Tuesday, October 2, 2007

OCTOBER 2, 2007

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Indy driver Helio Castroneves raced to the front of the pack in yesterday's installment of Dancing With the Stars, doing a mambo with partner Julianne Hough that earned them a 27. Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan dropped from the lead -- her quick-step with pro Mark Ballas earned her a 26 and nearly triggered a fight with Brit Len Goodman getting particularly steamed over comments by Italian Bruno Tonioli. Marie Osmond made a big move into third after tying with four other contestants in fifth place last week. She also brought a rooting section including brothers Donny and Jimmy. Showman Wayne Newton's quick-step wasn't so quick, and his step may have landed on partner Cheryl Burke's foot. The poor showing by Mr. Las Vegas, performing to Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas," dropped them to last place with a lowly 15 and may push him right off the stage when the results are announced on tonight's Dancing With the Stars. The stars will be joined tonight by special musical guest Queen Latifah.

Dancing With the Stars Leaderboard
Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough-- 27
Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas-- 26
Marie Osmond and Jonathan Roberts-- 24
Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovsky-- 23
Jennie Garth and Derek Hough-- 21
Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani-- 21
Cameron Mathison and Edyta Swilinska-- 21
Albert Reed and Anna Trebunskaya-- 21
Floyd Mayweater and Karina Smirnoff-- 21
Mark Cuban and Kym Johnson-- 18 (*Our prediction for tonight's boot)
Wayne Newton and Cheryl Burke-- 15

A driver in Bellevue, Washington rushing to beat someone else to a parking spot slammed into a department store Friday night, injuring a 14-year-old girl inside the building, police said.
The girl was being treated at Overlake Hospital for scrapes and bruises, police Cpl. Marcia Harnden said, while the driver, a 37-year-old woman from Bellevue, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.

"She was just racing to get in and beat the other person to the parking spot," Harnden said. "She said she stepped on the accelerator and she just couldn't get herself stopped after that."
The car smashed through the automatic sliding glass doors of the T.J. Maxx and took out several clothing racks. It came to a stop 20 yards inside the store.

The driver exhibited "obvious signs of impairment," but not from alcohol, Harnden said. Toxicology results were not expected for at least a month.

The law in California that will go into effect next year that bans tcell phone use while driving has cell companies in a tizzy… so they’re writing up their own state law that could override local ordinances.

A lobbyist for the cell phone companies says the law unfairly targets cell phone texting by motorists as a cause of accidents… and she said there should be a law that covers everything that distracts drivers, like eating while behind the wheel, putting make-up on, smoking, and turning around to yell at the kids in the back seat. Uh, good luck with that!

Fall clothes come out in June or July, so if you wait until Fall clothes go on sale, usually in October, you'll save at least 50%. Talk to a sale associate to see when the items will go on sale. Many stores, like Gap and Old Navy do their markdowns on Tuesday nights. So hit the store Wednesday morning and you'll be the first to take advantage of those low prices.