Betsylew Ross Miale-Gix, 43, a world-class boomerang thrower, was arrested Sunday after arguing with a security screener at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.
She became irate after the screener had noticed the boomerangs inside her carry-on luggage and told her the items would have to be checked.
"A girl walked by us on the plane with two tennis rackets," Miale-Gix said. "A tennis racket is much more dangerous on that plane than any of our boomerangs can ever be."
You might say, her carry-on attempt boomeranged on her.
Trivia time: Who was the first player to earn $100,000 or more in a year on the PGA Tour?
Dreaded news: Rick Morrissey in the Chicago Tribune on Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the Western Open: "Tiger Woods isn't coming. Those are the four chilliest words in the English language for a tournament director....
"Tiger pulling out two days before the first round of the tournament is cold, but this is a cold, cold business. Woods has 'flu-like symptoms,' the sort of catch-all description that could mean anything from a stuffed-up nose to an inadvertent burp."
Geography whiz: Kansas star Drew Gooden, the top pick of the Memphis Grizzlies, has to do his homework on the Volunteer state.
The Kansas City Star asked him if he planned to visit Graceland.
"I didn't even know Elvis was from Memphis," he said. "I thought he was from Tennessee."
Where's the windmill? Greg Cote in the Miami Herald on Ted Williams' son, John Henry, trying to make it in the minor leagues at age 33: "The man with the name but not the game is a diamond Don Quixote, Walter Mitty with a mitt."
Come again? During the Senior Open on Saturday, NBC host Don Hicks reported that after driving the ball out of bounds, Isao Aoki "accepted double bogey."
Said Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, "Accepted double bogey? That's crazy talk. What was there, an awards ceremony?"
Durable record: Wednesday marked the 36th anniversary of arguably the greatest hitting performance by a pitcher, two grand slams by the Atlanta Braves' Tony Cloninger in a game against the Giants.
Cloninger, now pitching coach for the Red Sox, is the only pitcher to have hit two slams in a game. He had nine runs batted in that day, another record for a pitcher.
Don't rush us: Nick Canepa in the San Diego Union-Tribune: "See where Greece is having trouble constructing its Olympic venues. I'd say 2,500 years is enough time."
Looking back: On this day in 1932, New York Yankee catcher Bill Dickey punched Washington outfielder Carl Reynolds and broke his jaw, a tantrum that cost Dickey $1,000 and a 30-day suspension.
Trivia answer: Arnold Palmer, $128,230 in 1963.
And finally: U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett has become the first man to fly a hot-air balloon solo around the world. Said Keith Olbermann of ABC radio:
"Fossett has already swum the English Channel, finished the Iditarod through Alaska and raced in the 24 Hours of LeMans. For his next challenge, he plans to sit through all 90 minutes of the movie, 'Mr. Deeds.' "