NEWS LITE : D'AMATO TELLS BOSS HE OUGHTTA BE IN POLITICS.They say politics make strange bedfellows, but the publishing business can create odd couplings as well.
Former Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato announced he will be penning an advice column for George magazine, whose editor-in-chief is John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
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And his first piece of advice was to JFK Jr., saying in a news conference Tuesday that Kennedy might soon ``be ready to lead the city of New York New York, state, United States
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Kennedy's response? ``Really, uh, not today, certainly.''
The suggestion came as the two men announced that D'Amato will be writing a political advice column, ``Ask Alfonse,'' for Kennedy's magazine.
D'Amato, who spent 18 years in Washington before he was defeated by Democrat Chuck Schumer Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior U.S. Senator from the state of New York, serving since 1999. A Democrat, in 2005, he became chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. last year, has not exactly been a friend of the Kennedys.
In his autobiography, ``Power Pasta and Politics,'' D'Amato said ``(Ted) Kennedy's dual standards never ceased to amaze me.''
Suburb of love; Irvine looks for ways to spice image
Do you think Irvine is sexy?
Apparently neither do a lot of people.
Mayor Christina Shea's Romance Task Force is trying to change all that.
The team of 12 women and eight men brainstormed for about two hours during lunch at an Italian restaurant Monday to come up with ways to stir up a little romance.
The issue of sagging sex appeal came to light after Ladies Home Journal ranked Irvine as the fourth-best city in America for women last fall. Yet the city failed to make the cut in a separate survey by the magazine of the nation's most romantic cities.
Tim Flanagan suggested the city sponsor a photo contest of the most romantic spot in Irvine.
Flanagan, a local manager for Waste Management Inc., said he and his co-workers see a different side of romance, one not viewed by most residents.
``We, as trash collectors, see the residue of love,'' he said. ``Our perspective is from the back end. We see the last piece of the circle.''
Shea said she hopes the task force will improve Irvine's sensuality enough to make next year's survey.
`Stormy' Cher must face music in court
Cher's ex-manager is suing the entertainer for unspecified damages, alleging that he had a deal to receive 15 percent of the profits of her hit album ``Believe.''
Bill Sammeth said in a lawsuit filed Monday that he was Cher's close friend for 22 years but was fired as her manager without explanation just days before she sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
``Cher, like many talented creative people, can be stormy,'' said Sammeth's lawyer.
Cher had no comment.
Best-selling author learning to live big
The rags-to-riches story of Frank McCourt
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer bought an eight-room house in Roxbury, Conn., on 25 acres of land for $1.25 million. The property includes a pond, a small red barn The Red Barn was a fast-food restaurant chain founded in the early-1960s in Dayton, Ohio by Harry Barmier.
Red Barn restaurants were in the shape of barns with a glass front and limited seating. and a silo.
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McCourt's 1997 memoir, ``Angela's Ashes,'' tells how he grew up poor in New York and Ireland. It has been on The New York Times' best-seller list for more than two years.
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PHOTO (1 -- 2) Royal shuffle
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Charles does the tango with Adriana Vasile, left, and Zulema Eva Maria Menem, daughter of Argentina's president, during a visit to Buenos Aires.
(3) Going it alone
Brian Wilson, founding member of the Beach Boys, makes his first solo concert appearance ever Tuesday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.