June 8th, 2010
08:21 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Daryl Hall and John Oates

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that the most successful duo in rock history has canceled its concert at Chase Field as a protest against Arizona's legislation to fight illegal immigration. USA Today reports that the performance had been scheduled to follow a game against the Dodgers on July 2.

Hall and Oates issued the following statement: "In addition to our personal convictions, we are standing in solidarity with the music community in our boycott of performing in Arizona at this time. We would like to emphasize that this has nothing to do with the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have been professional and cooperative throughout our dealings with them. This is our response to a very specific action of the state."

USA Today: Hall and Oates cancel concert plans in response to Arizona immigration law

Hall and Oates website

Beth Holloway

The mother of missing high school graduate Natalee Holloway is scheduled to be in Washington on Tuesday for the opening of the Natalee Holloway Resource Center.

The nonprofit center will be located at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment and will provide families of missing persons help with managing their crisis and to give students advice on traveling safely.

The center's website advises, "Please contact us for any of the following reasons: Did a loved one go missing and you aren't sure who to contact or how to proceed? Do you need help coordinating efforts of finding a missing loved one?"

Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, was twice arrested in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway during a 2005 class trip to Aruba. On Monday, he confessed to the killing last week of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez in his Lima, Peru, hotel room, Peruvian government authorities said.

National Museum of Crime and Punishment: Natalee Holloway Resource Center

CNN: Van der Sloot confesses to murder, authorities say

Rabbi David F. Nesenoff

The Jewish religious leader and founder of the website rabbilive.com conducted the interview with legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas that led to her sudden retirement announcement on Monday.

Thomas, 89, was considered the dean of the White House press corps, as she was the longest-serving White House journalist, who covered administrations since 1960 for United Press International and the Hearst newspaper chain.

She came under fire late last week when a YouTube video surfaced, showing her interview with Nesenoff in which she said that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine" and that the Jewish people should go home to "Poland, Germany ... and America and everywhere else."

Nesenoff said Monday, "This issue was anti-Semitism, within 24 hours over a million views, we find out that someone who's been reporting for 60 years, this is what she's about."

The rabbi said that Thomas still owes the Jewish community an apology.

"My initial reaction is she can retire from her job but she can't retire from her responsibility to apologize for her comments," Nesenoff said. "There's a difference between telling your opinion and giving someone the finger, which is what she did."

CNN: White House correspondent Thomas retires amid controversial comments

Adrian Lamo

The former computer hacker says he did his patriotic duty and led federal officials to the arrest of a 22-year-old U.S. Army intelligence analyst who allegedly leaking classified military information, the U.S. military announced Monday.

According to Wired.com, Spc. Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland, leaked the classified 2007 video of an American helicopter strike that killed several civilians in Baghdad, Iraq, to the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.com, which posted the video in April.

Wired.com reported that Manning confessed to the leak in a series of online chats with Lamo. The former hacker, who said in Twitter posts that he turned Manning over to authorities, defended his actions on his Twitter page.

"I outed Brad Manning as an alleged leaker out of duty," Lamo wrote in one post.

"Hackers confide in me all the time. I'd go to prison before I'd betray their trust. I didn't get Manning arrested. He got himself arrested," Lamo wrote in a separate tweet.

CNN: Soldier accused of leaking classified info

Wired: U.S. intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks video probe

Wikileaks.org

Stephen Strasburg

The first overall pick of the 2009 baseball draft makes his highly anticipated debut with the Washington Nationals at a sold-out game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

The Washington Post reports that the pitcher's most significant achievement so far was winning four games for the Class AAA Syracuse Chiefs during the past four weeks. But the newspaper reports that Washington, which waited 33 seasons for the return of a baseball team and has gone to the World Series only twice in 71 seasons, now has high hopes.

Adding to the anticipation, the Nationals on Monday selected 17-year-old power-hitter Bryce Harper, this year's No. 1 draft pick.

Strasburg, 21, said, "It's something I've dreamed about my whole life. And now it's going to become a reality."

The right-hander signed with the Nationals for a contract reportedly worth more than $15.1 million.

Washington Post: Stephen Strasburg debuts for Nationals, with the baseball world watching

soundoff (375 Responses)
  1. Mark

    They only good thing about this law is that it will eventually hurt the Republicans. As soon as old bitter white men die off what will be left????

    June 8, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Ann Marie

      What will be left – probaly just a group of pseudo intellectuals rockin to Hall and Oates.

      June 8, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. andres ibarrra

    Darryl Hall & John Oates wont play in arizona becouse ,as i thouth,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they are so soooooooo great ,,,,,,,,,,,i had the feeling once i saw their music video where someone drops a guitar and gets stuck in the floor,,,,,,,,,,,i love that video and their funny way of looking up ,jajajajaja so funnies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,great people wouldnt put up with laws that attack moms and their babies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thank you loving guys..................jajajajajaj

    June 8, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      This law doesn't attack Moms and thier babies....it attacks lawbreakers. If Moms, Dads and thier babies continue to live in a country where they are breaking the law, then Moms and Dads are to blame, and should look to themselves on hurting their own children. Take responsibility for their own actions. I have to. So should they.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wayne

    policedad, Why would we care? I do not understand. Please explain.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Chris

    This is a victory for Arizona. Hall and Oates suck, and haven't been heard from since the early 80s. I think they made the right decision though as it it is highly questionable as to whether Oates has a green card. He may have been deported.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sean, Billerica, MA

    Shame on you Hall & Oates for canceling your concert in Arizona. The poor people of that state have been putting up with the social and economic issues that illegal immigration brings for years now because the Federal government refuses to enforce the laws already on the books, and you feel the need to "punish" the people of that state by canceling your concert there? Sounds like you "has beens" actually did Arizona a favor.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. DenverGirl

    I love Hall & Oats good job!!! Boycott until they can't take it anymore!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. DrDaveyJones

    Do you think Hall and Oates would be happy to have people sneak into their concert without a ticket? (Probably not.) Do you think it is OK at a concert to ask any and everyone in attendence to show their ticket if asked by an usher or someone else in charge? (I do.) Once they change their own policies about needing a ticket to attend one of their concerts, then I might take seriously their stand on the AZ law. In the meantime, their hypocrisy just caused me to lose a little respect for them.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kickemallout

    Hall and Oates are treasonous, disloyal sellouts

    They can go f themselves

    June 8, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. MarkE

    arizona is gonna lose! haters always lose

    June 8, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. MarkE

    az is making fools of themselves

    June 8, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. Patr!ot

    @Bubba You need to some history research. Keep flapping your PIEHOLE. You must be an illegal too.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Yes. My name is Bubba Deigo Perez...from Canada!

      June 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mich gavor

    If Hall and Oates really cares about Mexicans they can stay and play in Juarez Mexico and promote "peace from within". Have a feeling that's to dangerous for them, easier to stay in U.S. and bash nation that protects them.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkE

      RACIST PIG !

      June 8, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Les

      There you go! Why don't these bleeding heart liberals do something about the violence in Juarez? You got it bud, they won't do anything that serves a purpose. How about a benefit concert for the people affected by violence due to the drug cartels, especially in Juarez? People are dying left and right, but all they are worried about are a law that says people need to show an ID.

      June 8, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • hatelovestohateloveandlovelovestohatehate

      First off, I still like Hall and Oates music, second, I don't agree with them.
      Third...name calling? Come on. Everyone is a racist...obviously. If you disagree with someone–and that someone is a different color–they have to be racist because it can't be all about the issue itself. I love it when two people on a board like this call each other racists only to find out they're both the same color. Get over yourself. Just because someone else makes a good point or has substantiating evidence to support an idea doesn't mean you need to yell racist. Although, as soon as they realize they're the same race they look for differing religious ideals to blame...typical. It can't be that someone is actually sincere about issues anymore. It is sad.

      June 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Guaranteed

    Mass Deportaions or Civil War

    June 8, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. MarkE

    patriot is a kissy

    June 8, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jackie MD

    Why don't we just start sending the bills to Hall & Oates for our tax bill increases and all other costs due to illegal immigration. Why should we have to pay for their "freedom"? When they start paying taxes they can have a say!! I recommend a boycott of Hall & Oates and maybe we should leave some comments for them on their website also.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkE

      SOME AMERICANS ARE SO STUPID

      June 8, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
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