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Faith Hill, Tim McGraw coming to Ice Palace

By Times staff, wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 13, 2000

Married country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will perform July 19 at the Ice Palace. Tickets are $29.50-59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster locations and at the Ice Palace ticket office. Call (727) 898-2100 or (813) 287-8844.

The "Club 80's Flashback Tour," featuring Wang Chung, Missing Persons, A Flock of Seagulls, and Gene Loves Jezebel, comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 6. Tickets are $19.80 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, through Ticketmaster and at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office, by phone (727) 791-7400 or online at www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Judd Rose, reporter for CNN, ABC, dies at age 45

Judd Rose, an Emmy-winning investigative reporter for CNN and ABC whose stories ranged from war and corruption to irreverent takes on pop culture, died Saturday. He was 45. Rose died of brain cancer Saturday morning at his home, CNN reported. His work for CNN included profiles of Frank Sinatra, actor Ian McKellan and director Francis Ford Coppola. At ABC, Rose contributed reports to several magazine programs, including Nightline. He reported from Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, focusing on American search-and-rescue missions in Iraqi territory and on the military's media restrictions. Rose joined ABC in 1982. He worked on the network's coverage of the police beating of Rodney King, the crash of PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and sexual harassment charges in the Los Angeles Police Department. He also worked for the Associated Press' broadcast service, NBC radio and two Los Angeles television stations. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Strum, and their children, 19-month-old twins Jacob and Rachel.

Shooting victim's mother wants to thank the Boss

Amadou Diallo's mother plans to thank Bruce Springsteen in person for his controversial song recognizing her son's shooting at the hands of New York City police. The singer started a 10-night stint at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "Of course I would like to meet with him," Kadiatou Diallo told the New York Post on Sunday. She said the song keeps her son's "memory alive." Without mentioning Diallo by name, American Skin references key elements of the case. Meanwhile, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is urging officers not working at the Springsteen shows to boycott them. Springsteen's unrecorded and unreleased song, first performed in Atlanta a week ago, includes the line, "You can get killed just for living in your American skin." "I happen to like Springsteen," Officer Orlando Vega told the Daily News. "But we're trying to work in this community, and him opening up old wounds just makes our jobs more difficult."

Bobby Brown will serve 75 days after guilty plea

Singer Bobby Brown will serve a total of 75 days for violating his probation for a drunken-driving conviction, a Broward County judge ruled Monday. A prosecutor agreed to drop the most serious charge against Brown, that he failed a drug test by testing positive for cocaine. Brown agreed to plead guilty to the remaining charges, that he refused to take a second drug test and failed to return from a trip to Beverly Hills, Calif., on time. Brown, in custody since May 10, when he was arrested at New Jersey's Newark International Airport, will remain in Broward County Jail until July 8, after the ruling by Circuit Judge Leonard Feiner. Brown has already served 39 days of the sentence. When a prosecutor agreed to drop one of the charges Monday, Brown decided to admit to the other two, his attorney Bruce Lyons said.

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