Here are a few stories that I found to be quite interesting over the weekend:
The sophomore quarterback threw three touchdown passes, ran for two scores and carried the 12th-ranked Gators to a 45-12 victory over the Seminoles on Saturday night.
“We could not get him down,” FSU coach Bobby Bowden said. “If he doesn’t win the Heisman Trophy, it’s because of the sophomore thing. But if he doesn’t, he should win the next two years.”
As a result, for the first time in nearly two years, people are moving with freedom around much of this city. In more than 50 interviews across Baghdad, it became clear that while there were still no-go zones, more Iraqis now drive between Sunni and Shiite areas for work, shopping or school, a few even after dark. In the most stable neighborhoods of Baghdad, some secular women are also dressing as they wish. Wedding bands are playing in public again, and at a handful of once shuttered liquor stores customers now line up outside in a collective rebuke to religious vigilantes from the Shiite Mahdi Army.
The United Nations’ AIDS-fighting agency plans to issue a report today acknowledging that it overestimated the size of the epidemic and that new infections with the deadly virus have been dropping each year since they peaked in the late 1990s.
(Giuliani) simply supported just about every gun control legislation that came down the pike. And I just disagree with him on that…. over the years and he’s been very outspoken about it. Of course he’s not outspoken about it anymore,” Thompson told reporters with a smile. “It’s a major differentiation. He relates everything to New York City … Well, New York City is not emblematic of the rest of the country.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanon awoke a republic without a president Saturday amid mounting worries over a power vacuum that has intensified the nation’s yearlong political turmoil.