Odds and Ends
Idaho campaign button features the wrong Larry
Celebrity gossip, famous birthdays and other tidbits, compiled from Seattle Times news services.
Some Democratic campaign buttons made for distribution in Idaho show an unlikely pair: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Larry Craig. But don't expect the staunch Republican to throw his support behind Obama or for the presidential candidate to ask Craig to change his mind and run for Senate again. Apparently the button manufacturer picked a picture of the wrong Idaho Larry. The 3-inch button by Tigereye Design was intended to show Obama beside Larry LaRocco, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Craig is not seeking re-election after his arrest in a Minnesota airport restroom sex sting.
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred as a motorcycle-riding greaser in the latest Indiana Jones adventure film, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday after a morning wreck, authorities said. LaBeouf was trying to make a left turn at a West Hollywood intersection around 3 a.m. when his pickup collided with another vehicle, rolling the truck over. The 22-year-old actor was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was being treated for injuries to his left hand and a knee, as well as a minor head injury. A woman passenger in LaBeouf's truck and the driver of the other vehicle were not seriously injured.
At the Movies
Batman still hot
Batman fever continued over the weekend, with ticket sales for "The Dark Knight" far outpacing the competition and breaking a fresh batch of box-office records. "The Dark Knight" sold an estimated $75.6 million in tickets at North American theaters from Friday to Sunday, and $314.2 million in tickets domestically in its first 10 days of release, a record.
Russells worth millions
Two iconic pieces by turn-of-the-century artist Charles M. Russell — a painting depicting a stagecoach holdup and a bronze sculpture of two Native Americans on a buffalo hunt — have sold at an auction for more than $9 million. Russell died in 1926 at the age of 62.
Bruce Adler, 63, an actor and song-and-dance man with roots in the Yiddish theater who hoofed successfully onto Broadway and was nominated for two Tony Awards, died of liver cancer Friday in Davie, Fla.
Youssef Chahine, 82, one of Egypt's most lauded movie directors whose films over nearly five decades often went on Fellini-esque flights of fancy and tackled social ills and Islamic fundamentalism, died Sunday in Cairo.
Today in History
1868: The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process of law, was certified in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward.
1914: World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1945: A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
2002: Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.
Actor Darryl Hickman, 77. The former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, 70. "Garfield" creator Jim Davis, 63. TV producer Dick Ebersol, 61. Actress Sally Struthers, 60. Jazz musician-producer Delfeayo Marsalis, 43. Rap artist Afroman, 34. Country singer Carly Goodwin, 27.
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