Long way from Hollywood
The actor who played David Starsky in the 1970s police drama "Starsky & Hutch" is fighting a drug charge in Kentucky for what he says is medical marijuana from California.
The Daily News in Bowling Green reports an attorney entered a not guilty plea on Thursday on behalf of 69-year-old Paul Michael Glaser of Venice, Calif.
Bowling Green police charged Glaser with possession of marijuana and a pipe on May 10, hours after he read an excerpt of his young adult novel, "Chrystallia and the Source of Light," to students at a middle school.
According to a police citation, Glaser said he had medical marijuana prescribed to him in California.
Boss delights birthday boy
Having the same birthday as The Boss paid off for an 8-year-old Central New York boy.
Michael Paternoster Sr. of Pulaski took his family to Wednesday night's concert by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Vernon Downs, near Utica. Paternoster told the Post-Standard of Syracuse that he has been to more than two dozen Springsteen concerts, and his son, Michael Jr., is a big fan, too.
The family was standing in the pit in front of the stage when the sign Michael Jr. was holding caught Springsteen's eye. The sign had Michael's name and his birthday, Sept. 23, the same as Springsteen's.
The musician pulled Michael Jr. on stage to sing "Waitin' on a Sunny Day" with the band.
The boy knew the words by heart and got a big reaction from the crowd, according to the paper.
Celebrity birthdays . . .
Sunday: Singer Sam Gooden of the Impressions is 73. Singer Jimmy Clanton is 72. Singer Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas is 69. Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw is 64.
Monday: Actress Anne Jackson is 86. Actress Eileen Brennan is 80. Country singer Tompall Glaser is 79. Singer-guitarist Al Jardine of the Beach Boys is 70. Actress Valerie Perrine is 69. Drummer Donald Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad is 64.
Tuesday: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 81. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 70. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 68. Bassist Ronald LaPread (the Commodores) is 62. Actress Judith Ivey is 61.
Wednesday: Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 83. Actor George Lazenby is 73. Actress Raquel Welch is 72. Singer Al Stewart is 67.
Thursday: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 75. Country singer David Allan Coe is 73. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 69. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 68. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65.
Friday: Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 82. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 63. Singer Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders is 61. Actress Julie Kavner ("The Simpsons") is 61.
Next Saturday: Comedian Sid Caesar is 90. Ventriloquist Willie Tyler (with Lester) is 72. Actor Alan Feinstein is 71. Singer Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels is 70. Actor Henry Thomas ("E.T.") is 41. Drummer Richard Hughes of Keane is 37. Actor Larenz Tate is 37.