “Reach For The Stars”. Will won’t be on Mars but the “Curiosity Rover” that recently landed on Mars will. The rover will transmit the song through it’s radio waves and NASA will sponsor the broadcast set to premiere at 4PM today!

Curiosity Mars Rover: Our Interplanery Emissary

Curiosity Mars Rover: Our Interplanery Emissary (Photo credit: tj.blackwell)

 

Serena Williams, Golden Slam Champion

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams became only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam when she won her first singles gold medal Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 at the London Olympics.

The victory completed a remarkable run of domination by the No. 4-seeded Williams, who lost only 17 games in her six matches. She went 13-0 this summer at the All England Club, where she won her fifth Wimbledon title a month ago.

The career Golden Slam was first achieved by Steffi Graf, who did it when she won the Olympics in 1988 after winning all four major titles. Williams can add the gold medal to her 14 Grand Slam singles championships, the most of any active woman.

Melbourne Australian Open 2010 Serena Serve

Melbourne Australian Open 2010 Serena Serve (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“TERRENCE HOWARD :- “IF I COULD I WOULD BECOME A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS””

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Terrence Howard’s interview on NPR, describing the Jehovah’s Witnesses and their obligation to preaching from door to door.

And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come. Matthew 24 vs 15

To find out about Jehovah’s witnesses visit http://www.watchtower.org

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