Morning Headlines: Pedophile Author Phillip Greaves Gets Probation, Dish/Blockbuster vs. Netflix, Christopher Short's Jeopardy Run, and More

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April 7 2011, 9:45 AM

Off the Clock? Gerald Whitman's time as Denver police chief appears to be nearing an end, with nearly all of the leading mayoral contenders saying he would not continue in his position if they are elected (Denver Post). That group includes Michael Hancock, the Post's latest profile candidate.

Missing Monge: Police and family members are asking for help in their search for Kenia Monge, a petite 19-year-old from Aurora who disappeared last Friday in Denver (Sentinel). A "missing" poster reveals three potential locations in which the Honduran national may have last been seen (Fox News).

Clued In: Jeopardy nerds have even more motivation to watch the trivia show this week: Former Colorado Springs reporter Christopher Short has been sweeping up, winning $65,999 in the past four days (Gazette).

Mad Buys? While Netflix scored a contract to stream the first four seasons of Mad Men, Douglas County-based Dish Network won a bankruptcy auction for Blockbuster (Denver Post). Some wonder if Charlie Ergen's latest acquisition will revitalize the Blockbuster legacy (Associated Press), while others question if it can really compete with Netflix (Denver Business Journal).

The Creeps: Florida prosecutors have sentenced Pueblo's Phillip R. Greaves, the infamous author of The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure, to two years of probation (Chieftain).