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- March 20, 2006
- Vol. 65
- No. 11
Meg Ryan has changed the name of her newly adopted baby daughter from Charlotte to Daisy. "I thought she was a Charlotte. She's just not—she's a Daisy," the actress, 44, told Oprah Winfrey March 1.... In Athens, heiress Athina Roussel, 21, has petitioned to change her name to Athina Onassis de Miranda. The only granddaughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis married fellow equestrian Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, 32, last December in São Paulo, Brazil.
Two security guards at a Feb. 28 Kanye West concert in Birmingham, England, were shot after fans tried to enter the venue without tickets. One guard was in serious condition after being shot in the face, stomach and foot, while the other was released. "My thoughts and prayers are with the two stewards who were injured last night," West said.
Former nurse Charles Cullen was sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms in Somerville, N.J., on March 2 after pleading guilty to 22 murders and three attempted murders in New Jersey. He also has pleaded guilty to seven murders and three attempted murders in Pennsylvania. After he was arrested in 2003, Cullen, 46, estimated that he had killed up to 40 patients at 10 facilities over 16 years. In exchange for his cooperation, authorities promised Cullen they would not seek the death penalty.... On March 3 in Vung Tau, Vietnam, '70s glam rocker Gary Glitter, 61, was found guilty of molesting two young girls while staying at a southern Vietnamese resort last year. The former singer (real name: Paul Gadd) faces a three-year jail term, after which he will be deported. "I haven't done anything," he said. "I am innocent."
A Saguenay, Que., coroner is disputing initial reports that Christina Desforges, a Canadian eighth grader with a peanut allergy, died after suffering from anaphylactic shock last November after kissing her boyfriend, who had traces of peanut butter on his mouth. Coroner Michel Miron says Desforges' death resulted from a different cause but is refusing to disclose the reason until he submits his final report to the provincial coroner in late April.
British actor Jack Wild, 53, who earned an Oscar nod at 16 as the Artful Dodger in 1968's Oliver!, died of mouth cancer March 1. Wild appeared on the 1969 U.S. TV series H.R. Pufnstuf and released three albums, including Everything's Coming Up Roses.
THE DEATH OF PAT TILLMAN
On March 4, the Army acknowledged it is launching a criminal investigation into the death of Pat Tillman, 27, the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back who was killed in April 2004 after leaving the NFL to fight in Afghanistan (PEOPLE, May 10, 2004). Military reports initially said he was killed by enemy fire, but weeks later the Army revealed he was felled by "friendly fire." Later investigations determined that "botched communications" contributed to his death; seven U.S. Rangers were disciplined as a result. A source tells PEOPLE that the latest inquiry—the first criminal probe—was opened on the recommendation of the Defense Department's Office of the Inspector General after a review of the case and will determine whether formal charges are warranted.
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