Lyle Lovett injured, postpones shows

The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Lyle Lovett broke his collarbone in a motorcycle accident over the weekend and postponed three concerts in Canada.

Perryscope Concert Productions Ltd. of Vancouver released no details of the accident but said shows in Vancouver on Saturday, Edmonton on March 6 and Winnipeg on March 9 were canceled. They will be held in May.

NEW YORK Susan Sarandon and a couple of fellow New Yorkers, Christopher Reeve and Alec Baldwin, showed up at a crowded public hearing to oppose changes in state water-treatment rules.

The three, joined by environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr., said a plan aimed at keeping disease-causing parasites out of the city's tap water doesn't go far enough.

''There's no reason to have sewage in our drinking water,'' Sarandon said Monday.

The plan was proposed by the city Department of Environmental Protection to avoid the need for a costly filtration plant. The proposal would control development, farming and sewage treatment in and around upstate reservoirs.

Sarandon, Reeve and Baldwin said the proposal still allows more than 100 sewage treatment plants to discharge into the region.

A decision on the plan is expected in the spring.

ATLANTA Hank Aaron was starstruck at the Trumpet Awards, Turner Broadcasting's annual salute to black achievement.

''Let's see, Billy Dee Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Dick Gregory, Carl Rowan, Denzel Washington,'' he said, ticking off the names of some attending Monday night's ceremony. ''I've met most of them. But they may not remember me.''

Aaron, baseball's home run king, was among those honored at the event, which will be televised March 18 on the TBS Superstation.

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