Design Flaw: Fashion designer Mary McFadden got...
Design Flaw: Fashion designer Mary McFadden got smacked in the ribs in a celebrity tennis tournament; she was accidentally hit by her doubles partner, actor Ian Ziering of “Beverly Hills 90210.” McFadden and Ziering were playing against Robin Leach, host of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” and actor Judson Mills of “As the World Turns” in Sunday’s game when Ziering swung at the ball and hit McFadden’s right side, breaking two ribs. McFadden continued to play, winning the set 6-3, before leaving the court to see a doctor.
* Gulf High: A court-martial began Monday at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida for an Air Force pharmacist, Capt. Roger E. Mansfield, 30, on charges that he distributed drugs to Persian Gulf troops. Mansfield claims he’s a scapegoat for heavy drug use by U.S. troops wracked by stress, boredom and Saudi Arabia’s ban on alcohol in the months before U.S.-led allied rout of Iraqi forces. Prescription drugs quickly became “the marijuana of Desert Storm,” he said. The anesthetic inhalant called isoflurane “became a common substitute for beer.” Military officials deny his charges. Mansfield faces 40 years if convicted.
* Thrown Out: A Richmond, Va., federal court Tuesday rejected a dispute between one-time television evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker and their former attorney, Norman R. Grutman. The Bakkers had sought sanctions against Grutman, alleging that he was disloyal when they were removed as stewards of the PTL ministry. Grutman then sought sanctions against the Bakkers, saying he had run up $66,000 in the case. The court refused to order sanctions against either the Bakkers or the lawyer.
* No More Fleecing: Marion County Jail in Indianapolis has a new barber; the old one was charged with fleecing the public on prisoners’ haircuts. Robin L. Smith, 22, falsified more than $3,000 in billings by inflating the number of haircuts he gave, Sheriff Joseph G. McAtee said Monday. He could get up to four years in jail if convicted.