Sunday, October 6, 2002
Chan gets star on Walk of Fame
Los Angeles ï¿½ Jackie Chan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, promising in return to "make better films."
Chan, 48, has star No. 2,205 on the Walk of Fame, only about 25 feet from the entrance to the Kodak Theatre, the new home of the Academy Awards.
"I remember coming to Hollywood and seeing the stars and I wanted one," Chan said Friday. "To show my appreciation I will make better films."
About 500 people gathered for the midday ceremony, including Owen Wilson, pictured left of Chan, along with several Hollywood executives, who starred with Chan in 2000's "Shanghai Noon."
Suspect sought Jordan poser
Chicago ï¿½ A man arrested for identity theft had a bank account number for Michael Jordan and was looking for someone to pose as Jordan or his wife, police said Saturday.
Ishman Walker was arrested last month, before he was able to find an accomplice who resembled the basketball great or his wife, Juanita Jordan, said Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Walker was charged with felony theft and financial identity theft.
The Jordans' names and account number were found on a piece of paper in Walker's home, Daly said.
New Kennedy is born
Boston ï¿½ Ethel Kennedy is a grandmother again ï¿½ for the 29th time.
Rory Kennedy, the youngest daughter of Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy, gave birth to Georgia Elizabeth Kennedy-Bailey on Sept. 30 in a New York hospital.
The baby, who weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, is the first child for Kennedy and her husband, Mark Bailey.
Bailey and Kennedy are filmmakers who live in New York City. A film they made about AIDS is scheduled to be shown at the United Nations next month.
Gere appalled with India waste
Dharmsala, India ï¿½ When not dealing with requests for funds for everything from penniless refugees to a Tibetan beauty pageant, Richard Gere fretted this week about the garbage and traffic chaos around the headquarters of the exiled Dalai Lama.
Visiting for the first time in 2 1/2 years, the 53-year-old actor said he was appalled at the filth and deterioration in Dharmsala.
In 2000, the Gere Foundation drafted a comprehensive plan, including waste management strategies and a traffic control program. None of it has come to pass.