Monday, October 20, 2003

GUYANA - 2003 RED STRIPE BOWL CHAMPS


Guyana secured a 27-run victory over the defending champions Barbados at Jamaica's Kaiser Sports Club on Sunday, claiming their third Red Stripe Bowl and eighth regional one-day title.

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GOT RHYME?


Macomb County Circuit Court judge Deborah Servitto dismissed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against Eminem on Friday in Michigan. The suit had been brought by DeAngelo Bailey who claimed the rapper had slandered him by naming him as a school yard bully in the song "Brain Damage".

Judge Servitto wrapped her opinion up with a rap ( ha ha, get it, wrap/rap) saying:-

"Mr. Bailey complains that his rep is trash/ So he's seeking compensation in the form of cash," she wrote. "Bailey thinks he's entitled to some monetary gain/ Because Eminem used his name in vain/ The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact/ They're an exaggeration of a childish act/ It is therefore this court's ultimate position/ That Eminem is entitled to summary disposition."

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AND IN OTHER NEWS OF LITIGIOUSNESS


A North Carolina man who was injured in a smash-up while riding in a Greensboro police squad car was last month awarded $1.5 million from the city. The suit was filed in 2000 by John Clayton III who claimed he sustained permanent back injuries when the officer slammed on the brakes to avoid plowing into the vehicle ahead of his in 1994.

Officer Thomas A. Branson had arrested and charged Clayton for failing to appear to face a traffic case. Clayton claims the near miss was the cop's fault as he had been speeding and adjusting the car radio at the time.

Clayton's initial complaint against the city had been brushed aside by city officials who asserted governmental immunity.



5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!