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17 February 2008

Free Milton!

As promised, here's a link to this week's cover.

So yesterday, which was Ash Wednesday, Milton donned his court-appropriate best as 75 potential jurors filed into Courtroom 6-A at the federal courthouse at Sixth and Market streets. They were there to either submit to their duty of citizenship or pull the "extreme hardship" card to get out of a three- to four-week investment. More than half claimed they knew too much about the defendant already, a good number of whom also raised their hands to indicate they weren't sure they'd be able to render a fair verdict. They were saying they'd heard the Tale of Milton and already think he's a smooth criminal.

And, while we're here ... Oscar de la Hoya, crossdresser? Discuss.

(Photo of Oscar's good-Christian stripper from


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