Spoils of War: Tom Kelly, the three-star...
Spoils of War: Tom Kelly, the three-star general who was the Pentagon’s most visible spokesman during the Gulf War, is still talking. But now retired, Kelly is making a lot more money for it. Kelly has become a smash hit on the speaking circuit, earning $20,000 per speech. He expects to rake in about $3 million, which is 40 times what he earned annually as a lieutenant general and more than he pulled down during his entire 34-year military career.
No Photo Op: Nellie Mitchell, 96, who delivered papers in Harrison, Ark., until she was 90, has something in common with Tom Selleck and Roseanne Arnold: She is taking one of the tabloids to court. Her $1-million suit says the Sun used her photo with a 1990 article on a 101-year-old woman allegedly forced to quit her paper route because she had become pregnant by a millionaire customer. Mitchell said she has not had a child since she was 35 and has never had sex with anyone on her route.
Resignation: A priest who formerly chaired the University of Notre Dame theology department has agreed to resign his teaching post amid allegations of sexual misconduct, a church official said Monday in South Bend, Ind. Father James Burtchaell, a Holy Cross priest, “was asked to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment, and he is doing so,” said Father Carl F. Ebey of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Burtchaell could not be reached for comment.
Family Affair: George Bush has made foreign relations a family affair, enlisting relatives to serve as goodwill U.S. ambassadors from Benin to Bolivia and Malta to Morocco. Bush’s three brothers, his sister, wife Barbara, four of the five Bush children, several in-laws, two nephews and a cousin have all gone overseas on official delegations. Sending presidential kin abroad “is mostly harmless as long as they behave themselves,” said Hume Horan, president of a union of foreign service officers.