?A lawsuit brought by former middleweight champ Joey Giardello against makers of the The Hurricane. Giardello said the film wrongly portrayed him as an undeserving victor over Rubin (Hurricane) Carter in their 1964 title fight (above). "I just wanted to set the record straight," said Giardello, "and I think it has been." Terms weren't disclosed.
?By former NFL tight end Russ Francis, the Republican nomination for Hawaii's Second U.S. Congressional District. He'll face 11-term Democratic incumbent Patsy Mink in the Nov. 7 general election.
?Two members of the Olympic Village cleaning staff, by needles discarded in trash cans by the Bulgarian delegation. Village mayor Graham Richardson said the pair endured "a pretty harrowing 24 hours" before they learned they hadn't contracted any infections.
?On the head, Brewers fan Jason Freitag, 26, by a 10-pound box of frozen bratwurst that fell from an overhead ramp at County Stadium during the final game there. Freitag wasn't seriously injured; the Brewers gave him four tickets to 2001 Opening Day at new Miller Park.
?Two extra points, by Megan Binkley of Terrell ( Texas) High, in a 27-0 victory over Dallas's W.W. Samuell High. Binkley began the night dressed in a lavender evening gown as Terrell's homecoming queen.
?Patrick Bishop, 21, of Gahanna, Ohio, who was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $170 for yelling, "I have a gun," from the stands at a ref during a high school junior varsity soccer match. Said Bishop, "Why I chose those four words, I'll never know."