ACTRESS, HUSBAND PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN COLLEGE SCAM
BOSTON (AP) – They didn’t do it in open court. But “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty in that nationwide college admissions scandal. The couple filed court documents yesterday waiving their right to appear for an arraignment in Boston. The docs included the not-guilty pleas they’ve entered. Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with paying bribes to get their daughters recruited as crew members to USC, even though neither of them rows.
GEORGIA ENGEL – OBIT
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The actress who had several big roles in sitcoms as a small-voiced character has died. A friend says Georgia Engel died this past Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 70 – and no cause of death is known because Engel was a Christian Scientist and didn’t see doctors. Engel will be best remembered for her role as Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She also had recurring roles on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Hot in Cleveland.” She received two Emmy nods for Moore’s show and three for “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL DESTROYED BY FIRE
NEW YORK (AP) – One expert calls it “one of the great monuments to the best of civilization.” Now, the Notre Dame cathedral sits a hulking, burned out shell of its former self. A massive fire destroyed the beloved cathedral yesterday. The building has stood since 1163. A curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art says the blaze is proof that “civilization is just so fragile.”
TIGER WOODS – BETTOR
LAS VEGAS (AP) – It wasn’t just Tiger Woods who won big at the Masters golf tournament Sunday. A man who placed an $85,000 bet found Woods’ win paid off for him, too. A Las Vegas sports book says the man who placed the bet has won $1.19 million. William Hill US says that represents the largest golf payoff in the company’s history.
TIGER WOODS – GOLF INDUSTRY
NEW YORK (AP) – Tiger Woods’ comeback victory at the Masters may prove to be a boom to the golf industry – much as his earlier wins did. For example, Woods used balls with Bridgestone on the logo. The company says its website traffic soared in the hours after the Sunday win. PGA Tour Superstore, which sells golf gear online, says sales were up over the weekend by 50% from a year ago. And shares of Nike rose yesterday. The shoe maker stood by Woods after his 2009 car wreck, divorce and addiction to painkillers. Nike stock rose during trading yesterday.
TIGER WOODS – PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
WASHINGTON (AP) – Now that he’s won the Masters, Tiger Woods will get to spend some time with President Donald Trump. The president says he will present Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a tweet yesterday, Trump said he congratulated Woods on winning his fifth Masters. No word on when the ceremony for Woods will be held.
JACKIE ROBINSON DAY OBSERVED IN MLB
LOS ANGELES (AP) – At major league baseball games yesterday, you really did need a program to tell the players apart. Once again, major league baseball honored Jackson Robinson on the anniversary of his April 15 debut, becoming the first black person to play in the major leagues. Every MLB player wore Robinson’s (hash)42 during their games yesterday. Meanwhile, his widow Rachel took part in an on-field ceremony in Los Angeles to mark the milestone. Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 on Jan. 31.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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