November 16th, 2010
02:40 PM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton will become Queen Catherine when Prince William becomes king.

She's more than Prince William's betrothed. The 28-year-old Brit who is now engaged to the man second in line to England's throne has spent the past several years being chased by photographers. She has handled it with grace, many say, and with more than a few legal complaints about the media intruding on her privacy.

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton grew up in a small English village with two siblings. Her mother was a flight attendant; her father was a pilot. Now the family, including Kate, sells children's party supplies online.

Middleton reportedly began dating Prince William after the two met while studying at Scotland's St. Andrew's University. She was reportedly heavily influential in the prince's decision to switch his study to geography. She went on to get her degree in art.

When a photo of the pair on a Swiss ski vacation emerged in 2004, Middleton began a life in the spotlight.

"She has been stopped at traffic lights, where they climb off their motorbikes and start photographing her," said The Sun newspaper's royal photographer Arthur Edwards. "She has been out shopping in stores and they run into the stores after her. She uses public transport a lot - or she did - but they climb on the buses and the bus driver is having to throw them off."

The scenario has echoes of Princess Diana, William's mother, who died in a car crash in 1997 in Paris, France. The car was being followed by paparazzi.

R. Blake Chisam

The attorney who led the House prosecution of Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, has problems of his own, the New York Post reported last year.

Citing his financial disclosure documents, the newspaper said Chisam owes up to $300,000 in student loans and filed for bankruptcy in 2000 in Pennsylvania and 2001 in Georgia.

"I'm certain that Blake will bring the same professionalism and dedication to the committee that he has demonstrated through his career," Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-California, said in the National Journal when he was hired as her committee's chief counsel.

And she should know. Chisam had been her chief counsel before he was hired by the subcommittee.

Before going to work for Congress, Chisam worked in private practice, specializing in immigration law, according to a biography accompanying an article he co-wrote on ilw.com.

Michael Vick

The tarnished quarterback made his NFL rehabilitation complete Monday night as he led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 59-28 thrashing of the Washington Redskins.

Vick completed 20 of 28 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns, rushed eight times for 80 yards and two touchdowns. His performance helped the Eagles set team records for total yards (592) and points in a half (45).

Vick, who has always been known more for his scrambling runs than for his passing, now has the highest passer rating in the NFL at 115.1.

It was just last season that Vick returned to the league after missing two years following a dogfighting conviction for which he spent time in federal prison.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. hum

    Jim,
    because none of my really thoughtful posts ever get posted!

    November 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cesar

    CNN, please, your posts are going too fast and I sometimes have a short lunch time. Can we slow it down just a tad?

    November 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    <I< america has launched a;ll out War with me these last few months. Even now they are hiting me on all sides as much as they can.
    but of ocurse they dont tell anyonoe.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    even now robert gates lies to every one about iran.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    ev now hillary and obam lie to oevr one an dnow going to give the jews 250 bilioon and stealth bombers.
    to stop thier illergal building for 90 days.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    what could i ro anyone lese possibly do better the n american and thier own leaders to destroy them?
    they just cant give america way fast enough.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Thank yOU For makinG mY lIfge and MY Choices much eaiser.
    YOU have FUN now.
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    Inshallah.
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    November 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Ewwwww.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cesar

    Mehdi is so articulate and cultured. He seems more of a diplomat than a soldier.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |