Rape Suspect Found Murdered
Lone Star investigators have confirmed that Abraham Philips, the bartender found dead yesterday on the I-90, was under investigation for the alleged rape of Eréndira Bonilla, daughter of Aztlan diplomatic attaché, Arlan Bonilla. Philips was a respected member of the elven community in Snohomish, and active in several local organizations. His demise has been officially listed as an accident, but friends and family are shouting “racism”, claiming that police have not completed a full investigation because Philips was an elf.
The Snohomish resident is the third elf found dead under questionable circumstances in the past week. Two of the men were under direct investigation for the alleged rape, and the third matched the description of the perpetrator, leading some to speculate that Atzlan agents may be acting outside UCAS laws. Police sources have been quick to discount these rumors, but insiders confirm that there has been a crackdown on internal security since the deaths.
Election Campaign Heats Up
The race for the presidency saw verbal fireworks last night as incumbent President Angela Colloton and Democrat challenger, Bartholemew Ogama, exchanged heated barbs during last night’s virtual town hall meeting. Ogama criticized the Republican administration’s handling of the nationwide explosion of violence that has occurred because of the meteoric growth of the use of the street drug tempo. Colloton countered by calling the Democratic plan to deal with crime and drugs “a pointless and naive band-aid solution”. Both candidates spent the majority of their allotted debate time criticizing each others’ real or proposed policies. Commentators and political pundits have pointed out that there was little in the way of new or constructive suggestions for solving the problem.
Corporate Elite Gets More Than Questions
Roger Muran, Senior Vice President from Lone Star Security services, made an appearance at the Hutts Inquiry today, answering charges that the corporation places its bottom line before the safety of the people. Muran was on the stand for nearly three hours as the city’s lead counsel, Sharon Tremblay, questioned him about policies, procedures and internal communications. Justice Hutts also asked several pointed questions about the Texas-based company’s response to the Excrement ticket riots.
The hearings were briefly disrupted by a protester who attempted to throw rotten fruit at the Lone Star executive. Mr. Muran’s teenage daughter, Beth, intervened and tackled the would-be assailant before he could lob the offending orange. Ms. Muran had to be pulled off the man as she repeatedly struck him in the head with her commlink. Justice Hutts called a halt to proceedings for the day to allow Knight Errant to investigate the breach in their security. Mr. Muran later told reporters that he would consider loaning his daughter to the rival firm to “help better train their guards”.
Trid Star Checks Out
Representatives of trid star Markie Morris announced that he has finished his rehabilitation program at the Lindsay Lohan Center in Bellevue and will be returning to work in the coming weeks. Mr. Morris entered the rehab facility as part of his plea-bargain deal with the courts after being arrested for possession of and trafficking in illegal and dangerous BTL chips. Morris’ agent stated that the star “recognizes that he had a problem and is now clean and ready to regain the respect of his fans”. Morris has been resident at the center since early June following his arrest during a city-wide BTL crackdown by Lone Star Security Services.
Brackhaven Founds a New Zen Mecca
Political heiress and drug artist, Tiffany Brackhaven, has turned the small Cascade Ork town of Cartwright into an artists’ mecca. Since moving to the hamlet two years ago, Brackhaven has stepped away from her life as the sole heiress to the Brackhaven empire and focused her attention on her controversial drug art. In that time, Cartwright has blossomed into a thriving community attracting thousands of visitors each year. Not one to seek the spotlight, Brackhaven attributes the town’s success to local businesses and the willingness of the people to accept her and those like her. Most recently Brackhaven herself has accepted something new into her life and admitted to using the drug tempo as a way to help her maintain focus and complete her work.
Governor Kenneth Brackhaven has steadfastly declined to comment on his daughter’s artistic endeavors and recent public admission of tempo use.