August 7, 1998 |
Kermit the Frog got it all wrong. It's not easy being queen. I tried it, so I know. I didn't get to play Queen Elizabeth Regina Gloianna I - that part was already cast. But as a member of her court at the 18th annual Renaissance Faire, I can tell ya, there's more to this royal business than that little "wave thing" they do on CNN. Everyone knows that "heavy hangs the head that wears the crown," but has anyone ever once mentioned how hot one can get when summoned into her majesty's royal presence?
April 16, 2003 |
Umpire Laz Diaz was attacked by a fan who came out of the stands during last night's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox in a frightening reminder of what happened last year at Comiskey Park. Security and players immediately came to the aid of Diaz, the first-base umpire, and the man was quickly taken away. Earlier, the game was delayed three times when fans ran onto the field before being tackled by security guards. U.S. Cellular Field, formerly Comiskey Park, will host the All-Star Game on July 15. The Royals rallied to win 8-5 - running their record to 11-1 - by scoring four runs in the ninth as Mike Sweeney hit a two-run homer.
August 3, 1994 |
It is obvious that you do not mess around with his royal highness, Prince Jaiyesimi, a member of the Ijede ruling family in Lagos, Nigeria. That's what Gerry Gross, a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who is not of royal birth, is learning. Gross is one of the alleged villains in a $120 million federal lawsuit the prince brought against the city of Chicago, CTA and the Police Department because they hurt his royal feelings. In a media release distributed by Bayo Adeyemo, executive director of the Council on African Relations, the abuse to Prince Jaiyesimi is described: "On Jan. 27, 1994, Prince Jaiyesimi tried to board a CTA bus . . . After allowing two elderly white passengers to board ahead of him, Prince Jaiyesimi attempted to board the bus, but the driver, Gerald Gross, shut the door in his face and proceeded.
October 4, 1994 |
It reads like a bus station dime novel. But nobody claims it's fiction: "As he took her in his arms and held her, it was as if he was infusing her body with a desperately longed-for elixir of love and strength. He kissed her tenderly, romantically. He was hungry for her, but suspected that this soft nurturing was all that she wanted, all that she expected . . . . " The woman is Princess Diana. The man is not her husband. "As she lay next to him, with his muscular arm wrapped tight around her, she marveled at his uncomplicated masculinity . . . . " The man is Maj. James Hewitt, Diana's illicit lover for five years.
December 2, 1988 |
BIRTH DEFECTS. Women who took vitamins around the time they got pregnant were much less likely than other women to have babies with spina bifida and related birth defects, a comprehensive study has found. But Centers for Disease Control researchers were quick to add that they didn't know whether to credit the vitamins or some other factor they couldn't measure - such as the women's diets. CHILD-ABUSE DETECTOR. A high-tech diagnostic test may help authorities catch child abusers.
February 15, 1991 |
John Goodman gives new meaning to the phrase "screen presence. " His abundant girth makes him an imposing figure under any circumstances, but projected onto the big screen, he looks like he could displace as much water as the USS Missouri. His ability to match his enormous size with charisma has been demonstrated by his quick march to the front rank of supporting actors. He has been the leading man's jolly best friend in several movies, most recently "Always" and "Sea of Love.
November 23, 2005
WELL, Andy Reid, because of your decision and probably McNabb's to not take back T.O., the season has finally come to an end. When you hired T.O., you knew his background. But you said you could deal with it. Is this how you're dealing with it, getting rid of the best receiver in the league? Can't you see what is happening to your team without him? Do you not care? I can see Jeffrey Lurie not caring because he still fills the stadium year after year. Maybe if these people that pay their money to see a mediocre team stopped going, then changes would be made.
June 13, 2008 |
After a month of sweet talk and caresses, it was time for Ravi Murarka to try a different approach to woo the hesitant female: new shoes. Murarka, chief veterinarian at the Pennsylvania SPCA, yesterday ordered up a set of four steel shoes for Princess, the 6-year-old mare who bolted from her owner in Germantown last month, crashed into a car, and suffered a deep gash before being corralled by authorities in Mount Airy after a two-mile chase....
May 13, 2002 |
IN "Attack of the Clones" he fights for the Republic. Next he'll portray the writer who almost brought down the New Republic. Actor Hayden Christensen told Tattle's Laura Randall that he is trading in his lightsaber for a notepad, when he and his brother start filming the story of Stephen Glass in Los Angeles later this year. Tove Christensen was an English major at Penn the same time Glass was an editor at Penn's student paper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. Glass made headlines in 1998 when it was learned he had fabricated dozens of stories for the New Republic.
April 16, 1988 |
Alexandra Ripley has been picked by agents of the Margaret Mitchell family to write the sequel to Gone With the Wind, the May issue of Life magazine discloses. The author of such historical novels as Charleston and New Orleans Legacy was picked from a field of 12 writers, and has already completed an outline and the first two chapters. She was picked, said an attorney for the Mitchell estate, because "she's a very talented writer" and "is a native of the South and understands it. " Ripley, 54, said she was not sure how the book would end or whether Scarlett and Rhett would get that way again.