Sunday, March 7, 2004
David Crosby arrested on marijuana, gun charges
New York City -- Musician David Crosby was arrested on marijuana and gun possession charges early Saturday at a Times Square hotel, hours after earning a standing ovation at a New Jersey concert, police said.
Crosby, 62, was arrested at 1 a.m. at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel with an ounce of marijuana, a .45-caliber handgun and a knife in his possession, police said.
The veteran rocker had checked out of the hotel after a Manhattan show but left behind a piece of luggage, police said. A hotel worker found the luggage Friday and went through it looking for identification and discovered the marijuana, gun and knives and called authorities, police said.
Crosby was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. He also was charged with illegal possession of a hunting knife, illegal possession of ammunition and illegal possession of marijuana.
Don Johnson told to pay up
Aspen, Colo.-- A California bank has filed legal papers to force actor Don Johnson to put his Aspen-area property up for sale at auction to pay a nearly $1 million debt.
City National Bank of Los Angeles asked a court to put liens on the property and suggested a public auction as an option for collecting $930,000 from the former "Miami Vice" star.
The bank said Johnson has refused to make payments on a loan he took out in October 2002.
Johnson's publicist said, however, that the actor was in the process of refinancing the loan and the issue would become moot.
General to speak at OSU commencement
Stillwater, Okla.-- Retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who planned and commanded the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the featured speaker at Oklahoma State University's commencement ceremonies, the school announced.
Franks, former head of U.S. Central Command, also will receive an honorary degree during the May 8 ceremony, university president David Schmidly said.
Franks has several ties to Oklahoma. He was born in Wynnewood and later took officer training at Fort Sill. Franks' wife, Cathy, and daughter, Jacqueline, are both graduates of Oklahoma State University.
From fashion to film
New York City -- Tom Ford wants to go from designing clothes to directing movies.
Ford, who simultaneously designed the Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent lines, will show his last collection at Paris fashion shows today, but he's already making other plans.
"I am very serious about wanting to make a movie. As a director. It's true that I've signed with CAA (Creative Artists Agency)," he told Women's Wear Daily for Friday's editions. "I am actively looking for a project. Whether I'll ever find it, I don't know."