CBS This Morning coanchor Harry Smith, 42, and his wife, Andrea Joyce, 39, a CBS sports reporter, welcomed their second son, Grady Thomas (8 lbs. 13 ozs.), born Oct. 28 in New York City. The couple’s older boy is Jake, 4.
Actor Judd Nelson, 33, pleaded no contest on Oct. 25 in Dallas County Criminal Court to a misdemeanor assault charge. The actor had been accused of karate-kicking Kim Evans, 22, in the head on May 16 when he and his date, Beverly Hills, 90210 star Shannon Doherty, 22, were heckled by some of Evans’s friends outside a Dallas restaurant. A judge sentenced Nelson to two years probation and said if the actor committed no further offenses in that time, the charge would be expunged from his record….
Rapper Tupac Shakur, 22, known for the antipolice lyrics on his 1991 2pacalypse Now album, was charged on Oct. 31 with aggravated assault in the shooting of two off-duty Atlanta police officers during a traffic dispute. By some reports, the officers did not identify themselves as policemen before one drew his gun on Shakur and his friends. The officers are in satisfactory condition. Shakur, who starred recently in the movie Poetic Justice, was released on a $55,000 bond. He is scheduled for a Dec. 1 court hearing…..
Rap sheet II: Flavor Flav, 34, a member of the group Public Enemy. was charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of a weapon following a dispute over a woman at his neighbor’s apartment in New York City on Nov. 1. The man he allegedly shot at was not injured. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was given a Dec. 15 court date. His bail was set at $15,000.
Dr. George Sheehan, 74, a cardiologist once called by President Clinton “the guru and philosopher king of running,” died of prostate cancer on Nov. 1 at his home in Ocean Grove, N.J. Sheehan began running seriously at age 45 and went on to complete 21 consecutive Boston marathons….
Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker, 84, a onetime target of President Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died of lung cancer at his home in Dallas on Oct. 31. Walker was an ultraconservative whose 30-year Army career ended in 1961 when superiors censured him for propagating right-wing views among military personnel.
President Clinton’s mother, Virginia Kelley, 70, who underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer in 1990, said that she is once again battling cancer. Kelley said, “I don’t know how much time I have. But I told my doctor I refuse to go until they find a cure for this thing.”
A marriage not made in heaven: Guardian Angels coleader Lisa Sliwa, 40, filed for divorce from her fellow head Angel and husband of 12 years, Curtis, 39, on Oct. 15 in New York City. Though she cited irreconcilable differences, the Sliwas plan to continue running the Angels as well as cohosting their popular New York City morning radio show.