June 10, 2013 in City

Brockovich accused of drunken boating

 

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Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at Lake Mead near Las Vegas.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar said Brockovich was arrested late Friday night after breath tests showed her blood-alcohol level was just over twice the legal limit of 0.08.

A game warden noticed she was struggling and needed assistance while trying to moor her motor boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor near Boulder City.

Lyngar said she had been out on the boat with a male companion but was alone when she tried to dock the boat.

Brockovich, 52, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

She was released from the Clark County jail after posting $1,000 bail.

Poet laureate named to second term

The nation’s poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term.

The Library of Congress was set to announce Trethewey’s reappointment today.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet met with members of the public over the past year and published a poetry collection in the fall.

In her second term, she will collaborate with PBS senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown and the NewsHour’s poetry series on reports about poetry and society from around the country. Her next term begins in September.

The 47-year-old Trethewey is also poet laureate in her native Mississippi, where she is serving a four-year term.

She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for her collection “Native Guard.”

Swedish princess hitched in New York

Swedish Princess Madeleine fell in love in the Big Apple. Now she has said “I do” to New York banker Christopher O’Neill in a lavish wedding ceremony in Stockholm.

Madeleine was wearing a stunning white lace dress designed by Valentino Garavani when she tied the knot to British-American O’Neill on Saturday in front of about 470 European royals and top New York socialites.

O’Neill fought back tears as Madeleine walked down the aisle with her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, to a traditional Swedish wedding march.

The Swedish royal family has only ceremonial duties.

The birthday bunch

Britain’s Prince Philip is 92. Singer Maxi Priest is 52. Actress Gina Gershon is 51. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer JoJo is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Faith Evans is 40. Model-actress Kate Upton is 21. Presidential daughter Sasha Obama is 12.


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