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The Omelette Weekly Roundup: Larry Page-Eric Schmidt Google Shakeup, Kermit Gosnell, Kensington Strangler, Ricky Gervais Golden Globe Controversy, and more

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The Omelette Friday January 21, 2011

The Weekly Roundup: From Doctor Kermit Gosnell's House of Horrors to Google's Shakeup

*Officer Christopher Matlosz was gunned down execution style last Friday in Lakewood, New Jersey. Fortunately, the killer Jahmell Crockam was caught on Sunday. Officer Mastlosz's funeral was held on Thursday.

 

*Ricky Gervais ticked off a lot of celebrities by telling it like it is with his upfront, no-nonsense brand of humor at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Gervais said he won't return to host for a third time.

 

*The Kensington Strangler was arrested on Monday evening. The killer, identified as 21-year-old Antonio Rodriguez, has confessed to the rapes and murders of Elaine Goldberg, Nicole Piacentini and Casey Mahoney.

 

*Doctor Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor in West Philadelphia was arrested this week following a horrific discovery of remains of babies found in his clinic. He is charged in the murder of a woman who died under his care. Gosnell ran a high-volume late-term abortion operation for profit and also sold thousands of oxycontin pills illegally. Added to that, his assistants who performed abortions and sedated patients weren't even licensed.

 

*Google has announced that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO thus supplanting Eric Schmidt, who has run the company for a decade. This is a major shakeup and comes on the heels of news that Facebook is gaining major momentum and becoming a serious threat to their empire.

 

*The Eagles have still not hired a defensive coordinator to replace the ousted Sean McDermott. Reports are they will interview Dick Jauron and the Saints' defensive backs coach Dennis Allen. Jim Mora Jr. has withdrawn his name and will return to the NFL Network. The Saints' passing defense (4th overall) was among one of the best in the league so Dennis Allen may not be a bad hire.