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Bob Seger faces charges in wreck

Published Jun. 28, 1997|Updated Oct. 1, 2005

Bob Seger faces an impaired driving charge after his car ran off a road in northern Ontario. Seger was not injured when his 1997 BMW went off the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday night. Ontario Provincial Police said Seger was cooperative, but the 52-year-old musician also was charged with failing to provide a breath sample. Seger was released on bail and has a July 30 court date.

Anita Bryant to Kathy Lee: Keep Frank

Kathie Lee Gifford has been getting marital advice from Anita Bryant, a longtime bud. Her counsel: Don't sack Frank. "Anita called Kathie to say, "We're sorry, and we love you,' " said Bryant's husband, Charlie Dry, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Anita and Kathie are both extremely religious people, so they prayed together."

Lawyer releasing book on Simpson case

Lawyer Gerry Spence, who declined an invite to become a member of O. J. Simpson's Dream Team, is coming out with a book promising new evidence and claiming to know where the murder weapon and bloody clothes O. J. Simpson was wearing the night of the slayings went. In O. J.: The Last Word, Spence says, yup, the Juice did the deed, indeed, but adds that the prosecution's case was so bad that the jury "had a duty" to acquit. His coup: landing the first post-trial interview with Judge Lance Ito.

Comedian gets no respect on Web

Funnyman Rodney Dangerfield is suing Epoch Networks Inc. for $2.8-million, alleging that the Irvine, Calif., company that designed his Web site also swiped his bug-eyed image for promotional gain. In a suit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Rodney Dangerfield Entertainment Inc. charged Epoch with selling advertising space on the comedian's Web site (http://www. rodney.com) without permission, pirating his name and likeness to market its services. The 75-year-old Dangerfield was one of the first comedians to take his act to the Internet. But even in cyberspace, Dangerfield is still searching for a little respect, said his attorney.

_ Compiled from Times wire reports

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