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Celeb birthdays for March 24, 2012

Actor R. Lee Ermey (“Full Metal Jacket”) is 68. Singer Nick Lowe is 63. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 61. Comedian Louie Anderson is 59. Actor Robert Carradine is 58. Actress Donna Pescow is 58. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 52. DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry of Ghostown DJs is …

Venezuela honors Simon Bolivar with new coffin

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez paid tribute to 19th century independence leader Simon Bolivar on Saturday by unveiling a new coffin containing Bolivar’s remains and adorned with gold, pearls and diamonds. Soldiers lifted a flag from the mahogany coffin during a ceremony marking the anniversary of Bolivar’s …

George Hobica: 10 Years On, 10 Tales Of TSA Tomfoolery

As the TSA “celebrates” its 10 year milepost, here’s a look back at some of its less than stellar moments. According to the logic employed by the folks at the Transportation Security Administration, the real threat to national security isn’t, say, a shifty Nigerian businessman scamming his way onto a …