Endorsement: For the first time in its...
Endorsement: For the first time in its 60-year history, the Nation of Islam is fielding candidates for political office, and leader Louis Farrakhan Wednesday night urged support for three Muslims in District of Columbia and Maryland elections. Addressing 17,000 people at the Washington Convention Center, Farrakhan urged embattled D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who was on stage, to put aside his earlier decision to not seek reelection. Barry is on trial for cocaine possession and perjury charges.
Break From Play: Prince Charles broke his right arm Thursday when he fell from his horse in a polo match in Cirencester, England. Charles, 41, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. A police spokesman said: “He has got a nasty break above the right elbow. He is in good spirits.”
The Nose Knows: “My nose must weigh 50 pounds,” author Ray Bradbury, 69, said as he stared at a 3,000-pound monument in his honor in his hometown of Waukegan, Ill. Bradbury, author of “The Martian Chronicles,” was in the Chicago suburb Tuesday. His bust is the first planned for the town’s “Walk of Stars,” which will also honor comedian Jack Benny.
Name That Toon: He doesn’t wear a yellow raincoat or a two-way radio wrist radio, but Chicago police Capt. Dick Tracy is still real. “I never claimed to be the Dick Tracy,” he says of the comic strip character now played on screen by Warren Beatty. Though Richard Joseph Tracy, 56, now handles the department’s duplication services, he once worked undercover. He was told that prisoners “were actually joking or bragging about being arrested by Dick Tracy.”