Kamis, 10 Oktober 2013

Funk, 57, On Tour Once Again

(AP) A federal judge in New Jersey is allowing Lauryn Hill to go on tour before completing her sentence on a tax conviction. Attorney Nathan Hochman says Hill has been permitted to work during the last six weeks of this year before finishing the balance of her three-month home detention. Hill pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned from 2005 to 2007. The winner of multiple Grammys and former member of the Fugees was sentenced in July to three months in prison and three months of home detention.

The former leaders of the "Bike the Bridge" tour say they've turned to Tour de Troit to plan Sunday's international cycling event. The 20-mile international ride starts at southwest Detroit's Clark Park, crosses the bridge to Windsor, Ontario, and heads back to Michigan. Registration for this year's ride is closed because the 150-rider limit has been reached. Plans are in the works for the 2014 "Bike the Bridge" event. Next year it will start in Canada and include a tour through Windsor.

Yellowstone visitor says her tour group was locked inside park hotel during slimdown

One of the TOUR's shortest hitters, Funk has still won eight times, including the 2005 THE PLAYERS Championship. Funk, 57, is playing the TOUR this year thanks to a one-time exemption for being among the top 50 in the career money list. His practice round partners on Tuesday included former LSU teammates John Peterson and Andrew Loupe. Loupe finished second on the Web.com Tour in driving distance in 2013 (315.2 yards). Funk joked that he'd have to fire on all four of his cylinders to compete with the TOUR's young long hitters.

Pat Vaillancourt told the Newburyport News newspaper the incident unfolded Oct. 1 when they were already inside the park and a ranger would not let them off the tour bus to photograph roaming bison. The group -- roughly 40 senior citizens from around the world -- was allowed to return to the Old Faithful Inn to spend a second night at the hotel, but some with limited English skills thought they were under arrest, she said. Vaillancourt said the guards looked like armed "Hulk Hogans" who told group members they couldnt leave the hotel and that some of the Asians guests said, Oh my God, are we under arrest? The federal government owns the inn but it is run by private contractor Xanterra Parks & Resorts, said Tom Mesereau, who handles public relations for the company. He also said inn staff was not aware of anyone being held inside under armed guard.

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