- - Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CALIFORNIA

Schwarzenegger’s son held rowdy party

LOS ANGELES | Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 17-year-old son was co-host of a rowdy alcohol-fueled Halloween party where Los Angeles officers cited several people for underage drinking, police said.

Patrick Schwarzenegger was identified as a co-host of the Sunset Boulevard party held in a private home Saturday night near Will Rogers State Park. The residence is near the Schwarzenegger compound in Pacific Palisades.

Sgt. Gary Levy said a half-dozen complaints of loud music led officers to shut down the party sometime after 11:30 p.m. Among the 100 to 200 partygoers were minors in possession of alcohol.

The sergeant said Tuesday that several people were cited for alcohol violations, but the governor’s son wasn’t one of them.

Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear declined to comment Tuesday.

MICHIGAN

Struggling family sells Obama letter

DETROIT | Jennifer Cline said having President Obama think enough about her family’s struggles to send a handwritten letter promising “things will keep getting better” was priceless, until she was offered $7,000 for the handwritten note.

That was when the 28-year-old mother of 2- and 9-year-old boys from southern Michigan, who has been unemployed since losing her job as a pharmacy technician in 2007, decided that selling the memento to a persistent autograph collector was a good way to put a dent in her family’s growing pile of bills.

“I needed to do what’s best for my family,” she said Tuesday, adding that she and her 30-year-old husband, Jason, remain staunch Obama supporters. “And this was best for my family.”

She and her husband plan to use about $3,000 to pay down mounting bills, many of which are related to two forms of skin cancer that Mrs. Cline has battled into remission. The remaining money eventually will be used as part of a down payment on a home, Mrs. Cline said.

NEW MEXICO

Newspaper banned from reservation

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