Astro-Databank:Update vol 2 no 1

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Vol 2, No 1: January 7, 2004

Astrologer Kt Boehrer died on January 3, 2004 at around 8:30-9:00 AM in Seattle, WA after a lengthy illness. She is perhaps best known in the astrological community for her work on declination and for labeling and describing what is now known as the out-of-bounds phenomenon. She was appreciated by her colleagues for her positive, generous, sincere, and courageous spirit.

On December 23, 2003, NY Governor George Pataki granted the comedian a posthumous pardon for a nearly 40-year-old obscenity conviction. This is the first posthumous pardon in NY state history, and Pataki called it: “a declaration of New York’s commitment to upholding the First Amendment.”

The Canadian Prime Minister for the past ten years, Chrétien stepped down from his office on Dec. 12, 2003.

The actor is the proud papa to first child, son Charles Spencer Crowe, born Sunday December 21, 2003 in the evening, weighing 6 pounds 2 oz.

The 66-year-old former U.S. Senator proposed to Katuria Smith during a surprise party for her 38th birthday on December 13, 2003 in Island Park, NY.

Didion’s husband, John Gregory Dunne, died on December 30, 2003 of a heart attack.

The writer died on December 30, 2003 from a heart attack. He and his wife, Joan Didion, had just sat down to dinner in their Manhattan, NY apartment after visiting their seriously ill daughter when Dunne was stricken and could not be revived.

In December 2003, Hinckley, who has been in a psychiatric hospital since 1982, was granted unsupervised visits with his parents.

Correction: the basketball player was born at 10:28 AM according to our source records, not 10:28 PM.

On December 18, 2003, in Santa Maria, CA, he was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two other counts of administering an intoxicating agent to a minor in connection with allegations that he molested a cancer-stricken boy (age 14 at the time of the felony charge) in February and March of 2003.

On December 23, 2003, the jury in the federal court trial recommended the death penalty for Sampson, who, this past September pleaded guilty to carjacking and killing two men. Although the U.S. District Judge will hear counter-arguments prior to the sentencing scheduled for January 29, 2004, he told the jurors that since they voted for death, “I will impose that sentence….” Sampson’s case is particularly important because it has renewed debate about bringing back the death penalty in Massachusetts, one of only 12 states without capital punishment.

Married and separated in the same weekend, Spears and hubby Jason Allen Alexander (not of Seinfeld fame), apparently a childhood friend, filed for an annulment, which was effective on January 5, 2004. The wedding took place in Las Vegas on an impulse early in the morning of January 3, 2004. The bride wore a baseball cap and jeans and was accompanied down the aisle of the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas by a hotel bellman. The groom was back in his Louisiana hometown on Sunday, the 4th. Apparently the whole wedding was staged as a “joke that went too far.”