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Paul Simon called 911 on wife

Simon called 911 on wife

Paul Simon made the 911 call that led to his and wife Edie Brickell’s arrests on disorderly conduct charges, according to a police report. The police report indicates that Brickell, 48, and Simon, 72, became physical with each other Saturday during an argument inside a cottage on their New Canaan, Conn., property that houses a recording studio. Brickell told officers she confronted her husband after he did something to ‘‘break her heart,’’ according to police, but she did not provide any details. She told police he shoved her during the argument, and she slapped him. The report indicates Simon called 911 and then hung up, prompting the police response. Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear, and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist, according to the police report, first obtained by the Hour of Norwalk on Tuesday. (AP)

Geldof had used heroin

Heroin is likely to have played a role in the death of British model and television personality Peaches Geldof, 25, authorities said Thursday. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate told an inquest into the death of the second daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof that a post-mortem examination was inconclusive, prompting further tests. In a brief hearing, Fotheringham said the results confirmed the presence of the drug. ‘‘There was recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death,’’ he said. Geldof’s husband, Thomas Cohen, found her on April 7 after returning home from a visit to his parents. ‘‘Thomas entered the property and went upstairs thinking that Peaches may have been sleeping.’’ Fotheringham said. ‘‘Thomas then located Peaches in a spare bedroom and it was obvious . . . she was deceased. ’’ Fotheringham said that even though Geldof had spent much of that weekend alone, she had been in contact with friends and family. The story offers a sad echo of the death of Geldof’s mother, television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000 when her daughter was 11. In her final message on Twitter, Geldof posted a photograph of herself as a toddler next to her mother. (AP)

McCartney at new height

Paul McCartney’s first concert in Ecuador was also his highest to date. The 71-year-old ex-Beatle’s performance Monday night in Quito at an altitude of 9,350 feet included a special rendition on piano of ‘‘All You Need Is Love,’’ which the Andean nation is currently using in a global tourism campaign. The South American leg of McCartney’s ‘‘Out There’’ tour has included performances in Uruguay, Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica. McCartney performed for nearly three hours in Quito; he has performed in the past at high-altitude venues such as Bogota and Mexico City. (AP)

Ronstadt selling home


Former pop singer and Tucson native Linda Ronstadt has her put house there up for sale. The Arizona Daily Star reports Ronstadt bought the home in 1994. Built in 1929, the Mediterranean-style home has more than 4,200 square feet and sits on 1.27 acres in Tucson’s midtown Colonia Solana neighborhood. The asking price is $1.6 million. Ronstadt, who has Parkinson’s disease, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three weeks ago. She lives in San Francisco and is retired. (AP)

Saving wild horses in N.M.

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The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild horses on the reservation. Richardson says the agreement is a first step in trying to find a long-term, humane alternative to sending horses to slaughter houses. The agreement announced Thursday calls for adoptions, triages, veterinarian services, and sanctuaries. Navajo officials say wild horses have been drinking wells dry and causing ecological damage to the drought-stricken range. Tribal president Ben Shelly has said the land and the animals must be managed responsibly. (AP)