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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carol Hawkins
A judge on Friday banned a 30-year-old woman from going near Simon Cowell after she admitted smashing a window of the entertainment mogul's house with a brick.
A former household aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton received a seven-year prison sentence Friday after an Irish jury unanimously found her guilty of embezzling more than (EURO)2.8 million ($3.6 million) from the musician.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to one of Hollywood's most unexpected marriages, one that spawned euphoric couch-jumping on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and endless speculation in the tabloids.
An Irish jury unanimously found a former aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton guilty of embezzlement Friday after she spent more than (EURO)2.8 million ($3.6 million) of the musician's savings on 22 thoroughbred horses, pricey plane tickets and other indulgences for herself and her family.
Hawkins had claimed that Clayton either authorized her expenditures or that she had paid him back by using her own money to pay his bills.
Ms. Hawkins had claimed that Mr. Clayton either authorized her expenditures — including several foreign trips, the horses, a new car and university courses for her two children — or that she had paid him back by using her own money to pay his bills.