?Potential ticket buyers, by the promoters of the Champions on Ice show, who are running newspaper ads in which photos of U.S. figure skaters Sarah Hughes, Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen are shown with medals around their necks, beneath the words DIRECT FROM SALT LAKE CITY...EXPERIENCE THE OLYMPIC MAGIC! Cohen didn't medal at the Games; an ice show spokesman says she's wearing the silver medal she won at January's U.S. Nationals.
?The depths of Willis Pond near Boston, divers trying to recover a piano that, according to legend, Babe Ruth heaved into the water in 1918. The mission, sponsored by the Restoration Project, a group that rehabs the mentally ill, is aimed at ending the curse of the Bambino. "Once we bring this up, the Red Sox will win," says historian Lee Swanson, who's on the search team.
?By aliens to take performance-enhancing drugs, cross-country skier Johann Muehlegg of Spain, who was stripped of his Olympic gold medal in the 50K after testing positive for darbepoetin, a blood-booster. "I have seen them," said Muehlegg, who will keep two other golds he won. "I was told what to do by people from the other side. You might think it's funny, but it has paid off."
?From Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 2000 Olympic heavyweight wrestling champ Rulon Gardner, who has a severe case of frostbite. Gardner got lost while snowmobiling on Feb. 14 and spent 17 hours in-25� weather. His body temperature fell to 88 and his toes were frozen. Gardner didn't lose any digits, but doctors say it's too soon to say whether he'll wrestle again.
?In light of fan protests, the Class A Hagerstown Suns' plans to hold an Osama bin Laden bobblehead doll night.