Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits


-Just when I thought that Woody Harrelson is a shoe-in to win Moron of the Week, we have this story come out of Florida International. Yes that's right, Isaiah Thomas reportedly has been hired to be FIU's men's basketball coach. The Golden Panthers have just been demoted to silver.

-The Major League Baseball family continues to mourn. Less than a week after the tragic death of Angels pitcher, Nick Adenhart, Philadelphia Phillies long time broadcaster Harry Kalas has passed away at the age of 73. Kalas was found passed out in his booth at Nationals park a few hours before the Phillies took on the Washington Nationals.

-Also yesterday former American League Rookie of the Year, Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych, was found dead at his farm. Fidrych was only 54 years old.

Condolences go out to all those effected by the tragic events of yesterday.


-Renowned music producer, Phil Spector, has been found guilty in the murder trial of Lana Clarkson. The actress was found dead in Spector's mansion in February of 2003. Spector faces 18 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced May 29th.

-Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years have filed for divorce. There is no indication that the couple had a prenuptial agreement, because of this Robyn Gibson, would be entitled to half of the nearly $1 billion that her husband has earned since they've been married in 1980. Yikes, that is one hefty check to write.


-Undeterred by the killing of 3 of their own, pirates have hijacked 4 more ships in the Gulf of Aden. Is it just me, or did these pirate attacks not get as much publicity as they have this year? I am going to place blame on Johnny Depp for beautifying pirates in his Disney trilogy. Yeah! That's it.

-Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke says that he sees tentative signs that the recession is easing. Before we get too excited, Bernanke does mention that a stabilization of the nation's financial markets and credit problems will be the key to ending the recession. As anyone with any money invested will tell you, that could take a while.

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