Bodies found in N.J. home
Several bodies were found in a Tenafly, N.J., home last night, but law-enforcement officials said details surrounding the deaths were not immediately clear.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said law-enforcement personnel found bodies when they arrived at the Tenafly Road home at about 6 p.m.
Molinelli said the number of bodies was not immediately known because authorities had not yet obtained a search warrant for the residence. He said it was not immediately clear what caused the deaths.
"We can't tell if it's carbon monoxide or homicide," at this time, he said.
Missouri widens harass bill
Responding to the suicide of a Missouri teenager who was teased over the Internet, Missouri state lawmakers yesterday gave final approval to a bill making cyber harassment illegal.
The bill updates state laws against harassment to keep pace with technology by removing the requirement that the communication be written or over the telephone. Supporters say the bill will now cover harassment from computers, text messages and other electronic devices.
Many of the bill's provisions came from a special gubernatorial task force that studied Internet harassment after the media last fall reported on the details of Megan Meier's suicide.
Police say the 13-year-old St. Charles County girl hanged herself in 2006 after being teased on a social networking Web site.
Pioneering vintner dead at 94
Robert Mondavi, the pioneering vintner who helped put California wine country on the map, died at his Napa Valley, Calif., home yesterday. He was 94.
Mondavi died peacefully at his home in Yountville, Robert Mondavi Winery spokeswoman Mia Malm said.
He was 52 and a winemaking veteran in 1966 when he opened the winery that would help turn the Napa Valley into a world center of the industry.
When Mondavi opened his winery, California was still primarily known for cheap jug wines. But he set out to change that, championing use of cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels, all commonplace in the industry today.
His confidence was rewarded in 1976 when California wines beat some well-known French vintages in the famous tasting known as the Judgment of Paris.
Pie in his eye? Buh-bye!
A Brown University student says she's been suspended for hitting a New York Times columnist with a pie during an Earth Day speech.
Margaree Little was one of two people who heaved green whipped pies at Thomas Friedman because they disagree with his brand of environmentalism.
Little has refused to identify the second person involved. The senior says she's been banned from campus this fall but can petition to be readmitted next spring. The school doesn't comment on student disciplinary matters.