-- Words of advice should you bump into superstar linebacker Lawrence Taylor, currently competing on Dancing with the Stars: Do not--we repeat--tell him to go break a leg ... A couple of weeks ago, Steeler wide receiver Santonio Holmes went to trial on drug charges. The judge commended him for having strong character and sentenced him to community service--watching the judge mow Santonio's lawn ... Travis Henry (a few feathers short of a duck) is going broke trying to keep up with his child support payments (11 kids with 10 women). Even Bill Gates would go broke with those payments.
-- Shouldn't FSU coach Bobby Bowden have been suspicious when some of his players started graduating with Ph.D.'s in nuclear science?
-- According to Petey Henning, the oldest goldfish on record is "Fred" from Worthing, Great Britain, age 41.
-- After the Netherlands pulled off a pair of shocking victories over the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic, even more remarkable was seeing them run the bases in those wooden shoes ... Hall of Famer Yogi Berra: "If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop them?" ... Boston pitcher Jonathan Papelbon compared departed Manny Ramirez to a "cancer". Perhaps Papelbon should have a talk with teammate and cancer victim Jon Lester about what cancer "really" is ... On the economy front, in 1918, a World Series share per player for the champion Red Sox was $1,103. In 2007, it was $308,236 ... Just released, the MLB All-Food Team: P - Bob Veale, C - John Oates, 1b - John Romano, 2b - Gene Leek, 3b - Chet Lemon, SS - Bobby Wine, LF - Jim Rice, CF - Zach Wheat and RF - Darryl Strawberry.
-- Charles Barkley said he would like Rush Limbaugh to stop embarrassing the country and would love "to punch the hell out of him". Bet not many juries in the world would convict Barkley.
-- Gulfstream Park has filed for bankruptcy. We knew they were going through tough times when, between races, we saw horses working the betting windows.
-- Sad to see Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol break up with Levi Johnston two months after having a baby. Big game hunter Palin said she could see from her window that the end of the relationship was coming.
-- In closing, Harry Brown gives us one indication your neighbor may be a spy--he has a 300-foot tall bird feeder with a blinking red light on top.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)