Lost Last Month

July 2010

$550 million, a record fine paid by Goldman Sachs to settle civil fraud charges. New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, 80. 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, by the Netherlands to Spain. Future divinations from Paul the Octopus, when he retires after correctly predicting the winner of Germany's seven World Cup matches, as well as the final. Mel Gibson's career and any further chances with sane women, after vulgar phone conversations with his ex-girlfriend are leaked to the press. Hometown love, after Ohioan and NBA free agent LeBron James opts to "take his talents to South Beach" and signs with the Miami Heat. The footloose criminal career of Colton Harris-Moore aka the "Barefoot Bandit", when he is arrested in the Bahamas while trying to escape police in a stolen plane. Peace in the sleepy town of Rhinebeck, when it is announced former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will wed there by month's end. The irrelevance of the movie Salt, released at the same time a network of Russian sleeper agents are found living in America.