Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Frampton remembers Beatle
Cincinnati ï¿½ Peter Frampton paid homage to the late George Harrison at a concert he organized to raise money for the Sept. 11 relief fund.
During an encore Sunday night, the British guitarist played an emotional version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" as a tribute to Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58.
Frampton, 51, has said he owes his solo career to Harrison. Frampton was living in England and performing with the British rock group Humble Pie when Harrison first asked him to play on "All Things Must Pass," his first album after the breakup of the Beatles. Frampton said that led to his first solo recording.
Fans paid $60 a ticket for the four-hour "Cincinnati USA for Relief" concert. Organizers said after the show that they would not have a final tally of money raised until Wednesday.
Guests arrive for Judd wedding
Inverness, Scotland ï¿½ Celebrities began arriving Monday in Scotland for the wedding of actress Ashley Judd and Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti on Wednesday.
News reports said guests include Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones; actresses Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow; racing drivers David Coulthard and Colin MacRae; and Robert Trump, brother of New York tycoon Donald Trump, and his wife, Blaine.
'Jannie' Reno performs a wedding
Miamiï¿½ Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno officiated at the wedding of her niece, model Hunter Reno, during an outdoor ceremony in a tropical garden.
Hunter Reno, a model and host of "Exotic Islands" on the Travel Channel, married Peter Rabbino, co-founder of a Fort Lauderdale legal consulting firm, on Sunday.
The elder Reno, a Democratic candidate for governor, pronounced the couple husband and wife under a warm rain that drooped nearby trees.
As a Florida notary, Reno has the power to perform weddings. She remains close to her niece, who calls her Aunt Jannie.
Carter wants Middle East peace
Denver ï¿½ Former President Jimmy Carter called for quicker progress toward Middle East peace during a visit to promote his new book, "Christmas in Plains: Memories."
He said he hopes the principles of the Camp David accords, which he mediated between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1978, will continue to dominate policy there. The accords called for negotiations with the Palestinians, including decisions about the final status of the West Bank and Gaza.
Carter's visit to a downtown Denver bookstore drew more than 700 people. The 77-year-old was on a national promotional tour for the book, which traces Carter family Christmases from 1930 to the present.