?David Casper, 26-year-old son of golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper, on charges of robbing the Bunkhouse bar in Las Vegas. Police say Casper was carrying a pistol, had a sawed-off shotgun and another handgun in his room at the Wild Wild West Hotel and is wanted in connection with at least three robberies in San Diego.
?The Heat's Dec. 7 flight out of Portland, which flew to Las Vegas instead of Sacramento on coach Pat Riley's orders. "Mash [ Jamal Mashburn] opens up the blinds and says, 'Hey, that's the MGM Grand!" said Alonzo Mourning. "I said, 'There's no MGM Grand in Sacramento.' " Riley was rewarding his club for beating the Trail Blazers that night.
?The tale of two ferrets at the Las Vegas estate of Mike Tyson. After a woman from 24 Carat Ferret Rescue reported that Tyson had "one dead ferret and another scared one," Tyson assistant Darryl Francis said the animals belonged to him. "Mike ain't no ferret abuser," said Francis. "If we were neglecting or abusing them, we could have just thrown them over I the fence into Wayne Newton's yard."
?Plans for a USA Network TV movie based on the book Marge Schott: Unleashed. Cincinnati can now play the parlor game of casting the film. Examples: Roseanne as Schott, Beethoven the dog as Schottzie and Joe Pesci as Pete Rose.