LBN- Special Report- Sunday


*TRAGIC – Marlins Pitcher Killed in Boating Accident:

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning, the team confirmed. The 24-year-old rising star died along with two others in the accident off the coast of Miami Beach, CBS Miami reported, adding that the boat crashed into rocks and was found upside down when rescue officials arrived. The Marlins’ game later Sunday against the Atlanta Braves is canceled, the team said.

*CAUGHT – WA Shooting Suspect Arrested:
A suspect was arrested late Saturday night in connection with the shooting at a shopping mall in Washington state the night before. At least five people are confirmed dead after a gunman opened fire inside the makeup department of a Burlington, Wash. Macy’s store. Arcan Cetin, 20, was arrested 30 miles away from the crime scene. Cetin, who is an American citizen, is a native of Turkey and a recent high school graduate. Authorities are unable to identify a motive, and said there is no evidence that the shooting was a terrorist act. Multiple people have called police claiming to be the shooter, Washington State Patrol Spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said.

*Pence: Trump’s Gennifer Flowers Invite Was a Joke:
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Sunday said Donald Trump’s invitation to Gennifer Flowers to sit in the front row at Monday’s presidential debate was simply a joke. Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship with Flowers. The Indiana governor said Trump wanted to mock Mark Cuban, a Hillary Clinton supporter, for his threat to sit in the front row during the debate. Despite Flowers tweeting her support of Trump and acknowledging that she will be there, Pence said she will not be in attendance. “Donald Trump was using the tweet yesterday really to mock the effort by Hillary Clinton and her campaign to distract attention from where the American people are going to be focused tomorrow night, which on the issues, on the choice that we face,” Pence said on Fox News Sunday.

*Jordanian Writer Who Shared Anti-Islam Cartoon Murdered:
Nahed Hattar, a Jordanian writer who allegedly shared an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook, was killed on Sunday outside a courthouse in Amman, according to the country’s state news agency. Hattar, an activist and supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was standing trial for accusations of insulting Allah. The cartoon shows a bearded man smoking a cigarette and lying in bed with two women as he asks Allah for a drink. A source said the gunman, who was arrested at the scene, was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher. “The law will be strictly enforced on the culprit who did this criminal act and will hit with an iron first anyone who tries to harm the state of law,” a government spokesman said.


*LBN-BOOK NEWS:   ***News that Ralph Lauren is writing a tell-all memoir has sent the fashion industry into a frenzy — with insiders wondering how he’ll keep things juicy. “Ralph is pretty universally liked,” said an insider. “I’m not sure there are any feuds.” Added another, “He’s been in business with the same family members for decades, which is really hard to do, and his children are utterly charming and successful.” “The only big fight… is the one with the US Polo Association, as their logo looks very similar,” yawned a source, adding succinctly, “Zzzzz.”

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Michael Douglas catching up with son Cameron at Noho cafe Coco & Cru in NYC.   ***Corey Feldman hanging with martial-arts star Paul Mormando at the Wu Room in NYC.   ***Cynthia Nixon having lunch at the Great Northern Food Hall at Grand Central in NYC on Friday.   ***Lady Gaga in the kitchen of the James Beard House for a dinner cooked by her longtime chef friend Bo O’Connor and other Queens-based chefs.   ***”Robocop” actor Peter Wellerhaving dinner at the River Café in NYC.    ***Lenny’s Deli in Westwood owner Lenny Rosenberg having lunch yesterday at Izzy’s Deli on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

Sandra Day O’Connor Becomes First Female US Supreme Court Justice (1981)
O’Connor is a lawyer and jurist who was the first female associate justice of the US Supreme Court. She served as an assistant state attorney general in her home state of Arizona in the late 1960s and, in 1969, was appointed to the state senate, where she became the country’s first female majority leader. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1981, becoming the first female justice.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Taxpayers are now picking up most of Donald Trump’s air travel costs, unnecessarily spendingmillions of dollars because he insists on flying aboard his luxury 757 instead of a practical plane. And because the GOP presidential nominee owns both the company that owns the jetliner and the one that operates it, some percentage of that taxpayer money is likely winding up as profit in Trump’s personal bank account. The bombastic businessman has often bragged about the comforts of his ride, with its full bedroom, shower and 24-karat gold-plated bathroom fixtures. But because it seats so few passengers, Trump’s Secret Service agents appear to make up more than half of the plane’s flight manifests. And that means taxpayers are now legally required to pick up the majority of its staggering running costs.

Kiplinger: 10 Best Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree
“Making an expensive investment in your education isn’t the only way to get ahead professionally. After analyzing data for 784 occupations, we pinpointed 10 high-paying jobs in expanding fields that don’t require a college degree. All of these jobs call for some additional training, certification or work experience to get started – and in truth having a college degree could boost your competitive advantage and earnings potential – but none requires a bachelor’s to ensure career success.”
*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Bill Nunn, a versatile actor best known for playing the role of Radio Raheem, the boombox-toting neighborhood philosopher killed by police officers in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” died on Saturday in Pittsburgh. He was 63. His death was announced on social media by Mr. Lee. His wife, Donna, told The Associated Press that Mr. Nunn had cancer.   ***Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat, the accordionist whose band carried zydeco music from the Louisiana bayous to a worldwide audience, died on Saturday in Lafayette, La., where he was born. He was 68. Ted Fox, his manager and frequent producer, said the cause was lung cancer. Buckwheat lived in the neighboring city of Carencro.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Bill O’Reilly on Donald Trump  –


All politicians bend the truth to fit their purposes, including Hillary Clinton. But Donald J. Trump has unleashed a blizzard of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies in the general election, peppering his speeches, interviews and Twitter posts with untruths so frequent that they can seem flighty or random — even compulsive. However, a closer examination, over the course of a week, revealed an unmistakable pattern: Virtually all of Mr. Trump’s falsehoods directly bolstered a powerful and self-aggrandizing narrative depicting him as a heroic savior for a nation menaced from every direction. Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist, described the practice as creating “an unreality bubble that he surrounds himself with.” The New York Times closely tracked Mr. Trump’s public statements from Sept. 15-21, and assembled a list of his 31 biggest whoppers, many of them uttered repeatedly. This total excludes dozens more: Untruths that appeared to be mere hyperbole or humor, or delivered purely for effect, or what could generously be called rounding errors. Mr. Trump’s campaign, which dismissed this compilation as “silly,” offered responses on every point, but in none of the following instances did the responses support his assertions.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by DAVID AXELROD: In the end, presidential debates are less a trial of fact than a televised final exam for the most exacting job on the planet. They offerAmericans a window into how each of these candidates would deal with excruciating pressure. They are measured in revealing moments. Will the candidates react with grace, humor and unflappability, or with anger and uncertainty? Mrs. Clinton’s history has been to rise to these occasions. She calmed unsettled Democrats last fall with her confident and steadfast 11-hour-long appearance before the congressional committee on Benghazi and a series of strong primary debate performances with a dogged challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders. If she can handle the asymmetric challenge of the unorthodox Mr. Trump, she will have taken a big step forward to solidifying her hold on the race, but more important, she will have shown that she can handle pretty much anything.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Mike Richardson (SoCal Mortgage Company): Yes…whatever happened to the ‘land of the free, and home of the brave”. Sure our soldiers and first responders are brave as well as many citizens are brave if called upon. But as a country we have become a nation of sheep. We no longer have brave politicians, only shallow empty stuffed shirts that spend all day raising money for themselves and bowing to special interest. Long gone is the brave leader helping to take America to a higher and better place. God help us!!

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Tony Medley: This bill that Obama vetoed is not just ill-advised, it is remarkably stupid, just craven politics. This “feel good” bill has a horribly slippery downside. It seems to be a clear violation of the Act of State Doctrine that was affirmed in Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398 (1964), despite the resulting Second Hickenlooper Amendment that attempted to ameliorate Sabbatino (passed by another Congress that was just as politically callous as this one). It would be a brilliant political move for Trump to support Obama’s veto, showing statesmanship and an understanding of the basic issue.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Iris Klein’s 12 Week Workshop for Actors, Directors and Writers begins October 10th – Give yourself the tools to get the performance you want with your actor, with your script, with your instrument. Visit for further information.

*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….Emily Ratajkowski:

*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Heather Locklear sees her romantic future in her past — with ex-husbandTommy LeeFriends saythat Heather, 55, still carries a torch for the Mötley Crüe drummer 23 years after they split. “She never stopped loving Tommy,” a friend dished. “She still remembers their marriage as some of the best — and wildest — times of her life!”   ***Life without Brad Pitt is off to a plush start for Angelina Jolie, who is hiding out with the kids in a $12 million beachfront spread in Malibu. Jolie’s 11-room, 4,409-square-foot rental sits atop a wooded patch of bluff overlooking the Pacific, and goes for as much as $95,000 a month, records show.   ***Even in death, Truman Capote will still make the scene. Capote’s ashes sold for $45,000 Saturday to buyers who promise to bring them to parties, movies and other events, in keeping with the wishes of the bon vivant author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood.”

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