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2009-04-01 11:30:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Performance Products today issued a statement to clarify any existing confusion of the company having an affiliation with Impact Racing, a Bill Simpson company. Simpson Performance Products is in no way affiliated with, and competes directly with Impact Racing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/DA92821LOGO) In light of the recent Impact Racing product recall and SFI Foundation's de-certification of SFI.15 and SFI.20...

2009-03-01 16:12:49

The British trade union Unite confirms its co-leader, Derek Simpson, stayed in a lavish London hotel suite rather than face his 35-minute commute home. The Daily Mail reported Sunday the trade union confirmed reports Simpson, 64, spent four nights recently in a suite at London's Waldorf Hilton hotel and charged the $570 a night cost to the union. The hotel stay occurred despite the fact Simpson lives only 35 minutes away by train from the union official's London office. The union official...

2009-02-17 15:57:40

A British man who admitted in court to illegally possessing a Taser was branded a real life Homer Simpson by his lawyer. Ricky Hodgkinson said after admitting the offense -- a violation of the Firearms Act of 1968 -- at Walsall Magistrates' Court that he had purchased the non-lethal weapon from a friend and had only used it once -- on himself, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. I wanted to test it out to make sure it worked so I shot myself in the chest. I was told it discharged a million volts...

2009-01-31 11:16:14

Pop star Jessica Simpson said during a Virginia concert that her boyfriend, Tony Romo, is still a special part of her life despite a recent infidelity claim. The Star said Friday that while Romo is rumored to have cheated on the Do You Know star this month, Simpson showed no signs of emotional distress while performing in Charlottesville, Va. Simpson, 28, even dedicated her song You're My Sunday during the John Paul Jones Arena performance Thursday to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. I wrote...

2008-12-06 13:55:56

A prosecutor says O.J. Simpson could have received a shorter prison term had he not rejected plea bargains before his armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. Simpson, 61, will be in jail for at least nine years if he is released on parole and for a maximum of 33 years if he serves his full term. The former NFL star received his prison term Friday from Clark County (Nev.) District Judge Jackie Glass following 3 1/2-week trial for charges that included conspiracy, coercion and assault with a...

2008-11-22 11:17:36

U.S. pop star Jessica Simpson says she is excited to be an aunt after her sister, Ashlee, gave birth to Simpson's first nephew. The A Public Affair singer said she was thrilled with the birth of Bronx Mowgli Wentz, son of her pop singing sister and Ashlee's husband, Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz, People magazine reported Friday. Bronx is beyond precious. I'm over the moon with joy, Simpson said regarding the newborn's birth Thursday. Life is a beautiful miracle. Ashlee and Pete are healthy,...

2008-10-06 09:00:03

By Steve Friess By the time O.J. Simpson stood up in court to hear the spray of guilty verdicts on robbery and kidnapping charges that may send him to prison for the rest of his life, he was already so far removed from the heights of his fame and popularity that an entire generation of young Americans was barely aware that he had ever been a football star. One measure of his downfall: Few cared. Gone were the adoring fans who lined the streets of Los Angeles more than 14 years ago as...

2008-10-05 12:00:03

By Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS -- The father and sister of Ronald Goldman greeted O.J. Simpson's conviction here on armed robbery and kidnapping charges with tears, laughter and a belief that their persistent efforts to collect a civil judgment from the former NFL star paid off, a family spokesman said Saturday morning. "It was the civil suit that brought him down," the representative quoted Goldman's father, Fred, as saying. A Los Angeles jury acquitted Simpson in 1995 of murdering his...

2008-10-05 09:00:02

By LINDA DEUTSCH By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LAS VEGAS In a city where luck means everything, O.J. Simpson's unlucky number in a case full of bizarre twists was 13. He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 13, 2007, and was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his Los Angeles murder acquittal. The Las Vegas jury deliberated for 13 hours after a 13-day trial. Simpson, the 61-year-old Hall of Fame football star, was convicted of kidnapping, armed...

2008-10-04 18:00:03

By WESLEY JOHNSON OJ Simpson faces spending the rest of his life behind bars today after being found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery. An all-white jury of nine women and three men in Las Vegas unanimously found him guilty of all 12 charges after more than 13 continuous hours of deliberations, which started 13 years to the day after he was cleared of a double murder in America's "trial of the century". The former American football star kidnapped two sports memorabilia dealers in...