Randy Moss, a bad hangover, temp workers

Katherine Lymn

 Your Daily Digest for October 6, 2010:

 Randy Moss is back in purple, ESPN reports this morning. The New England Patriots sent Moss back home to the Minnesota Vikings in a third-round draft pick. The Vikes want Moss to get to practice right away this week so he can play in the Monday night game against the New York Jets, according to the report. A contract amount for Moss, who was paid $6.4 million base salary at the Patriots, has yet to be released.



Three University of Wisconsin – Madison students face huge fines after a Sept. 11 house party, according to the Associated Press. Ranging in age from 20 to 21, the three men could face discipline from UW on top of the 130 citations totaling more than $86,000 for dispensing alcohol without a permit, getting alcohol for minors and other offenses. Madison police said the men face less fines if they hadn’t “locked doors and turned off the music and lights when officers arrived,” according to the AP. This isn’t the first time in the spotlight for at least one of the students, Kevin Tracy, who appeared on MTV’s UW-based reality show “College Life.”


 Thanks to a “disappointing” back-to-school retail season, the oft-guaranteed job opportunities for seasonal workers during the holiday will not rise much over last year, the New York Times reports. A recruiting firm projects up to 600,000 seasonal hires this holiday season, a small jump from about 501,400 during the same time period (October, November and December) last year. “We align our store staffing with expected customer traffic,” J.C. Penney spokeswoman Darcie M. Brossart said. The National Retail Foundation projects a 2.3 percent increase in holiday retail spending over last year.