Wednesday, November 24, 2010
LOS ANGELES (Calif.): "Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses has filed a $20 million suit against Activision, charging that it broke its promise not to feature former bandmate Slash in "Guitar Hero III" as a condition for obtaining the rights to feature Welcome to the Jungle' (below) in the game.
BOSTON (Mass.): "Cape Wind may become the first U.S. offshore wind farm after Massachusetts regulators approved a contract permitting it to sell electricity, overcoming critics including the Kennedy family and Wal-Mart Stores."
SANFORD (Fla.): "A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Florida Republican Party by its ousted chairman. . . . [Jim] Greer had accused the party of reneging on a $124,000 secret severance deal."
YAOUNDE (Cameroon): Dutch footballing great Arie Haan has been ordered by FIFA to pay the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) 500,000 euros for breach of contract, the national federation announced on Tuesday
OKLAHOMA CITY (Okla.): "Leave it to Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti to conceive a contract extension for glue-guy forward Nick Collison that forces me to consult every salary-cap reference book I can find. This is a fun one."
ATLANTIC CITY (N.J.): "New Jersey school officials are challenging Governor Chris Christie in state Superior Court about using his administration's proposed salary cap to freeze current contracts which are under negotiation."
PROVIDENCE (R.I.): "Detroit’s money was sweeter, and so Boston’s veteran catcher, clubhouse leader, and lineup mainstay Victor Martinez is leaving Fenway for the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Park."