Cup o’ (Pro)Jo 3/7

Sheldon Whitehouse got a dose of small screen stardom when he appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in a segment about Sen. Bunning’s single-handed filibuster of a jobs bill.  In the clip, Stewart pokes fun at Whitehouse’s theatrical speech about an unemployed Rhode Island woman.

“Operation Deception,” the State Police investigation of officers who may have dealt drugs while on duty, has expanded.  So far, the four officers implicated in the sting have been consigned to desk duty, but now investigators are looking into whether the actions of the accused officers have threatened the safety of other on-duty cops.

Christopher Mensel, a movie buff who teaches at the University of Rhode Island, walked away with $25,000 after appearing on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” last Friday.  The show featured movie-themed questions in honor of the Oscars this weekend.

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