CELEBRITIES, SYMPHONY, DEATH, and ACTIONS & defenses (Law)
Presents news briefs related to celebrities as of June 3, 2002. Deaths of songstress Sharon Sheeley and writer Stephen Jay Gould; Sale of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; Arrest of John Wayne Bobbitt on charges of battery and domestic violence; Others.
Presents news briefs related to sports as of May 27, 2002. Death of scientist and New York Yankees fan Stephen Jay Gould; Bill proposed in the California Assembly to outlaw use of Native American team names and mascots; Use of synthetic basketballs instead of leather ones at all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, partly in response to protests from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); Death of former Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Black.