Wednesday, April 9, 2008



* The controversy surrounding the Olympic torch in San Francisco carried on despite the torch itself being rerouted away from the demonstrators. This was the only North American appearance of the torch, headed for the 2008 Summer Games in China. People around the world are protesting the Olympics due to China's record on human rights issues. The ceremony with the torch was moved to San Francisco International Airport.

* A lawsuit between recording artist Snoop Dogg and a record label has reportedly been settled. Dogg and Priority Records were at odds over fees and advances for a recording agreement made 10 years ago. Dogg sued the record company two years ago, saying that he was allegedly owed some $2 million in fees under the 1998 arrangement.

* Veteran character actor Stanley Kamel, 65, was found dead in his Hollywood home. Kamel portrayed Dr. Charles Kroger on the USA Network series "Monk" recently. Before his recent work on "Monk," he had portrayed the dad of Rebecca Gayheart's character on the long-running "Beverly Hills 90210."

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* The Arizona Diamondbacks concluded their series sweep with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Valley of the Sun with a 4-3 victory. Meantime, the Los Angeles Angels prevailed at home in a 9-5 win over the Cleveland Indians. Finally, San Francisco held San Diego to just four hits in a 1-0 shutout at home.

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