It’s the dog days of summer and it’s damned hot. Oops, make that darned hot. When it’s this hot, nobody wants to do anything except go swimming and drink cold beverages. July and August can be what we call in the biz, slow news days.
That’s why everybody in the Salt Lake City news media loves Mayor Rocky Anderson. Never a dull moment with that guy. One thing about Rocky, you always know where he’s coming from. You may or may not like it, but you know where he’s coming from.
Speaking of placing blame, O.J. Simpson is now blaming his late wife, Nicole Brown, for her own death. True story. The Associated Press reports that in a television interview to promote an upcoming two-hour Internet chat session, Simpson said she brought it on herself. “At times, I’m angry with her because I felt that she brought a lot of this on herself. … [She was] hanging around with people she shouldn’t have been hanging around with.”
Meanwhile, Simpson continues to search for the real killer on golf courses across the country.
Police in Sarasota, Fla., are treating the case as a homicide. They are looking for Ralf and Eleanor.
And finally, this: Is there freedom of expression in the military? A former Navy petty officer has been discharged after appearing nude in Playboy magazine. “I’m not making the Navy look bad by having these pictures there,” said Sherry Lynne White, 26.
The trouble began when White, an eight-year Navy veteran, submitted a nude photo that was published in the “Grapevine” section of the February Playboy. When her superiors asked her to tell the magazine not to publish any more of the photos, White arranged for a full photo spread in the magazine. Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead.