Stuff from the Chicago Sun-Times and other sources today:
A fisherman named Tim Pruitt, not to be confused with a guy on death row with the same name, set an Illinois record for a 124-pound blue catfish he caught in the Mississippi River. It should approved as the world record soon. But here's the good news. The fish is still alive and on display in Kansas City, Missouri. The blue should be returned to the Mississippi this summer. Yay.
The Northwestern University Women's Lacrosse Team won the NCAA Championship over the weekend, beating UVA 13-10. This is notable for more than one reason. First because as recently as 2001 they were only a club team. Second, it's the first time any lacrosse team that didn't play in the eastern time zone has won the championship. Third, it's the first NCAA championship for NU since the men's badminton title [or something equally compelling] in 1941. Fourth, did I mention they went undefeated? And fifth, this is only the second NCAA title in the Northwestern's history. Plus NU is one of Mrs. Linklater's alma maters. Go 'Cats.
Next time you have a layover at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, just take a stroll on the lower level and walk over to the health club at the Hilton. It's just across from the terminals. You can work off some of those inflight calories, instead of sitting at Wolfgang Puck's, Berghoff's, Mrs. Field's, or Starbuck's and piling them on. Who knew?
Here's a shocking headline Mrs. Linklater knew was coming: "Crestor riskier than FDA admits." Hahahahahaha. It's a drug. It's monitored by the FDA. [Foolish Dumb Asses] So, ya think?
Bryan Adams, the singer, is also Bryan Adams, the photographer. He has published a book of photographs called American Women, the third in a photographic tribute to a close friend who died of breast cancer in 1977. You should see his picture of Hillary Clinton. She looks mahvelous. The other two books featured Canadian women and Brits. Of the women in his last book he says, ". . .with this last book, Ilearned a lot about instilling confidence in one's self. That's the biggest difference I found between the American women and the women from the other two books. The American group just had this incredible, wonderful sense of self-confidence." Is this a great country or what?
Let me get back to you on that.