Wednesday's intriguing people
Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants California voters to decide if tax extensions are the way to cure the state's budget ills.
March 23rd, 2011
11:06 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Jerry Brown

California’s governor used YouTube this week to discuss the state’s budget woes. He is calling for a special election for voters to decide between tax extensions or cuts in state services. “This is a matter of we the people taking charge and voting on the most fundamental matters that affect all our lives,” Brown said in the YouTube video.

Bruce Ivins

He was a scientist at the Army’s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases until he died of an overdose of Tylenol PM in July 2008. A report obtained by the Los Angeles Times indicates the 62-year-old Ivins “was psychologically disposed to undertake” the 2001 Anthrax mailings that killed five people following the September 11 attacks.  The Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel, led by a University of Virginia psychiatrist, concluded that the evidence was so overwhelming, senior military officials could have “anticipated - and prevented” the attacks, which Ivins was suspected of, the Los Angeles paper reported.

Alexandra Wallace

The University of California, Los Angeles, student who posted a three-minute video criticizing Asian students on campus has apologized and announced  she will no longer attend the university, student newspaper the Daily Bruin reported. Wallace posted a viral video mocking Asian students and their families and using a fake language to mock what she said was their behavior in the library. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block didn't punish Wallace, but he publicly reprimanded her speech. In a letter released to the Daily Bruin, Wallace said the video was a mistake and that death threats and public outcry led her to leave the school.

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  1. mary

    Good old Jerry Brown . Now if some one wouldnt mind getting me out of this snow. Im sick sick sick of this snow

    March 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    where are u mary? we were sposed to get snow but we were spared thank god lol

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazz7

      Not me unfortunatly , can I stay with you I hatttttttttte this snow , lets talk some time

      March 24, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    LOL, good ole gov brown about to beat the progressive California's voters' a--zz and he's gonna make them hand pick the instrument of their own torture: what is it going to be? The hand, the fist, the foot, the belt, or the switch?!?! soooo funny because California even outlawed corporal punishment...LOL

    March 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    hello mmm hows it going with you?

    March 24, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      hay-a-ay! Sleeping with the coffee...

      March 24, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    sleeping with coffee??? i think i missed something

    March 24, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Drink too much...can't sleep but tired. Southern pecan flavored is kicking my butt!

      March 24, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |