-- President Obama flew to Copenhagen to persuade the International Olympics Committee to select Chicago for the 2016 Games. Where were Richard Daley and Al Capone when we needed them?
-- If tennis player Serena Williams wants to jam a tennis ball down somebody's throat, how about rapper Kanye West's?
-- Outspoken Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens now has his own cereal, "T.O.'s Honey-Toasted Oats". Probably tastes like "ham" ... A 107-year-old woman in Malaysia is looking for her 23rd husband. At their ages, wouldn't she and Brett Favre make a lovely couple? ... This week on CSI: Miami, detectives will try to solve the mystery of the Buccaneer flop ... Did you know quarterback Joe Montana made $75,000 in his rookie year with the Niners? ... About 30,000 seat-free "party pass" holders roam the Cowboys' new billion dollar stadium. Anywhere else, they would be called "vagrants" ... Dolphin kicker Dan Carpenter made three field goals a couple of weeks ago against the Colts although the game-winning attempt he missed was so far right it almost hit Fox News big mouth Glenn Beck.
-- Moammar Gadhafi made a rambling speech at the U.N. recently, questioning why college football refuses to go to a playoff system.
-- According to Rich Tobin, Boring is a city in Maryland and Oregon.
-- The Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets Class A affiliate) held a "Bellies and Baseball: A Salute to Pregnancy" promotion last month. It included a pregame Lamaze class led by NFLer Travis Henry (17 kids by 9 different women) ... When Hank Aaron headed the Braves minor league operations, he cut off the pockets on the players' pants so they couldn't carry tobacco products ... AL manager of the year has to be Twins' Ron Gardenhire, who does more with less year in and year out ... Baseball card shops are dying off--5,000 in the '90s to 500 now ..."Any ballplayers who don't sign autographs for little kids ain't American", Hall of Famer Roger Hornsby once said.
-- And finally, Dave Petrik gives us two signs you're in a mall in a tough area: a guy is floating face down in a fountain and a store is having a sale on lost kids.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)