Tony Soprano’s Escalade sells for $119K at auction

The 2003 Cadillac Escalade from “The Sopranos” now has a new owner.

The SUV sold for more than $119,000. The model has a resale value of only about $8,000.

The Escalade was in the final three seasons of “The Sopranos.” It bears the signature of the show’s late star, James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano. Before he died in 2013, he signed the car’s interior in three different locations — inside the driver’s side sun visor, on a panel above the glovebox and on the back of the driver’s seat headrest.

According to RR Auction, the Sopranos’ Escalade went up for sale on Nov. 12. RR Auction only expected the SUV to sell for $30,000 to $50,000, according to CNN Money.

The 1999 Chevrolet Suburban that appeared in the show’s first four seasons sold at auction for $110,000 in 2013, CNN Money reported.

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Canada Moves Closer To Mass Adoption Of Biojet

Big Sky Notes: Twice spurned, Stitt lands on his feet

It’s a good bet that Bob Stitt already has had his laugh of redemption, at least under his breath.

Now, nobody’s going so far as to say the guy holds a grudge, and by now, it would be irrelevant.

However, the fact remains that Stitt, who earned a graduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado in 1989, wanted to coach the Bears football team in the worst way.

Twice.

Two times he fell short in the interview process.

Eventually, UNC named Scott Downing as the head coach and Earnest Collins Jr. to succeed him.

Downing failed miserably in five seasons. The jury’s still out on Collins, who continues to try and

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UNC Notes: 2016 football schedule unveiled

Around Campus

» BOOLA, BOOLA NICKERSON: University of Northern Colorado wrestling coach Troy Nickerson will be inducted into the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for March 6 at Princeton University’s will take place at Jadwin Gymnasium, immediately preceding the finals of the annual EIWA tournament.

Nickerson, of Chanango Forks, N.Y., was an EIWA three-time champion and also finished first, second, third and fourth in four NCAA Division I Championships, competing for Cornell University.

At Cornell, Nickerson was 97-8 with 38 pins, the highest pin percentage in Cornell history.

He was the first male athlete in the history of the Ivy League, in any sport, to claim the Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. He was

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Pearland West wins game one, 1-0, in Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa, – Isaac Garcia broke up a perfect game with a home run in the fourth inning then threw 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief to lead Pearland, Texas, to a 1-0 win over Portland, Oregon, in the Little League World Series on Friday.

Garcia delivered the only hit for Texas and made it count, driving a 3-2 pitch over the left-center field wall for the game’s only run. He replaced starting pitcher Jarrett Tadlock an inning later and retired all five batters he faced. Texas advances to Sunday’s winner’s bracket semifinal to play the winner of the California-Kentucky game.

Oregon will play Saturday against the loser of that game in an elimination contest.

Tadlock and Garcia struck out 11 batters combined. Tadlock allowed only a fourth-inning single to Spencer Scott.

Dylan MacLean pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out 12 before reaching the 85-pitch limit.

The first eight batters of the game struck

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Pearland West wins game one, 1-0, in Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa, – Isaac Garcia broke up a perfect game with a home run in the fourth inning then threw 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief to lead Pearland, Texas, to a 1-0 win over Portland, Oregon, in the Little League World Series on Friday.

Garcia delivered the only hit for Texas and made it count, driving a 3-2 pitch over the left-center field wall for the game’s only run. He replaced starting pitcher Jarrett Tadlock an inning later and retired all five batters he faced. Texas advances to Sunday’s winner’s bracket semifinal to play the winner of the California-Kentucky game.

Oregon will play Saturday against the loser of that game in an elimination contest.

Tadlock and Garcia struck out 11 batters combined. Tadlock allowed only a fourth-inning single to Spencer Scott.

Dylan MacLean pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out 12 before reaching the 85-pitch limit.

The first eight batters of the game struck

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Despite homeless man’s attack, ‘NCIS’ star an advocate

Huddled on a sidewalk a few blocks from the home of the Academy Awards, a woman named Raquel waits on a dream. Not of fame and fortune, but of family.

Raquel, who is homeless, believes her husband and child will meet her at this very spot beneath flashy billboards touting the next blockbuster film.

There’s just one problem: Raquel’s family has been gone for years. Still, she sits covered in blankets refusing to move. No matter the temperature, Hollywood is a cold place for Raquel.

“I love you,” says a woman passing by. Suddenly, a sense of family emerges.

“They are human beings,” says the woman. The woman wrapping her arms around Raquel is Pauley Perrette, an actress who plays Abby Sciuto on the CBS drama “NCIS.”

Perrette lives in Hollywood and has become a well-known homeless advocate. She has tried to get Raquel into housing but she resists, fearing her family won’t find

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Doctor saw Prince twice in weeks before death

The focus of the investigation into the death of Prince appeared to be shifting Wednesday to the role of a Minnesota doctor revealed in a search warrant to have seen the entertainer twice in the weeks before his death.

The search warrant, obtained by the Los Angeles Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, also reveals Dr. Michael Schulenberg went to Prince’s Paisley Park studios the day the singer died, apparently to deliver test results.

The search warrant documents published by the newspapers show investigators sought medical records from the clinic where Schulenberg worked until Tuesday, but do not describe why the doctor was treating Prince.

In a search warrant affidavit, Carver County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris Nelson said Schulenberg had told him he had seen Prince on April 7 and again the day before his death.

He also had issued the singer a prescription to be filled at a Walgreen’s store. The affidavit does

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