Affleck Stopped, Clinton Suspended
NABBED: Ben Affleck, 29, was pulled over for driving a black Cadillac 114 mph in Soperton, Ga., last week, reports the Macon Telegraph. The "Pearl Harbor" star was released late Wednesday after posting a cash bond of $1,114 at the county jail, police said . . . SUSPENDED: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended former President Clintonfrom practicing law before the high court and gave him 40 days to say why he should not be permanently disbarred. The court did not explain its reasons, but Supreme Court disbarment often follows disbarment in lower courts. The court acted after it was notified by the Arkansas Supreme Court that Clinton's Arkansas law license was suspended for five years . . . SETTLED: Meanwhile, another Clinton, Chelsea, on Monday settled into England's prestigious Oxford University, where she will begin a two-year graduate degree course in international relations next week -- following in the footsteps of her father, who was a Rhodes scholar there . . . CANCELED: Janet Jackson, 35, on Monday pulled the plug on her European pop tour (slated for Nov. 2-Dec. 15) because of safety fears after the Sept. 11 attack on America. "If anything happened to anyone on this tour, I could never forgive myself," she said in a statement. Full refunds will be given to ticket holders . . . SET: Naoko Takahashi, 21, of Japan, became the first woman to run 26.2 miles in under two hours 20 minutes, setting a world record at the Berlin Marathon. Her winning time was two hours 19 minutes 46 seconds, nearly a minute faster than the previous record . . . STALLED: San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, 37, one home run shy of beating Mark McGwire's single-season record set three years ago, stayed at 69 home runs on Sunday as the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 5-4. Bonds grounded out, walked twice and was hit by a pitch from reliever Jose Nunez. The outfielder saw 11 pitches, only one of them a strike. He was left on deck when the game ended . . . ARRESTED: Rodney King, 36, the motorist whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers sparked riots in that city in 1992, has been arrested for the second time in little more than a month, say police. Saturday's charges were for being under the influence of a controlled substance and indecent exposure. Aug. 28 he was arrested on a misdemeanor drug charge. King is due to appear in court for that one on Tuesday . . . DIED: Former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, 78, who led his nation in the war that literally ripped apart his homeland and figuratively divided the U.S. (before he was forced to step down as North Vietnamese troops closed in), died late Saturday in Boston.
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