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Local news blogging: NJ race nears close finish

A second debate is past and only two weeks now remain in the race for the governor's office in New Jersey.  An average of all polls taken show Republican candidate Chris Christie leading incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine by just one percentage point.  Independent candidate Chris Daggett controls double digit support in most polls.New Jersey bloggers comment:

Paying for a Colorado man's ego

Richard and Mayumi Heene met in acting school according to Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden.  A failed actor, Mr. Heene sought to look for fame through the reality show Wife Swap. Today, authorities say he and his family made a hot-air balloon and a story built on a fabrication.

Sheriff: Balloon Boy saga was a hoax

The Larimer County Sheriff, Jim Alderden,  told media this afternoon that the Heene family made up the entire story of their son Falcon being whisked away in a silvery balloon for the sake of a publicity stunt.

2007 Video flashback: CNN guest called Juan Williams a 'happy negro'

This is not the first time Juan Williams has been attacked with a racial slur on a cable news broadcast. Newsbusters writer Matthew Balan noted that on a CNN program aired in September of 2007,  African American university professor and blogger Boyce Watkins called Mr. Williams a "happy negro" after comparing FNC host Bill O'Reilly to Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.