Motorcycle boy, we hardly knew ye

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\ He can be reached at 734-285-2563. He’s a very nice man and we are sorry to hear someone treated him like that. The world can be bad, no?\

\ Evel Knievel has died. Say what you will about his personality but the dude had some stones, serious stones. We thought him an original and you all know how we feel about that. RIP, motorcycle boy.\

\ Rodney King, you remember that guy, got shot again. He attracts some bad stuff like a moth to a flame, it would seem. Some people can.\

\ Alert the media: Lindsay Lohan is single — again. If this writer’s strike ever ends, she may also show up on a future episode of Ugly Betty, we hear.\

\ Man, that former cop whose wife is missing in Illinois — we gotta wonder what’s going on there. It seems now that at the very least, he had some serious domestic issues with women in his life — a history of them, in fact. While he is innocent until proven guilty, allow us to remind: one in 10 people are somehow touched by domestic violence in this country. Look around you. It happens to nice women from nice homes and isn’t some trailer-park crime, like some of you might want to imagine. If you suspect something, ask. And if you know, tell. You might just save someone’s life. Here’s a number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.\

\ — Andrea Billups, The Washington Times

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Andrea Billups

Andrea Billups

Andrea Billups is a Midwest-based national correspondent for The Washington Times. She is a native of West Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Marshall University and her master's degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her news career spans more than 20 years. She has reported for several newspapers, has edited two magazines and before joining the Times, ...

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