From The Salt Lake Tribune By Brooke Adams The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Utah polygamist's request that it review his bigamy conviction. The court's refusal to hear an appeal by Rodney H. Holm leaves intact a May 2006 ruling by the Utah Supreme Court that found the polygamist could be prosecuted for bigamy even if his plural marriages did not receive state sanction. Tango’s Take
From Newsday.com BY ALFONSO A. CASTILLO A former Suffolk police officer escaped Monday with no jail time and no probation for hacking into his ex-girlfriend's online dating account and setting up dates with several strange men because he is enlisting in the military. Michael Valentine, 29, was charged in April with 197 counts, including stalking, computer tampering and aggravated harassment. He pleaded guilty in June to two misdemeanor charges of unauthorized use of a computer. Tango’s Take
From Ivanhoe Newswire By Betsy Lievense ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Recent studies suggest men could be the cause of sexual dysfunction in otherwise healthy women. "Men who have erectile dysfunction certainly affect a woman's interest," said Irwin Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., a former professor of urology and gynecology at Boston University. At an annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health in Orlando, Fla., Dr. Goldstein used recent studies to lend credence to his theory that one partner's sexual functioning can affect the other's in both positive and negative ways. Tango’s Take
From The Chicago Sun-Times BY LAURA BERMAN If you're one of the 45 million American women going through some phase of menopause, you've likely been searching for a way to reduce hot flashes safely and effectively and have probably been sufficiently confused and discouraged in the process. Well, ladies, some help may be on the horizon. The FDA recently approved a low-dose estrogen gel for the treatment of hot flashes. Elestrin is produced by BioSante Pharmaceuticals, which happens to be a local company. The stuff carries almost no risk and evidently really works compared to a placebo in multiple clinical studies. Tango’s Take
Madison and Hefner are farthest to the left From the New York Post’s Page Six By Richard Johnson February 26, 2007 -- IT'S not true that nobody in Los Angeles can talk about anything except movies. The buzz of the weekend Oscar parties was that Hugh Hefner, 80, will get married again before the end of the year to his No. 1 girlfriend, Holly Madison. "This is very secret, but the word is 'yes,' " one insider told Page Six. "Hef has decided he will marry Holly, and he wants it for his show, 'The Girls Next Door.' Hef thinks business all the time, and looks for a new hook, although he also does really love Holly." Madison is just one of three of the Playboy founder's buxom blond girlfriends featured on the show.
From The New York Times By ALEX MINDLIN During the week of Feb. 5, men and women visited online dating Web sites in nearly equal numbers, according to Hitwise, which measures online traffic. And to look at the 10 most popular sites not directed toward gay people, you might think that every dating site on the Internet was rigorously gender-balanced. All but one of the 10 largest sites came within 10 percentage points of being evenly split. Tango’s Take
From the Associated Press BELLEVILLE, Ill. - With help from a judge, David Kite got five years in prison and a life partner. After sentencing Kite on Wednesday to prison for stealing a lawnmower from a home, St. Clair County Circuit Judge John Baricevic obliged the 23-year-old man's request and married him to girlfriend Victoria Smith in the same courtroom. The groom sported an orange jumpsuit, shackles and handcuffs during the five-minute civil ceremony; the bride had on a T-shirt and sweat pants. Tango’s Take ‘Take away, take away, take away this ball and chain.’ So, he got a life sentence AND sent to jail, haha. The same judge that sentenced this guy also performed the marriage service. Maybe getting hitched will give this new husband-wife pair a sense of permanence that will allow their relationship to survive his five-year stint in the pokey. Maybe they heard only spouses are allowed for conjugal visits.
From the New York Times By NORIMITSU ONISHI HANOI, Vietnam — It was midnight here in Hanoi, or already 2 a.m. back in Seoul, South Korea. But after a five-hour flight on a recent Sunday, Kim Wan-su was driven straight from the airport to the Lucky Star karaoke bar here, where 23 young Vietnamese women seeking Korean husbands sat waiting in two dimly lighted rooms. “Do I have to look at them and decide now?” Mr. Kim asked, as the marriage brokers gave a brief description of each of the women sitting around a U-shaped sofa. Tango’s Take Please see Tuesday’s Dish on Hana Bank’s effort to curb this.
From The Southern Illinoisan By Laura Mandaro, MarketWatch Diamonds may last forever. Many relationships do not. Painful and pricy reminders of disappointed love, these gemstones nevertheless count among an owner's financial assets. They carry insurance, get locked up in banks and sometimes show up in wills. Their very pricetags have helped them symbolize connubial commitment - of a temporal sort. Tango’s Take A crystallized piece of carbon formed by eons of pressure and heat in the bowels of the earth may last longer than some marriages. Dynamite reporting. If diamonds are girl’s best friend and dogs are man’s best friend, then the genders have a long way to go before they can have mutual friends. Check out this story in Tango’s Archives on diamond – love connection.