The Reagan Shooting II
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of that infamous day when John Hinckley fired gun shots at close range hitting then President Ronald Reagan and his Press Secretary James Brady.
The President survived the attempted assassination. Brady was severely wounded, and suffered injuries to the brain and spinal chord confining him to a wheel chair, and causing some brain damage. Then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig seized control when the then-Vice President George Bush was in transit.
That tragic episode in American history has led to movement for gun control, made the name of John Hinckley a household name (with all due respect to Jody Foster), and now Confidential has learned that cables Showtime Channel plans to film "The Day Reagan Was Shot."
What do the Reagans have to say about the movie? Confidential has learned from a source at Showtime, "Nancy first found out about it when one of her friends at one of the trade magazines phoned her with the news. Shes not opposed. Shes friends with Crenna (Richard Crenna cast as Ronnie), Dick Dreyfuss (Richard Dreyfuss as Haig) is a way left liberal, and Nancys not familiar with Holland Taylor (The Emmy-Award winning judge on "The Practice" playing Nancy). She was in good spirits about the whole thing."
According to the films writer/director Cyrus Nowrateh he will be respectful of the Reagan legacy. One account of Reagans courageous fight for his life that will be included in the script is when the surgeon was about to remove the bullet from the President, Reagan amazingly alert and in good humor addressed the doctor. Said Reagan, "I hope that youre a Republican."
No broadcast date has been set yet. If one isnt decided soon, Haig will order troops to mobilize outside of Showtimes West Side offices.The Watered Down Trump Name
Something must be in the water that Donald Trump has been drinking.
The Queens-born real estate mogul has tapped in to yet another new way to promote himself with guests at his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, NJ this time with the introduction of his own brand of spring water.
Trump 100% Natural Spring Water is bottled at the spring source in Harpersfield, NY and is a standard with thirsty guests at Trumps properties.
But dont count on holding on to all your casino winnings when dining at the Tajs Bombay Café.
The price of bottle of Trump water will run you $2.50.
Thats water, not oil?Tribune April Fools
The Tribune was at it again with its April 1st edition, and as usual some were suckered. One of the articles on this bogus news page claimed that Mayor Rudy Giuliani seized control of the airport from the Port Authority and was planning to build runways on the water to accommodate a 1,000 new flights. Landfill would have been used to build the runways, ultimately wiping out Flushing Bay and some College Point homes.
Rosemarie Poveramo, who heads the United Civics Community Association and is vehemently opposed to any new flights, was fuming when she read the article a few times. She thought that the mayor was a mad man, then she flipped the page and saw the big April 1st date and realized shed been had and called to congratulate the Trib editor on a job well done. It didnt stop there.
Poveramos friend, State Senator George Onoratos wife, Athena called her up yelling and screaming saying they had to do something about it. But Poveramo told her the deal and they had a good laugh.
But, we even got the Daily News with the issue. An unnamed Daily News reporter called Port Authority spokesman Greg Trevor asking about the thousand extra flights. Trevor laughed and told the guy to look at the date. The reporter responded with an expletive. Trevor, who very much enjoyed the article, said a tip off was the adjoining story on millionaire Donald Trump running for borough prez. Another good tip off were the bylines Mora Torium (moratorium), Nick Elandime (Nickel & Dime) and Lou Kneetoon (loony tune).Stiles and The City
Young actress Julia Stiles might play a naïve suburban chick turned city slicker in the hit teen flick "Save the Last Dance," but in real life shes no stranger to city streets.
The 19-year-old was raised in the SoHo section of Manhattan, where her parents, two artists, made and sold pottery for a living.
Being surrounded by artists in her youth played a huge role in her subsequent career choice, Stiles has said.
In Save the Last Dance, Stiles plays a white suburban ballet dancer who moves to Chicagos predominately black south side, where she endures the culture shock of hip hop and eventually falls for Sean Patrick Thomas.
Nowadays, you can buy virtually anything on the internet even human waste.
A South Carolina man recently landed himself in hot water with state authorities after he was caught selling his urine over the net.
Officials alleged that the culprit, 42-year-old Kenneth Curtis, was hocking "number one" to help people cheat on drug tests.
Police picked up Curtis after he reportedly delivered a urine kit to an undercover agent. "Im not a drug dealer. Im a urine dealer," Curtis told local Associated Press scribe and former Queens resident Alicia Chang.
When enforcement officers searched Curtis house they discovered 20 gallons of his waste in milk jugs and pre-sealed packages. Try explaining that one to guests.
After hearing arguments in October, the South Carolina Supreme Court has been mulling over whether selling urine online should be made illegal.
Texas, Nebraska and Pennsylvania already have statutes forbidding such transactions when used for the purpose of cheating on drug tests. All other instances are A-OK.
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