Friday, March 14, 2008

Page 1 Consider (03/14)

  • Used Carr: In a move that could have signaled a quarterback controversy a year ago, the Super Bowl champ Giants just signed David Carr, a former No. 1 overall draft choice and 2006 Sports Illustrated Best-Looking Athlete winner, to play behind Eli Manning, another former No. 1 pick. (NYT)

  • She'd Better Say a Little Prayer: Is Aretha Franklin eating herself out of house and home? (AP)

  • Sweet and Low: I can understand the shock family members of one of the "hooker bookers" in the Eliot Spitzer case are feeling -- especially given that Temeka Lewis graduated with honors from the prestigious University of Virginia with a degree in English language and literature. But I'm not sure about the reasoning behind this distraught family member's comment: "She's just too clean," said an uncle, who asked not to be named. "Even when she does the dishes, she puts on gloves. It just don't make any sense." Um. OK. (NYDN)

  • Sticky Situation: Police are considering pressing charges against a man whose girlfriend may have sat on his toilet for two years, but shouldn't it be the other way around? I can't hold it for more than an hour or so. (AP)

  • Trent Is the New 'It': The OhLaLa boys have a conversation with Hollywood "It" blogger Trent Vanegas from Pink Is The New Blog in the new Bello Magazine. (Bello)

  • Dangerous Liaisons: A gay Iranian teenager who was refused a safe haven in the United Kingdom has now been granted temporary asylum by British home secretary Jacqui Smith, following rising concern that he would be executed if forced to return to Iran. (Advocate)

  • Forgoing the Gold: Andy Roddick says he's skipping the Beijing Olympics, choosing instead to focus on preparing for the U.S. Open by playing at the hard-court Legg Mason Tennis Classic. "My goal every summer is to win the U.S. Open," Roddick said. "I have won the Legg Mason Tennis Classic three times and feel defending my title in Washington best prepares me for another Grand Slam title." (AP)

  • Change of Heart: The University of Hawaii has announced that it will allow a gay couple who threatened to sue to live on campus in family housing. Officials announced Wednesday that the school is working on a policy to admit same-sex couples into family housing. (Nothing like the threat of legal action to get civil rights on people's minds.) (Advocate)

  • Skittles Suspension: An eighth-grade honors student in New Haven, Conn., who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with contraband candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said. (AP)

  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Kenneth, any info on when the Olympic tennis team will be announced?

    Things look good for Robby if Andy isn't there...