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Monday's vote did not produce results leading to black smoke from the Vatican. Experts say there are plenty of frontrunners but the new pope must get a two thirds majority to take over for Benedict the 16th. The 115 cardinals have taken a vow of secrecy and there are even cell phone jamming devices in the floor to prevent eavesdropping.
“It’s almost like a board of directors getting together you don't put a camera in when a board of directors is making tough decisions," said Father Jonathon Morris.
The Cardinals will remain isolated until a new pope is selected. They will notify the rest of the world by sending out white smoke.
As with any election politics play an important role in the picking of a new Pontiff. Bishop David Choby from the Nashville Catholic Diocese explains part of the process.
"One person has a position they are particularly fond of and maybe even a candidate they're particularly fond of and so they'll discuss and they'll try to encourage each other to vote for a particular candidate," said Bishop Choby.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 10:34 PM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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