Morning person Al Roker, 43, the Today show's weatherman, and Deborah Roberts, 37, a correspondent for 20/20, have a new baby dawning. Due Nov. 13, it will be the first child for the couple, who married in 1995....
And in other daybreaking news, Jane Robelot, 37, anchor-woman on CBS's This Morning, and husband Mario DeCarvalho, 48, a CBS cameraman, are expecting their first child, also in November. They married in January.
On June 5 an Italian court sentenced the killers of Nicholas Green, the 7-year-old American boy who was shot in Italy by highway bandits in 1994 and whose transplanted organs saved seven other lives. Perpetrator Michele Iannello got life in prison; his cohort in the crime, Francesco Mesiano, received a 20-year term.
Canada's "Snowbird," warbling songbird Anne Murray, 52, and husband Bill Langstroth, a former TV producer, 67, separated last month after 23 years of marriage.
Hoping to fill her late daddy's blue suede shoes, Lisa Marie Presley, 30, made a recording deal with Java Records in Hollywood; it was announced on June 4. No word on the release date of her album or what kind of music the heir of the King will sing.
Literary critic, essayist and memoirist Alfred Kazin, who for much of this century championed American writers and literature, died on his 83rd birthday, June 5, of cancer, in New York City....
The self-styled maverick mayor of Los Angeles, Sam Yorty, 88, who presided over the megalopolis from 1961 to 1973, died there on June 5 following a stroke....
Long-running sports columnist Shirley Povich, the father of TV host Maury Povich, died of a heart attack on June 4 in Washington, D.C. He was 92. For 75-odd years the elder Povich turned in a column to the Washington Post—even on the day before his passing—and for many of those years used it to urge the desegregation of sports teams. He once needled the late Redskins owner George Preston Marshall for not hiring black players by writing, "Jim Brown, born ineligible to play for the Redskins, integrated their end zone three times yesterday."
On June 2 a judge in Manhattan sentenced artist Peter Max, 60, whose psychedelic depictions were a signpost of the '60s, to two months in prison, 800 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine for cheating on his income taxes. He is scheduled to begin his sentence on Aug. 1....
Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, 30, pleaded guilty in Charlotte, N.C., on June 4 to interstate domestic violence for using "force, coercion, duress and fraud" in the abduction of his estranged wife, Judy, 31, and their five children on Feb. 25. After police intervened, Bowe entered a medical facility for evaluation and counseling. The boxer faces 18 to 24 months in prison when he is sentenced sometime this summer.
Law and order
Actress Rosie Perez, 31, fetched the cops in Brooklyn on June 2 and had them arrest neighbor Beganiel Brooks after he allegedly rang her doorbell 15 times and shouted her name at the top of his lungs. New York's Finest charged Brooks with harassment and trespassing, describing him as "emotionally disturbed."
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