Morning Lines

papers_8_21.jpgMurder, Part I: George Philbrook of Everett shot his wife, apparently because she spent $50,000 of the couple’s money on scratch tickets. [Herald]

Murder, Part II: Tia Francis, the 20-year-old woman who was fatally shot in Mattapan on Sunday witnessed a 2004 homicide that was to go to trial again in the fall. Boston Police are downplaying that as a motive, saying Francis never testified in the case, and that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. [Globe] [Herald]

World-class campus seeks football team: UMass-Amherst ranks 33rd out of 50 colleges of a similar size for fundraising. Amherst claims it’s making strides in fundraising, but that a football team would help the cause. [Globe]

Nobody likes a complainer: Sargent Jacqueline Creaven alleges that the Boston Police Department passed her over for promotions twice and that she was punished more harshly than men were for allowing an inmate to die on her watch. In return, Boston police conveniently name her as the first officer to face discipline for abusing paid details. [Herald]