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Mirthala Salinas on Leave, Telemundo To Investigate/Did Villaraigosa Fly Her?

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Mirthala Salinas, the Telemundo newscaster and power-dater, has been placed on leave, pending an internal investigation.

What’s to investigate? Is there a shortage of Journalism 101 textbooks?

Telemundo has her statement that Babelfish renders as

I am going to cooperate with the station and esteem its commitment to carry out a complete revision of this situation. I trust that when all the aspects are analyzed, it will be clear that I behaved appropriately.

Salinas might want to give former FOX sports reporter Carolyn Hughes a call.

Mickey Kaus sees ratings gold for a Salinas special. Is Jessica Alba available?

The LA Times sends Sam Quinones and Maria La Ganga to Boyle Heights to get the locals’ reax.

Daniel Guss points out the changes at the official website–photos of the wife and kids replaced by Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson–sends the wrong message.

Mayor Sam–not to be held up by verification–speculates about another girl friend, and Salinas’ previous married boyfriends.

In the meanwhile, here’s a brain-teaser.

Remember when Villaraigosa went to Rosa Parks’ funeral, on the Ameriquest corporate jet?

Villaraigosa used the plane owned by Orange-based Ameriquest last week to fly to Detroit with an aide, his two-member security detail and another person after he received a last-minute invitation to speak at the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

Who else was on the flight?

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