NFL All-Pro linebacker Nick Barnett has yet to land a new team this offseason, but he has managed to find a new home. The free agent recently paid $1.9 million for a 6,050-square-foot house in Southern California.
Known for his hard-hitting play on the gridiron, NFL All-Pro Dashon Goldson is now trying his hand at a new position: landlord. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety has listed a condominium in Marina del Rey for rent at $3,995 a month.
Hitting the free-agent market is the Hollywood Hills home of the Dallas Cowboys' Orlando Scandrick. The defensive back is asking $2.195 million for his sleek contemporary found beneath the Hollywood sign.
When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page personal reply with pointers on story lines and drawing. "It changed my whole life," Turner told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. "The fact that he took the time to share all that with a kid, a stranger, didn't impress me all that much at the time. But it impresses the hell out of me now." An artist whose "Wee Pals" comic strip appeared in more than 100 newspapers at its height,...