Weekly News briefs Feb. 23



Mayor’s car illegally parked

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s black GMC Denali was booted on Thursday for being partially parked on a sidewalk, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). A private company booted the SUV while the mayor was at lunch. A spokesperson from the city said the vehicle was parked illegally by a member of the mayor’s security team. No citation was issued because the the mayor’s SUV is an official police vehicle.


Vanilla ice-ice burglary

Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle), was arrested for burglary on Feb. 18 in Lantana, Florida, according to CNN. During an investigating it was discovered Van Winkle took part in the theft of items from a foreclosed home. Stolen items included furniture and a pool heater. The items were recovered from a neighboring home currently being renovated by Van Winkle for his TV show, “The Vanilla Ice Project.” It has been reported that the property has been returned to the rightful owner.


Battle for the ages

Future Boxing Hall of Famers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have agreed to fight on May 2 after five years of anticipation, according to ESPN. Mayweather posted pictures of the signed contract via social media on Friday Feb. 20. The fight will be for the unification of the welterweight titles and is expected to gross a record-breaking $400 million in a 60-40 split favoring Mayweather. HBO and Showtime will jointly produce and distribute the most expensive Pay-per-view event ever, costing $89.95 (likely $10 more for HD). This will be only the second time the two networks have come together in an arrangement like this. The fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.