If you've ever gotten wild on the dance floor at a Boston wedding, there's a chance Andy was manning the microphone. Like any topnotch DJ, Andy's got a complete music library, enough sound equipment to get a party started and enough experience to know just when to unleash "YMCA." But those skills will cost you: he charges $140 an hour.
Artist David Phillips believes his art is in danger of being trashed. Not by reviewers, but by investment giant Fidelity. The company commissioned Phillips to create a sculpture park next to a Massachusetts office building, but after he was done Fidelity wanted to move one of the sculptures and alter a pathway.
As hurricane Isabel drew nearer last month, Americans braced themselves by stocking up on batteries, water and... toaster pastries? While reviewing sales data, retailers like Wal-Mart and Giant Food discovered a surge in pre-hurricane Pop-Tarts sales; at BJ's Wholesale Club, they jumped more than 20 percent. "We were surprised," says a BJ's spokeswoman.
AFRICAContinental Motives?On his whirlwind tour of Africa last week, President George W. Bush pledged $15 billion to fight AIDS, denounced the American slave trade as "one of the greatest crimes in history," toured a wildlife park, met with African leaders and publicly weighed sending troops to help suffering Liberians.