Monday, March 13, 2006

Other news this afternoon...

Happy Purim to any Jews reading this blog and I hope you have an easy fast on this Fast of Esther.

Here's an article profiling the second CD in KY where Col. Mike Weaver is running for Congress. interviews Natalie Portman.

Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer has endorsed Bill Ritter for Governor of Colorado.

Closer director Mike Nichols has burned some very controversial scenes with Natalie Portman for fear that they may get into the wrong hands.
The sexy actress played a pole dancer in provocative movie Closer and briefly appeared topless, but she reveals there were many saucy scenes which didn't make it into the film.

She explains, "I will not allow myself to be on a porn site... I don't want to be used by someone else for turning me into something that I'm not.

"(But) I was doing everything because I knew that Mike was going to get my permission about everything and show me everything and talk to me.

"He was like, 'That stuff's going to be burned if we don't use it.'"
Are you going to Indy for the Final Four? Then check this schedule out ASAP.
March 30-April 4: "100 Years, 100 Hours," NCAA Hall of Champions, 700 W. Washington St. Open 100 consecutive hours from 10 a.m. March 30 to 5 p.m. April 4 with activities related to men’s and women’s Final Four. Free with museum admission ($3, children $2, 5 and younger free). (317) 916-HALL.
March 31-April 3: NCAA Hoop City, Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. Fan festival features basketball competitions, basketball clinics, autograph sessions by current NCAA coaches and players of the past, battle of the bands competition, and more. $7, seniors and children 3-11 $5, 2 and younger free. (317) 239-5151, or
March 31: Final Four Friday Team Practices, RCA Dome, 100 S. Capitol Ave. Noon to 4 p.m. Watch student-athletes from the Final Four teams hit the court for their final practice before the national semifinals. Free.
March 31: NABC College All-Star Game, Conseco Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St. 7 p.m. College all-star team plays the Harlem Globetrotters. $15-$100. (317) 239-5151.
April 1: Final Four Semifinals: 5:07 p.m. RCA Dome, 100 S. Capitol Ave.
April 2: Circle City Dribble, NCAA Headquarters Plaza at White River State Park, 700 W. Washington St. 2 p.m. Local dignitaries and celebrities lead 2,006 dribblers through the streets of Downtown. Spectators free. www.indianasportscorp/finalfour
April 2: Shooting Stars Celebrity Classic, Conseco Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St. 2 p.m. Current and retired sports heroes, entertainers, actors, musicians, and TV stars showcase their basketball skills. $8-$30. (317) 239-5151.
April 2: My Coke Fest, Monument Circle. 2 to 9 p.m. John Mellencamp headlines all-day music festival. Ten large video boards will show taped and live highlights of the event. Free.
April 3: NCAA Championship: 9:21 p.m. RCA Dome, 100 S. Capitol Ave. Championship game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
In basketball news, legendary coach John Chaney has retired as head coach of Temple University.

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