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Alex Trebek injured

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:15 pm

The image of Alex chasing a 56 year old woman down the hallway of a hotel at 2:30 AM is hilarious.

I wonder how she got into the room to begin with.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by nlw44 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:29 pm

This is pretty interesting. According to Maggie at my Boston audition in May, they were going to begin taping in early August, like next week perhaps. He's either not going to be able to do it, or perhaps will be in a cast or on crutches.
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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by John Boy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:33 pm

This is one of the reasons I don't chase women any more.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by alietr » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:40 pm

I'm still willing to risk it.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:09 pm

Clearly the woman was sent into Trebek's hotel room by Sean Connery, in search of either the Penis Mightier or the Anal Bum Cover. Connery has been after those two items for years, and Alex has purposely withheld them from him.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by alamble » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:03 pm

nlw44 wrote:This is pretty interesting. According to Maggie at my Boston audition in May, they were going to begin taping in early August, like next week perhaps. He's either not going to be able to do it, or perhaps will be in a cast or on crutches.
According to the ticketing site, the first tape dates of the new season were scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by jepkid97 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:06 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Clearly the woman was sent into Trebek's hotel room by Sean Connery, in search of either the Penis Mightier or the Anal Bum Cover. Connery has been after those two items for years, and Alex has purposely withheld them from him.
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Re: Alex Trebek injured

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nlw44 wrote:This is pretty interesting. According to Maggie at my Boston audition in May, they were going to begin taping in early August, like next week perhaps. He's either not going to be able to do it, or perhaps will be in a cast or on crutches.
Maybe he'll do the Bill Cullen thing and do the show seated?

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Robert K S » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:24 am

She was apparently after a bracelet that Trebek's mother gave him. (Not joking.) Must be the one he wears on the show all the time.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Nicky » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:35 am

Maybe they could delay the taping, especially with the show premiering one week late. I see no problem with taping as late as September 13 for the show the following Monday. Or maybe, since the video said that he's having surgery on Friday, maybe that'll cure him and he'll be well enough the following Tuesday for taping as scheduled. Or maybe he'll just hide his injury and walk on his own two feet as usual, since remember he did have a heart attack back in 2004 and he hosted the show normally back then.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by BigDaddyJ » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:17 am

Bamaman wrote:I wonder how she got into the room to begin with.
Seriously. I would think a man of Trebek's means would be staying in the presidential suite at a 5-star hotel crawling with attendants, security, etc.


I'm thinking they should make this into a themed board...

CHASING (historical chases, perhaps military or crime-related)
THE WOMAN (famous women, perhaps pop culture)
WITH MY BRACELET (jewelry)
IN THE HOTEL (general knowledge about hotels)
AT 2:30 "A.M." (wordplay)
OOPS, MY ACHILLES TENDON (anatomy)

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by NJCondon » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:36 am

BigDaddyJ wrote: I'm thinking they should make this into a themed board...

CHASING (historical chases, perhaps military or crime-related)
THE WOMAN (famous women, perhaps pop culture)
WITH MY BRACELET (jewelry)
IN THE HOTEL (general knowledge about hotels)
AT 2:30 "A.M." (wordplay)
OOPS, MY ACHILLES TENDON (anatomy)
Hah!

I do feel badly for Alex, though. A friend of mine severed his Achilles tendon, and recovery from that surgery was very long and painful. If I recall, it was about six weeks in some sort of foot brace, and several more weeks before his walking rate returned to normal. If Alex does start taping next week, he'll probably be in a leg brace and on some serious pain meds.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:27 am

Nicky wrote:Maybe they could delay the taping, especially with the show premiering one week late. I see no problem with taping as late as September 13 for the show the following Monday.
Plenty of contestants have already made arrangements, at their own expense, to be in Culver City for tapings the next few weeks. I'm sure TPTB would do everything they could to avoid disrupting those plans.
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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Wimple » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:01 am

Alex needs to lay off the tanning beds. He looked like Bob Barker in that interview.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by BigDaddyJ » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:31 pm

Wimple wrote:Alex needs to lay off the tanning beds. He looked like Bob Barker in that interview.
If he starts urging the J! audience to have their pets spayed or neutered, then we'll know you're on to something... ;)

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Volante » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:33 pm

Overheard from Alex as the cops nab the thief... "Ooh, so close."

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:09 am

Here's the latest on the suspect:

Alex Trebek burglary suspect facing 25 to life
Vivian Ho, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO -- The woman suspected of burglarizing "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek's hotel room sat crying in a San Francisco County Jail interview room Monday at the prospect of being sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Dabbing her face with a crumpled paper napkin, Lucinda Moyers said she had just been told that prosecutors would charge her under the state's "three strikes and you're out" law.

"I'm facing a life sentence," the 56-year-old Moyers choked out. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty."

Moyers has two burglary convictions on her record, dating from 1990 and 1991, district attorney's spokeswoman Erica Terry Derryck said. Under the three-strikes law, defendants with at least two previous violent or serious felonies who are convicted of a new felony can be sentenced to 25 years to life.

Moyers said she was convicted in 1990 of burglarizing a room at a Fisherman's Wharf hotel. She said she was on probation when she agreed to a plea bargain in 1991 for burglarizing a hotel near Geary and Mason streets downtown and served four years.

Moyers said she had been convicted of another felony that was not listed as a strike on the charging document in the Trebek case - a 1997 burglary of a room at the Holiday Inn in Chinatown. She was sentenced to 15 years and was released in 2006 after serving 8 1/2 years.

Derryck said she did not know of the 1997 conviction. Although the 1990 and 1991 crimes were not violent, Derryck said, the alleged burglary of Trebek's hotel room early Tuesday was a "hot prowl" that constituted a violent crime.

"We are alleging that the individual entered the room to commit the burglary while it was occupied," Derryck said. "By statute, it is a serious, violent felony."

Derryck stressed that as in all three-strikes cases, prosecutors will review their tentative decision to count the two previous felonies as strikes. That review will probably not be completed until after a preliminary hearing, she said.

Moyers maintains she is innocent of burglarizing the room where Trebek and his wife, Jean, were staying at the Marriott Marquis on Fourth Street.

She said she was on the 26th floor of the hotel at 3 a.m. Tuesday for "a date" with a man, but that he was drunk and didn't come to the door. As she waited for the elevator, Moyers said, Trebek approached her and asked her if she had been in his room.

She said she told him no and, fearing police involvement, took off running. She was caught by security downstairs.

Trebek reported waking and seeing a woman rummaging through his and his wife's belongings. He ruptured his Achilles tendon while chasing after her.

Trebek, 71, was in the Bay Area to host the National Geographic World Championship at Google Inc.'s Mountain View headquarters, which he did on crutches Wednesday.

Moyers said that when Trebek confronted her, she "didn't even know who he was."

"I wish I had never gone up there," she said.

Moyers pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday. Her previous crimes, she said in the interview, were the result of a heroin addiction.

"I'm not saying I shouldn't do any time when I do stuff. I already did the time," Moyers said. "But to do life? For stealing? And I didn't even do anything this time. They're going to give me life for my record."

Moyers remains in jail on $625,000 bail. She is scheduled to return to court Aug. 15.

E-mail Vivian Ho at vho@sfchronicle.com.

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by John Boy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:11 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Here's the latest on the suspect:

Alex Trebek burglary suspect facing 25 to life
Vivian Ho, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO -- The woman suspected of burglarizing "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek's hotel room sat crying in a San Francisco County Jail interview room Monday at the prospect of being sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

"I'm facing a life sentence," the 56-year-old Moyers choked out. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty."


"I wish I had never gone up there," she said.

Boo hoo. What are "two things she should have thought BEFORE committing a third felony?"

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Re: Alex Trebek injured

Post by Volante » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:38 pm

John Boy wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Here's the latest on the suspect:

Alex Trebek burglary suspect facing 25 to life
Vivian Ho, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO -- The woman suspected of burglarizing "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek's hotel room sat crying in a San Francisco County Jail interview room Monday at the prospect of being sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

"I'm facing a life sentence," the 56-year-old Moyers choked out. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty."


"I wish I had never gone up there," she said.

Boo hoo. What are "two things she should have thought BEFORE committing a third felony?"
On the one hand, I whole heartedly agree. (This is, of course, assuming she is guilty.) If rehabilitation doesn't help by the third time, I have my doubts it will ever work.

On the other hand, it's hard to justify on a humanitarian level to convict someone for, well, at 56, '25 to life' is basically a life sentence, for this. Especially given California's current prison fiasco ( http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united- ... 58973.html )

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