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October 30, 2002

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It's a boy for Parker, Broderick

New York It won't be long before Sarah Jessica Parker can fit into her designer dresses again.

The "Sex and the City" star and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, are the parents of a baby boy.

Parker, 37, gave birth Monday to a son weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches long, said her spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas.

The New York Post reported the baby's name as David Perkins Broderick.

The baby is the first child for Parker and Broderick, 40, who recently co-starred in the hit Broadway musical "The Producers" with Nathan Lane.

Parker, who has won three Golden Globes for her role as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's "Sex and the City," married Broderick in 1997.

Mandela accepts Soviet award

Pretoria, South Africa Twelve years after being awarded the Soviet Union's Lenin International Peace Prize, former South African President Nelson Mandela has finally picked up the prize.

The Soviet Union that gave him the award in the twilight of its rule no longer exists and the prison cell where Mandela spent 27 years has long stood empty, but the message behind the prize still resonates.

"Much has changed in the world since the award was given to us, but the world's need for the human solidarity which that generous gesture demonstrated remains as much as ever," Mandela said Monday at the home of the Russian ambassador.

Mandela, 84, visited Russia in 1999 as South Africa's first democratically elected president after the fall of the Soviet Union but returned without the prize.

Lawsuit claims dog attack

Los Angeles Former Disney executive Michael Ovitz is accused of allowing his dogs to get loose and attack a woman as she walked her own dogs near his Beverly Hills home last year, according to a lawsuit that seeks unspecified damages.

The action claims Genevieve Saffron suffered serious injuries, including bite wounds, when she and her dogs were attacked by two dogs believed to be a St. Bernard and a Labrador.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, said attorney Steven Glickman, who represents Saffron. It accuses Ovitz of negligence, stating no one was with the dogs when they attacked Saffron and her pug and Chihuahua.

All is Sonny in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, Calif. The Sonny Bono Concourse has been added to the Palm Springs International Airport.

Bono, of the '60s singing duo Sonny & Cher, was the area's congressman until his death in a 1998 skiing accident.

Earlier this year, officials designated a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 10 as the Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway. Downtown, there's a life-size statue of Bono, who once served as mayor of Palm Springs. A wildlife refuge at the Salton Sea also is named after him.

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