|What's up on Wednesday?|
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|Written by Dani Schwinn|
|Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00|
What's up on Wedensday? Well...
A Real Life Corpse Bride
(CNN) -- She was found still wearing the shimmering silver cocktail number she wore to celebrate her wedding. She was as bright as the sequins on that dress. Young. Beautiful. But within two days of saying, "I do," she was dead. Police officers in the suburban Chicago town of Burbank found Estrella Carrera, 26, in the bathtub of the condominium she planned to share with Arnoldo Jimenez, 30. She had been stabbed multiple times. "This was a brutal murder," Capt. Joe Ford, spokesman for the Burbank Police Department, said Wednesday. "There is some aggression, obviously." Police found no signs of a forced entry into the condo on Rutherford Avenue. They were searching Wednesday for Carrera's husband. Jimenez is the prime suspect in his young wife's murder and is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant, police said. The last time anyone saw the newlyweds was at 4 in the morning Saturday when they got out of the limo and headed back home to their condominium in a nondescript three-story brick building. About 36 hours later, police found her body after responding to a call from a family member concerned that there might be something wrong. Carrera had failed to pick up her two children, ages 2 and 8, as scheduled the day before. Family members tried to contact her and Jimenez on their cell phones. No one answered. Jimenez was last seen driving his black 2006 Maserati sedan, a car that Ford estimated was worth between $50,000 and $60,000. "It's a pretty expensive car, without a doubt," Ford said. Such a car raises eyebrows in Burbank, a blue-collar community that is ethnically mixed. Police said thought and prayers go out to Carrera's family, especially her motherless children. Meanwhile, Ford said, police will keep "peeling the layers of the Jimenez onion."
Tie at the Top for the Valedictorian of this High School
(NBC) -There won't be just one valedictorian at Ocala, Florida's Vanguard High School. This year, there could be 25. As the countdown begins to the June 8 graduation, school officials say the students are on pace to earn all As in college-level courses, earning 5.0 weighted GPAs. It's not the first time Vanguard has had multiple valedictorians. There were 11 last year. The only issue facing school officials is deciding who will deliver the valedictorian speech at the graduation ceremony. The 25 candidates were asked to submit a speech to a committee, which will select a winner later this month. All of the valedictorian eligible students will be recognized and they will receive a prestigious silver plate once they walk across the stage. Vanguard High School is ranked 23 in the state in the US News and World Reports' Best High School list.
And just for kicks and giggles today is "National Sea Monkey Day!"
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