Links from the Times for Jan. 15
Buddy's election boxes came at a high price
As officials sift through the $2.3-million deficit left by former Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson, it’s the $407,000 he paid for 220 ballot boxes that has raised the most eyebrows. | Special report: Buddy Johnson's troubles
Eli Lilly Zyprexa settlement expected
Eli Lilly is expected to agree on Thursday to pay $1.4 billion to settle criminal and civil charges that it illegally marketed its blockbuster antipsychotic drug Zyprexa, promoting it for unauthorized uses in patients particularly vulnerable to its risky side effects. | Special report: Pushing drugs to market
Football debt settled. And this you gotta see.
From The Buzz: You may recall that U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., owed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., a rendition of Rocket Man thanks to the Florida Gators victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in last week's BCS title game. Well, consider it paid. | Rocket Man: A rendition by Sen. Tom Coburn.
Six months after authorities accused it of running an online Ponzi scheme, the Florida company AdSurfDaily filed court papers this week giving up its claim to nearly $50 million in seized assets. | Backstory: The company, the town, the victims and more.