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In the News; July 20, 2008

Batman has set another box office record.

Heath Ledger dominates as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" in a performance already garnering raves.

Heath Ledger dominates as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" in a performance already garnering raves.

The Dark Knight banked an astonishing $66.4 mil on Friday to set a new record for the biggest opening-day gross in box office history. The old mark of $59.8 mil was achieved by Spider-Man 3 in 2007.

"The Dark Knight" began with a record $18.5 million from midnight screenings, topping the previous high of $16.9 million for "Star Wars: Episode III -- The Revenge of the Sith."

The opening day grosses for "The Dark Knight" far exceeded the full weekend haul of its predecessor, "Batman Begins," which took in $48.7 million in its first three days in 2005.

Saggy Pants Outlawed

Saggy pants have been outlawed in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.
Rapper DMX arrested

Rapper DMX was arrested while shopping at a Phoenix, Arizona, mall. He was arrested on suspicion of giving a gave a false name and Social Security number to a hospital to get out of paying for medical expenses.

The Maricopa County Sheriff says that when DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, went to Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic in April, he used the name Troy Jones and failed to pay a $7,500 bill.

DMX was previously arrested on felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after authorities seized 12 pit bull dogs and dug up the remains of three others.

The musician/actor has had other recent run-ins with the law, including an arrest at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport this month on outstanding warrants after he failed to appear in court. He has also been arrested in Miami, Florida, on charges of attempting to purchase cocaine and marijuana.


Firefighter rescues bear cub burned in Northern California wildfire

In good hands
Los Angeles Times
IN GOOD HANDS: Adam Deem holds the cub he found in burned brush in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Lil' Smokey's paws were badly burned and his left eye was singed.
Adam Deem was driving through burned brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest west of Redding when he spotted a black bear cub teetering oddly in the middle of the road. After he couldn't find its mother, the injured animal he dubbed Lil' Smokey was taken to a wildlife care center in South Lake Tahoe.

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