Opposites At Track
Homestretch turned into a tongue twister
A pair of dueling horses left an announcer at a New Jersey racetrack sounding more like a confused husband. Larry Collmus had noticed Mywifenosevrything and Thewifedoesntknow on the card for Sunday's seventh race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, but he didn't envision the outcome. When the horses were in the hunt near the end, Collmus says he had a sense of what was coming. He kept up the call as the two dueled down the stretch, deftly flicking between the names. At the finish, he exclaimed: "Mywifenosevrything more than Thewifedoesntknow. Whew!" Video of the call has gone viral on YouTube. Mywifenosevrything is trained by a woman; a man trains Thewifedoesntknow.
Dad's done paying
Billionaire off hook for child support
A Los Angeles jury on Thursday made Donald Bren a happy man, ruling he does not have to pay support for his adult children. Lawyers for the children — Christie Bren, 22, and David Bren, 18 — wanted retroactive child support of $400,000 a month each. Attorneys for Bren, 78, said he provided generously for the children with former girlfriend Jennifer McKay Gold. Bren said his relationship was a loveless, infrequent romance, and he was shocked when Gold became pregnant the first time — and even more stunned the second time around. Bren, worth an estimated $12 billion, is 16th in Forbes magazine's ranking of richest Americans.
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Man shocked over kid video arrest
A Connecticut man arrested on allegations he coached his 8-year-old neighbor to swear and posted a video of it on YouTube is shocked the child's family turned him in to police. Josh Eastman, 34, of Bridgeport said Thursday that the boy is naturally talented and he, Josh, didn't encourage the lad to spew profanity and did not pay him $1. Eastman was charged with impairing the morals of a child. The boy's mother told police of the clip, titled Swearing Kid. Eastman posted $2,500 bail and is due in court Sept. 8. The video has been removed from YouTube.
Get a slice of that
Ham lovers pledge $1.6M for charity
Start baking those biscuits and stirring that red-eye gravy. Two donors have pledged a record $1.6 million for Kentucky's grand champion country ham. That works out to about $100,000 a pound for 16 pounds of Kentucky's favorite cured meat. The auction is the highlight of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair in Louisville. The chairman of a regional bank and an ophthalmologist who owns a vision center contributed $800,000 each Thursday for the ham. Money and meat will go to local charities. The previous record, $1.3 million, was set last year.
Compiled from Times wires and other sources.