Bits and Pieces - July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014
The New York Jets say season ticket holders will no longer be issued paper tickets. There's also a pretty good chance they won't be issued playoff tickets.
The rumblings about marriage trouble for BEYONCE and JAY Z continue. The New York Post's Page Six published a report over the weekend that they may be on the verge of a split. There have been reports that they've been seeing marriage counselors, but the buzz is that they could call it quits after wrapping up their On the Run tour. A source said, "They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing...This is a huge concert tour and they've already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front...For just a split moment, things got real for them and she was even talking about adding to the family. But, after a while, Jay was out doing Jay and Bey was out doing Bey. They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn't." So far, their people have yet to respond.
PBS has announced that "DOWNTON ABBEY" will be back for its fifth season on January 4th. Of course, it'll air in Britain before that.
- KANYE WEST has confirmed the title of his new single is 'All Day.' He also said that he plans to release his next album later this year, most likely in September.
Boy, do we need scouting? A central Iowa Boy Scout troop was on a three-week trip when they arrived at the Alaska-Canada line. When one of the boys took a picture of a border official, the agent immediately confiscated the kid's camera, detained everyone, and searched them and their belongings. The border agent informed the kid he could be arrested, fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Boy Scout Troop Leader Jim Fox said he was told it is a federal offense to take a picture of a federal agent and, not wanting things to escalate, Fox said he didn't complain. However, as one of the Scouts was taking luggage from the top of a van to be searched, he heard the snap of a holster and turned around to see an agent with both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing at the kid's head. Eventually, the scouts were allowed to proceed and when they got back home Charles Vonderheid with the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America had something to say about the incident. No, he didn't complain about the boys' treatment. Instead he said the kids learned a valuable lesson in civics.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly traded guard Carrick Felix to Utah for guard John Lucas and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy, three players with non-guaranteed contracts. The moves will allow the Cavs to clear $3.3 million in salary cap space and go after Kevin Love.
While drinking and driving is never a good idea, it was an especially bad idea for one unnamed Seattle man. This particular person careened through city streets, colliding head-on with a valet in an Audi. Instead of stopping and exchanging information with the valet, our friend tossed a bottle of whiskey out the car window and drove away, running a red light and getting into another head-on collision, this time with a city bus. The now-severely damaged car finally sputtered to a halt directly across from Seattle Police Department headquarters. Our friend, who admitted he'd consumed "eight shots" of whiskey, was not only busted for DUI, but for auto theft as he was behind the wheel of a stolen car.
1829: William Burt of Mount Vernon, Michigan, patented the "typographer," believed to be the first typewriter.
actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers, Natural Born Killers, Zombieland) 53