On Oct. 1 pop star Janet Jackson
, 35, pulled the plug on her European tour, set to begin next month, because of safety concerns following the terrorist attacks. "If anything happened to anyone on this tour, I could never forgive myself," she said in a statement.
Actress Tamara Clatterbuck (Days of Our Lives), 38, and Alexander Farkas, 32, a sales manager, were wed on Sept. 8 in Stony Creek, Conn....
Actress Terri Conn (As the World Turns), 26, married actor Arthur Colombino, 30, on Sept. 7 in New York City.
After 66 years of dispensing fashion and beauty advice to young women, Mademoiselle magazine will cease publication after the November issue. In an Oct. 1 statement, Steven T. Florio, president and CEO of Condé Nast Publications, said that due to current economic conditions, "the magazine is no longer viable."
Law and Order
Actor Ben Affleck
, 29, was cited for speeding on Sept. 26 after police outside Soperton, Ga., clocked him driving a black Cadillac at 114 mph. The Pearl Harbor star, recently in rehab for alcohol abuse, posted a $1,104 bond at the county jail....
On Sept. 23, Royal Oak, Mich., police arrested Russian hockey star Sergei Fedorov, 30, for alleged drunk driving after he was caught speeding through a red light. The Detroit Red Wings center, who has been coupled with tennis sensation Anna Kournikova, 20, for three years, pleaded not guilty.
Nguyen Van Thieu, 78, the former president of South Vietnam who fled the country days before it fell to Hanoi's Communist troops in 1975, died of undisclosed causes in Boston on Sept. 29. During his 26-year exile, Van Thieu, who believed his American allies had abandoned him during the war, lived reclusively.
On Oct. 1 the U.S. Supreme Court suspended former President Bill Clinton, 55, from practicing at the high court and gave him 40 days to explain why he should not be permanently disbarred from there. (It would not affect his ability to eventually practice in other courtrooms.) The ruling stems from Clinton's January deal with the independent counsel's office in which he gave up his Arkansas law license for five years and paid a $25,000 fine in exchange for an end to the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Clinton's lawyer David Kendall said that he plans to argue to the justices that "disbarment is not appropriate."
A year after winning the Sydney Olympics' women's marathon, Japan's Naoko Takahashi, 29, broke a world record on Sept. 30 by becoming the first woman to run 26.2 miles in under 2 hours 20 minutes. Her winning time of 2 hours 19 minutes and 46 seconds at the Berlin Marathon was nearly a minute faster than the previous record set two years ago.
On Oct. 2 the nation's oldest and longest-serving senator, South Carolina's Strom Thurmond, 98, became ill in the Senate chamber and was taken by ambulance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A spokeswoman for the legendary Republican says that his condition appears to have resulted from dehydration.