Sieg Heil & Roy

A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
Oct. 4 2003 6:51 AM

Sieg Heil & Roy

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All three papers report that Roy Horn, the black-haired member of Siegfried & Roy, was in critical condition last night after a tiger new to their Las Vegas show bit him on the neck and dragged him offstage. The duo has performed six tiger shows a week for over 30 years.

A wire story in early editions of the Post (it was replaced with the Roy Horn story in the final edition) relates that several parents have complained to a local Florida high school that its annual "Redneck Day" celebration inflames racial tension. "Principal Gayle Weaver said Thursday that she would not have scheduled Redneck Day along with Camouflage Day and Favorite Celebrity Day had she known anyone would be offended."     

Michael Brus, a former Slate assistant editor, is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. He is on the clinical faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.