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September 21, 1990


A truck driver who went to a brothel expecting a discreet dalliance instead came upon a shocking surprise -- his wife.

It turned out that the woman, a homemaker by day, had been working as a call girl by night unbeknownst to her husband.

The story was recounted yesterday in La Stampa, a newspaper in Turin, Italy.

According to the account, a friend gave the trucker, 35, the address of an exclusive bordello in Teramo in central Italy and recommended he ask for a particular woman working there.

"After a half-hour wait, when he finally obtained the prohibited meeting, the woman he dreamed of and whom he knew only by her working name turned out to be his wife, housewife by day, high-class call girl by night," the newspaper said.

The report said the wife tried to run away, but the husband caught her. She filed charges against him after he hit her, the newspaper said.

So handsome:

When Entertainment Weekly asked a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Embassy in Washington to identify the man who reads Saddam Hussein's statements on Iraqi TV, she gushingly identified him as Miqdad Muradi. "I guess he's the best newscaster in Iraq," said Mahasin Yono. "That's why they chose him to read the statements, because he's so good. And also because he's so handsome. Don't you think he's handsome?"

'I have no desire for a woman':

Whitney Houston has taken a double-barreled approach in denying long-lingering rumors that she is gay. In the October issues of Life and Fame magazines, the singer suggests that the stories festered because of her close relationship with executive assistant Robyn Crawford and because she has not been publicly connected with men.

In Life, to be published Monday, Houston explains that she and Crawford go back to girlhood days and "even back in our hometown people thought Robyn and I were gay because we were so close."

She added that "I have no desire for a woman" and said the reason no men had been in her life was because of career demands.

"I was on hold," Houston said. "I was recording. I was promoting. I was here. I was there. . . . So one day you turn around and . . . 'Oooh, I've got this wall around me.' " She noted that she now dates "one guy at a time" and that her current beau, while not famous, "is very much a man."

A 26-year-old female impersonator posed as an 11th-grade student at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., and even became a cheerleader -- a good one, some students said.

"The students, they're all laughing," said a female student who asked not to be identified. "The cheerleaders, they're just mad."

Charles Janloyames Daugherty, a 5-foot-9, 164-pound man, was arrested at the school Tuesday on suspicion of third-degree forgery and criminal impersonation. He was released on a $750 bond and ordered to appear in court Oct. 1.

Daugherty was in school only eight days. School officials said they discovered the masquerade within two or three days, but waited while police built a case.

Tracy Cooper, a spokesman for School District 11, said Daugherty was able to get away with the ruse because the school has 1,100 students and has private dressing rooms in the girls' locker room, where Daugherty dressed as a cheerleader.

Police Detective Bob Driscoll said Daugherty has a record going back to 1983 of theft, shoplifting, aggravated motor vehicle theft, burglary and criminal impersonation. He did not know the disposition of those cases.

Authorities said Daugherty enrolled Sept. 6, calling himself Cheyen Weatherly and claiming to have studied in Greece under a private tutor for two years. School officials were skeptical, but they allowed him to enroll provisionally until additional records were provided.

Daugherty joined the varsity cheerleader squad without a formal tryout, teachers and students said, and he performed with the squad during two pep assemblies, wearing the school uniform.

A junior varsity cheerleader, who asked not to be identified, said ". . . We needed somebody big. He was the base [for the pyramid]. He was very, very good."

Last year, authorities said, Daugherty made the pep squad of the Colorado Springs Spirit, a now-defunct minor league football team.

Betsy Acree, who led the Spirit squad, said, "She was great . . . I have nothing bad to say about the girl, except she wasn't a girl."

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