?By the Queens County (N.Y.) District Attorney, the extradition from Pennsylvania of Jerome Brandl, 34, on charges including criminal impersonation and grand larceny. The D.A. says that after the Sept. II attacks, Brandl came to New York City posing as a Milwaukee firefighter and scammed room and board, as well as tickets to the Sept. 21 Mets-Braves game. Brandl was arrested after attending the Oct. 29 Steelers-Titans game in Pittsburgh at which real rescue workers were honored.
?Air travel across the U.S. last Friday after Michael Lasseter of Gainesville, Ga.—on his way to Oxford, Miss., for the Georgia- Ole Miss football game—ran down an up escalator at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport in a rush to make his flight. Police shut down the airport for three hours as they searched for Lasseter, 32, who was charged with disorderly conduct.
?cbahoopsonline.com, the official website of the newly re-formed Continental Basketball Association. The CBA lost the rights to its old domain, cbahoops.com, after the league declared bankruptcy last February. The old address is now a porn site offering "Highest Quality Adult Material from Amsterdam!"
? Shaquille O'Neal, an undisclosed amount by the Lakers for missing practice without permission on Nov. 14. Shaq attributed his absence to parental duties following the birth of his daughter Amirah Sana'a O'Neal. Said the proud father, "I figured they would give me some male maternity leave."
? Brian Dennehy, to play Bob Knight in ESPN's adaptation of John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink. Among Dennehy's previous roles are an Air Force general in Fail Safe and an Army general in Day One.