Hillary New Year
So how did you spend your New Years Eve?
While some of us were joyously ringing in what
Subscribers to Hillary2000, the official web site for the First Ladys still-not-officially-announced campaign bid, received an email message containing the following plea:
Dear Friends: Now, as we approach the last hours of 1999, we have
one more task to make every hour count. Contributions made through our
Guess they were thinking some Hillary fans would have nothing better to do on New Years Eve than check their email right before the ball dropped. Or possibly hoping some, a bit tipsy from partying, would make a contribution when they were feeling no pain.
Lee's On Deck?
Joe Torre could probably be Yankee manager for life, hes riding so high. But insiders say that the unflappable manager may hang up his cleats at the end of this coming season if his Bronx Bombers accomplish a three-peat in October.
And guess who just nudged his way into the successor slot? A golden oldie from Queens, former Mets star Lee Mazzilli was quietly named the Yankees new first base coach, replacing Jose Cardenal. Mazzilli, who led AA Norwich to the Eastern League Finals, leapfrogged past the AAA Columbus Manager Trey Hillman and many say he will be the Yanks next manager.
Mazzilli better learn Spanish soon Cardenal also served as pitching ace Orlando Hernandez interpreter.
Brian McKiernan lives in Floral Park, but the diehard baseball fan is involved in a legal squabble in Brooklyn that is being heard all the way up in the Bronx.
The 41-year-old Yankee fan "thought it would be a neat thing for his kids," his lawyer said, describing his clients ownership of the newyorkyankees.com domain name. McKiernan registered the name in 1997, intending to build a fan website, his lawyer said. Sounds innocent enough, right?
Wrong, say the 25-time World Champion Yankees, who filed suit against McKiernan last week, attempting to wrest control of the name from him. The case is the latest in a growing number of disputes over "cybersquatting" the maligned practice of buying internet addresses to make a profit.
The Yankees claim that McKiernan asked for $25,000 for the name, an allegation that his lawyer denies. He said the team offered $450 and two tickets and when that was denied, they went straight to court.
Somebodys being a poor sport.
Tales Out Of New School
New Yorks higher education community is buzzing because many believe theres a better-than-even chance that high-profile U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey may become the next president of the New School.
The Nebraska legislator a former Navy SEAL who won the Medal of Honor in Vietnam seems to be going all out in his re-election bid in his home state. According to our sister paper in Washington, D.C., The Hill, Kerreys campaign is sending out a fundraising appeal that includes a dramatic account of his heroism in Vietnam. Kerrey was badly wounded while leading a platoon against an enemy stronghold, but he "stood up and said, `Follow me," writes fellow SEAL Gary Parrott, a member of Kerreys platoon.
But New York has one particular lure for the playboy Senator, say insiders his current girlfriend and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Sara Paley lives in the Big Apple. Kerreys former girlfriends include Hollywood star Debra Winger.
Sources say Kerrey is intrigued by the New School post, where hed replace Jonathan Fanton, who stepped down last fall after 17 years as president of the Greenwich Village institution.
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