Weekend Redux: What You Missed
Just because you spent all weekend looking for the perfect tie for Dad doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.
Nothing ruins your Saturday morning like turning on the TV and being greeted with the reality that NBC Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert collapsed and died of a heart attack on Friday.
According to NBC, Russert was recording voice-overs for tomorrow’s broadcast of “Meet the Press” when he collapsed. NBC spokeswoman Allison Gollust said last night via e-mail that the cause of death was a “sudden heart attack.” Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw announced the news on the air shortly after 3:30 p.m. Brokaw said Russert had just returned from a trip to Italy with his wife, Maureen Orth, and son, Luke, to celebrate Luke’s recent graduation from Boston College.
Hopefully, St. Peter greeted him with a white board.
What’s the best way to stop crime on the Boston Common? Milkshakes!
We knew we liked Sal DiMasi for a reason—he hates leggings just as much as we do.
The Speaker’s latest decree came in a June 5 e-mail spelling out the dress code to all aides, lawyers, interns and staff.
Verboten apparel includes: “sheer clothing,” “spandex/lycra leggings” and “clothing displaying sports teams or any type of advertisements (i.e. Beer, restaurants, musical groups, etc. ).”
The cost of gas has sent teenagers back to the yellow school bus. At least until their districts run out of the money to fuel them, then they’re SOL.
Speaking of large carbon footprints, Gov. Deval Patrick is hitting the road to tout Massachusetts and some of the new legislation he’s gotten passed.
If When the Celtics lose this game, we’re blaming at least part of it on this cover. As punishment, we’ll make you read Dan Shaughnessy’s column about the sin of hubris. Or we’re going to shove you off a kayak and into the Charles, and make you write an essay about it, much like Yvonne Abraham.
It sucks to be a cop and a sports fan during the nights of a possible championship clinch. But, hey, Game 6 means more overtime, right?