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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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