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Senator Leaves Scene of Accident, Refuses to Say Whether Drinking Was InvolvedSenator Anthony Galluccio has refused to state whether drinking or drugs contributed to him getting into a caraccident on Sunday, and then leaving the scene of the crash. The senator has been involved twice before with drunken driving charges, and claimed that it was his past record that led him to “panic” and speed away in his SUV. He turned himself in Monday after police looked for him but failed to contact him. He said he hopes to apologize to his latest victims.Yale Worker To Plead Not Guilty To MurderRaymond Clark III, the Yalelab technician accused of murdering Yalegraduate student Annie Le, will plead not guilty to the charges, his lawyers said. Clark is accused of strangling Le and then placing her body in a wall within the lab. Le was a pharmacology student who vanished on September 8.Her bodywas found five days later, on what was supposed to be her wedding day. The tentative probable cause hearing date is set for October 20.FTC Puts Regulations on Blogger AdvertisersThe Federal Trade Commission has announced rules that will require bloggers and Twitter users to admit when they are compensated for advertising a product. While most people know the difference between a commercial and a television program, they can often be blinded when it comes to a personal blog or social media page that has a positive review of a product. Both bloggers and advertisers are concerned about the changes in rules, but there is hope that there will be increased awareness of the power of advertising in social media in the public.

Helen Keller Statue To Be Unveiled in CapitolA statue of a 7-year-old Helen Keller, first learning the connection between the sign language her teacher taught her and the meaning of the shapes, will be unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s National Sanctuary Hall on Wednesday. Each state is able to place two statues in the Capitol. In 2002, the law changed so that the states could change the statues. The statue of Helen Keller is replacing one of Jabez Curry, who served as the first president of Howard College, which later became Samford University. The Helen Keller statue is the first of a person with a disability, as well as the first statue of a child.