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


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. mike

    totally simple-minded dreck. how embarrassing--too bad they don't realize how silly this move makes them sound....

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

      MARK E

      We can count you in as one of the stupid ones then. Welcome to your club.

      June 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Phil B

    Illegal is Illegal. come here legally, learn the language and pay taxes just like the rest of us. If you have a criminal record-stay out. What is wrong with Ar. law? It makes sense.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris C - Ohio

      Right on my brother! Well said – – –

      June 8, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. JDK

    What? these 2 fruitcakes arent in walkers and depends yet. Who gives a sh!t. Go AZ kick em out and force the other states to follow suit or get swamped supporting these I L L E G A L A L I E N S

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


      June 8, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Chris C - Ohio

    I used to be a Hall and Oates fan – it is their right to cancel, it is my right to never buy any of their products again. If these entertainers are upset about immigration and the laws regarding – they should protest the federal gov't. I am thankful that a state has the spine to address an issue that Congress won't – we need to elect reps and senators committed to our country and securing our borders.

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

      Chris, you should have stopped after the first sentence. That does make sense, The rest? hogwash

      June 8, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Patr!ot

    @ MarkE, or lil marky, or S@!T mark, or Ill just say SH1T stain, KISS THIS! You are fueling something that dont exist. TROLL!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. mich gavor

    Ah yes people bring out the "racist and name calling" when they don't have any legitimate arguments. Typical. Viva Arizona!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. MarkE


    June 8, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackie MD

      Hey MarkE...NY here!

      June 8, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Cooler Heads


      Where are you from MarkE?
      What has made you such an expert on Arizona?
      And what's YOUR solution?

      June 9, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Patr!ot

    Right on Chris. They wont protest the Federal Government, Because the are ignorant to the facts. More than half of these posts are lost causes.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. MarkE


    June 8, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Neal

    That John Oates guys looks a little dubious. We need to check his immigration status.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. andres ibarrra

    republicans law in arizona will face of federal democrts corruption with local law enforcement democrats corruption with their long time criminals deals with the cartels of south,central,mexico and u.s.drug,arms deals. jejejejejeje,,,,,,,,,jewish democrat are to keep dieying as in the last 10 war ,recession years in u.s.thanks to mr,president w.bush..........jajaja

    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. MarkE


    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. TE

    To all of those that like to quote the polls, 80 % of americans support the AZ law, and don't believe that racial profiling will be an issue, because it's against the law and written into this new law, I ask you this, do you know who was polled ? maybe mostly white americans ! would you get the same results if an equal number of other ethnic groups were included in these polls ? And last question, How many white people do you know, have been racialy profiled, and stopped by the police only because of the color of their skin ? Polls tell you what ever you want the numbers to say. You want to fix the problem, place larger fines and jail time on those employers who hire illegals. They would not be in AZ or anywhere else in this country if they knew they could not get a job. But you prefer to trust our men & women in BLUE to do the right thing, and history has shown us that trust is ill advised.....You think you have a problem in AZ now, just wait...

    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Well, we were trying in Arizona to be able to punish employers....we have had a law on the books for years now that is strengthened by the new law, and the Federal Government has now decided to challenge that law as well! So what should we do? The Feds keep citing that we need to punish the employers, but now they decide to challenge that law as well! Whom should we trust?

      June 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Michael

    Unless they ask to house and feed and educate and provide medical care for 50 illegals at THERE OWN cost then they should just go away

    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Patr!ot

    BTW, 70% of americans are for the law. Ill leave it at that. The ither 30% must be illegal. Can anyone define the word ILLEAGAL?

    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • mytoys666

      shouldn't you know how to spell it before you ask for a definition, go back to grammar school you ignorant 'neck

      June 8, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkE


      June 8, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • TE

      you might want to learn how to spell ILLEGAL first..If intelligence was bomb, you couldn't blow out the ear wax......

      June 8, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba


      Ill-eagle – How sad! Hall and Oates are against our national bird! Let's get em1

      June 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
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