It's sad to even think that former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield stood a chance of going to jail because he was behind on child support payments to the mother of one of his children.
But that's what Holyfield faced in Fayette County today before he paid $9,000 in back child support and promised to meet his other obligations — private school tuition, health insurance and paying for a college fund — within the month.
The agreement gets Holyfield out of legal hot water.
In the past month, Holyfield has faced a foreclosure on his 54,000 square-foot palace in Fayette County. He has also been sued for an alleged $500,000 loan that he is accused of not re-paying.
Sadder still, the 45-year-old vows he will continue boxing and become undisputed champion once again, despite the fact he hasn't beaten a major fighter since John Ruiz in 2000.
Bernard Purdie used to be known for bringing a sign to studio sessions and placing it by his drum kit: "IF YOU WANT HITS, CALL PURDIE." And they all called on him, everyone from James Brown to Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan.
So imagine Diane Durrett's shock when Purdie walked into the studio to play drums on her fourth album, Blame It On My DNA. "He's an icon in the soul world," she says. "I...
— A couple of months ago, Doug at Live Apartment Fire pointed out the fatal flaws in a Wendy Saltzman report on WGCL about Atlanta sanitation workers who were allegedly hanging out at home on the clock during the day and collecting overtime at night. Maybe she was listening. Her report on the city's failure to collect $30 million in water fees — including a cool $109,000 owed by... | more...
— Another year is nearing its end, with a new year full of possibility and promise and resolutions ready to begin. Which, of course, means lots of year-end lists. DriftGrift kicks things off with his list of top blog stories of the year, the first of which hits very close to home — the firing of Ken Edelstein as the editor of this publication. Nicely put, my brother.