7:42 a.m. -- Non-Ticket note: The gig took me to Beverly Hills this week. Stayed at the Beverly Hilton, where Whitney Houston's and John Edwards's careers came to an end, and, I suspect, many more got started. (Cue Vivaldi music.) I had a couple of hours to kill so I walked north about a mile to a historical site I always wanted to visit: 810 North Linden Drive, where, on June 20, 1947, a sniper put four .30-caliber slugs into the head of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel while reading the paper. Ben reading the paper, not the sniper.
|810 North Linden Drive, where Siegel was living with Virginia Hill, played by Madonna in the movie|
|Before, arguably better-looking than Warren Beatty|
8:24 a.m. -- Has any show mentioned the death of Teofilo Stevenson? He was the one international fighter deemed Muhammed Ali's potential equal, but he never went pro. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/sports/teofilo-stevenson-cuban-boxing-great-dead-at-60.html?ref=obituaries
10:15 a.m. -- So I'm driving to the airport at 4:40 Tuesday morning listening to the rebroadcast of The Top Ten, and I hear T.C. say that he wished that the media would cover The Ticket and its internal goings-on just like The Ticket does with sports. I don't have the words quite right, but that was the gist of it. I found that surprising coming from T.C.
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