Saturday, 16 January 2010

Game Set And Match For Norman And Evert

It was reported earlier this week that golfer Greg Norman and tennis star Chris Evert have secretly divorced.
The couple managed to quietly put through their papers in a small courthouse in December while the world's eyes were focused on the personal troubles of another Florida-based golfer, Tiger Woods.
Norman and Evert, who were first seen together just months after leaving their respective partners, announced their split last September, but had not spoken of a divorce.
Now, just 18 months after their sunset wedding in the Bahamas, they have reportedly made their separation official.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the two worked out a quickie settlement behind closed doors before Norman flew to Key West, in the Florida Keys, with his divorce lawyer on December
They took the paperwork to a courthouse there and, with Norman as the official complainant and Evert not present, the divorce was passed through.
'The bonds of marriage between . . . Greg Norman and . . . Chris Evert, are dissolved because the marriage is irretrievably broken, and the parties are restored to the status of being single,' the divorce decree read.
It was the former tennis champions fourth marriage and Norman's second.
According to the couple's 'final judgment dissolving marriage' document, the two reportedly promised to abide with a pre-nuptial agreement they signed before their wedding.
The agreement has not been made public, and is unlikely to be as long as Norman and Evert remain friends. A source told the column there was no exchange of money between Norman and Evert. What each brought financially to the marriage, each took back.
Both their exes reportedly said the couple's egos regularly clashed, while a source said there was no third party involved.
'This was a rebound marriage for both of them,' the source reportedly said. 'Those never work.' The smooth divorce was a change of pace from Norman's previous divorce.
His acrimonious split with Laura Andrassy lingered in court for a year and a half and ended with a $100m settlement for her.

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Today's brainteaser is another 'Trivia' mixed bag. Ten more questions based on general knowledge.

01 What was the old name for Sri Lanka?
02 Who was Odin?
03 In connection with which sport was Joe Louis famous?
04 Who first flew across the Atlantic non-stop?
05 Mandarin Chinese and English are the two most widely spoken languages. What is the third?
06 What was the name of the largest diamond ever found?
07 What was the name of the German general who was called the 'Desert Fox'?
08 Which fictional bear is named after a London railway terminus?
09 What is the name of the government of the Isle of Man?
10 What poisonous gas is contained in the exhaust fumes from cars?

Best of luck! Answers in tomorrow's Journal.

Today's Smile

An Australian, an Irishman and a Scouser are in a bar.
They're staring at another man sitting on his own at a table in the corner.
He's so familiar, and not recognising him is driving them mad.
They stare and stare, until suddenly the Irishman twigs: 'My God, it's Jesus!' Sure enough, it is Jesus, nursing a pint.
Thrilled, they send him over a pint of Guinness, a pint of Fosters and a pint of bitter.
Jesus accepts the drinks, smiles over at the three men, and drinks the pints slowly, one after another.
After he's finished the drinks, Jesus approaches the trio.
He reaches for the hand of the Irishman and shakes it, thanking him for the Guinness.
When he lets go, the Irishman gives a cry of amazement: 'My God! The arthritis I've had for 30 years is gone. It's a miracle!'
Jesus then shakes the Aussie's hand, thanking him for the lager.
As he lets go, the man's eyes widen in shock.
'Strewth mate, the bad back I've had all my life is completely gone! It's A Miracle.'Jesus then approaches the Scouser who says,

'Back off, mate, I'm on disability benefit.