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NEW YORK (AP) _ Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and his girlfriend, Jerry Hall, have chosen a mouthful of a name for their first son - James Leroy Augustine Jagger.
The baby was born Wednesday but was not named until Friday, according to the Stones’ publicists, Mahoney Wasserman.
″His secretary just called me,″ said a Mahoney Wasserman spokeswoman who said she was speaking on behalf of Sean Mahoney, an associate with the firm.
Asked if the baby’s name had any special significance, the spokeswoman said, ″They didn’t say anything about that.″ She said he was not named for his grandparents or other relatives that she knew of.
Jagger was present when Miss Hall gave birth to the 7-pound boy at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Jagger, 42, and Miss Hall, 29, have a daughter, 17-month-old Elizabeth Scarlet. Jagger has two other daughters: Jade, 12, from his marriage to Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, and Karis, 13, by actress Marsha Hunt.
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Guitars, an amplifier and other equipment belonging to singer Anne Murray were stolen from a van just before her concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, but the show went on.
The equipment was valued at $60,000, and extra equipment was rented for the show, state police said.
Cpl. Joseph Ryan said vandals on a spree opened a padlock on the side door of the unmarked trailer and took the equipment early Wednesday. Windows of other cars and trucks parked in the Joppatown Plaza lot were smashed and citizens band radios and other items were taken from those vehicles, he said.
Ronnie Smith, of Maryland Sound Industries Inc., which had moved the equipment from Detroit, said Ms. Murray’s managment had no comment on the case.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even warnings of Hurricane Elena’s approach could not stop 20,000 Fabian fans from bopping to a riverfront rock show.
Despite warnings of rain and high winds, Fabian’s Good Time Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival rocked the city Thursday night with a free concert at the banks of the Mississippi River.
″I remember my mom doing her ironing in front of American Bandstand every Saturday,″ said Jet Kersey, who was wearing a white shirt, rolled-up jeans and bobby socks. ″We’re all big kids at heart.″
Top billing was shared by Fabian, Lesley Gore, and Bo Diddley. Baton Rouge’s own John Fred and the Playboys were the opening act.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Grete Waitz, nursing a cold and getting ready for a race over the West Virginia hills, says she has been in a New York state of mind lately.
Waitz is using Saturday’s Charleston Distance Run as a warm-up for the New York City Marathon, even though it’s not until October.
″I’ve already started preparing for it,″ she said.
But traveling and training have taken their toll on the 31-year-old runner.
″About two weeks ago I had gotten sick. First I got a virus, then a cold. I’m still getting over it,″ Waitz said. ″I feel much better ... but I’m not 100 percent recovered.″
She will leave Charleston on Sunday for Oslo, Norway, to continue training for her eighth New York City Marathon, which she has won six times.
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) - Chuck Yeager, who made flying history when he broke the sound barrier, will look to the skies this week for a less daring purpose when he takes part in the Arkansas Valley Invitational Dove Hunt.
Yeager will be among 50 hunters at the event early Sunday, leading the VIP team, hunt spokesman Roy Checketts said Friday.
Each team is given 15 shells per hunter to shoot the birds. The record for the event is 48 birds with 60 shots set in 1982 by a team of Georgians captained by Atlanta Falcons owner Rankin Smith.
LONDON (AP) - American oil heir John Paul Getty II has given $2.1 million toward building a proposed new stand at Lord’s, the home of English cricket, a club official said Friday.
Getty, 52, has lived in Britain for 20 years and recently became member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
The cost of rebuilding the stand at the prestigious stadium is $6 million and Getty’s donation makes the project possible, said Colonel Leslie James, assistant club secretary.
Two months ago Getty, one of the world’s richest men, became Britain’s biggest individual patron of the Arts when he promised the National Gallery $70 million and he has recently spent $5.6 million on helping handicapped and underprivileged children.