The holiday season inspires most people to send out Christmas cards evoking man's better messages of peace and good cheer. The cards mailed out by John Michael Snyder, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, among other groups he is affiliated with, are usually a bit different. On the front of this year's card is a jolly Santa parachuting with his bag full of gifts and cradling in his arms an automatic rifle ...

Rod Stewart Wed

If marriage is good enough for Mick Jagger, who wed his longtime girlfriend Jerry Hall a couple of weeks ago, it's good enough for another British rocker, Rod Stewart. The 45-year-old Stewart, dressed in formal gray morning suit, married New Zealand-born model Rachel Hunter, 21, Saturday in a traditional church wedding in Beverly Hills. Hunter wore the traditional white dress -- but a very low-cut one -- and veil. Stewart, who once said his passions were "football, drinking and women in that order," met Hunter in August shortly after parting from another model, Kelly Emberg, the mother of his 3-year-old daughter, Ruby. Stewart also had a highly publicized relationship with Swedish actress Britt Ekland before marrying Alana Hamilton, the former wife of actor George Hamilton. During that five-year marriage, Stewart fathered two children, Kimberley, 10, and Sean, 9 ...

Sinatra's Birthday Present

Frank Sinatra celebrated his 75th birthday last week by giving a few gifts of his own. The more than 2,800 commuters riding the Hoboken, N.J., Ferry on his birthday Wednesday were made aware of the Hoboken-born singer's special day when they received coupons for free jars of one of Sinatra's new Italian-style pasta sauces ...

Out of Obscurity

In the category of "if you are going to sing the man's songs, you should know something about him": Frank Stallone, brother of Sylvester, opened his singing act at Michael's Pub in Manhattan last week and introduced a song by Jerome Kern. He refered to Kern as "obscure," but a guy who "had a way with words." Kern, who wrote the hit show, "Show Boat," among a few other things, wrote music and not lyrics ...