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Rapper 50 Cent has sued an Internet advertising company for $1 million, claiming it illegally used his image in a game in which the player pretends to shoot him. The game, called “Shoot the Rapper,” shows 50 Cent walking back and forth in an ad across the top of a Web page while the viewer is encouraged to shoot him by aiming and clicking with the mouse, according to court records. A successful shot results in a misty cloud of red, and the viewer is then directed to another Web page where the ad firm’s client sells goods and services, according to the lawsuit. The rapper’s lawyer, Peter Raymond, said the game doesn’t use 50 Cent’s name, but “it looks like him, and there’s no doubt the character is intended to be him.” The lawsuit names Traffix Inc. of Pearl River, N.Y., as the defendant. A lawyer for the company, Ezio Scaldaferri, said he had not been served with the papers and could not comment. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, is a well-known victim of gun violence. Raymond said that the advertising company is using 50 Cent’s likeness without his permission and suggesting that he endorses the game. “For all those reasons, he is personally offended,” the lawyer said. � Associated Press He never reads ‘Greedy Associates’ Pizza is a meal that might find its way to a lawyer’s table during a late-night session of prep work before a trial. But for public defender Adam Greenway, it puts meals on the table. “I never thought I would be 30 years old driving pizzas out after graduating from law school,” said Greenway, whose second job is delivering for Papa John’s. “But you have got to make ends meet.” Greenway, who works for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, graduated in 2005 from Syracuse University College of Law in New York with a $130,000 student loan. With a salary lingering right around $30,000 per year, a mortgage, three children and the $130,000 in debt to pay, Greenway picked up the second job in October 2006. His student loan payment is $477 each month for the next 20 years. As a pizza deliveryman, Greenway adds $6 per hour to his salary, plus tips. After a hectic day at the office, delivering pizzas can be relaxing. “It’s kind of nice to listen to the radio and just drive,” he said. “Being a lawyer doesn’t give me any kind of excuse not to work hard.” � Associated Press Star-crossed thief A woman whose purse was stolen and the thief who took it inadvertently stood next to each other at a Prescott, Ariz., bookstore � she to complain about the unauthorized use of her credit card, he to get some cash. The 59-year-old victim went to Hastings Books and Music to tell the store that someone had stolen her purse and used her credit card to buy $200 in DVDs. Minutes later, while the woman was standing there, a man came up to the counter and tried to return eight DVDs in exchange for cash. The two didn’t recognize each other, and the woman even politely made room for the man when he walked up. When the manager came to handle both transactions, she connected the dots. It was “as if the world had stopped,” said Susan Murphy, another customer who had been browsing through magazines. The manager “looked at the receipt, looked at the elderly lady and then at the young man standing next to her and said, ‘This is the transaction,’ ” Murphy said. “It just blew us all away.” That’s when the man rushed out of the store. Police arrived and eventually caught up with him. � Associated Press

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