On This Day in History March 30, 2008

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Kansas stopped Cinderella story Davidson to advance to the Final Four.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s tennis team lost a heartbreaker to Southeast Missouri State.

Innocent Disney star Miley Cyrus thanked Jesus for her Kid’s Choice Award.

Hillary Clinton’s dead broke campaign couldn’t pay its bills and resorted to ignoring calls from small businesses that serviced her campaign.

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small-business circles.

A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.

Their cautionary tales, combined with published reports about similar difficulties faced by a New Hampshire landlord, an Iowa office cleaner and a New York caterer, highlight a less-obvious impact of Clinton’s inability to keep up with the staggering fundraising pace set by her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Disgraced ex-Free Beacon Man of the Year Richard Sherman turned 20, parachute pants model MC Hammer turned 46, Layla singer Eric Clapton turned 63, and Caesar’s Palace performer Celine Dion turned 40.

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