Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on April 16, 2004 · 52
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Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada · 52

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E6 FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2004 WHAT'S ON EDMONTON JOURNAL JAG star will run in Boston Marathon The Associated Press BOSTON Babe Ruth's great-grandson and the star of the CBS military drama series JAG will both run the 108th Boston Marathon on Monday. Chris Herrlein, whose maternal grandmother was Babe Ruth's daughter, Dorothy, will run through the streets of Boston the same day the slugger's two former teams the Red Sox and the rival New York Yankees meet at Fenway Park. Actor David James Elliott who plays Harmon (Harm) Rabb Jr., an ace pilot turned navy lawyer on JAG also will run Monday. Herrlein is a member of the Dana-Far-ber Marathon Chal Elliott lenge team, whose runners each aim to raise at least $2,500 for cancer research. Ruth died of cancer at 53 and Herrlein's father has prostate cancer. Herrlein, who was raised in New York and moved to Massachusetts in 1996, said he learned about his famous great-grandfather from attending events and talking to his grandmother. "She said he was truly larger than life," Herrlein said. "He was always the star of the show and she enjoyed being a part of that." Elliott is running to benefit children's programs in Massachusetts forthe Salvation Army team. "It's an honour to run the prestigious Boston Marathon," Elliott said. "This is made even more meaningful knowing that my participation will help raise awareness and funds for Salvation Army children's programs." Elliott, a Los Angeles resident, is running his first Boston Marathon but his fourth marathon overall. His coach, Gary Kobat, has also trained actors Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell, who ran his first Boston Marathon last year. Lost violin turns up in New York alley Visiting musician left instrument at a bar The Associated Press NEW YORK An 18th-century Italian-made violin reported missing earlier this week was found in an alley near the Manhattan bar where its owner had left it, police said. Odin Rathnam, the first-chair violinist forthe Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, had been in New York for a meeting and left the violin, along with a borrowed viola, at Yogi's bar on the Upper West Side. The violin, valued at about $95,000 US, was made by Bartolomeo Cal-varos of Bergamo, Italy, between 1750 and 1755; the viola belonged to a friend. Rathnam said he was "the luckiest man alive." "This is like a reunion," he told the New YorkPost. "When you finally learn (to play the violin) and find an instrument you're compatible with, it's a relationship. You feel like you lost a loved one when you lose it." A patron at the bar, Noah Garden, told the Post he had "won" the violin in an impromptu fiddling contest at the bar. He said he pawned it for $600 but didn't remember where the pawn shop was, the Post said. It was unclear how the instruments, which a maintenance worker found Wednesday night, wound up in the alley. At Home with... Main MacLean on Thursdays $100M lawsuit against Houston dismissed The Associated Press NEWARK. N.J. A judge has dismissed a $100-million breach of contract lawsuit filed against Whitney Houston by an entertainment company that her late father had founded. SuperiorCourt Judge Francine Schott found that Kevin Skinner, who claims to be the current owner of John Houston Entertainment, had refused to provide information to the pop diva's attorney. Schott dismissed the lawsuit April 5, but her ruling wasn't made public until Tuesday. John Houston, who died in February 2003, filed the lawsuit in September 2002 in Essex County, claiming his daughter failed to pay his company for representing her interests beginning in fall 2000. The lawsuit said the singer was in financial straits and facing mar ... , v . r i 'W).rgT-' v- ) Hot off the presses, 1 A t I w - ijuana possession charges in Hawaii until her father's company stepped in. Skinner continued the lawsuit after John Houston's death, but Bryan Blaney, Whitney Houston's attorney, said Skinner refused to sit for a deposition. Blaney also questioned whether Skinner was John Houston's business partner and said he wouldn't turn over documents that proved his claims or showed that he had legal standing to continue the lawsuit. Blaney also said John Houston Entertainment is no longer a viable business and that Houston's estate had no interest in pursuing the lawsuit. Skinnertold the Star-Ledger of Newark that he withdrew the lawsuit to avoid harming Whitney Houston, who recently entered a drug rehabilitation centre. He declined further comment after being told that court records made it clear the lawsuit had been dismissed. EDMONTONJOURNAL.com right to your desktop. INTRODUCING page-per-page online version gives you all the great information you expect from the paper, and more, right on your own computer. You can use our search function to find specific topics, explore our 7-day archive, and even increase the size of the text for easier reading! IT'S COMPLETE, CONVENIENT AND BEST OF ALL FREE UNTIL APRIL 21! part of the canada.com STEMMING THE TIDE! Canada has developed new guidelines for use of embryonic stem cells in medical research. On Global Sunday this weekend a very special chat with Canadian-born acting star Michael J. Fox about his Parkinson's disease, the importance of funding research, and his thoughts on the use of stem cells and other promising treatments for Parkinson's. Parkinson Society Canada Societe Parkinson Canada ; -Oi""M. )' ' ' 1 V . in Minimi Xjt.JL .jt Whitney Houston X fZ No matter where you are or where you go, you can connect to Edmonton Journal's E-dition for FREE until April 21. From the office to the airport, it's ready and waiting for you at 5AM every day! Visit edmontonjournal.com to find out more. EDMONTONJOURNAL.com I Plug into more neujs! network Spears to keep suicide scene in new video Knight Ridder Newspapers The New York Post says Britney Spears has decided to keep a controversial suicide scene in her forthcoming IjSTI video Everytime. The video is in- rt tended to be an artis- f I tic and edgy 1 J take on Spears's f v7 j failed relationship 1'wy l with fellow musician fcJ ( . jOl JustinTimberlake.lt Spears shows Stephen Dorff as Timberlake, ripping up magazine covers bearing his ex's photo. Then it cuts to a close-up of Spears, dead in a bathtub. n r n 1.800.565.3000 www.parkinson.ca Danielle Smith GiobaiggMSs: 30

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